December 21, 2010 04:00 PM

Dave Allocca/Startraks

For Julianna Margulies, history won’t be repeating itself when it comes to raising her 2½-year-old son Kieran Lindsay.

The daughter of “intellectual hippies,” Margulies grew up in a television-free household that followed a strict organic-only diet. However, the first-time mom admits she is taking a much different approach with her child.

“I’m not into any food movement … I want my son to grow up healthy, but I think a little bit of everything is okay. If you don’t have a little sugar now and again, you’re just going to crave it,” The Good Wife star, 44, tells Britain’s You.

“Everything in moderation, I believe. I let my son watch TV at weekends, but as a child we weren’t allowed to watch TV; we didn’t even have a TV.”

That said, there is one area where Margulies isn’t willing to negotiate: family time. After being approached with the leading role in The Good Wife, the actress nearly turned down the offer over filming locations.

“They were planning to make the show in Vancouver because it was cheaper,” she explains. “Nothing against Canada, but my home and my family are here; I don’t want to bring my son up sitting in hotel rooms around the world just so I can work.”

Admittedly once “the sort of person who would always make those five-year plans,” Margulies is now focused on the present with her family of three, including husband Keith Lieberthal.

“Last weekend, we went upstate to our house in the country, walked in the woods, lit fires, made waffles, and Kieran learned how to make blueberry pancakes,” she shares. “I cooked a nice dinner, my husband and I had a good bottle of wine and we made it to bed before 11 p.m.”

— Anya Leon

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