02/16/2009 at 03:00 PM EST
As a fulltime stay-at-home mom for the past year, Julia Roberts
says life outside the Hollywood spotlight has been anything but uneventful – thanks to her kids with husband Danny Moder.
"I will never be bored again," the Oscar winner
, 41, tells Allure
for its March issue.
"Danny and I talk about, 'What did we do with all the time we must have had?' " she says. "Because you don't recognize it as such, until you have all these little … time thieves running around your house."
Focused on raising her three children – twins
Hazel and Phinnaeus, 4, and another son
, Henry, 20 months – Roberts has become creative in using home remedies when it comes to removing a splinter.
"We get a lot of splinters in our house," says Roberts, whose new movie is Duplicity
, with Clive Owen.
"A splinter is just a good light, a pair of tweezers and a lot of singing songs and passing the time: La-la-la, now listen, if you eat all of your dinner It's distraction and extraction."
The domesticated star admits her life at home is a juggling act, and while "it can lose its luster a little bit," the key to her happy marriage and family is affection.
"The coolest thing you can do for your children is to love each other in their presence," she says. "I'm the luckiest girl in town, I really am."
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