Maggie Gyllenhall is obviously a successful actress and lives a much different life than most of us. Yet, she struggles with balancing career and family like many of us Modern Moms do. She has a 2 1/2 yr old daughter named Ramona, with her husband, actor Peter Sarsgaard.
While financially, she probably doesn’t have to work she discussed that her mother and grandmother were working moms and that she just thought “well, that’s what moms do. They work and raise their kids. I was brought up to believe I could do anything I wanted professionally and, of course, be a mother at the same time—but I’m finding that it’s complicated. It requires a lot of thought and planning, and I haven’t figured it out yet.”
Ain’t that the truth!
She said she wants to give “my daughter the same gift that my mom and my grandmother gave to me, which is the knowledge that, as a woman, I can do anything professionally and personally. I have everything open to me. But that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy.”
If you had a choice (meaning, money wasn’t an issue – wouldn’t that be dreamy? But I digress…) would you work?