'Mom guilt eats away at me every day': Melissa Joan Hart confesses she has difficulty juggling work and three sons under the age of 10
Melissa Joan Hart is known for Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.
But on Monday, the 40-year-old actress says her most important role is being a mom to her three sons: Mason, 10, Braydon, eight, and Tucker, four.
The former Nickelodeon star admitted to having 'mom guilt' and that her greatest 'joy is spending quality time with [her] family,' Melissa recently revealed to Us Weekly.
Motherhood: Melissa Joan Hart recently talked to Us Weekly about her three sons Mason, 10, Braydon, 8, and Tucker, 4. Above, the actress and her husband, Mark Wilkerson, took their family to Magic Kingdom in Florida in 2015
'I have mom guilt that I’m here right now and I didn’t put my kids on the school bus … I didn’t spend enough time with this one… I didn’t pack a healthy-enough lunch,' she said.
'I work too much. I don't work enough. I don't discipline them right. ' Melissa continued. 'Everything. You really have this guilt every single day, and it eats away at you that you’re not a good parent and you aren't doing it right.'
She may not get it right all of the time, but she revealed a proud parenting moment she recently experienced when she and her musician husband, Mark Wilkerson, enjoyed a date night out.
She told the magazine when the babysitter called and said, 'I got the youngest to bed and the two oldest are listening to classical music and reading in bed... that's one of those moments that never happens when we're home, but it's like, oh good they are behaving for other people.'
Proud parenting moment: The 40-year-old actress told the magazine she struggles with 'mom guilt' but is proud when her kids behave for their babysitter on date night. Melissa and her husband attended an event in NYC in 2013
Embracing it all! 'There’ll be a day where Silly Putty isn’t stuck to my couch and I can actually have a clean house,' she told the magazine. Melissa attended an event in NYC in October
The proud mother-of-three, who hopes her sons grow up to be architects said, 'You have to remember it's fleeting. Now that my youngest just turned four, I'm so aware of the time.'
She added: 'It will probably only be four more years until my oldest is driving around with buddies or has a girlfriend and doesn't want to hang out. So I'm trying to devour these moments.'
One moment the actress is embracing in particular is her 'messy house.'
'They’re only little once, and there’ll be some day where I’m not picking up Legos and Silly Putty isn’t stuck to my couch and I can actually have a clean house. But those are the days that I’ll miss my kids,' she said.
'We are practicing his smile for his school pics:': Melissa shared a candid mothering moment to Instagram of one of her son's flashing a wide smile on Monday
Melissa shared a candid mothering moment to Instagram of one of her son's flashing a wide smile on Monday.
She captioned the close-up with: 'We are practicing his smile for his school pics' and she added the hashtags, 'Too cute' and 'Be Still My Heart.'
Melissa's latest TV series, Melissa & Joey, ended in 2015.
She can next be seen in the made-for-TV movie, Broadcasting Christmas, on November 23 on Starz.
The latest: Melissa's latest TV series, Melissa & Joey, ended in 2015. She can next be seen in the made-for-TV movie, Broadcasting Christmas, on November 23 on Starz
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