Maggie Gyllenhaal Less Judgmental Of Mothers After Having Children

Pregnant actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is all smiles as she is seen out for a walk with her mother Naomi Gyllenhaal in New York City, NY on March 23, 2012.Maggie Gyllenhaal admits she used to judge mothers before she became one. After having her first child, Ramona in 2006 she learned being a mother is not so easy.

“I used to be judgmental of the way other people would parent. “I would look at someone talking on a cell phone while her baby was asleep in a stroller and think, ‘How can that mother have her cell phone out?’ Then you actually have a baby and you’re like, ‘She’s sleeping; I have 10 minutes; I’ll make three phone calls.’ “I think so much of my judgment – not only about how people parent, but about people in general – went away when I became a mum,” Gyllenhaal tells Parent and Child magazine,,

The actress who became a mom for a second time this year to a baby girl, Gloria also has taken a more relaxed approach to parenting.

She says, “I was 28 when Ramona was born, and I had this idea that I think a lot of people in their twenties have, that I was supposed to do it perfectly. At least, if not perfectly, then exceptionally well. I’ve realised that that isn’t possible and that part of being a human is making mistakes – and making lots of them”.