Maura West Battles Mother's Guilt

09/21/2008 at 02:00 PM ET
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As the World Turns‘ actress Maura West believes that every mom and wife know that "it’s hard to balance" family and work, but she feels extremely lucky because her husband, actor Scott DeFreitas, "is a great help and a wonderful hands-on dad." However, it is still hard for Maura and she admits that even though "the kids are very understanding," she has "some mother’s guilt" because "you just can’t call in and say you’re going to be late or change days" due to shooting on a schedule.

"People depend on you to be there, so I am going to miss some events and what not." 

Maura, 36, and Scott, 39, are parents to Benjamin Crawford, 12, Joseph Peter, 8 ½, Katherine Marie, 6 ½, and Basil John, 19 months. Benjamin’s dad is Jonathan Knight.

Source: The Republican

Do you suffer from mother’s guilt? If so, from what?

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Courtney on

I own my own business (designing jewelry) and I am gone nearly every weekend all year long so I suffer from a huge amount of guilt. The first thing that I considered important was my daughter singing at a concert ( she is 7) and there was just nothing I could do about it. I listened to the concert, had someone video tape it for me, my brother and husband both went to it, but I cried for DAYS. But on the flip side, if they like the clothes they wear, the shoes they have on, the food in their bellies, and the house over their head then I have to go to the art fairs and sell my designs. Honestly, imy husband works for the insurance and because he LOVES working for Harley davidson, but I’m the one who makes the money…:)

Kitty on

Is that really Maura West? She looks so different. Did she lose alot of weight?

kyndra on

New Kids on the Block Jonathan Knight?

Ellen Walsvick on

When is Maura West due to have her next baby?

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