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How Amanda Peet’s Kids Inspired Her New Children’s Book

10/20/2015 at 07:15 PM ET

Amanda Peet Children's Book
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Amanda Peet‘s kids are being raised Jewish, but they had questions about Christmas — so the actress co-wrote a children’s book, called Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosensteinto address them.

“They were asking me, ‘Why can’t we have a tree? Is Santa coming to us? Who is Santa? What can we do for him?’ ” Peet tells PEOPLE. “They felt left out, as I think most Jewish children do, and I was exploring different ways to make sense of it.”

Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosenstein is about a young Jewish girl who wishes she could have Christmas. The Togetherness star co-wrote the book with writer Andrea Troyer, the wife of D.B. Weiss, who co-showruns Game of Thrones with Peet’s husband David Benioff.

Peet, 43, and Troyer wrote the book two summers ago while their families were living in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where Game of Thrones films. During the writing process, they would test out portions of the book on their children.

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Amanda Peet: Why I Wear Cold Cabbage on My Breasts

01/08/2015 at 06:00 PM ET

Vegetables are an important part of Amanda Peet‘s day — and not just at dinnertime.

The new mom — who welcomed son Henry in December — shared the secret to her breastfeeding success during a Wednesday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she also promoted her new show, Togetherness, premiering Sunday at 9:30 p.m. on HBO.

“That’s cabbage,” Peet, 42, said as a photo of her sporting the leafy greens on her breasts popped up on the screen.

“Apparently … after the babies are born [and] the milk comes in, some people get very painful engorgement and you can put cold cabbage leaves on your boobs and apparently it stops the milk.”

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Amanda Peet Welcomes Son Henry

12/07/2014 at 11:00 PM ET

Amanda Peet Welcomes Son Henry
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It’s a boy for Amanda Peet.

The actress, 42, and David Benioff, 44, welcomed their third child, son Henry Peet Friedman, on Sunday, Dec. 7, in Los Angeles, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The new addition joins big sisters Molly June, 4½, and Frances Pen, 7½, at home.

“[My daughters] are very excited now,” she told PEOPLE in October. “We’ll see what happens when he actually arrives!”

Peet and her husband announced the pregnancy at the Emmys this fall, where Game of Thrones co-creator Benioff was up for 19 awards.

— Sarah Michaud with reporting by Julie Jordan

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It’ll Be a Boy for Amanda Peet

10/10/2014 at 05:15 PM ET

It’ll be a boy for Amanda Peet and David Benioff!

“I’m very excited,” the actress told PEOPLE Thursday, revealing the sex of her third child while supporting the UN Foundation and Walgreens’s Get a Shot. Give a Shot. campaign in Los Angeles.

And she’s not the only one who can’t wait to meet the newest member of the family.

“[My daughters Molly June, 4½, and Frances Pen, 7½] are very excited now,” she said. “We’ll see what happens when he actually arrives!”

As a mother of two already, the actress confessed that this pregnancy has been a bit challenging.

“I’m definitely very tired,” she said. “I’m 42 and it’s my third baby.”

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Amanda Peet Expecting Third Child

08/25/2014 at 06:30 PM ET

Amanda Peet brought along a special guest to Monday’s red carpet: her baby on the way!

The actress confirmed she and David Benioff, 44, are expecting their third child by showing off her baby belly in a floral Giambattista frock while arriving to the Emmys.

Peet, 42, and her husband — co-creator of Game of Thrones, which is up for 19 awards, including outstanding drama series — are already parents to daughters Molly June, 4, and Frances Pen, 7½.

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