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