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Expectant Kristen Bell ‘Completely Stumped’ on Name for Second Child

07/16/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

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Kristen Bell has captivated children everywhere as the plucky Princess Anna in Disney’s hit animated musical Frozen.

But there’s one little girl who has yet to experience the magic: Bell’s daughter Lincoln, 15 months.

“She does not watch TV yet,” Bell, 33, tells PEOPLE. “She has no idea!”

Pediatricians recommend limiting TV viewing for children under 2, so Lincoln hasn’t see her mom or dad, Parenthood actor Dax Shepard, on the small screen. Once she’s old enough, though, Bell is happy Lincoln will learn Frozen’s brave lessons.

“I think it’s beautiful to show kids how great it can be to love through fear, to love someone even when they’re afraid to love themselves,” she says. “That’s a huge message I want to teach my kids: You’re allowed to be afraid, but you have to know why … and you have to try to love beyond that fear.”

The movie’s moral of sisterly love will take on an added significance soon: Bell is carrying her second child.
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Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell Expecting Second Child

06/23/2014 at 05:00 PM ET

Kristen Bell Pregnant Expecting Second Child Dax Shepard Frank Micelotta/Picturegroup

There’s another baby on the way for Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell.

“I can confirm that Kristen and Dax are expecting their second child and a sibling for Lincoln,” a rep confirms to PEOPLE. “The whole family is beyond excited.”

The House of Lies and Veronica Mars star told PEOPLE last week how much she’s enjoying her daughter, now 15 months.

“She’s delicious. It’s such a fun age,” Bell, 33, says. “I feel like having a toddler is exhausting and extremely rewarding — and far more rewarding than exhausting.”
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What’s Kristen Bell’s Secret to Balancing Fitness and Family Time?

06/21/2014 at 10:30 AM ET

Kristen Bell SoulCycle American Express Epic Everyday Getaway Bryan Bedder/Getty

When it comes to fitness, Kristen Bell keeps it in the family.

“My go-to workout is usually hiking,” Bell, 33, told PEOPLE at the American Express Epic EveryDay Getaway with Soul Cycle in New York on Friday.

And while the actress does a lot of hiking with friends, her cutest exercise companion is 15-month-old daughter Lincoln.

“I often will strap the baby to my chest for the hike,” Bell says. (Maybe Lincoln’s the secret behind the first-time mom’s amazing body after baby?)

With her busy work schedule, Bell notes combining fitness and family time with Lincoln and husband Dax Shepard, 39, has become an effective (and enjoyable!) solution.

“[Hiking] is easy because sometimes it doesn’t actually take me away from anything because my whole family’s coming on the hike,” Bell says.

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Review: Frozen Will Warm Hearts This Winter

11/25/2013 at 05:00 PM ET

Frozen Movie ReviewCourtesy Disney

Spinning Hans Christian Andersen’s classic The Snow Queen into a modern day story of love and triumph, Frozen will be one of the hottest animated films to hit theaters this winter.

Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, the film is filled with non-stop action, heartfelt moments and genuine characters that resonate with all.

Leading the ensemble of talented voices are celeb moms Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, who star as Anna and Elsa — Scandinavian princesses and sisters who have a few obstacles to overcome to save their relationship.

“We wanted to build complex characters that are messy like real life. I am particularly proud of Anna and Elsa. I think we went for it — I hope a lot of people can relate to their journeys and who they are,” Lee told PEOPLE.
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Kristen Bell Worried She Wouldn’t Like Her Baby As Much As Her Dogs

11/05/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

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Kristen Bell wasn’t exactly filled with motherly instincts while she was expecting daughter Lincoln.

“I love people the more I know them, and I didn’t know her. It could have been a water bottle in my belly, that’s how connected I felt to her during my pregnancy,” she tells Flare in their December cover story.

The actress, 33, admits that she worried about her lack of feelings and told her now-husband, Parenthood star Dax Shepherd, of her fears.

“I kept saying to him in all sincerity during my pregnancy, ‘I just don’t know how I’m going to like her as much as I like the dogs.’”

The couple have two pups, Lola and Mr. Shakes.
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Kristen Bell: Why We’re Keeping Pictures of Lincoln Private

10/31/2013 at 03:00 PM ET

Kristen Bell Neutrogena StarTracks/Neutrogena

This October, there’s lots to celebrate in the Bell-Shepard household!

Earlier in the month, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard tied the knot following a three-year engagement, with the House of Lies actress telling PEOPLE, “I can officially call him my husband, which is pretty awesome.”

But the partying is set to continue with Halloween just around the corner, particularly as it will be daughter Lincoln‘s first.

“This has been a major topic of discussion because we don’t want to blow it,” Bell tells PEOPLE of how her family will coordinate costumes.

“We have friends that have really, really just nailed their costumes with their kids in the past, so we’re feeling a bit of pressure … There’s a lot of things being thrown out in the household and I haven’t yet decided on one.”

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Kristen Bell: Pregnancy Made My Voice Deeper

08/11/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

Kristen Bell: Pregnancy Made My Voice Deeper
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Kristen Bell is reveling in motherhood.

“It is amazing to see [Dax Shepard] with her. To have something alive that is part of both of us is a really lovely feeling,” the House of Lies star told PEOPLE at the D23 Expo in Anaheim on Friday.

Bell, who told Ellen DeGeneres in May that Shepard was the “best” dad to the couple’s daughter Lincoln Bell, voices Anna in the upcoming animated film Frozen and says being pregnant changed her experience in the recording booth.
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