Mom-of-two Katie Couric has returned to television in the ABC hour-long talk show, Katie. The celebrated journalist opens up to Working Mother about her daughters Ellie, 21, and Carrie, 16, and balancing work and family life.
On balancing work and family: “As a single mom, it’s definitely challenging. Add trying to have a social life and it can get even trickier. I try to limit the things I do at night and not travel too much. If I do have to be away for work, I make sure I’m home for the nights before I leave and build in plenty of time at home once I return.”
On her best advice to busy moms: “It’s incredibly important to make time for yourself, and I find that exercising really helps with my energy level. But my biggest advice would be to be kind to yourself. Kids really know how to push your guilt button. Sometimes you deserve it, and sometimes you don’t. And remember, if you have a teen, don’t take her words personally. If you did, you’d spend the whole day crying!”
On special time with her daughters: ”Ellie’s away at school, but Carrie and I make dinner together from soup to nuts every sunday night. I always go apple picking with both my girls in the fall. We love our vegetable garden and cooking when friends come over.”
Continue reading the interview with Katie at Working Mother…