Sarah Jessica is often shown in magazine photos taking James Wilke to and from school—something she loves to do. She says spending part of her time at home raising her son has taught her a lot. "I'm one of eight children and my mother is extraordinary and we didn't have any help of any kind," she says. "But I think what it is, is that what distinguishes it from a job outside the house is it's the sort of skills that it takes."
Those skills, Sarah Jessica says, are things that few can learn otherwise. "It's people skills, but imagine that compounded, like, when you really need your people skills at your weakest, most vulnerable, your most tired, you [can] call upon skills that no one else in the corporate world would ever be able to summon, because it's your child and because [your reactions] basically inform everything they're going to do for the rest of your life."
Being a stay-at-home mom is the toughest job in the world, Sarah says. "It's incredibly, incredibly difficult. And I'm so admiring of people who have more than one and do it well," she says.