Drew Barrymore on Being a Working Mom

How to find the "road to your dreams".

Many of us grew up watching Drew Barrymore literally grow up on a screen before our eyes. While she initially became famous for her breakout role in E.T., she's never been far from the public eye.

In a recent interview with Today, the mom of two shared a tip on being a working mom that transformed how she interacts with her kids.

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A friend told her it's all about tone when you talk to your kids about work.

If you come to your kids before going to work with a dreaded look on your face and regretful tone in your voice saying, "Mommy has to go to work, but I'll come home soon", your kids are not only going to grow up resenting you, but also resenting work in general.

However, if you keep your eyes and your voice bright, saying, "Mommy gets to go to work and I'll be home with you soon!", your kids will not only be more well adjusted as a result, but will grow up knowing it's possible to both be a mom and follow your dreams.

"Work is the road to your dreams" ~ Drew Barrymore

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So regardless of whether you're a working mom, hope to be or simply want to encourage your kids to be all they can be, Drew reminds us of an important lesson: how we say things to our kids is just as important as what we say.

Sami Cone

Sami Cone

Best-Selling Author & Speaker

Sami Cone is the best-selling author of "Raising Uncommon Kids", is known as the "Frugal Mom" on Nashville's top-rated talk show "Talk of the Town" and educates over a million listeners every day on her nationally syndicated "Family Money Minute". She is proud to call Nashville home with her husband, Rick, and their two ‘tweenage' children.

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