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Posted Wed, December 9, 2009 6:31pm EDT

Sophisto Jen Garner: Can You Believe She's A Mom of Two?

Take a look above at our photo gallery of Sophisto Jen V Everyday Jen!

Isn’t Jen Garner one of those actresses that you just can’t hate, no matter how rich, beautiful and lucky -in-love , she is. I mean who can hate a woman, who’s worth millions, but still schleps around on a daily basis with her two little daughters on her hip, to the playground, the supermarket  and the gas pump. It kind of helps that most days Jen , like  overwhelmed young moms everywhere ,throws on the same not- so-tight jeans , and barely combs her hair . Who can hate, when you really can relate?  And at least she acknowledges that she  has a glamour side to her life too.   “I live my life at these two extremes. I’m either a full-time stay-at-home mom or a full-time actress,”  she tells W mag, in their new issue.

The actress, 37, who is mom to — Violet, 4, and Serafina, 11 months — is taking a break this fall to be home with her kids she  spills to W magazine. “It’s hard because I’ve taken so much time off already,” she says. “But I have this internal battle between, I need to work, and I need to be home with my kids. And the kids win.” And lucky for her, that she has that choice!

So girlfriends, we get to see all -dolled-up Jen in this shoot by photographer Craig McDean — but she really does look equally happy (and radiant and incredible) in a completely different way when she’s schlepping the Kashi and the kids at Whole Foods ,in jeans and a sweatshirt.

Jen says she takes on the role of chef (“I just puree and freeze” homemade baby food), doctor (“When my daughter has a fever, I want to be able to look in her ears myself “) and counselor (4-year-old Violet is already “a little nervous about whether the girls at school will already have friends”),  all while being laugh-out-loud  in films like Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and 13 Going on 30.

And thank you Jen for telling us a little about your  four-year marriage to Ben Affleck, also 37. “We were together a year, and we just started breeding.  We were like, ‘Let’s have a baby!’” she says.

But even Jen, who makes doing it all look so easy, confesses, “The most challenging part of parenthood has been balancing kids with career.”  Yea, we can relate. Thanks!


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