Here, Bure talks about the simple but super smart principle that helps her balance the demands of her career with her family's needs -- and what drew her to her latest movie, The Heart of Christmas (GMC, Dec. 4).
Cameron Bure: It comes down to my family and my faith as a Christian: Any work I do has to be purposeful, inspiring, family friendly and uplifting. Although sometimes, I choose things that are just plain fun!
Cameron Bure: What I come back to is this question: At the end of the day, what really matters to me? The answer is always my family. Yes, I want to be a woman of my word and honor my commitments, but when I'm stressed out and on multiple deadlines and I know something's gotta give, it's more important for me to love and feed my kids, for example, than to answer one more email. I try to give myself the grace to not do everything perfectly, and remind myself that I am not a failure if I cancel a meeting or decide to turn down a project.
Cameron Bure: Yes! Women are so busy, and our friends are often the first thing to get slashed from the to-do list. But it is so important to get out of the house -- even for 30 minutes -- and spend time with people who make you feel good. It's okay to ask for support from your husband and others so you can take care of yourself! I always remind myself that I'll be a better mom if I do.
Cameron Bure: I'm a sucker for anything that will make me cry. When I read this script, I thought it was sad but so sweet the way Dax Locke's community rallied around him to give him one last Christmas. It's something you'd hope all of us would do if presented with the opportunity. In my own life, I support several nonprofits, including Compassion International, because like many Americans, my family is blessed and I want to give as much as I can. I truly believe helping others is what life is all about, and The Heart of Christmas is the perfect example of this.
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