Celebrity Baby Blog / Debbie Matenopoulos

Debbie Matenopoulos’ Daughter Is One! The Star Looks Back on Their Year, Shares Birthday Party Tips

10/29/2015 at 03:15 PM ET

Time flies when you’re having fun — just ask Debbie Matenopoulos.

The Insider host’s first child, Alexandra Kalliope, celebrated her first birthday on Thursday, and Matenopoulos can hardly believe it.

In a clip from the Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family (Matenopoulos is a “family” member), the star shares lessons from her first year of motherhood.

“I’ve learned that it doesn’t have to be perfect, and it’s not going to be perfect,” she admits. “I think, new moms, we want everything to be exactly so, and it’s just not gonna be.”

Courtesy Debbie Matenopoulos

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Debbie Matenopoulos: How I Made It Through My Daughter’s First Flight

04/17/2015 at 11:00 AM ET

When Debbie Matenopoulos realized she would be flying solo for her daughter Alexandra Kalliope‘s first overseas flight, the anxiety immediately set in.

During a Friday appearance on the Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, the “Family Member” admitted she even considered canceling her vacation, planned so that her family could meet her baby girl for the Greek Easter.

“At the last minute, Jon, my husband, couldn’t come so I panicked and I thought, ‘I can’t. I’m just going to cancel the flight and they’re just going to have to see the baby another time,” Matenopoulos, 40, says.

“Then I took a deep breath and I said, ‘Come on, I can do this! So many other mothers do this — I just need to have a game plan.’ So that’s what I did.”

Debbie Matenopoulos Home and Family
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So Cute! How Celeb Kids Are Celebrating Easter

04/05/2015 at 12:00 PM ET

Hoppy Easter!

The Easter Bunny has officially hopped into our homes, hid all the eggs and left lots of loot for some bunny to find.

But before the bunny’s big arrival, everyone from Kim Kardashian to Alyson Hannigan went to work creating the best baskets for their littlest loves. Meanwhile, Mario Lopez‘s daughter Gia and son Nico had a mini meet and greet with their new furry friend.

And the snapshots celebs shared on Sunday morning were to dye for: Country star Justin Moore‘s candid moment of his daughters with their colorful confections was eggs-tra adorable.

See how celeb kids celebrated the sp-egg-tacular holiday below!

Mario Lopez kids Easter bunny
Courtesy Mario Lopez; Inset:Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

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Debbie Matenopoulos Introduces Daughter Alexandra Kalliope

11/12/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

Debbie Matenopoulos‘s view these days is pretty sweet.

The Home & Family star, who is sharing the first photo of Alexandra Kalliope exclusively with PEOPLE, has been settling in to her new life as a mom — and loving it.

“[My husband] Jon [Falcone] and I are having such a great time getting to know our little Alexandra more and more each day,” Matenopoulos, dressed in a colorful caftan while cuddling her bundled up newborn, tells PEOPLE.

Debbie Matenopoulos Daughter Alexandra First Photo
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Debbie Matenopoulos Welcomes Daughter Alexandra Kalliope

10/30/2014 at 07:55 AM ET

Debbie Matenopoulos Welcomes
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It’s all baby for Debbie Matenopoulos: her daughter is here!

The TV personality turned author welcomed her first child with husband Jon Falcone on Wednesday, Oct. 29, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Daughter Alexandra Kalliope Falcone was born at 2:17 p.m. in Los Angeles, weighing 7 lbs., and 1 oz. She measured 21 inches long.

“There are no words to describe how overwhelmed with love and joy we are over our beautiful little miracle,” the proud new parents tell PEOPLE.

Adds Matenopoulos, “This is the most incredible experience I have ever had in my life, and I am so excited to be a new mom.”

It’s been a busy time for Matenopoulos, 39, and Falcone, a photographer, who secretly wed in Greece while shooting her first bestselling cookbook, It’s All Greek to Me, in 2013.

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Debbie Matenopoulos Celebrates Her Baby Shower

09/09/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

Will it be a boy or girl?

The wait is almost over for television host Debbie Matenopoulos, who celebrated her baby shower at a friend’s house in Brentwood, California, on Sunday.

Guests played shower games and noshed on Matenopoulos’s own homemade Baklava and Spanakopita. And although celeb pals Rosie O’DonnellBarbara Walters and Meredith Vieira weren’t able to attend, Matenopoulos’s extended View family sent their love and well-wishes.

Since she’s keeping the sex of her baby a surprise, the decor and handmade flower arrangements were all pink, blue and yellow themed.

Debbie Matenopoulos Pregnant Baby Shower
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Debbie Matenopoulos Is Married and Pregnant

04/18/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

Debbie Matenopoulos Married Expecting First Child Araya Diaz/Getty

Marriage — and a baby carriage!

Debbie Matenopoulos is expecting her first child and got married last summer, she confirms to PEOPLE.

“I eloped in Greece and I’m four months pregnant!” she said on Thursday.

A regular on Home & Family and an original co-host of The View, Matenopoulos started dating her photographer husband Jon Falcone, 36, two years ago after meeting through mutual friends.

They decided to get married while shooting for her upcoming recipe book, It’s All Greek to Me in Greece. This is her second marriage.

“We had a secret eloping ceremony at a title monastery. I’ll do a proper wedding after I have the baby,” she says.

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