Oscar winner, fashion icon, women's health advocate and rock star wife, Gwyneth Paltrow juggles her many roles on a daily basis. Famously known for avoiding the red carpet with her husband, Coldplay front man Chris Martin, this wonder woman lives the jetset lifestyle — splitting her time between homes in London and New York. Among her charitable causes are the Robin Hood Foundation that fights poverty in NYC and breast cancer research, to which she donates an annual minimum of $500,000 from the sales of her Estee Lauder fragrance.
Mama to Apple, 4, and Moses, 2, Paltrow recently espoused on the age old dilemma of how working moms can be their best at home, at the office and for themselves in the latest edition of her e-newsletter, Goop.
To see her advice and pictures of Gwyneth with her tots,
...it has been my personal experience (both as a child and a mother) that children are like little radios picking up our frequency. They know the real truth about what we are feeling versus what we are presenting and it is incredibly isolating to find a major discrepancy between the two. When in my grown-up sphere I am confronted with disappointment or my own intolerance and a bad mood to boot, I often name what is going on (in other words, I say, "Mommy is having a hard day, and I am feeling upset") so that the very mundane human “bad” feelings do not turn into some grim phantom in the room with me. Sometimes I don’t have the maturity in the moment, and when it fails me, I apologize at bedtime when my children and I are having a talk. I have felt my daughter’s whole body sigh in relief when I have simply and very specifically voiced regretting my own behavior.