HAVING CAREERS MAKES US BETTER MOTHERS: HALLEBERRY
Actor Halle Berry (left) believes that continuing to have a career and feeling “fulfilled” in her professional life makes her a better mother. The 50-year-old, who has daughter Nahla, nine, with former boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, and Maceo, three, with ex-husband Olivier Martinez, says that parenthood has given her skills that help her in work, reported People magazine. “Having careers and being fulfilled that way makes us better mothers. It makes us better able to operate in our careers with a sense of compassion and empathy that make us better businesswoman,” Berry says. However, the actor admits she always feels “a little bit guilty” and does not think it is possible to find a perfect balance between work and home life. “You don’t ever balance it completely. It’s a constant struggle of a little more time there, a little more time here, and feeling a little bit guilty all the time. I just keep telling all my mom friends who work that it’s OK to give ourselves a little slack sometime and not let the guilt sit on us so heavily and know that we are doing the best we can,” she says.