Uma says she's often felt conflicted over working and raising her children, but questions why the perceptions imposed on children about working mothers are often negative. Instead, she offers an alternative: "How about: 'I'm really lucky. My mom has a job. My mom has a skill set. My mom has a contribution to make.' It doesn't take away from dedicating yourself to being a homemaker."
"We live in a world that gives you the choice," Oprah says. "I think life is about fulfilling your whole self, not just a part of yourself. I think we need to start to honor that [choice] instead of making that the negative. ... We as women dishonor ourselves because we make one or the other bad."