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Elisa Donovan: Motherhood Has ‘Stretched Me in Ways I Never Imagined’

06/15/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

Elisa Donovan is crazy busy — and that’s just the way she likes it.

The 44-year-old actress, mother to 3-year-old Scarlett and PEOPLE.com blogger just starred in The Dog Who Saved Summer (the sixth installment in the series is out now on DVD), will appear in a darker film later this year and still has time to take her daughter to museums.

“I hope that I create an image of a full woman for Scarlett, a woman who has goals and desires and thoughts of her own, but whose primary purpose is being her mom,” Donovan tells PEOPLE.

The Clueless star opens up to PEOPLE about her devotion to both work and motherhood, why one precocious daughter might be enough and husband Charlie Bigelow‘s tea party skills.

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Jimmy Fallon: My Second Daughter Wears Nothing but Hand-Me-Downs

06/12/2015 at 12:30 PM ET

When Jimmy Fallon became a dad for the first time to daughter Winnie Rose, now 2, The Tonight Show host and wife Nancy had endless new outfits to dress her in.

But when it comes to their second daughter, Frances Cole, hand-me-downs are twice as nice.

“Poor Franny has no original clothes,” Fallon tells PEOPLE of the couple’s 6-month-old baby girl.

“Every single thing you’re like, ‘Aww, I remember when Winnie used to wear that,’ and she’s already rolling her eyes like, ‘When am I getting my own things?’ ”

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Courtesy Jimmy Fallon; Inset: Douglas Gorenstein/N

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Natalie Zea Expecting First Child

06/11/2015 at 10:20 PM ET

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Actress Natalie Zea is expecting a baby with her husband, actor Travis Schuldt, PEOPLE has exclusively learned.

Zea, 40, who attended the premiere of her new movie, Too Late, with John Hawkes, at the L.A. Film Festival Thursday night, is due in the fall, the actress’s rep confirms to PEOPLE.

After 10 years together, the couple — who met when they costarred in the soap opera Passions — got engaged in Kauai, Hawaii, in 2013, and married last summer.

This is the first child for both Schuldt, 40, best know as Keith Dudemeister on Scrubs, and Zea, a Justified alum who also starred as Claire Matthews on The Following.

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Carrie Underwood: Why Motherhood Is ‘Easier Than I Thought’

06/11/2015 at 10:00 PM ET

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Carrie Underwood prepared for the worst while she was pregnant, but baby Isaiah Michael has exceeded all of her expectations.

“I think I honestly expected — it’s gonna sound weird — but I expected the worst,” she tells PEOPLE, fresh off her history-making sweep at Wednesday’s CMT Music Awards. “I’ve never been around babies before, to be honest, but he’s so laid-back!”

The country singer says both she and husband Mike Fisher have been pleasantly surprised by how easily the three and a half months since their son’s birth have gone.

“We’re laid-back parents and he’s a laid-back baby and … it surprised me that it’s a little easier than I thought it was gonna be,” Underwood, 32, says. “I think I just expected, like, screaming, crying baby all the time, and he’s just happy and smiley and gorgeous.”

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Kimberly Caldwell: My Daughter Is ‘Wiggling Around Like Crazy’

06/11/2015 at 05:30 PM ET

It’s going to be a busy summer for Kimberly Caldwell.

The American Idol alum is set to welcome a little girl in the fall, and she and husband Jordan Harvey — who are both “anxiously awaiting her arrival” — have been “putting the final touches on her nursery,” she tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Showing off her sweet pregnancy look in a new photo, the singer, 33, says she’s also “looking forward to keeping up with my growing baby bump in style” this summer.

“We are finally past the halfway mark at 21 weeks, and Baby Harlow is wiggling around like crazy,” adds the mom-to-be.

Caldwell told PEOPLE in May that she was expecting her first child, a daughter the couple have already named Harlow Monroe.

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Kimberly Caldwell

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Ali Wentworth on Encouraging Positive Body Image: ‘I’m Naked Around My Kids’

06/11/2015 at 03:45 PM ET

Comedian Ali Wentworth‘s latest book Happily Ali After delves into the hilarious pitfalls of aging (turns out, when your husband is called a “sexual icon,” you can be driven to Botox!), but once you hear how she teaches her daughters Elliot, 12 and Harper, 10, about healthy body image, you’ll want to take a page out of her real-life book, too.

“I’m naked around my kids,” Wentworth tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “I don’t parade, but they’ll come in and talk to me in the shower … I embrace it and teach them not to be ashamed of their bodies in general, no matter what they look like.”

She continues, “I grew up in a household where we didn’t talk about anything like that. As I got older, I thought, ‘I don’t think there’s anything wrong with this.’ All of that repressed WASPy stuff doesn’t work for me.”

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Proud Dad Chris Pratt on 2-Year-Old Son Jack: ‘He’s Funny and Smart and Very Independent’

06/11/2015 at 11:30 AM ET

With Chris Pratt and Anna Faris as his parents, it’s no surprise the couple’s little boy also has a funny streak.

“He’s funny and smart and very independent,” the Jurassic World star tells PEOPLE about his son Jack, 2.

“Sometimes I see [Anna] in him and sometimes I see myself, and sometimes I see someone that is totally his own thing. He also is his own person.”

In the last year, Pratt promoted Guardians of the Galaxy and shot Jurassic nearly back-to-back, and dad and son stayed in close contact through “FaceTime, phone calls, videos, pictures, Skype and things like that,” says the actor. “He’s becoming very vocal, and things he’s saying now are just really special. Every day it’s something new.”

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