“My parents were both total hippies. They had no work ethic. But I’ve had to really figure out how it works with children because they come first, so it’s been a shift for me, but a very easy shift,” Barrymore told HELLO! magazine, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
“I’ve put films aside for a while as my kids grow up. My choice to work less, for me feels like no sacrifice at all. I’ve worked my entire life and I wouldn’t trade time with my children. Film was a really good springboard for me to do things I really wanted to do in life,” the 40-year-old added.
And despite going off to film “Miss You Already” only five months after 19-month-old daughter Frankie was born, the actress said it was worth doing.
“I’m so relieved I did it. It’s better than I ever hoped.”
Meanwhile, the “Sweet Home Alabama” actress says she is still “trying to figure out” how to be a parent but loves having her eldest daughter Olive help out in the kitchen.
She said: “She loves helping … but if she burns herself, someone will say, ‘You are the biggest a****le, why did you let her near a stove?’ I’m just trying to figure this all out.”