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Kate Winslet On Being A Mom: 'You Can Because You Must, And You Just DO'

03/18/2014 03:21 pm ET | Updated Mar 18, 2014

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Talk about a short maternity leave. Actress Kate Winslet returned to filming her upcoming fantasy blockbuster "Divergent," just six weeks after her son, Bear Blaze, was born. She told E!'s Jason Kennedy about the kind of chaos this led to on Tuesday's "Today" show: "I would feed and shoot and nurse and the milk would go back to the hotel and my equipment would come back, and we'd do the stunt and I'd act," she said.

And then, Winslet summed up what it's like to be a mom -- whether you're a Hollywood star, a stay-at-home parent, someone who works outside the home, or any combination of the above -- in one perfect statement:

"There's something really empowering about going, 'Hell, I can do this! I can do this all!' That's the wonderful thing about mothers, you can because you must, and you just DO."

Amen. While we certainly wish for more time and less stress, that is one excellent way of looking at parenthood.

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