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Katherine Heigl: Work Makes Me A Better Mom

A lot of moms have a tough time juggling mommyhood and work.

Katherine Heigl is no exception! Unlike a lot of celeb moms that try to make us believe they "have it all," Heigl recently admitted that after adopting her daughter Naleigh with her singer husband Josh Kelley in 2009, she seriously considered leaving show biz.

In a recent blog entry the actress got personal about her experience/struggles with being a working mom. She wrote:

"I knew, of course, as I prepared to welcome my daughter into my life that it would be a bit of a juggling act but I had no doubt that I could do it. After all, it's 2012 and women have been told that we can have it all if we want it. I went into it full throttle, ready to buckle down and make it all work seamlessly as I always imagined I could. The thing is I couldn't."

Katherine describes feeling like she was failing as a mom AND at work. She thought she could solve the problem by being taking time off from Hollywood, but that only made things worse. With work the actress felt depressed an unfilled.

She explains,

"I asked myself what was wrong with me. How can I want to leave my child to go back to work? The simple truth is that I love my daughter passionately and as most mothers do, but she cannot fulfill everything in me. I needed to put this gift I've been given to perform back to use.

"Now, when I take a job, I look my daughter in the eye… and try to explain to her that Mommy has to go to work. And when she looks back at me and says, 'But why?', I tell her the truth: that work makes me a better person, a better woman, a better mother. Then I pray to God that she will understand one day and that my example will encourage her to find and follow her bliss as well."

Is this the right decision for family?

The only person that can answer that is Naleigh's future therapist.

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