According to Jennifer Garner’s friend, producer Lynda Obst, the 37-year-old actress is an old-fashioned mom to her daughters.
Obst, who produced Garner’s latest flick, The Invention of Lying, says her friend is always finding different ways to encourage her two girls to be creative.
“Most of the time that I did spend with her when it was off-set. Violet was cooking with her, or reading Jane Austen, or doing one of these remarkable things that Violet tends to do,” said Obst.
She adds, “She encourages her kids to be independent. At the same time, kind of not television watchers. Readers. Thinkers. She is kind of old-fashioned. She is a very classic mom.”
Jennifer and husband Ben Affleck are parents to Violet, 3 1/2, and Seraphina Rose, 8 months.
Garner said she struggles often with balancing motherhood and work. “Every day, you feel like you are off-balance one way or another. You just take it one day at a time. Oh gosh, let me know when you figure that out. I don’t think anyone has it.”
So true for a lot of mommies!