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Expectant Kristen Bell ‘Completely Stumped’ on Name for Second Child

07/16/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

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Kristen Bell has captivated children everywhere as the plucky Princess Anna in Disney’s hit animated musical Frozen.

But there’s one little girl who has yet to experience the magic: Bell’s daughter Lincoln, 15 months.

“She does not watch TV yet,” Bell, 33, tells PEOPLE. “She has no idea!”

Pediatricians recommend limiting TV viewing for children under 2, so Lincoln hasn’t see her mom or dad, Parenthood actor Dax Shepard, on the small screen. Once she’s old enough, though, Bell is happy Lincoln will learn Frozen’s brave lessons.

“I think it’s beautiful to show kids how great it can be to love through fear, to love someone even when they’re afraid to love themselves,” she says. “That’s a huge message I want to teach my kids: You’re allowed to be afraid, but you have to know why … and you have to try to love beyond that fear.”

The movie’s moral of sisterly love will take on an added significance soon: Bell is carrying her second child.
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Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell Expecting Second Child

06/23/2014 at 05:00 PM ET

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There’s another baby on the way for Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell.

“I can confirm that Kristen and Dax are expecting their second child and a sibling for Lincoln,” a rep confirms to PEOPLE. “The whole family is beyond excited.”

The House of Lies and Veronica Mars star told PEOPLE last week how much she’s enjoying her daughter, now 15 months.

“She’s delicious. It’s such a fun age,” Bell, 33, says. “I feel like having a toddler is exhausting and extremely rewarding — and far more rewarding than exhausting.”
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Kristen Bell Worried She Wouldn’t Like Her Baby As Much As Her Dogs

11/05/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

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Kristen Bell wasn’t exactly filled with motherly instincts while she was expecting daughter Lincoln.

“I love people the more I know them, and I didn’t know her. It could have been a water bottle in my belly, that’s how connected I felt to her during my pregnancy,” she tells Flare in their December cover story.

The actress, 33, admits that she worried about her lack of feelings and told her now-husband, Parenthood star Dax Shepherd, of her fears.

“I kept saying to him in all sincerity during my pregnancy, ‘I just don’t know how I’m going to like her as much as I like the dogs.’”

The couple have two pups, Lola and Mr. Shakes.
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Kristen Bell: Pregnancy Made My Voice Deeper

08/11/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

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Kristen Bell is reveling in motherhood.

“It is amazing to see [Dax Shepard] with her. To have something alive that is part of both of us is a really lovely feeling,” the House of Lies star told PEOPLE at the D23 Expo in Anaheim on Friday.

Bell, who told Ellen DeGeneres in May that Shepard was the “best” dad to the couple’s daughter Lincoln Bell, voices Anna in the upcoming animated film Frozen and says being pregnant changed her experience in the recording booth.
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Dax Shepard: Being a Father Is Like Falling in Love for the First Time

07/28/2013 at 01:00 PM ET

Dax Shepard: Being a Father Is Like Falling in Love for the First Time
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Dax Shepard has only been a dad for four months, but he seems to already have mastered parenting.

“I got the secret weapons — the Five S’s: swaddling, sideways, swaying, shushing and sucking,” the actor, who utilizes Dr. Harvey Karp’s method, told reporters at NBC’s Press Tour in Beverly Hills on Saturday.

Shepard, whose fiancée Kristen Bell gave birth to daughter Lincoln in March, says parenthood has been “every cliché I’ve ever heard.”

“When I look at her, it’s like when I was in 7th grade and fell in love for the first time, where it’s debilitating,” says Shepard, 38. “That’s available 24/7 if I want, which is amazing.”

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Kristen Bell Reveals New ‘Backstage Beauty Routine’ at CMT Awards

06/06/2013 at 04:00 PM ET

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Kristen Bell may be a first-time mom, but she’s a second-time host at this year’s CMT Music Awards.

Walking the red carpet in a form-fitting black Zuhair Murad leather dress with her long blonde hair worn down on Wednesday, Bell, 32, looked glamorous but had mommy duties on the brain.

Prior to the show’s start, a trim Bell revealed the new mom-friendly way she prepares for a big event.

“My new backstage beauty routine #pumpit #pumppumpitup #CMTAwards,” she Tweeted, sharing a photo of her Medela Freestyle breast milk pump.

Bell and her fiancé Dax Shepard welcomed daughter Lincoln in late March.
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Kristen Bell: Why Dax Shepard Is the ‘Best’ Dad

05/31/2013 at 05:00 PM ET

Kristen Bell has one happy household.

The House of Lies star was happy to chat about her 9-week-old daughter Lincoln as well as her baby’s doting daddy, Bell’s fiancé, Dax Shepard.

“[Motherhood is] actually better than I expected,” Bell, 32, says on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing Monday. “It’s pretty wonderful, yeah. It’s a lot of fun.”

But parenting wouldn’t be what it is without the help of Bell’s other half.

Shepard, who stars on Parenthood, is “the best,” she shares. “It’s like he’s just made a new best friend. He talks to her all the time and sings to her all day. It’s wonderful.”

Asked about their unusual choice for their baby girl, “it’s always been Dax’s favorite name,” Bell explains. She jokingly adds, “He is substantially bigger than I am so I lost.”

Mid-conversation, Bell was thrown for a loop when pressured by the talk show host to answer whether her baby is as cute as her most-favored folivore.

“She’s close,” Bell said, as numerous photos of adorable little sloths hit the screen after the actress declined to share a photo of her own infant. “There’s nothing cuter than a baby sloth.”

Kristen Bell on Ellen DeGeneres: Dax Shepard Is Best Dad
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