When did the bar get set so high for women? We’re setting it higher and higher for ourselves because we’re just not happy with mediocrity. Yes, we are interested in lifestyle, beauty, fashion, working, working out, creating an empire, raising kids, getting married, having a house and a car…we want the whole package.
But it’s impossible to have it all without being a little bit mad. Kate Hudson knows this. She’s an actress, has a family, and is an entrepreneur. She’s basically got it all.
In a recent interview with Marie Claire, she spilled the beans on how she achieves balance, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief.
On being a working mom, she said “I don’t try to sugarcoat things. I’ll say, ‘I’m doing the best I can.’ I like cooking, I like presenting. I like it to be an experience and [my kids] help me with it, but if they want something after that, I’ll be like, ‘Look, I’m placing a meal out for you like a king. I can’t do everything. I’m going to have to be the OK mom.'”
It’s true, many working mothers worry about the balance, but it’s all about mutual respect, you want your kids to know you’re doing the best you can! Kate understands that no amount of money or fame can make her a superhuman!
And on being an actress/entrepreneur she has some pretty wise advice, “If you don’t want to get criticized, do nothing. I would love to be able to pass on to the next generation the need to stop judging everybody so much. You don’t have to like it. You don’t have to buy it.”
Kate also thinks that Hillary Clinton is amazing, and is really passionate about this upcoming election. “There’s so much focus on her likability. I want to elect a president to get the job done. When she took the stage, I got incredibly emotional. As a woman, and as a working mom trying to get things done, you find yourself meeting adversity a lot, but you never talk about it because you don’t want to bring attention to it. You don’t want to go there.”