Celebrity Soundbites

Jennifer Garner :

"I love my job so much that I'd always assumed work would continue to be as important to me. But I don't want to miss a second with Violet. Even this morning, leaving her in her high chair, going 'Mama! Up, up!' I had to tear myself away. I'm certainly not the first person to feel that way about her chlid -- and she doesn't care if I work. I'm the one who misses her like a love-struck teenager."


Jennifer Garner:

[On balancing work and being a new mom] "It's definitely a struggle.  You're pulled in so many different directions, and you want to do 100 percent everywhere.  My sisters are working moms, and so are my friends.  Any working mom -- it's hard for all of us."


Jennifer Garner:

"My friends who are actresses and who have babies are with them every day.  You can work and still be totally involved with your baby."


Jennifer Garner:

"I think [work/life balance] is the primary problem of women of our age . . . how can we be everything and do it all well? I am trying to figure out how to balance it."


Jennifer Garner:

"My job is great to have as a mom, I get to take long breaks and then work hard in a really concentrated way."


Jennifer Garner:

"Ben is totally my partner in the whole thing. He'll be putting Violet to bed while I'm onstage every night -- that's just the kind of father he is."


Jennifer Garner:

I’m trying to [juggle it all], but it’s hard: I just had a year off where I put every spoonful of food into Violet’s mouth. Now I’m working and though I’m usually with her more hours than not, some days I just can’t be. That’s hard for me, and for the first time, my daughter.

Luckily my husband is a true partner, and he picks up where I leave off.


Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner:

“The family acted like I was going to the moon,” Jennifer Garner explained regarding her decision to travel alone to Toronto to promote her new film. “Even though [husband] Ben [Affleck] is there with the children and they will be fine, Violet was wondering, ‘Where is Mom going?’ We travel together all the time.” - more at Celebrity Baby Blog