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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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5 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe in Crowds

06/25/2015 at 08:00 AM ET

Keep Kids Safe in Crowds tips
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July 4th weekend is almost here and that means that summer has officially arrived!

The warm weather brings a slew of amazing things from sunny skies to popsicles. But with an upswing of vacations and day trips to amusement parks and museums, comes an increased chance of kids getting lost.

Now is the perfect time to sit the kids down and talk to them about what they should do if they become one of the seven out of 10 children that get lost in their lifetime.

Luckily, we’ve got Abbie Schiller and Samantha Kurtzman-Counter, co-authors of When Lyla Got Lost (and found), to share their five tips on keeping kiddies safe in crowds

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12 Fun (and Eco-Friendly!) Treats to Celebrate Earth Day

04/22/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

Earth Day toys treats for kids
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It’s easy being green!

Whether it’s playing outside or exploring the great outdoors, we’re all about embracing Mother Nature all throughout the year.

But in honor of Wednesday’s Earth Day, we’re spotlighting fun, eco-friendly treats and toys that you and your tiny treehugger will totally love.

From all natural cleaning products and organic jumpers to wooden toys and vegan kicks, check out our global-concious gift ideas below!

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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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5 Holiday Gift Picks from Christina Applegate

12/23/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

She’s mom to 3½-year-old daughter Sadie. She’s the creative partner of FabKids. And she has a seriously cool sense of style.

So who better than Christina Applegate to share the perfect presents for parents to pick up when out shopping for their littlest loved ones.

The actress is revealing her top five holiday gift picks for the kiddie crowd — from adorable eco-friendly tea sets to her all-time favorite bedtime book.

Check them out below!

Christina Applegate Holiday Kid Gift Picks
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SwitchCrafted Solves Halloween’s Sugary Situation

10/30/2014 at 06:00 PM ET

The Halloween witches are brewing up something sweet!

Before your costumed kiddies crash from a surplus of sugary treats, cuddle up with your little ones to read the tale of SwitchCrafted — and introduce them to a few wise witches, who are in need of a helping hand.

Written by Audrey Kinsman, the 20-page book tells the story of the Switch Witches, a group of whimsical witches who rely on piles of candy that they can convert into energy.

And from the fuel for their brooms (because the gas station just won’t do!) to keeping their haunted huts warm, the little ladies are in need of a whole lot of colorful confections.

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Aww! Jimmy Fallon Pens His First Baby Book

10/20/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

It’s the magical moment most parents secretly wish will end in a win for them — baby’s first word!

But then it happened: first-time father Jimmy Fallon‘s daughter Winnie Rose gave those coveted bragging rights to mom Nancy Juvonen Fallon.

Now the Tonight Show host is doing his part to ensure his fellow fathers don’t miss out on the milestone by publishing his second children’s book, Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada.

“This is one of the few celebrity books that you can tell was actually written by a celebrity,” Fallon, 40, jokes.

The sweet picture book — available June 9 — serves as a hilarious how-to on coaching your kiddie to show Dad some love, with cows, sheep, horses and mice prompting their pint-sized mini-me‘s to say, “Dada.”

Jimmy Fallon kids book Dada
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