Sarah Michelle Gellar Shares How She Creates Lasting Memories With Her Kids

Sarah Michelle Geller is one busy mama. But the actress is a pro at maximizing her time at home with her kids. 

“It’s about making the most of the moments that you have,” the Cruel Intentions star, who was hosting a Swiffer Yes to the Mess event in New York City on February 3, tells Us Weekly Video

“We’re all time-impoverished, we’re all busy. But I make sure, when I’m there, that I’m present. I’m not checking my phone. I’m not doing a million things.”

The Foodstirs cofounder and her husband of 13 years, Freddie Prinze Jr., are parents of Charlotte, 6, and Rocky, 3.  

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Gellar attends Yes to the Mess at Maman Bakery Tribeca on Feb. 3, 2016, in New York City. Adela Loconte/FilmMagic

“I think conversation is really important,” Gellar, 38, told Us in August 2015. “I can’t tell you how many times I go to a restaurant and I see families, the second they sit down they just hand out iPads and phones to the kids, and I’m thinking to myself, This should be a special time. Like, I remember when I was younger and I got to go out to eat, that was such a special occasion; that’s what grown-ups did. I want to maintain that for my family.” 

Check out the video above to find out how the Gellar-Prinze brood spends quality time together to create cherished memories.

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