Bruce, who is mother to Sam, 14, and Mia, ten, said she would like to see more of them and feels “guilty about a lot of things, a lot of the time”.
In a newspaper interview today, she confessed: “The conflict about children and work is always there.
“I want to see more of them, I want to make sure I don’t miss their key things.”
Bruce, who presents the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow and Fake or Fortune? as well as reading the news, told the Independent on Sunday: “There’s a lot of guilt, definitely.
“I’m not absolving myself, I’m sure I could be a better mother. I feel guilty about a lot of things, a lot of the time.”
She has already disclosed she went back to work just 16 days after the birth of her daughter in 2001, saying now that the conflict between work and children is “always there”.
“It wasn’t an issue with my maternity leave, I just took it,” she said. “But now that they’re more grown up, absolutely.
“It’s the kids’ holidays, and I’m only taking two weeks, and I used to work part-time, but that was a long time ago.”
The family will spend the fortnight together in their second home in south Oxfordshire.
Bruce, 48, admitted she was “very lucky” to be in her position, accepting that “not everyone wants to lead the kind of life I lead.”