By peoplestaff225
September 25, 2008 03:30 PM

Actress Martha Byrne had been working on As the World Turns since her children Michael Terrence, 10, Maxwell Vincent, 6, and Annmarie, 2, were born, but now that the 38-year-old has left the show, she’s enjoying being a stay-at-home mom. "It’s been nice to spend quality time with my three children," says Martha, adding that, "My youngest daughter is two years old, so I’m grateful to spend these formative years with her."

With time to spare, the actress is reveling in the ability to be fully involved with all aspects of her children’s lives. "For the first time in my life I’m heavily involved in the school process, from serving lunches at school to helping out with homework and the curriculum," explains Martha. Whether she was working or not, Martha knows feels that "life is about family — pure and simple," a point that was made crystal-clear after Annemarie’s birth, she reveals. "My daughter was very ill when she was born; in fact, it was touch-and-go there for a while," Martha shares.

Martha and her husband Michael McMahon have been married since 1994.

Source: Canadian TV Guide