Katie-Holmesbrighternew.jpgMarie Claire

Katie Holmes is showing off her toned tummy and legs in this sexy photo shoot for November's Marie Claire.

Ms. Holmes was happy to chat about daughter Suri and the need to carry around activities to keep the little cutie occupied.

November%202011%20-%20Katie%20Holmes%5B1%5D230.jpgTom Cruise's wifey tells the mag:

    “My daughter was with me the other day at a work event and it was a long day. I took out some paper and markers that I had in my bag, and someone said to me, ‘Oh, that is so cute,’ and I looked at her and thought, No, this is not cute. This is what all mothers have to do.”

This mommy seems to always be prepared! As for how she's able to blend work and family, Katie adds:

    “Because you have to. As an actress who is also a mother, you don’t have the luxury of drama."