I think [balancing work and family] is something that most women in this country can relate to. It’s tough. It’s a tough balance, trying to be the best mom. And obviously my family is my priority. And then also, I love what I do, and I love that I get to have a job that I enjoy so much and gives me the freedom to spend a lot of time with my daughter, frankly, and travel and everything else. But it is hard not to spend every second with her.
I have a girlfriend who was very successful in her career, and three kids later she had to stop working because something had to give. Now she’s at home looking after those babies while her husband’s out working, and yes it’s difficult, and she sometimes thinks she’s losing her mind, but it’s what I want to do.
Having kids – the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings – is the biggest job anyone can embark on. As with any risk, you have to take a leap of faith and ask lots of wonderful people for their help and guidance. I thank God every day for giving me the opportunity to parent.
I felt that before children I was so into myself, because I had no one else to be into. I just had to take care of me. How can you not be? [Motherhood] divides things. It puts boundaries in your life in a very good way. You know, ‘Okay, this is work and I have to be done by this time because I’m not going to be around for this.’ It really organizes things–and I really like organization.
I know I’m talented, but I wasn’t put here to sing. I was put here to be a wife and a mom and look after my family. I love what I do, but it’s not where it begins and ends.
As a working mother high heels don’t really fit into my life anymore — but in a totally wonderful way. I would much rather think about my son than myself.
- Sarah Jessica Parker
My favourite thing about my son is that he comes home from school and the clothes go flying! Like, clothes off, right down to the undies.
- Kate Hudson
Date Created: December 14, 2012 Date Modified: April 10, 2014