Mary-Louise Parker on books and having two children

Weeds star Mary-Louise Parker, 43, appears in the new film, The Spiderwick Chronicles, based on the popular children’s book. She sat down with People to answer a few questions about her kids — William Atticus, 4, and Caroline ‘Ash’ Aberash, 1.

William’s favorite books:

All the Henry and Mudge books, and Mr. Putter and Tabby. I feel like I spend half my money on children’s books. We have hundreds!

On making the jump to two kids:

It’s just more of everything: more love, more work, more exhaustion, more excitement.

On balancing work and motherhood:

I don’t do a lot of stuff for myself so I can spend as much time with them as possible. Maybe when they’re 15 I’ll get to go out again!

Source: People, February 18th issue, p. 31

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