Your forties is not the time to be thinking about getting pregnant.
I like bringing the girls on set, but if I can’t do that then the next day I feel I have to be uber-mum to make up for it. Then I’m exhausted and feel like I’m running in fumes.
When ‘Desperate Housewives’ ends, I think my girls will be about the kindergarten age. I will be so happy to be there for them through that huge transition.
Some people think wearing powder ages them, but try it anyway. For me it mattes my makeup and blends it well.
I have good genes in my family, so we’ll see just how long I’ll be around.
I’d like to be a wife and mother. I guess I’ll know Mr. Right when I meet him.
It’s kind of ironic that if I get my Ph.D., I’ll be a real doctor.
It’s not like I’m cooking! I’m breastfeeding – I feel like that’s the best cooking I could do.
If I have a 12 or 14 hour workday, I am home the next. I cut out anything that is frivolous or doesn’t need to be done.
I don’t want to lose my fitness. I’m 45. I have two babies. I’ve got a long way to go and I want to keep in tiptop shape. There’s no magic bullet.
I really love and it is important to me to be physically fit.
I would ask my dad what he did, and he’d say, ‘I listen to people’s problems.’ In some way what he did for a living is in my genes.
I’ll tell you my routine – it’s really exciting. I feed, I burp, I change diapers, I pump. And then I have a tiny window of time to myself.
I try to balance it out on the whole. Being a mum is always the priority. Next, it’s taking care of yourself. Right now, I get to only work two days a week – it’s a dream. I can’t imagine how hard it is for mothers who work 40 hours a week.
I couldn’t do an acting job just to be working. It really had to have some soul to it.