Kate Hudson Calls Herself a "Bad Mom," Explains Her Struggle

Kate Hudson Calls Herself a "Bad Mom," Explains Her Struggle

The actress sometimes finds herself hiding from her kids.

By Marianne Garvey

Kate Hudson reveals that she sometimes feels like a bad mom.

The A-lister, mom to Ryder Robinson, 12, and Bingham Hawn Bellamy, 3, penned an essay for the May issue of InStyle, where she details her struggle to raise her kids, calling it “Sometimes I Feel Like a Bad Mom.” In it, Kate describes herself as a “working single mother of two,” who sometimes finds herself at the end of her rope. 

“Some days I feel like I should win best mom of the day award, and some days I find myself doing strange things that don’t have any real purpose, in faraway corners in my house, and I realize I am literally and deliberately hiding from my children,” she writes. “Even though every primal ounce of the nurturing, domestic woman in me gets pulled, I’m a hunter as well. And I love to hunt! And as a woman I feel that somehow we are supposed to feel apologetic about wanting both. But I don’t want to apologize for that anymore. Being both already comes at an emotional cost, without adding society’s antiquated idea of the traditional roles of man and woman in the home.”

The actress says she doesn’t love doing her kids’ homework, and often wants to be watching TV instead.

“Yes, I help my kids with their homework,” she says. “But I also get bored doing it. I will sit and listen to my children pontificate and discuss their ideas till the day is long because it warms my heart, but I really don’t want to do math! I’m gonna say it: I’d prefer to watch 'The Bachelor' rather than do fractions and divisions.”

She does teach lessons though, saying "please" and "thank you" are important words to say in her family.

“I’m big on manners. I’m big on politeness. I’m big on gratitude,” she writes. 

The full essay will be available on newsstands and digitally on April 15.

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