Five Questions for Andie MacDowell
I recently got the chance to chat with Andie Macdowell, who stars in the new film "Monte Carlo," featuring teen sensations Selena Gomez and Leighton Meester. Andie took time out of her incredibly busy schedule to chat about the movie, her incredible career, life as a southern mom and even her guilty pleasures.
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Question: How do you balance work and motherhood?
Andie MacDowell: It's always a challenge for any working mother. And there were moments that I would say to my kids, I can't do this any more, I don't want to work any more. My girls in particular would say no, we're so proud of you.
And as it turns out, I think my kids will be working moms. That's going to be their choice of what they want to do with their lives. The generation that I came from was sometimes harsher on women making that choice. I think times have changed.
I think being a stay-at-home-mom is a lovely choice. But, having the option to be able to have a career and feel good about yourself as an individual and still be a great mother is definitely a possibility. It takes teamwork. My kids learned to be independent. We had rules and regulations, and everybody had to work together.