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Melissa Joan Hart: I Let My Sons Embrace Their Own Clothing Styles

03/24/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

Last August, we got a sneak peek at Melissa Joan Hart‘s new project: her cool clothing collection for boys.

Now the mom of three has officially launched her line, King of Harts, just in time for the warmer weather — and we couldn’t be more excited.

The actress, 38, has made her designing debut in the kiddie market with a sea of surfer-inspired duds — including chic button-downs, cargo shorts and fun graphic tees — that have already received the seal of approval from Hart and husband Mark Wilkerson‘s three boys, Tucker, 2½, Brady, 7, and Mason, 9.

After the launch, the mom of three caught up with PEOPLE to discuss everything from the adorable collection and her boys’ favorite pieces to clothing wars and her sons’ recent milestones.

Melissa Joan Hart family King of Harts
Courtesy Melissa Joan Hart

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Christina Milian Lends Her Voice to Dora and Friends: Into the City!

03/11/2015 at 03:30 PM ET

No one is more excited about Christina Milian‘s new role than her 5-year-old daughter Violet.

The singer had “so much fun” lending her voice to Nickelodeon’s Dora and Friends: Into the City!, in which she plays a mean mermaid, la Sirena Mala, who steals everyone’s treasures in “Magical Mermaid Adventure.” (Spoiler alert: Dora and her friends must transform into mermaids themselves to save the day!)

“Violet loves Dora and when she heard the music recording I did for the episode, she memorized it and had me play it on repeat every day,” Milian, 33, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Seriously, it’s so cute! She and I will have a great time watching this episode.”

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We Tried It: Baby Jogger’s New Travel System

03/08/2015 at 03:00 PM ET

Baby Jogger travel system
Courtesy Baby Jogger

We Tried It: Baby Jogger Vue Lite travel system, new for 2015

Who tried it: Rennie Dyball, senior editor

Why she did it: To see if this one-box travel system can deliver everything you need from birth ’til the baby’s out of the infant car seat.

Pros: Everything you need to tote around your new baby comes in one box — the joy that such simplicity brings a new or expectant mom cannot be overstated.

The City Go infant car seat comes with a base for the car and adapters for the stroller, so you can easily click the car seat into and out of both places, ideally without even waking a sleeping baby. The car seat is very light at 8 lbs., which is important for those transfers in and out of the car.

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So Cute! Dot-Marie Jones Lends Her Voice to Doc McStuffins

03/06/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

You’ve never seen Dot-Marie Jones like this.

The star — who recently underwent a dramatic transformation as Coach Beiste on Glee — shrinks down to teeny-tiny proportions to voice the role of a plastic doll on the March 13 episode of Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins.

“I have three stepdaughters and tons of nieces and nephews,” Jones, 51, tells PEOPLE. “The show has some great messages for kids and is just really nurturing.”

As Coach Kay, who goes to Doc for help fixing her broken coach’s whistle, Jones got to see a Disney-fied version of herself: “She has my curly dark hair and blue eyes and freckles. It’s so cute.”

Dot-Marie Jones Disney Doc McStuffins
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5 Trending Topics That Parents Don’t Want to Talk About

03/05/2015 at 09:00 AM ET

Stefanie Taylor Gummi Bears Shouldn't Be Organic

As a mom of three, author Stefanie Taylor has her fair share of parenting stories.

But the blogger, who chronicles her adventures in her fifth book, Gummi Bears Should Not Be Organic: And Other Opinions I Can’t Back Up with Fact, thinks there are a few trending topics that are not up for debate.

“Now that my daughter’s 10 and my twins are 7, I felt I needed to speak to the pressures and aggravations facing moms today,” she tells PEOPLE.

“And they are plenty! The pressures keep ramping up. It seems impossible to parent the right way when there’s a revolving door of new parenting trends and issues.”

Check out Taylor’s five popular parenting themes that can stir up a debate among mothers (and fathers!).

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We Tried It: Milk & Cookies Kids Spa and Salon

02/27/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

What Is It: Milk & Cookies Kids Spa and Salon

Who Tried It: Regan Stephens, Photo Editor

Why We Did It: I imagined I’d take my daughter for her first manicure when she turned 16 — around the age I got my first. (A celebration for passing my driver’s test.)

But at just 3½, she’s had an eagle eye on every painted digit we’ve passed for months. When I heard about Milk & Cookies — a spa for the small set — I couldn’t resist treating her to a little Valentine’s Day outing.

Milk and Cookies Kids Spa review
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Blake Lively Returns to the Red Carpet Two Months After Baby

02/13/2015 at 09:00 AM ET

Ryan Reynolds may be the Green Lantern, but Blake Lively might have some super powers of her own.

The new mama stepped out for her first public appearance since welcoming her baby girl to attend the Gabriela Cadena fashion show during New York Fashion Week on Thursday — and she instantly turned the red carpet into her own runway.

Lively, 27, showed off her body after baby in a form-fitting black and white dress from the designer, which she paired with a black coat, white Louboutin stilettos and several color-coordinated rings. Although the actress’s yellow clutch added a nice touch of color, her best accessory was the gorgeous glow of a proud new mama.

“This is the happiest time in my life and I could say that every day,” she told PEOPLE shortly after the December birth of her daughter.

Blake Lively body after baby Gabriela Cardena fashion show
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