Jenna Fischer is a pretty cool mom 鈥 onscreen and off. Like her Splitting Up Together character, Lena, the actress relishes time with her family and tries to make even ordinary moments feel special.

鈥淥ne of our new favorite things is having a picnic dinner, just in our yard,鈥 she told Brit + Co of what she likes to do with husband Lee Kirk and their two kids, Weston and Harper. 鈥淲e throw down a blanket and we take dinner outside, and we just have a picnic in our yard. It鈥檚 so lovely. And then we run around and play soccer or something afterwards. It just kind of makes dinner more fun.鈥

Fischer is all about saying yes to fun 鈥 she even partnered with Blue Bunny ice cream on a campaign to get people to do exactly that 鈥 and she brings that fun to everything she does, including Splitting Up Together, which was recently renewed for a second season.

Read on for more of her thoughts on motherhood, what she鈥檇 like to see happen between Martin and Lena, and the most (and least) adorable things about costar Oliver Hudson.

Brit + Co: So, you have two kids, and you play a mom on Splitting Up Together. Do any of your real-life mom moments ever make it onto the show?

Jenna Fischer: No, not yet. Maybe season 2!

B+C: Are you anything like Lena in real life?

JF: I am very much like Lena in real life. Because we鈥檙e both perfect and always right! So we鈥檙e like the same person. No, it鈥檚 funny because Oliver and I joke about it all the time. Because he says he鈥檚 like his character and I鈥檓 like his wife, and I鈥檓 like, well, I鈥檓 like my character and you鈥檙e like my husband. He鈥檚 happy to be spontaneous; I am not happy to be spontaneous. I like to plan, I like to think of every possible scenario, which is a lot like Lena.

But also like Lena, I love parenting. I love being a parent. I love making lists. I don鈥檛 make my own Windex, but I might. Lena made her own window cleaner in a recent episode, and I felt like I might do that. And I definitely bake from scratch. I love baking. No box cakes for me.

It鈥檚 another thing to do with the kids, you know? We love baking together. Kids love measuring and mixing and cracking eggs. There鈥檚 a lot of eggs that go on the floor, but that鈥檚 fine. It鈥檚 part of the fun.

B+C: What鈥檚 the most adorable thing about Oliver Hudson?

JF: Oliver is just sweet and funny and warm and open-hearted. He鈥檚 just a kind person. He just makes you feel good about yourself when you鈥檙e around him. He鈥檚 truly a treasure.

B+C: What鈥檚 the least adorable thing?

JF: [Laughs] The least adorable thing about him is鈥 That鈥檚 a good question. I鈥檓 really having a hard time coming up with something. You know what? He should iron his shirts more. He really should. I feel like he could do with some ironing of his shirts. And I鈥檝e told him that, so he鈥檚 not going to read it here for the first time.

B+C: You probably can鈥檛 give away any plot details, but what would you like to see happen between Martin and Lena?

JF: You know, I really like them together, but I鈥檓 not 100 percent sure they鈥檙e ready to be together. So what I would like to see is a little bit more growth from each of them, and I want to see them heal some of their past hurts and be able to discuss those hurts and resentments without it escalating so quickly. We had that episode earlier in the season where they start fighting in the kitchen, and there鈥檚 just still so much baggage for them. So I think I need to see them unload some of that baggage, and then I鈥檒l decide if I think they should be together. I鈥檓 not convinced that that is the best thing. The thing that I want more than anything is for them to find just the healthiest, most positive way to have their family, if that鈥檚 together or that鈥檚 separate.

B+C: That seems like kind of the core of the show.

JF: It is, right? It鈥檚 about, what is the way that this family functions the best?

B+C: So, in addition to the show, you have a book, The Actor鈥檚 Life: A Survival Guide, which is kind of like a handbook for aspiring actors. If you could only give one piece of advice about the industry, what would it be?

JF: It would be to create your own work. Don鈥檛 wait around for someone to give you a job. Create things with your other artistic friends, so you鈥檙e always practicing, you鈥檙e always learning. That momentum is going to be the best thing possible for a young actor.

This interview has been edited for clarity and condensed.

(photos via Mike Coppola/Getty Images + Michael Simon/ + ABC/Bob D鈥橝mico + ABC/Richard Cartwright)