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Drew Barrymore’s daughters wave her off to work

Drew Barrymore’s children have embraced having a working mother and are “excited” to wave her off each day.
The actress took some time away from the spotlight to raise her daughters, Olive, three, and Frankie, 22 months, and while work is no longer her priority, they love it when their mother switches to business mode.
“They are the greatest things in the world​,” Drew, 41, told People.com at the weekend (27-28Feb16). “They’re super excited. I go to a business conference, they’re like, ‘Oh wow, Mom’s at work.’ This is much more exciting.”
Since becoming a mother, The Never Been Kissed star, 41, has spread her focus to other pursuits such as launching cosmetic company Flower Beauty, originally a film production company which recently expanded to include eyewear, and a winery called Barrymore Wines.
As she spends so much quality time with her children, Drew doesn’t suffer the guilt most working mothers worry about. Instead the actress, who is married to art consultant Will Kopelman, stresses about neglecting her work life.
Drew, who’s last released film Miss You Already (15) was hit screens last year (15), challenges herself to “put work second”.
“​​I’m not the mom who is working all the time and then worried about the time I spend with my kids. I’m actually at the point where I’m spending so much time with my kids, I’m worried about my work life,” she shared.
But for Drew it’s the lesser of two evils, she added: “That feels like at least a better guilt.”
Drew and husband Will married in a romantic ceremony at her $5.7 million mansion in Montecito, California. She was pregnant at the time with her first child, Olive. The couple divide their time between their homes in Los Angeles and Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
Drew previously gave an insight to Harper’s Bazaar on how she views her busy life: “I’m writing. I’m doing make-up. I’m doing design. I’m expanding Flower into different categories. I think it’s a huge mistake to think you have to burn bright for your whole life. You cannot sustain it. It’s exhausting, and it’s not very realistic.”

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