Not that Hazel, Finn (as Mom and Dad call him) and their brother Henry, born June 18, 2007, didn’t have a variety of clues starting from a young age that their parents didn’t have typical 9-to-5s, whether it was all the travel or playing on film sets and in Broadway theater dressing rooms or having the occasional Oscar winner (aside from their mom) stop by their house in Malibu, where they’ve lived since they became a family of five.

Roberts said that they are grateful for the feeling of being like other families down the street. WSJ. “I don’t question it, frankly.”

Unlike their neighbors, though (or, maybe just like them, Malibu being a pretty nice place), they have a few other homes as well, including the 30-acre ranch near Taos, N.M, where Roberts and Moder tied the knot on July 4, 2002, and where the actress historically loved spending as much time as possible. But since the kids go to school in Southern California, that is where the majority of the magic—the family meals, the holiday baking, the mah-jongg with friends, knitting and needlepoint, birthday parties, soccer games, surfing and skateboarding—takes place.

Roberts explained to the U.K. that there are days when you can start cooking lunch as soon as you finish cleaning up the kitchen. Telegraph in 2009. “But then there’s some days when it is just so creative, so much fun and my children will assist me and, as with any mom or wife who’s a mother or a wife it just becomes part of your daily life. Some days it’s great fun, some days it’s a chore.

Even though the children grew in size, Roberts’ role as a mother was still important.