Reese Witherspoon’s mom guilt
Reese Witherspoon suffers from mom guilt.
The ‘Wild’ star – who has Ava, 17, and Deacon, 13, with her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe and four-year-old Tennessee with her spouse Jim Toth – admits it can be tough being away from her children when she’s working.
She told Glamour.com: "Every woman feels guilty if they’re working or guilty if they’re staying home all the time. There are all sorts of factors in between about economics and what each family needs. Actually my next show, ‘Big Little Lies’ has a lot to do with that and about the complexity of women’s lives and the choices they have to make that affect their self-esteem and their marriage and their family …
"You have to just live your life and make your own choices. Every family is different, and every family has to make their own choices, based on their circumstances. You have to rise above any negativity and know that you’re doing the right thing for your family."
Meanwhile, the 40-year-old actress previously opened up about her early morning schedule with her three kids.
She said: "You’re not allowed to talk to [Tennessee] before 8am. You can’t sit close to him either, he gets really mad. He needs like, an hour of alone time. He drags his toys and blankets into the room and sits there by himself.
"[And] people know not to call me before 8:15, because 8:15 is when everybody needs to either be on the bus or at school and then my whole life starts at 8:15 … We have rules around the house. I always say if you aren’t yelling at your kids you’re not spending enough time with them. [I’m] just telling everyone to clean up all the time."