Being a working mom is hard and these 5 stars agree that it can be so difficult to find the right balance between work and family. Feeling guilty about going to work, these stars have candidly said that they do feel bad whenever they have to work and it can even feel like torture when they believe they aren’t being there for their kids when they might be needed.
Adele took a long break to enjoy motherhood and explains that returning to work was not easy because she regularly feels guilty for leaving her son: ”Even the time making the record, the guilt. I don’t think any of us really get over it. It makes me emotional when I talk about it actually. Leaving him when he would rather be with me is hard. But he comes everywhere with me. He is in New York and he is having the greatest time ever.”
Cindy says there is no winning and women have to do what’s best for themselves and their family: “My hat is so off to stay-at-home moms. Sometimes it’s easier to go back to work – other than the guilt factor, which pulls you the other way.”
Jennifer comments that being away from her twins often feels like torture: “Even now, it’s very difficult for me to leave them in the morning. It just tortures me. I’m like, It’s been hours; are they wondering where I am? Do they know that I love them so much and I’m thinking only about them?…. I never expected to feel the guilt of not being able to be there for [my kids] at every single moment.”
Madonna reveals it’s difficult to have everything you want as a working mom: “I’m always going, ‘Oh my God, I’m a crap mother.’ I want to get home and put my kids to bed and then sometimes, if I’m spending a lot of time with my children, I think ‘Oh God, I just want to be an artist.'”
Victoria says she does feel guilty and it’s all about balance: “It’s a huge juggling act, when you are a working mother and looking after your family. Millions and millions of women around the world are doing this every day, but it’s not easy and yes, you feel guilty every time you walk out of the door to go to work.”
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