Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts is one “Extraordinary Mom” to twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 6, and son Henry, 3. Her secret to managing motherhood, being a wife to husband Danny Moder, and a career without driving herself crazy? No “Mom guilt.”
“I felt I earned the right to stay home and be home and get super selective about what I wanted to do work wise,” Roberts explained to Access Hollywood‘s Kit Hoover.
And work isn’t the only place that she sets boundaries. Over the years, Julia has also learned that it’s important to have limits at home, as well.
“I try to have a steadfast rule that I run a kitchen, not a diner,” shares the actress. “So, I just make one meal, and this morning there was a little variation on that theme. I did take a couple of different requests. I try to be healthy, but I — listen, I love myself some bacon! So, I have to cook what I think we’re all going to enjoy. But I try to make it as healthy as possible.”
Roberts’ latest project, “Extraordinary Moms,” is a documentary featuring Rosie O’Donnell, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Christiane Amanpour, and other inspirational mothers that debuted on the Oprah Winfrey Network Saturday, May 7.
Julia is hoping that this is just the first of many projects that she’ll be working on with Winfrey; revealing that she gave Oprah “a little nudge” during a recent appearance on her show, expressing her desire to collaborate with the Queen of Daytime TV again in the near future.