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Drew Barrymore Would Support Her Daughters Becoming Actors – But Not Until They’re 18!

10/22/2015 at 10:45 PM ET

Drew Barrymore opens up about the lessons she learned throughout her troubled childhood and how she finally found her happily ever after. Subscribe now for this exclusive interview, only in PEOPLE!

Drew Barrymore has already lived quite a life.

After finding fame at age 7 following her breakthrough role on E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, the actress has spent years making movies and finding her way in the industry. Yet it’s her role as mom to daughters, Olive, 3, and Frankie, 18 months, with husband, Will Kopelman, that has most changed her life.

In her new book, Wildflower, Barrymore, 40, reflects on “the in-between moments” of her very public childhood and shares intimate stories — from working on the E.T. set with director and mentor Steven Spielberg to the professional relationships and lifelong friendships she’s made with Adam Sandler, Cameron Diaz and her producing partner at Flower Films, Nancy Jovonen.

“It was such a private, quiet thing to write the book,” she says. “It was just for me. My girlfriends aren’t even in it enough as far as I’m concerned because they are such a big part of my life. They seem like just my friends, but my friends were like my first family. But it was a very quiet thing. I really dedicate it to my kids.”

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Drew Barrymore on Her Mom-Bod: ‘I Would Much Rather Have My Kids and Look a Little Worse In a Bathing Suit!’

10/21/2015 at 12:00 PM ET

Drew Barrymore opens up about the lessons she learned throughout her troubled childhood and how she finally found her happily ever after. Subscribe now for this exclusive interview, only in PEOPLE!

Drew Barrymore likes to exercise. But it’s not to have that Hollywood body-after-baby.

Finding time for kickboxing, yoga and doing the elliptical a few times a week “is more for mental,” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “I never looked good in a bathing suit, so now I look worse in a bathing suit. I have cellulite. But I would much rather have my kids and look a little worse in a bathing suit!”

While life as mom to Olive, 3, and Frankie, 18 months, keeps her on the go, Barrymore says she was at first conscious of losing the baby weight.

“I tried to go gluten-free because I thought it would help me lose weight,” she says. “It did no such thing. And I was just unhappy.”

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Drew Barrymore Experienced Postpartum Depression After Daughter Frankie’s Birth: ‘I Really Got Under the Cloud’

10/21/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

Drew Barrymore opens up about the lessons she learned throughout her troubled childhood and how she finally found her happily ever after. Subscribe now for this exclusive interview, only in PEOPLE!

Being a mom is everything to Drew Barrymore.

Her life with her two young daughters, Olive, 3, and Frankie, 18 months, and husband, art consultant Will Kopelman, 38, is “is an abundance,” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “It’s perfect and totally imperfect.”

Yet after Barrymore gave birth to Frankie, she sensed something might be a little off. “I didn’t have postpartum the first time so I didn’t understand it because I was like, ‘I feel great!’ The second time, I was like, ‘Oh, whoa, I see what people talk about now. I understand,’ ” she says. “It’s a different type of overwhelming with the second. I really got under the cloud.”

Between work — her new book, Wildflower, hits shelves Oct. 27 and her next film, Miss You Already, hits theaters next month — and motherhood, Barrymore, 40, felt pulled in every direction.

“I just got right on the idea of, where do I need to be the most? Fifty-fifty would be ideal but life doesn’t work like that. Life is messy,” the actress says. “It was just really challenging and I felt overwhelmed. I made a lot of decisions and I definitely changed my work life to suit my parenthood.”

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Happy Birthday, Olive! Drew Barrymore Shares Photo of Daughter’s Tiger Cake

09/28/2015 at 09:30 AM ET

Hear her roar: Drew Barrymore‘s daughter is 3!

The Miss You Already actress wished her firstborn a very happy birthday while simultaneously sharing a snapshot of Olive‘s unique cake topper Sunday on Instagram.

“My daughter wanted a tiger cake for her birthday. I just had no idea it would be the raddest and most hilarious tiger cake on the planet,” Barrymore, 40, captioned a candid of the confection.

Along with the words “Happy Birthday Olive,” the cake features the regal striped cat sitting with its front paws crossed.

Barrymore added, “Happy birthday to one of my two daughters, who are simply put, my whole universe. There is no end to my love for them. Three years old. Best three years of my life.”

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Drew Barrymore Shares Sweet Beach Snap with Daughter Frankie

07/27/2015 at 05:15 PM ET

Picture perfect!

Drew Barrymore posted a serene snapshot of her holding 15-month-old daughter Frankie while sitting on a beach and overlooking the water.

The mom of two — she and husband Will Kopelman are also parents to 2½-year-old daughter Olive — kept the caption short and sweet, writing #summer alongside the mother-daughter photo.

“Frankie is just so happy all the time, it’s ridiculous,” Barrymore said during a May appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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Drew Barrymore Embraced Turning 40: I Finally ‘Feel My Age’

05/19/2015 at 01:00 PM ET

Drew Barrymore‘s daughter Olive may look just like her mama, but the actress is quickly discovering that their personalities are completely polar-opposites.

“I don’t know exactly who she is, but it’s just fascinating to find out who your children are,” Barrymore said during a Tuesday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “If you say, ‘Hi, Olive,’ she’s like [straight face].”

But the 2½ year old‘s younger sister seems to follow in her mother’s footsteps. “Frankie is just so happy all the time, it’s ridiculous,” Barrymore says of her 12-month-old daughter.

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Drew Barrymore: Two Kids Is ‘Even Better’ Than One

04/27/2015 at 10:00 PM ET

Drew Barrymore is a busy lady.

With a huge movie career, a production company and her Flower Beauty cosmetics line, her number one focus these days is her daughtersOlive, 2½, and Frankie, 1, with husband Will Kopelman, 38.

For Barrymore, 40, one of the most important and challenging things about being a mother is watching out for her daughters’ safety.

“I think as a parent sometimes I feel very overwhelmed with all that there is,” she told PEOPLE at Safe Kids Day in Los Angeles.

Even with all of the worries, Barrymore is loving being a mom to two adorable little girls. “Two is even better than one. I can’t believe it,” she shares.

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