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Melissa Joan Hart Launches Cool Boys Collection

08/22/2014 at 12:30 PM ET

As a mom of three sons, Melissa Joan Hart knows her way around the boys department.

Her only problem? The selection of tees and denim duds that the actress wanted to add to Mason, 8½, Brady, 6, and 23-month-old Tucker‘s wardrobes weren’t available.

So Hart did the next best thing: She teamed up with husband Mark Wilkerson and together the couple created King of Harts, a surfer meets cool school boy collection of kiddie clothes.

Available in sizes 2 to 12, the line is full of bright tops, chambray shirts, vintage-inspired jean jackets and mix-and-match bottoms.

The Melissa & Joey star opened up to PEOPLE about everything from her new designer role, three of her favorite models (her boys!) and working with her husband.

Melissa Joan Hard King of Harts
Courtesy King of Harts

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We Tried It: Specialized Nursing Bras

08/18/2014 at 10:19 AM ET

Simple Wishes B3 Bra
Courtesy Simple Wishes

We Tried It: Simple Wishes B3 All-in-One Bra

Who tried it: Rennie Dyball, Senior Editor

Why she did it: As a nursing and pumping mom, I’m always looking for products to make the multi-tasking easier. Plus, it’s National Breastfeeding Awareness month, so what better time?

Pros: This bra can be used for pumping and/or nursing, which makes it a great choice for working moms who would otherwise wear a nursing bra plus a pumping bustier to express milk away from home. And it could be the perfect solution for moms who nurse on one side and pump on the other. Wrangling a baby and pump parts can easily result in spilled milk, but this unique combo can hold a flange securely in place on one side while it fully clips down on the other. It’s also got plenty of closure options to accommodate a breastfeeding mom’s changing shape, and has a flattering fit. Plus the straps convert to racerback and halter styles.
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Giveaway: A Silikids Gift Set (a $140 Value!)

08/18/2014 at 12:01 AM ET

Silikids Giveaway Courtesy Silikids

Combining function, high design and innovation, Silikids is the first mom-founded brand focused on creating products that are toxin free, hypoallergenic and made entirely out of silicone. With an eco-friendly line of sippy cups, bibs, bowls and more, it’s no wonder celeb parents like Vanessa Lachey and Laila Ali are fans.

Founded in 2006 by two moms, the Michigan-based company takes a conscious effort in caring for the planet, with products that last and promote
reuse. Now, Silikids is giving away a set of its cool gear ($140) designed for ages 3 months and up.
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5 Back to School Shopping Tips from GILT

08/14/2014 at 04:00 PM ET

Tori Spelling Stella Saved My Life
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Bye bye, summer — hello, school!

The long days of catching fireflies are quickly dwindling and the count down to the new school year is officially on.

But we know it’s not exactly easy balancing the excitement of back-to-school season with all the stress that comes along with starting the year off right.

That’s why we’ve asked GILT Director of Kids, Melissa Keswin, to share her top tips and tricks for earning an A+ in preparing the family for the first day.

Check them out below!

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Aww! North West Makes Her Modeling Debut

08/14/2014 at 08:05 AM ET

No one expected Kim Kardashian and Kanye West would take their daughter, North, to a department store portrait studio, but this takes baby photos to a whole new level.

The curls. The cardigan. The Chanel purse — everything about the 14-month-old‘s modeling debut is absolutely adorable.

“It’s never too early to care about fashion,” designer Karl Lagerfeld says of North, who rocked a Chanel brooch and bag for her first professional photo shoot.

The black-and-white portrait can be seen in the fifth issue of CR Fashion Book, a style guide North’s mother graced the cover of last year — while pregnant.

Tori Spelling Stella Saved My Life
Courtesy Chanel

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Listen to Maroon 5’s ‘Moves Like Jagger’ – As a Lullaby

08/13/2014 at 05:15 PM ET

Sure, Maroon 5’s hit song, “Moves Like Jagger,” was completely addicting, but most parents weren’t putting it on their child’s bedtime playlist.

But then Rockabye Baby stepped in, worked their musical magic and Adam Levine‘s tune was transformed into a sweet and soothing lullaby.

The track, which is featured on Rockabye Baby’s Maroon 5 album, out Aug. 19, has been reworked to include xylophones, marimbas, wood blocks, and bells.

Even cuter? The song’s music video (see an exclusive first look below!), which plays homage to the band’s lead singer with a too-cute teddy bear that walks the red carpet, spins around in his own version of The Voice‘s red captain chair and delivers an adorable performance on stage.

Rockabye Baby Maroon 5 Lullaby
Courtesy Rockabye Baby; Inset:Cindy Ord/Getty

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Breastmilk, the Movie: What Ricki Lake Hopes You’ll Take Away

08/12/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

Ricki Lake
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Breasts on display in pop culture: socially acceptable.

Breasts used to nurse babies in public: controversial.

Why the divide? Ricki Lake, executive producer of the new documentary Breastmilk, has some thoughts on the matter.

“There are so many forces in our culture that make breastfeeding a huge challenge — not the least of which is a bizarre public anxiety around exposed breasts!” Lake, who also co-produced 2008’s The Business of Being Born, tells PEOPLE.

Timed with National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, the movie is newly available on iTunes and Lake believes it will “definitely make waves with the general public, simply due the fact that breastfeeding has become such a lightening rod topic.”
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