With Mother's Day right around the corner, Kate Hudson is coming clean about motherhood.
For her May cover issue of InStyle, the actress penned a beautiful essay on finding balance as a working single mom in a piece titled, "Sometimes I Feel Like A Bad Mom."
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The 36-year-old wrote about raising her two kids, Ryder and Bingham, and was completely honest about the push and pull that comes with parenthood. She confessed:
"Some days I feel like I should win best mom of the day award, and some days I find myself doing strange things that don't have any real purpose, in faraway corners in my house, and I realize I am literally and deliberately hiding from my children."
And the Mother's Day starlet continued:
"Even as I write this, I am traveling for a week away from my children to promote my book, Pretty Happy, and I'm so happy to have some time to myself and excited to have this experience. But there's this tight, pulling sensation that never goes away that it comes at the cost of missing a week of my children's lives, and it aches."
That feels like something every single parent can really relate to, especially as she explained:
"…Even though every primal ounce of the nurturing, domestic woman in me gets pulled, I'm a hunter as well. And I love to hunt! And as a woman I feel that somehow we are supposed to feel apologetic about wanting both. But I don't want to apologize for that anymore. Being both already comes at an emotional cost, without adding society's antiquated idea of the traditional roles of man and woman in the home."
"I wouldn't be the best mom I could be if I didn't follow my creative endeavors. I would feel an emptiness that would be felt in our home. So a stay-at-home mom will never be my life and that will never be my kids' experience of me."
Ryder, who is already 12, has a bit of a different experience, as Kate also admitted they have a special relationship:
"I was really young, like, 23, when I had Ryder. So, our relationship has always been [a little unusual]. I mean, we're close, and I am his mom. I'm big on manners. I'm big on politeness. I'm big on gratitude. But I'm a bit of a wild mom."
She's a cool mom. LOLz!
It really does sound like the momma of two is getting a good grip on finding that balance she's been working so hard to achieve…
But what do U think???
[Image via InStyle Magazine.]
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