Sarah Jessica Parker Talks About What It Means To Be A Wife And Mother: 'It's Exhausting! It's Not For Everybody!"

Date February 6, 2018

Sarah Jessica Parker is popularly known for playing the fun and carefree single woman on the HBO series 'Sex and The City'. But her real life is not exactly unencumbered. And she recently opened up on how things are.


"It's very painful and exhilarating."

Parker recently sat down for an interview with Sophia Amoruso on Girlboss Radio. The actress talked about how tough and rewarding being a mother can be.

The 52-year-old mum of three, who is married to Matthew Broderick, said being a wife and mother is a little bit like being an "old-fashioned secretary."


Describing what it is to be a mother of 15-year-old James and twin daughters, Tabitha and Lorett (8), she said:

You're in a constant state of worrying about your children ... It's very painful and it's exhilarating.

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Going into more details about the challenges that can come with motherhood, Parker said it can be quite draining.

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It's not for everybody - there's a lot that's really hard. It's exhausting and you're basically just cleaning up after people all day. You're one big, good, old-fashioned secretary.

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These are the parts, of course, that Parker embraces wholeheartedly. She told the show host that seeing someone grow and develop into a decent human being is fulfilling.

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SJP's lovely children

You cannot doubt that Parker enjoys spending time with and celebrating her children. Her Instagram page is filled with many pictures of her kids and she never tires of talking about them.

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All I do is organise peoples' lives and get them here and there and all that. It's what I wanted and with that, though, comes witnessing somebody hopefully develop into a really interesting, decent person who contributes something.

How she makes her marriage work

Both Parker and her husband often have to spend time apart due to their work schedules, but they have still been able to maintain a strong relationship.

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In fact, the actress said having that time apart actually helps them because when they come together, they have "so much to share."

Relationships are hard. I always felt that I wanted to invest more. I love him and I think he's

brilliant. I'm sure I annoy him. He annoys me sometimes. I'm enormously proud of the person he is.

Between her happy marriage, amazing kids and a thriving career, Parker certainly has it all. And it's pretty great that she enjoys sharing some of these special moments with the world.

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