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See Inside Jared Padalecki’s Kid-Friendly Texas Home

04/14/2015 at 06:00 PM ET

Jared Padalecki always knew he wanted to raise a family in Austin.

“My dream as a child was literally to grow up and live in Austin, as silly as that sounds,” the actor, 32, tells PEOPLE exclusively.

So when he relocated with his wife and Supernatural costar Genevieve Cortese Padalecki to a 10,600-sq.-ft. Texas lodge in 2012, the couple knew they needed to make it a kid-friendly home for their sons Shepherd, 15 months, and Thomas Colton, 3.

“We’re hard on our things and I like that our home is not delicate, but it has a refinement to it,” says Genevieve, 34. “It’s really comfortable.”

Inside Jared Padalecki home
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Jared Padalecki Is ‘Violently Protective’ of Family Time

07/20/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

Jared Padalecki CW Tcas Christopher Polk/Getty

With two little boys at home, Jared Padalecki wants to spend as much quality time with them as he can.

“After Supernatural I hope to kind of back off from the business and work more sporadically and be a father and be a basketball coach for my kids, maybe get into producing or something,” Padalecki, 32, told reporters at the CW TCA in Beverly Hills on Friday.

For now, the actor says there is no balance, but he makes sure he has dedicated family time for his sons, Thomas Colton, 2½, and Shepherd, 7 months.

“I am violently protective of my — I call it my off-time — when I’m not working. I’m straight home and whether they’re in Vancouver or they’re in Seattle or wherever we happen to be I’m straight to them,” Padalecki explains.

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Jared Padalecki: Why Babies Are Tough for ‘Grown Men’

01/20/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

Jared Padalecki Jensen Ackles Supernatural Critics Choice Awards Nate Beckett/Splash News Online

It takes a lot to memorize lines and perform action stunts, but Supernatural star Jared Padalecki says his real challenge is at home.

“For grown men who are used to playing sports, babies are tough,” the actor, 31, who welcomed his second son, Shepherd, in late December, told PEOPLE on Thursday at the Critics’ Choice Awards.

“As they get older, you can play and communicate — it’s fine. When they’re babies, you’re like, ‘I don’t want to break you. I have big hands, I’m sorry.'”

Luckily, Padalecki — who is also dad to 22-month-old Thomas Colton credits his “pretty awesome” wife Genevieve, alongside the occasional nanny, with helping him conquer double diaper duty.

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Jared Padalecki Welcomes Son Shepherd

12/23/2013 at 10:15 PM ET

Jared Padalecki Welcomes Second Son
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It’s another boy for Jared Padalecki!

The Supernatural star and his wife Genevieve Cortese Padalecki welcomed their second child, Shepherd, on Sunday, Dec. 22, he announced via Twitter on Monday evening.

“My amazingly strong wife home-birthed a happy and healthy baby boy last night. Please send love,” Padalecki, 31, writes.

The new addition joins big brother Thomas Colton, 21 months. The couple had announced the pregnancy in July.

Padalecki wed former Supernatural costar Cortese Padalecki in February 2010 in Sun Valley, Idaho.
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Second Child on the Way for Jared Padalecki

07/21/2013 at 08:33 PM ET

Jared Padalecki Expecting Second Child
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Jared Padalecki is a pro at hunting down demons, but can double daddy duty be just as easy?

The Supernatural star, 31, and his wife Genevieve Cortese are expecting their second child together, his manager confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Speculation that there was a sibling on the way for son Thomas Colton, 16 months, began when Padalecki cradled Cortese’s beginner bump while walking the red carpet during a Comic-Con event in San Diego, Calif. on Friday.

“We’ve met a lot of new parents with little babies, and a lot of babies seem like babies, but [our son] feels like he’s kind of an old soul,” Padalecki has said of his baby boy.

“He kind of looks at you and tries to figure you out, which is cool. I hope he’s a mature kid.”

Padalecki wed former Supernatural costar Cortese in February 2010 in Sun Valley, Idaho.
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