LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- Kate Hudson is opening up about her life as single mother.
The 36-year-old actress, who is mom to 12-year-old Ryder and 4-year-old Bingham, discussed balancing motherhood and her career in a candid essay, "Sometimes I Feel Like a Bad Mom," for the May issue of InStyle magazine.
"Some days I feel like I should win best mom of the day award, and some days I find myself doing strange things that don't have any real purpose, in faraway corners in my house, and I realize I am literally and deliberately hiding from my children," Hudson revealed.
"Yes, I help my kids with their homework. But I also get bored doing it," she confessed. "I will sit and listen to my children pontificate and discuss their ideas till the day is long because it warms my heart, but I really don't want to do math!"
Hudson shares Ryder with ex-husband Chris Robinson and Bingham with ex-fiancé Matthew Bellamy. The single mom-of-two admitted to feeling extra pressure as a woman to find the "perfect balance," saying she's both "domestic" and a "hunter."
"As a woman I feel that somehow we are supposed to feel apologetic about wanting both," she wrote. "But I don't want to apologize for that anymore. Being both already comes at an emotional cost, without adding society's antiquated idea of the traditional roles of man and woman in the home."
Hudson herself is the daughter of singer Bill Hudson and actress Goldie Hawn. Hawn had nothing but praise for her daughter's many accomplishments while attending Hudson's book release for Pretty Happy in March.
"I see Katie as someone who will continue to grow," Hawn told People magazine. "What I'm loving is her love of what she's going -- she's inspiring people, which I think is really important."
"It's one thing to be an actress, it's another thing to be able to go out and be an inspiration for others," she added. "That's an important thing because it's who you are, not what you do."