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05/10/2013 01:40 pm ET Updated May 10, 2013

Gayle King On Motherhood: 'To Be A Working Mother Was Not A Soul-Searching Decision For Me' (VIDEO)

Gayle King knew she wanted to be a mother since she was in the 7th grade. What she didn't want, however, was to be a full-time mom.

"I knew from the time that I was pregnant that I was not going to be a stay-at-home mom," King said in a Q&A for "CBS This Morning" Eye-Opening Mom's series. "I love working and I happen to believe that if you're happy in your life and you're happy in what you're doing, it makes you a better person, it makes you a better mother, it makes you a better partner and it makes you better at your job," she added, reiterating a sentiment that she expressed in an interview with The Huffington Post last year.

And while working-motherhood and her approach to it may be instinctual -- "Helicopter mom ... I think I'm one of those," King said -- getting her kids' to eat healthy was not.

"One of the biggest regrets I had was nutrition. I was terrible!" King said, blaming her inability to cook on her family's heavy intake of processed foods. Though her 26-year-old daughter, Kirby, has course corrected, King says that if she could rear her children all over again, she would figure out a way to feed her children in a more healthful way.

Check out more of Gayle King's thoughts on motherhood in the video above and tell us, how did you overcome the guilt of being a working mom?

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