My Henry's worth the effort says single mother Minnie Driver

The phrase 'apple of her eye' doesn't begin to describe how The Riches actress feels about her cherubic little boy who turned one in September
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If Minnie Driver looks like she has her hands full with little Henry Story Driver - to give her son his complete name - you can be sure she doesn't mind.

The Hollywood actress has confessed to being quite the besotted mum - even despite her decision to go it alone as a single mum, which, she says, caused an "insane earthquake" in her life.

Minnie - who has never named the father of her child – has been candid about the rigours of motherhood.

"If he’s sleeping I’m trying to sleep and when you’re breast-feeding you’re the milk machine," she explains.

"There’s no time to pick up the guitar, much less go for a walk or have a beer."

But though her blond-haired angel's arrival on September 5, 2008 turned her life upside down, the 39-year-old actress wouldn't have it any other way.

She enthuses: "There’s no amount of hassle that could be bigger than my love for Henry and the hilarity and joy that he has brought into my life”.