Julia Roberts feels like an "air traffic controller" when she dishes out orders to her children.
The 48-year-old actress has 10-year-old twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, and Henry, eight, with her husband Daniel Moder, and has admitted a day at her house after school can be compared to that taking place at busy airports.
She said: "Listen, come over to my house - that's directing. 'Hey, brush your teeth! Get your uniform, basketball is tomorrow! Get your violin!' I'm like an air traffic controller."
And with three children to care for, Julia is preparing for a busy Christmas period next month and can't wait to spend "days and days" in the kitchen cooking up yummy grub.
Asked what her plans are for the festive season, she told E! News: "Just eat and be cozy. It's such a great [time]. It's cold outside, have a fire.
"And spend plenty of time in the kitchen. I just cook what anybody wants to eat. Cook for days and days. I love it. To feed people is one of the joys of my life."
Christmas for Julia will also be about enjoying time with her family after she and Daniel, who married in 2002, recently wrapped up working on 'The Secret in Their Eyes' together.