Like most parents, Mindy Kaling wants her child to know the value of hard work, so she’s leading by example.

The “Ocean’s 8” star is not only a single mom to her 1-year-old daughter, Katherine, but a busy working woman, US Weekly reports.

However, she admits she has help taking care of her daughter.

The 39-year-old said:

“I’m in a privileged position because I have help, you know, and I know that’s not the case for all American women. I’m a single mom, but I have the means to have help. … It is what it is!”

She added that she hopes her work-driven mentality inspires her daughter.

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“The Office” actress said:

 “I work incredibly hard.It’s like, work hard, play hard. I definitely work more hard than I play hard. And so I think that’s not bad. I think that I have never gotten anything easily and that’s OK! If I can set that example for her to work hard like I did, I think I’d be happy.”

Furthermore, Kaling added that her mother, Swati Roysircar, was a role model for her in her own life.

She said:

“My mom was incredibly fierce and so devoted to us, just loved us and really wanted us to be happy no matter what we did. My career choice was not something that she was familiar with and she was just so supportive of that. And if I could give that to my child, just that open-mindedness, I’d be so happy.”

Kaling remains private regarding her little bundle of joy. She continues to keep the name of her child’s father a secret and has avoided sharing photos of  Katherine’s face.

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