In the December issue of Redbook, the actress suggests that mothers should open up more about the less than perfect parts of motherhood.
“I think one of the things that moms aren’t allowed to talk about enough to one another … is the times when you’re pulling your hair out at home with the kids,” she says. “Those moments when everything is crashing in and you feel like you’re going to scream.”
Rachel thinks women need to learn to be me more open about these frustrations. “It doesn’t make us less good or less human, just real.”
Weisz goes on to say, “I think there is sometimes too much pressure on us to be perfect moms, to be empathetic and loving all the time…Every woman needs a good girlfriend to be able to turn to and say, I just can’t deal with it all today.’”
Rachel joins a growing list of celebrity moms who are embracing the idea that motherhood isn’t always a walk in the park and encouraging women to take time out to take care of themselves.
“Some might think it’s self-indulgent, but it’s very important because once you’ve figured out how to chill, it makes you a better mom and a better wife.”
I think I am going to start a scrapbook filled with celebrity endorsements for quality me time and whip it out the next time I feel like I need a massage.