Julie Bowen: “It’s Nothing But Tiny Penises & Poop All Day Long”

Modern Family‘s Julie Bowen doesn’t sugar coat raising three boys under 2 1/2.

It’s a nightmare,” she told Us at the Producers Guild of America Awards Sunday. “It’s nothing but tiny little penises and poop all day long. And not in a good way.”

All joking aside, the actress – who is mom to Oliver, 2, and twins Gus and John, 8 months – goes on to say, “I always come across sounding like I hate my children. I actually love them very much.”

Bowen, 39, also revealed what she couldn’t live without in her busy house. “Piles of cloth to wipe up the massive amounts of vomit and fluids that are constantly coming through my house. Otherwise, my favorite mommy must-have is an excuse to get out of the house,” she went on. “My job. Get out! My doctor told me, ‘Only give 70 percent. You’ll hate them if you give 100 percent of yourself.’ I took that advice to heart. I run to my job. I love my job.”

And how did the Lost star lose the baby weight? “Laxatives and vomiting,” she joked. “They don’t give you any chance to eat. I’m not in shape. But this is soft and doughy,” she added, poking at her stomach. “I run a lot. That’s the short answer. I run and run and run.”

Do you agree with Julie that you should give 70% of yourself to your kids?

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  • carolyn

    Her interviews always make me laugh. 🙂

    Kids are always the priority, but I definitely agree that we moms need to do things for ourselves, too. It can be hard to make that time and not feel guilty about it, but I try to remind myself that I’m a better mom when I’m not totally stressed out and overwhelmed – and by keeping up my friendships and relationship and work and taking the odd bit of time out for myself I’m setting a good example for my daughter, too.

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