Denise Richards has opened up about life as a single mother in a new blog.
The actress has two daughters, Sam, seven, and Lola, six, with ex-husband Charlie Sheen and she recently adopted a baby girl called Eloise.
She has signed up to write about her experiences for iVillage.com and in her first blog, Richards reveals her struggle to juggle family life with her work.
She writes, "I think one of the questions I'm most often asked is how do I balance it all, how do I balance being a single working mom.... When I'm on set working long hours, I'm not always home for dinner. When my daughter has a soccer game on a Saturday, I make the choice to miss a work event. My children come first - they are my first priority..."
"I recently started turning my phone off once a week and just spend that day with my kids with no outside distractions. I actually didn't realize how much I used my phone until I turned it off! It's a fantastic change I made and being present with my girls is the best gift I could give them."
Richards will write a blog for the site every week for a month.