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Jenna von Oy’s Blog: The Birth of a Vacation

08/27/2014 at 08:15 PM ET

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Thanks for welcoming back celebrity blogger Jenna von Oy!

Best known for her roles as Six on Blossom and Stevie on The Parkers, von Oy is also a musician who has released two albums and is currently working on two books, including a fictional novel for young adults.

von Oy, 37, wed Brad Bratcher on Oct. 10, 2010, and resides in Nashville with her husband and five dogs.

The couple are parents to daughter Gray Audrey, 2, and are expecting their second child — another girl! — in early November.

You can find her on FacebookInstagram and Twitter @JennavonOy, as well as posting on her weekly blog, The Cradle Chronicles.

In her latest blog, von Oy compares her family vacation to Biltmore with her honeymoon.

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Renee Oteri: I’m Having a Baby Boy!

08/27/2014 at 03:15 PM ET

Break out the blue confetti: Renee Oteri is expecting a second son!

The former Bachelor contestant and her new husband, Bracy Maynard, revealed the sex of their baby on the way during a gender reveal party on Saturday.

“We knew we wanted to do something special for our friends and family,” Oteri tells PEOPLE exclusively. “It felt like New Year’s and the Fourth of July combined … but a thousand times more exciting!”

Oteri, 32, and Maynard used a party popper for the big reveal, with guests cheering as blue pieces of paper rained down on the couple.

“Everyone, including ourselves, had such an adrenaline rush,” she says. “This definitely beats balloons or a color-filled cake.”

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Dominique Moceanu Says Son’s Gymnastics Skills Are ‘Impressive’

08/26/2014 at 11:30 AM ET

The very first time Olympic gymnast Dominique Moceanu saw her 5-year-old son Vincent Michael do a back handspring, she was blown away.

“He’d only done it a couple of times with a spot,” she says. “But then a few weeks ago, all of a sudden, he just threw a back handspring.”

Vincent’s skill is more advanced than his mother’s was at that age — she says she didn’t learn the same stunt until she was 6 or 7.

“My husband and I both were like, ‘Wow! That’s pretty impressive and advanced for his age,’ ” says Moceanu, 32, who is married to Michael Canales, a surgeon and former gymnast.

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Marla Sokoloff on Spending Time Away from Her Daughter

08/26/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

For Marla Sokoloff, life is a balancing act.

The actress admits that it can be challenging to dedicate herself both to her career and her 2½-year-old daughter Elliotte Anne.

“As an actor, you’re either working 18-hour days and you’re gone a lot, or you’re around, but you still have to go on meetings and auditions and proactively try to get work,” Sokoloff, 33, tells PEOPLE.

“Sometimes I’m like, ‘I got this! I’m the best mom ever!’ And then yesterday I had a day where I was driving home and I thought, ‘I feel like I suck today,’ ” The Fosters actress says.

“My heart was a little heavy because Elliotte was needing me and I wasn’t able to be there because of work, and I felt the guilt that you feel as a mom. Every day it’s different.”

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Jennie Finch: How I Got My Kids to Love the Outdoors

08/25/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

For Olympic softball gold medalist Jennie Finch, there’s nothing like spending time outdoors with her children.

“If I tell them to play outside, they’ll say no, ” she says. “But if I go out there with them, it’s a whole different attitude. They love it!”

Being active as a family came easy for Finch, 33, and her husband, baseball player Casey Daigle.

“My husband and I both love to be outdoors,” the retired athlete says. “So it’s about leading by example and just encouraging my kids.”

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Kelsey Grammer ‘Can’t Imagine’ Not Having More Kids

08/25/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

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While he just became a father for the sixth time, doting dad — and The Expendables actor — Kelsey Grammer says expanding his brood even further isn’t out of the question.

“I can’t imagine not trying for more because it’s been incredible,” Grammer, who welcomed son Gabriel Elias with wife Kayte in July, tells PEOPLE. “As soon as [he] came out, Kayte and I were going, ‘Yeah, let’s do another one.'”

Grammer is also dad to daughter Faith Evangeline Elisa, 2, with Kayte, and has four other children — Spencer, 30, Greer, 22, Mason, 12, and Jude, 9 — from previous relationships.

The Partners star, 59, notes the latest addition to the family is settling in just fine. “Gabriel’s fantastic … He is a lovely kid. He’s been real easy and agreeable,” he says, adding one family member is still adjusting.

“[Faith] is having a little more trouble than anybody else … she realizes that her world has been chopped in half,” he says. “This wrinkle, I think, pushed her over the edge a bit.”
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Kevin Jonas ‘Would Never Push’ Daughter Towards Musical Career

08/22/2014 at 08:15 PM ET

Kevin Jonas is the first to admit that parenthood has thrown him for a loop.

“What surprised me the most about having a baby was how long you can go without actually getting good rest!” the musician, 26, who welcomed daughter Alena Rose in February, tells PEOPLE.

“It’s incredible that your body will allow you to sleep for two hours, and then you’re up, and then two hours, and then you’re up.”

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