January 29, 2013 10:00 AM

Courtesy Marie Claire U.K.

Plunging into parenthood has certainly placed Megan Fox on a new career path.

After welcoming son Noah Shannon in September, the new mom admits it has become increasingly more difficult to balance both her personal and professional lives.

“It’s very hard for me to do this stuff because I feel like this isn’t my job anymore. My job is to be with him,” the This Is 40 star says in the March issue of Marie Claire U.K.

All I wanted to do my whole, whole life was have a baby and, now, I’ve finally done it. I just want to give Noah as much of myself as I can.”

Swapping out the glitz and glamour for diaper duty and late nights with Noah wasn’t a hard transition for the actress, who, after meeting her future husband Brian Austin Green at the age of 18, spent much of her younger years with him at home.

“Maybe it’s just because I don’t know any different,” she says of her low-key lifestyle. “I’ve never been validated by work or fame of Hollywood or any of that.”

With her priority placed on family, Fox, 26, is willing to put in the extra effort to ensure her marriage is successful. “I believe he’s my soul mate,” she shares. “But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t take work, because we are very, very different.”

And when she’s not bonding with her baby boy or nurturing her relationship with Green, the actress makes it her mission to not watch the news.

“Everything makes me cry. Because everyone is someone’s child, every woman seems like someone’s mother,” Fox explains. “I have so much more patience for people and women in general.”

— Anya Leon

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