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Marla Sokoloff’s Blog: Learning to Love Two

11/24/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

Celebrity blogger Marla Sokoloff is going to be a mama again!

Since audiences first got to know her at age 12 as Gia on Full House, Sokoloff has had many memorable TV roles — Jody on Party of Five, Lucy on The Practice, Claire on Desperate Housewives — as well as turns on the big screen in Whatever It TakesDude, Where’s My Car? and Sugar & Spice.

Sokoloff, 33, most recently played Dani on ABC Family’s The Fosters.

She wed her husband, music composer Alec Puro, in November 2009 and the couple — plus pup Coco Puro — make their home in Los Angeles.

Sokoloff is expecting their second child in April, a sibling for 2½-year-old daughter Elliotte Anne.

You can find Sokoloff on Twitter and Instagram.

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See How Jessica Simpson Is Spending Thanksgiving with Her ‘Wild Turkeys’

11/27/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

With turns in music, film and fashion design under her belt, Jessica Simpson has a lot to be thankful for.

However, the family-minded newlywed and mom-of-two shares on Instagram what she’s focusing on this Thanksgiving: Her two “wild turkeys” — daughter Maxwell Drew, 2½, and son Ace Knute, 16 months.

Simpson snapped the pic from aboard a boat on Texas’s Lake Austin. Maxwell and Ace hung backwards off the railing, looking to be mid-shout. Wild turkeys, indeed!

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Nick Lachey: Spending Time with Vanessa Is ‘Key’ to Our Marriage

11/26/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

Things in the Lachey household are starting to get hectic.

With Nick and wife Vanessa‘s daughter due just after the holidays, the singer is counting down the days until they are officially a family of four.

“I’m very excited to be a dad again,” Nick, 41, tells PEOPLE. “My dream in life has always been to have a family. It’s surreal when it starts to happen before your eyes.”

With weeks to go until her arrival, the couple aren’t quite ready for baby girl’s birth just yet. “It’s all those logistical things — the nursery, the hospital stuff,” says Nick of their long to-do list.

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Eva Mendes: Why We Named Our Daughter Esmeralda Amada

11/25/2014 at 04:00 PM ET

Eva Mendes believed motherhood meant saying goodbye to the night life.

However, the new mom has quickly discovered she couldn’t have been more wrong.

“I thought my wild nights were over, but these are some of the wildest nights I’ve ever had,” the actress tells Violet Grey‘s digital magazine, The Violet Files, as part of her first photo shoot since delivering her daughter.

But she’s not going at it alone: It didn’t take long for the first-time mom to find a strong support system to get her through those all-nighters.

“I go to BabyCenter.com and read the comment section from other mothers because I find so much solace in that,” she says of her favorite online forum.

“Just knowing that I’m not alone out there and that other moms have gone through the same thing can at least get me through the night. I’m doing it without a nanny for now but I’m open to the idea of having a nanny in the future. For me that part of being a mother at this early stage is the struggle of not being able to sleep and not knowing what I’m doing and really going through it with her and battling out those nights.”

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11/25/2014 at 12:00 PM ET

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Wes Chatham and Jenn Brown Welcome Son John Nash

11/25/2014 at 10:45 AM ET

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Let the parenting games begin: Wes Chatham is a dad!

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 actor and his wife, American Ninja Warrior host Jenn Brown, welcomed son John Nash Chatham at 5:33 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 24, the couple confirms to PEOPLE.

“We are already in love and can’t wait to take our little Nash home,” the proud new parents tell PEOPLE.

The mom-to-be celebrated the pending arrival of their first child — and revealed the sex of her baby on the way — with a Southern gentleman-themed baby shower in October.

But finding out she was expecting a baby boy was not a big surprise for Brown.

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Why Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Plan to Focus on Their Firstborn

11/25/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

With a second baby on the way, Kristen Bell‘s growing belly is naturally the center of attention.

“We goof off and make a lot of jokes about it in our household and I think that’s what keeps it fun and light,” Bell tells PEOPLE about her baby bump. “Pregnancy is certainly a weird and strange metamorphosis.”

And with a work schedule that hasn’t stopped, the mom-to-be and her husband, Dax Shepard, couldn’t resist highlighting Bell’s burgeoning belly in their Samsung holiday ad.

“Why is yours twice as big as mine?” asks the Parenthood actor about his wife’s festive stocking in the commercial. “I’m stocking for two,” the House of Lies actress quips.

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