Actress Edie Falco doesn’t take all the credit for raising her kids – the Nurse Jackie star admitted to relying on her friends and nannies to help her raise her two adopted children – son Anderson and daughter Macy.
And her dependency on her “surrogate family” will only become stronger as she will be starring in a new Broadway production of The House of Blue Leaves from April 25. She told the New York Post newspaper:
“Working with two small children, two and five, takes a village. No finesse involved.
“Nothing’s perfect. I have a surrogate family. Friends with no kids who lend a hand plus a number of nannies since the babies were born.
“When I miss them I miss them, what can I do? I could feel guilty, but it’s a waste of time. I used to blame myself for stress. I don’t do that anymore.
“I provide them lots. I make money to give them things. I must believe that’s good enough and that they’ll eventually pick up on that. Both are in school. I’m grateful for my career, friends, and I have gratitude. If you have that, nothing is bad.”
When the 47-year-old is home in New York City she makes sure she spends as much time with her kids when she’s not working.
Her favorite thing to do with them? Make pancakes. She added:
“I’m home when I’m not working. I do breakfast pancakes or cereal. I take them to school. Nannies cook or we do takeout.
“In my jeans and T-shirt, no make-up, I take them to the park. If I get recognised because of my TV show ‘Nurse Jackie,’ that’s OK. All New Yorkers walk around like that.”
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