Actor Drew Barrymore, who recently split from husband Will Kopelman, says she wants to be the best mother possible.
“I thought I knew what love was, but holy cow, I did not. I could never have imagined the kind of love I have for my children. I am who I am because of my daughters. I’m an overachiever parent, and not because I think I’m going to repeat the patterns of my parents,” Barrymore told Good Housekeeping. Barrymore’s own upbringing was less than traditional, a childhood she doesn’t fear her children will share. “I’ve already broken that pattern in my life. But having grown up in the opposite way, I’m raising my children with all consistency, all protection. This is my chance to get it right.”