Actress Jennifer Garner's children headed back to school, and the mother of three opened up about her emotions about their new chapter during an interview with People.
"Yes Day" actress Jennifer Garner shared her excitement and mixed emotions as her three children left home and headed back to school, following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Her three children, Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Sam, 9, who she shares with her ex-husband Ben Affleck, headed back to school last week and the actress announced their return on Instagram.
Garner opened up to People and shared that she is grateful, excited, and nervous for all the things that come with her children returning to school and this new chapter in their lives.
The actress admitted she is happy for her children's return and is ready to see them off. Garner is especially excited for her oldest daughter as she is now in high school. She revealed to People:
"I loved any high school game. I'm so excited to have a high schooler and to get to go."
The doting mom also shared a glimpse into how her children prepare for school each night. Although most people think she is very organized, the actress admitted her children might be even more organized than her.
She explained that the family loves having everything packed the night before, with the children's clothes laid out and backpacks packed and ready at the door the night before.
Garner's brand launched a new product that has ties to her own upbringing.
The "13 Going on 30" actress also shared a great tip for school preparation. In her house, there is a charging station by the door, which ensures that all laptops are charged and ready for the older children to take to school.
The charging station is also for the children's cell phones so that the devices are all charged for the next day. The hack also puts Garner at ease as she then knows her children are not on them at night. She explained:
"Phones are already in their charger so that I know they aren't going to their rooms at night."
Besides enjoying the first day back excitement, Garner is also excited about her new "A Million Meals" initiative with her nutrition company Once Upon a Farm and the non-profit Save the Children.
The initiative hopes to provide a million meals to kids in need by 2024. Garner, a trustee and ambassador for the non-profit, told People she was ecstatic to discuss the charitable program.
Besides the "A Million Meals" initiative, Garner's brand launched a new product that has ties to her own upbringing as it contains pumpkin, an item her family always cooked with while she was growing up.
Each time one of Once Upon A Farm's Farm Jen's Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie blends are sold, $0.25 will be donated to Save the Children, and up to $50,000 will be donated to the non-profit.