Jenny Mollen Says Husband Jason Biggs is a 'Hands On' Parent: 'A Great Partner to Have'

Jenny Mollen knows a thing or two about the battle of getting the little ones to eat, and even more, enjoy food.

In her upcoming book, Dictator Lunches: Inspired Meals That Will Compel Even the Toughest of (Tyrants) Children, she explores just that and provides other parents with options to help their own kids.

On Thursday's episode of the PEOPLE Every Day podcast, the mother of two, 43, explained to host Janine Rubenstein what inspired her to write this book.

Mollen grew up with two working parents, which she said meant she often would pack her own lunches and if not, would find herself "in the dreaded lunch line." This experience, she said, was one she did not want for her own kids.

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dictator lunches

"I was certain that I wasn't gonna dumb down eating for my kids, but I also wanted to send them to school with these movable feasts that I wish that somebody had given me," she said.  "I'm not a chef, I'm not a great cook. I'm not a DIY artist. I'm just, you know, somebody who's trying to work through my own mommy issues."

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She said while she has "a lot of fun" making creative meals for her kids, she knows that's not every caregiver's experience — which led her to the book.

"I said to my husband, This doesn't need to be rocket science," she said. "I need to do a book that is truly just like a paint by numbers for packing different lunches."

RELATED VIDEO: Jenny Mollen Says Husband Jason Biggs is a 'Hands-On' Parent: 'A Great Partner to Have'

And while her husband, Jason Biggs, doesn't make the kids' lunches, he is involved in many other ways.

"Jason is so hands on as a parent, almost too hands on," she told PEOPLE.  "I always say that he's like the guy that like, when I go scuba diving, he's the one like checking all my gear. He's like the buddy that never stops like futzing with you. Or like if you're on a ski slope, he's like adjusting your goggles. Or if you're like on an airplane that's crashing, he's the person that you're like, just get the f--- away from me. Stop adjusting my oxygen mask. We're gonna crash anyway."

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jenny mollen and jason biggs

John Lamparski/Getty Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen

"He's never done," she continued. "I keep him out of the lunch boxes. I'm like, 'These are mine. You can do everything else. You could pick out the back-to -school outfits.' "

Biggs, 44, and Mollen recently celebrated their 14 year wedding anniversary, which the author commemorated with a sweet and funny Instagram post.

RELATED: Jenny Mollen Jokes She's Not Sure If She's Legally Married to Jason Biggs on Their 14th Anniversary

"14 years ago, two people who'd known each other for only 9 months drove to a Calabasas FedEx Kinkos in their pajamas and got married," she wrote alongside the photo on April 22.

She then joked, "Who knows if that FedEx was even real or a figment of our imaginations or if the woman who married us was a licensed justice of the peace or just some down on her luck actress looking to make a quick 300 bucks."

She concluded: "We may never know if our union is truly recognized by the state of California or if what happened that Earth Day wasn't just some psychedelic mushroom trip but what has come out of it has been mind bending, life altering and nothing short of a miracle."

The couple — who share sons Lazlo, 4, and Sid, 8 — has been candid in the past about whether they want a third child. Mollen told PEOPLE in 2020 that she would be open to it under one condition.

"I mean, if [Jason] could carry it, totally," Mollen joked. "Or if somebody could present me with a 2-year-old that looked just like me."

Dictator Lunches: Inspired Meals That Will Compel Even the Toughest of (Tyrants) Children will be available Sept. 13.

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