Gwyneth Paltrow thinks she's failing as a mother.

Gwyneth has shared some unexpected insights into her life as a parent.

Gwyneth Paltrow – website entrepreneur, founder of the term ‘conscious uncoupling’, mother, actor, Goop-er – has spoken out about her life as a parent. And it’s surprisingly real.

The 42-year-old Oscar-winning actress spoke to Viva magazine about what she finds hardest when parenting Apple, 10, and Moses, 8.

“Some days I just think I am failing everywhere. Like today I was making lunch and saying to myself ‘this lunch is so bad’ throwing pasta in the lunch bag, yelling ‘get in the car.’ I was losing my cool,” she said.

“I think it’s very hard to try to find the right balance and I think we all aspire to that balance, but it’s easier said than done. It’s just a matter of trying your best each day and not being too hard on yourself about things.” 

Gwyneth also opened up about how hard she finds being a working mother.

“I think when you are a working mother it is always very difficult, in fact it’s difficult if you are a mother anyway even if you are not working. It’s the demand, the responsibility and the love – it’s a lot and trying to balance a career with it makes it hard,” she said.

“I have a lot of respect for women who try to do both things, because I really struggle,” she added.

Earlier this year, Gwyneth faced criticism over her comments of how much harder it was for her as a mother, compared to others. Maybe she’es trying to win us back?

Click through our gallery below for photos of Gwyneth and her family. 

What do you think of Gwyneth’s comments on working mothers? Do you agree with her? 

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