No matter what your position or how many hours you work, finding that work/life balance can be a struggle for so many of us parents, especially with a surge of people working from home in recent years. Finding time to spend with family when your office is literally steps away can be … challenging, to say the least. Sandra Bullock has decided it’s time to pause her acting career and focus on another important role, mom.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Bullock shared that after putting all of her effort towards her upcoming movie, The Lost City, with Channing Tatum, her plans for the future are to put family first and spend valuable time with her kids. “I take my job very seriously when I’m at work, it’s a ’24/7′ job. And I just want to be 24/7 with my babies and my family,” she said. She also told ET that right now she needs to be in a place “that makes [her] the happiest.”

It’s such a breath of fresh air to see parents in the public eye normalizing the importance of spending quality time with their families. The topic has gained such headway over the past year that last April, LinkedIn expanded their job title list to include “caretakers” for those of us who spend our days wiping tiny finger-prints off the walls (and the little butts belonging the owners of those tiny fingers). They amplified that even further by recently adding a feature for parents that allows them to highlight career breaks with the opportunity to explain how aspects of their unique life-experiences make them an asset. Bullock is not the first celeb to point out the significance of prioritizing family, and judging by the cultural shift we’ve been noticing, she won’t be the last, either. Having the level of self-awareness to notice when it’s time to pump the brakes is so hard.

When asked what she’s looking forward to, Bullock joked, “Servicing their every need and their social calendar,” which I think all parents will agree are definitely points that add value to our myriad of skillsets.


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