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Charlize Theron Admits She's Struggling To Balance Work & Motherhood Without A Nanny

Award-winning actress Charlize Theron is raising her 7-year-old and 4-year-old children without a nanny while managing her busy career. She says that her trick is simple: kindness.

According to Us Weekly, Theron gave a small interview to reporters at the 26th annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Celebration. During the interview, the mom-of-two said, "We kind of live by our religion, which [says], 'Do unto others the way you want to be done to you.' We’re big on respect and thinking about others before we think about ourselves."

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The Oscar-winning actress has two children- son Jackson, 7, and daughter August, 4- both of whom she adopted. Charlize also has two puppies that the family recently adopted into their home. It would be easy (financially, at least) for Theron to hire a nanny but she insists that though her life does get overwhelming, she has support.

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Being a working mom is not easy but Theron has her mother, Gerda Martiz, and said that "every single person" in her life is truly like a family member to her. Recently, she injured her hand by tearing a ligament off of a bone while filming an action movie. Between undergoing three surgeries and promoting two movies, Theron has been able to mother her children effectively.

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She explained that one night she would be writing while a friend would be watching the new puppies and her mother would be cooking dinner for the kids.  Speaking of her mother, Theron said that she adopted Jackson and August knowing that her mother would be on board with her decision.

"To not acknowledge her in co-parenting my children would be a lie," Theron told Elle in 2018. "I would feel pretty alone if I didn’t have a partner in crime in all of this.” But when Theron first became a parent, she felt that if she reached out for help she was in some way a bad parent. So, she was reluctant to ask. Now she realizes that her children are happier with help and so is she. As the old saying goes, it takes a village.

What do you think about asking for help with parenting? Have you ever been ashamed or too proud to ask for help from friends or family members? We would love to hear your thoughts down in the comments!

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