Teri Hatcher: Being A Mom is Top Priority

“Desperate Housewife” Teri Hatcher is desperately looking forward to her hiatus from the hit ABC show, but not because she has a huge movie role to star in or because she’ll be trekking across the world for fun.

No, Hatcher, 42, is simply looking forward to spending some one-on-one time at home with her 9-year-old daughter, Emerson.

"I'm really clear about my priority in my life – it's being a mom,” Hatcher told UK’s Easy Living Magazine. “I have enough difficultly balancing doing the show for ten and a half months with being a mom the way I want to be.”

"I want to be doing homework, I want to be making dinner,” Hatcher admitted. "I think that's a fairly common struggle for women – our guilt about motherhood and our lack of ability to participate and having to feel like we've got to work."

As for future work, Teri revealed she has her sights set beyond acting: "I'm producing and writing and doing things that I think fit in to my mother schedule in a way that can complements ‘Desperate Housewives.’"