Julia Roberts Is "Never Bored" Being a Mom to Three

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Julia Roberts, AWOL as a leading lady since becoming a mom, has a new movie out next month, "Duplicity," with Clive Owen, and she's making the rounds of all the glossies. While she looks relaxed and lovely on the cover of Allure, we were particularly taken with her interview with the magazine, where she talks about being a SAHM of three -- four-year-old twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, and Henry, nearly two.

Does the Oscar winner miss her life as a movie star? Eye roll. Who has the time to think about that?

Celebrity Parent Quotes

    "The key to beauty is always to be looking at someone who loves you. Henry, who can't say all the words...sometimes he'll see me and go, "Ma-ma!" and throw himself on me. Or Finn says he likes my earrings. Or Hazel will say, "You look pretty, Mama," first thing in the morning...They're seeing the things that [my husband] does.

    The coolest thing you can do for your children is to love each other in their presence." -
    Julia Roberts

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    "I'm like an alcoholic. It's like, I don't care if I cry, I don't care if I'm fat, I'm just gonna do it for one more week, one more month, and then, when I see how much good it is doing her, I can't stop. It's a very powerful thing you know."
    Salma Hayek

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    "My first job in all honesty is going to continue to be mom-in-chief," she said, "making sure that in this transition, which will be even more of a transition for the girls ... that they are settled and that they know they will continue to be the center of our universe."
    Michelle Obama

    "I think I'm a pretty cool dad."
    Barack Obama

    "There is no such thing as 'fun for the whole family.'"
    Jerry Seinfeld

    "Sometimes I end up having to wipe my son's nose on my shirt, so it can't be silk and cost $800."
    Keri Russel

    "Apparently, I get facials and manicures all the time. I read this and think, 'Oh, I wish I did that!' I don't think I've had a facial since I was 19. When I shave my legs, I use my child's shampoo and a razor -- if I can find one. If I did everything they said I did, I would never see [my daughter] Lily."
    Kate Beckinsale

    "I think our kids will look back on all that as being really funny when they get older, because they think of us as being really dorky -- in fact, the dorkiest people on the planet! We are very much just parents together, although we have moments of being sexy and fun, and I do find him very sexy, obviously. I believe we are together for all the other reasons."
    Angelina Jolie, on being "sex symbol" parents

    "Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head."
    Carol Burnett

    "We found a great rhythm. Contractions started kicking in. I sat there with her, right between her legs. We got tribal on it, we danced to it! I was DJ-ing this Brazilian music."
    Matthew McConaughey, on the birth of his son Levi.



"I will never be bored again," said Roberts. "Danny [Moder, her husband] and I talk about, 'What did we do with all the time we must have had?' Because you don't recognize it as such, until you have all these little...time thieves running around your house."

Time thieves. That's very clever, just like her remedy for owies. "We get a lot of splinters in our house," she shared. "A (trick for a) splinter is just a good light, a pair of tweezers and a lot of singing songs and passing the time: 'La-la-la, now listen, if you eat all of your dinner,' it's distraction and extraction."

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