The actress, who has 2-year-old Aviana with fiancé Darren Le Gallo, said that she would like to cut down on the amount of time she spends away from the family home, but she still has ambitions.
She told the Los Angeles Times: "I'd like to focus more on spending time with my daughter.
"My idea was to work a lot when she was young and when she started to be more aware of what was going on, I'd do less.
"She's a little less impressed with me working all the time now. Her lips are starting to turn down when I leave."
Adams added: "But I have scripts I like and people I want to work with. This can be a fleeting time and I want to take advantage of as much as I can.
"But I also want to achieve a little more balance. I don't want to look back with any regrets."