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Kate Hudson Isn’t Afraid to Own Her Mistakes: ‘In No Way Am I a Perfect Mother’

The leading lady and daughter of Hollywood icon Goldie Hawn spent much of her young life in the spotlight and navigating the pressures and difficulties that come with living a public life — but these days, Hudson is doing things a bit differently.  In the December issue of Women’s Health Hudson gets real about her new beau, self-care, and what it’s like parenting Rani Rose, 13 months, Bingham “Bing” Hawn, 8, and Ryder Russell, 15. 

Though she’s taken a hiatus from acting, Hudson is by no means taking things slow: She’s the founder of activewear brand Fabletics, started a television and film production company called Hail Mary Productions, and she’s currently working on launching a spirits brand called King St. Vodka.

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While she loves to work, Hudson admits that having such a busy schedule does come with its challenges. “I make parenting mistakes all the time,” she explains. “I’ve yelled at my kids too much, and I’ve also cursed in front of them, and I also haven’t shown up for things because I was out of town. In no way am I a perfect mother. But at the same time, I have days where I’m like, ‘I’m a f***ing supermom.’ I am cooking, cleaning, doing homework, changing diapers, I worked out. What I’ve learned—and what I’m learning—is that I’m doing the best I can.”

Co-parenting alongside her exes, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy and Counting Crows member isn’t always easy, Hudson admits. The biggest lesson she’s learned along the way? “You’ve got to drop the ego,” she says. “Sometimes people meet, have kids, and end up not being able to figure it out.”

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These days, Hudson is dating content creator Danny Fujikawa, whom she calls “the best man.” “It’s the first time I feel like I have a teammate in this,” she explains. “His number one priority is family. And when we have our disputes, I feel the thing that allows us to get through them is having the same ultimate goal, and that includes being in each other’s life. It just feels so nice.”

Happiness, Hudson concludes, “comes from feeling liberated.” And away from the spotlight, focusing on herself and her family, Hudson is finally her most liberated (and happiest) self yet.

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