Being a mom is the best and most challenging job anyone can have. This month we want to send kudos to a special celeb mom who we personally love, Jennifer Garner.
Jennifer Garner is a hands-on mom who wants her three children to have the same southern values that she had growing up. She wants them to know there is a life out of the city of LA. She has said, “It’s really important for my kids to see that everyone doesn’t have the lives they see in Los Angeles. That doesn’t reflect the rest of the world. I want them to grow up with the Southern values I had—to look at people when they say hello and to stop and smell the roses. If I could do half as good a job as my mom did, I’d be pretty happy.”—Southern Living. We love that she wants to show her kids to be kind, happy and take time to enjoy the little things even though they have famous parents.
Jennifer Garner is a mom who is also a working mom. As an actress, she is lucky to be able to spend a lot of time with her kids, but when she’s filming, finding quality time with her little ones can be tough. According to her, “There’s an internal battle. I need to work, I need to work, I need to work, and I need to be home with my kids and the kids win. It’s about getting the kids up and fed, getting one to school, getting the other down for a nap, going to the grocery store, picking one up from school, getting the other one down for another nap, cooking dinner… I live my life at these two extremes. I’m either a full-time stay-at-home mom or a full-time actress.” —Us Magazine.
She always keeps it real about how being a mom can be tough and a balancing act, that is something all of us moms who work or don’t can definitely relate too.
This Instagram she posted of a little note her son gave her is so sweet. We love when our kids surprise us and send us special little gifts like this. It can light up your whole day. In the caption she wrote, “Boys are sweet. #suitcaselovenote #kidsareteachers#spreadlove.” This warms our heart and reminds us how precious our own little ones are, to spread the love and always tell those around us how much they mean to us.
We love how Jennifer keeps it real and has us laughing with this funny meme she posted about trying to get her kids to eat healthy and cooking for them. She loves to grow her own fruits and veggies in the garden with the kids. She has said, “In our garden, we grow tons of fruits and vegetables,” adding that the California earth is so fertile they can grow practically anything there. “We can’t stop planting new things!” —Well+Good.
Jennifer Garner is such an awesome actress and mom. She loves to be able to spend time with her kids doing things out of the house, while balancing being an actress. According to Garner, “I love to hike with my kids on Sunday afternoons. And I have been known to bribe them to meditate.” She keeps it real when talking about the challenges of parenting and spending time with the kids while having a busy life. Stay tuned next month when we share our next parent who we are inspired by!