Maggie Gyllenhaal: Motherhood Is “The Most Humbling Thing”

With her second daughter Gloria Ray now 1 month old, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is likely getting the hang of handling two children. In the weeks before Gloria's birth, though, the Hysteria star admitted that she wasn't sure what to expect. 

"I'm curious to see how much I remember about nursing and changing diapers. About all of it. I have no idea how to do it with two," Maggie, who is also mom to 5-year-old Ramona, told the USA Today. "Having children is the most humbling thing you can do."

With her second daughter Gloria Ray now 1 month old, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is likely getting the hang of handling two children. In the weeks before Gloria’s birth, though, the Hysteria star admitted that she wasn’t sure what to expect.

“I’m curious to see how much I remember about nursing and changing diapers. About all of it. I have no idea how to do it with two,” Maggie, who is also mom to 5-year-old Ramona, told the USA Today. “Having children is the most humbling thing you can do.”

One big challenge is finding time for work – something which Maggie and her husband Peter Sarsgaard suspect will only get harder as the girls grow.

“Peter was joking with me the other day. He said, ‘How are either of us ever going to work, ever?’ We’ve figured out pretty well how to do it with one. At first we would take her with us. Now she’s in kindergarten and it’s important that she’s settled. I wouldn’t take her out for any old thing.”

Still, the very talented pair look forward to being able to share the stage again… one day.

“Artistically we’re a good combination. I love acting with him. My experience acting with him is on stage, and I love it, but I don’t know how we’ll do that for a long time. It means neither of us is home to put the kids to bed.”

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