"I don't think [motherhood is] ever what you expect. I mean, in a sense, I knew I was going to be tired. Being a mom and a working mom is never easy, everyday, it's just crazy. It's insane "
"I watch my son when he goes on set, and [he] watches what we do. You can't help but be interested in what everybody is doing. I don't think he has any understanding of [it]. I think he's aware that it's mommy's job.
People ask me that, about my parents, growing up. I don't ever remember a defining moment where I understood what my parents did. It was their job, like anybody. Every once in a while, he'll go, 'Oh my God, mommy, you're on TV, you're on TV!'"
"I'm so lucky to have care for my child at work. It's hard when you have kids and you're working. I want to go to every big corporation and say, 'You must have daycare!'. When I go to work I get to bring my son, but not all working mothers do and I don't know how they do it."
"Being a single parent can be difficult, but I don't feel like I am one. Chris and I are co-parenting, and the traveling is where it gets difficult. Chris is on the road, and I've had a busy year last year, so I am going to take a break in 2009. I want to soak in every part of who Ryder is right now. When he climbs into bed with me, wraps his arms around me and says, 'Mommy, the sun's up! It's a beautiful morning!' I'm sorry, do I really want to go to work then? No! Making movies in terms of the hours -- they're so long...I feel blessed that our mothers struggled and worked hard to make it OK for us to be working mothers and that people accept it more when we say,
'I want to take my child to school today, or I can't come to work today until 9.' But it's about trying to find a healthy balance too. I remember being so aware of my parents work ethic when I was growing up . . . Still maintaining balance can be exhausting."