Quoted: Maggie Gyllenhaal

Written by Erin Feher
12:27 pm
05/21/19

“There’s this idea of the ‘second shift,’ but I am never not mothering. I mean yeah, of course, other things happen—you go to work, you focus on your work, you go out with your girlfriends or your husband—but I feel like you are always thinking…oh, the violin lesson is cancelled because the teacher is sick so I need to pick her up…or my daughter is upset about something, something is bothering her, and it’s just on your mind. I don’t like the phrasing of ‘second shift’ because I feel like it’s just always. I mean, honestly I still sleep with my bedroom door open, just in case someone is coughing or wakes up with a fever.”

Maggie Gyllenhaal, actress and mother to Ramona, 12, and Gloria, 7, at Loacker’s Annual Mom Power Day, 2019.

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