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Busy Philipps: Why a Five-Year Age Difference Works for My Daughters

10/27/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

Busy Philipps Share Our Strength
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Busy Philipps‘s daughter Cricket Pearl is really keeping her mama hopping!

While attending Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry‘s fundraising dinner in Beverly Hills on Saturday, the actress told PEOPLE that her youngest daughter with husband Marc Silverstein is following in her very active footsteps.

“Cricket’s full on running. She’s a wild woman!” Philipps, 35, says.

“I never understood, my mom just keeps laughing and says that now I’m getting what I deserve because I was such a crazy baby.”

Although the 15-month-old is Philipps’s second child, she admits Cricket’s big sister Birdie Leigh, 6, was a “totally different” baby.

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Busy Philipps: Why We Named Our Baby Cricket

01/07/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

Busy Philipps Cricket Baby Name
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Once Busy Philipps and her husband Marc Silverstein discovered the sex of their second child, they went to work putting together a long list of baby girl names.

But when the actress gave birth to their now 6-month-old daughter, the couple realized they had come up short in the name game.

“Oh my God, it was so hard because we had all these names and then she came out. I looked at her and she just couldn’t be one of those names,” Philipps, 34, tells PEOPLE.

The proud parents took home their new addition and celebrated the Fourth of July — it “bought us some time,” she jokes — but after a week with no name, the hospital came looking for their final decision.

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Busy Philipps ‘Didn’t Understand’ How She Could Love Another Baby

11/11/2013 at 03:00 PM ET

Busy Philipps Baby2Baby Gala Xavier Collin/Splash News Online

Becoming a mother for the second time wasn’t supposed to bring any surprises for Busy Philipps. The Cougar Town actress, already mom to 5-year-old daughter Birdie, had experienced firsthand the paradigm shift that greets new parents.

What she couldn’t wrap her head around is how there would be enough room in her heart to replicate that same all-encompassing affection for baby number two.

“The thing that really strikes me — and everyone told me this but I didn’t understand how it was going to work — was that my heart would expand for my second child in the same way that it did for my first,” Philipps told PEOPLE Saturday while attending the second Annual Baby2Baby Gala in Los Angeles.

“I didn’t understand how I was going to love another child as much as I loved my first.”

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Busy Philipps Is ‘Way More Relaxed’ with Baby No. 2

08/27/2013 at 11:32 AM ET

Busy Philipps James Franco Comedy Central Roast
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For Busy Philipps, round two of motherhood is even better than the first.

“The baby’s great,” says the Cougar Town star whose second daughter, Cricket Pearl, was born July 2. Big sister Birdie Leigh turned 5 earlier this month.

“I’m way more relaxed,” Philipps tells PEOPLE at the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco, her pal and former Freaks and Geeks costar.

“I was a total basket case with my first child, and I wouldn’t even put her down or let anyone else hold her. I was just so terrified, and now I know that it’s okay. I can let other people hold the baby.”

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Busy Philipps Names Daughter Cricket Pearl

07/10/2013 at 11:25 PM ET

Update: The couple have chosen the name Cricket Pearl for their daughter, Philipps’ rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Originally posted July 3: Busy Philipps is now officially one busy mama.

The Cougar Town star, 34, and her screenwriter husband Marc Silverstein welcomed their second daughter on Tuesday, July 2, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

“Everyone is healthy and happy,” the rep tells PEOPLE, adding that baby girl weighed in at 8.5 lbs. The couple has not yet chosen a name.

“So this happened…” Philipps Tweeted Wednesday, sharing a black and white photo of herself cuddling her newborn.

The new addition joins big sister Birdie Leigh, 4½.

Busy Philipps Welcomes Daughter
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Look for Less: Busy Philipps’s Spring Glow

05/09/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

Busy Philipps Huggies Baby2Baby Isabella Oliver Una Maternity Dress Jason Merritt/Getty

Someone has pink on the brain! Well, maybe peach, but close enough.

Mom-to-be Busy Philipps, who is expecting another girl in June, stepped out in Isabella Oliver‘s Una Maternity Summer Dress ($169), a neon yellow handbag and brown leather sandals with white piping to attend the Huggies & Baby2Baby Mother’s Day garden party on April 27.

And the Cougar Town star looked so amazing, we had to recreate her look with similar styles — all under $55.

Love her ensemble as much as we do? See our picks below.

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Busy Philipps: I’m Having Another Girl!

04/22/2013 at 01:00 PM ET

Busy Philipps Expecting Second Daughter
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Break out the pink balloons — Busy Philipps is having a second daughter!

“We’ve known for a long time now, I just haven’t had any reason to say it, but we’re having another girl. We’re really excited,” the Cougar Town star, 33, tells The Huffington Post.

But the actress and her husband Marc Silverstein aren’t the only ones ecstatic about the upcoming arrival of their second child. The couple’s daughter Birdie Leigh is taking her future role as big sister all in stride.

“My daughter is super excited. She’s actually incredibly helpful and … she’s really understanding things,” the mom-to-be says. “When I say like, ‘Mom can’t carry you right now because the baby in her tummy is pressing down on her bladder!’ She understands what that means and she’s cool with it.”
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