Drew Barrymore shared her thoughts on motherhood at Lucky’s Fashion and Beauty Blog Conference (yeah, because judging by that outfit, she definitely belongs there.) She said that she can’t do everything — run businesses (apparently she has her own line of wines and cosmetics), act, produce, and direct, all while being a mom. People has more:
It sucks when you’ve worked really hard for certain things and you have to give them up because you know that you’re going to miss out on your child’s upbringing, or you realize that your relationship has suffered.
I can’t direct right now because I would miss out on my daughter. It was heartbreaking to let it go, but it was a clear choice.
I was raised in that generation of women can have it all, and I don’t think you can. I think some things fall off the table. The good news is, what does stay on the table becomes much more in focus and much more important.
The work-at-home component is brilliant. I was doing all my business meetings between 12 and 2 because that’s when my daughter was napping, and it helped tremendously!
I feel guilty all the time — but you combat it by being a superhero. When you go out there in the world you have to remember, ‘I’m doing the best I can, I’m doing it for them, and I’m going to be there for them too. I’m just going to figure out the balance.’
Hm. I guess it’s refreshing to hear that she doesn’t let 6 nannies raise her kids like some other celebrity moms are accused of doing. Not sure though why she has to completely give up directing. Not that it’s a huge loss.
Her wines look delicious. I thought she was a recovering alcoholic though. I guess I’m wrong about that.