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10 Of Julia Roberts’ Best Quotes On Motherhood

She raises her three kids with unconditional love, conscientiousness, and quality time — beautiful, right?

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Nothing makes Julia Roberts smile like her three kids: twins Hazel and Phinnaeus (“Finn”), 17, and Henry, 14, with husband Daniel Moder. The Pretty Woman star has shared pearls of wisdom about motherhood in these sweet quotes.

I think some people confuse unconditional love with spoiling. None of my kids would think I have a problem with that distinction.

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I love it all. I mean, I love it when it’s easy. And I love it when it’s challenging. And I love being able to go to bed at 8:30.

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It’s very important for my husband and me to be honest with them and help them feel like they still have a voice for the things that they believe in.

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I do have a sense of responsibility for showing my children that I can be creative and that it’s meaningful to me.

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I raise my kids now, I don't want them to have some of the struggles that I had. But at the same time, you do need to know how to make your bed and do your laundry and make one meal. These are important life skills.

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I don’t have the luxury of sitting around anymore. I must have had bags of spare time before I had children but I don’t know what I did with it and I didn’t appreciate it. But it’s such a terrific trade-off.

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You get through it and you figure it out. Everybody does. And it’s a trial and error and a whole lot of tears and it’s amazing. I mean, I have three incredible kids and to think about when they were teeny tiny — it goes so fast.

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As women, we fall into this place where we feel like it’s our responsibility to give everything, give and give and give. There’s nothing wrong with saying to your spouse or to your child or to your friend, ‘Can I get a hand?’

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If you’re raising young humans in this time, and if you really want things to change and get better for everyone, you have to believe that it will, and you have to participate in that belief on a regular basis.

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I usually have breakfast and dinner with my kids every day. I think it really punctuates, you know, starting things together and sort of processing and winding it down together.

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