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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
Disney Junior

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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
Regan Stephens

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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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Kelly Slater Teams Up with PBteen to Launch Cool Home Collection

01/29/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

Kelly Slater is about to make a big splash in the teen market.

The 11-time world surfer champion is teaming up with PBteen to dive into the world of home wear with his own line of eco-friendly furniture and bedroom basics.

Kelly Slater for PBTeen — which features everything from sturdy desks and sleek lamps to cozy rugs and comfy bedding — is crafted from sustainable materials, recycled fabrics and 100 percent organic cotton.

“Global conservation is a focal point of the capsule collection and it falls right in line with the change and direction I’m working towards, on a professional and personal basis,” Slater, 42, says.

Kelly Slater PBteen tween bedroom home collection
Courtesy PBteen

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Rosie Pope’s 5 Mommy-to-Be Must-Haves for Winter

01/28/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

Rosie Pope pregnant winter essentials
Courtesy Rosie Pope

Rosie Pope knows all about the perfect pregnancy.

Not only is she a mom-of four — Pope and husband Daron are parents to Bridget Monroe,  10 months, Vivienne, 2½, Wells, 3½, and J.R., 5½ — but the British born entrepreneur has also designed her own maternity line, created a kiddie clothing collection and is the mastermind behind MomPrep, her prenatal and postpartum education studios.

So with so much experience, it only made sense to turn to Pope, 35, to find out what exactly an expectant mama needs to get through a (stylish!) pregnancy during the winter months.

From a luxe lotion to a cozy topper, check out Pope’s top five mommy-to-be must-haves below!

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Mini Must-Have: Noah Mazur’s Bright Polo

01/23/2015 at 03:00 PM ET

He got it from his mama!

During a recent trip to the beach, Noah Phoenix Mazur turned California’s sandy surf into his own runway, showing off his bright polo and chic red shades while snapping sweet selfies with his model mom, Alessandra Ambrósio.

“Mama’s boy,” the Victoria’s Secret stunner captioned the too cute photo of her 2½-year-old son on Instagram.

For his mommy and me playdate, Ambrósio’s blonde boy dressed to impress in the original junior polo ($45) from johnnie-O, which is crafted from super soft 100 percent cotton and comes in a variety of vibrant colors. (We’re still searching for his stylish sunglasses!)

Alessandra Ambrosio Son Johnnie-O shirt Instagram
Courtesy Alessandra Ambrósio

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