Celebrity Baby Blog / Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell: We’re So Close to Ending Polio

10/08/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

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When Kristen Bell found out that polio is still an issue for young children around the world, she knew she had to get involved.

“It’s a viral disease and it mostly attacks children under the age of 5 — it robs them of their mobility,” the actress, 35, tells PEOPLE. “I have two children under the age of 5, and I can tell you, their mobility is currently their most prized possession.”

“Their ability to scoot around, run around, jump off of things — I couldn’t imagine if they didn’t have the ability to do that,” she continues. “Thinking about what my kids would be like if they had polio, it’s unacceptable. I don’t want any mother to have to think, ‘What if my kid has polio?’ ”

Bell has joined Rotary’s This Close campaign to educate people and raise funds for the eradication of the disease.

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Kristen Bell on Her Circus-Themed Halloween Costumes: I Want to Give Our Baby Barbells!

09/29/2015 at 01:00 PM ET

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Kristen Bell (and her brood!) might be joining the circus.

With Halloween fast approaching, the actress has already started thinking about themed costumes for her family of four — and one look at her younger daughter, 9-month-old Delta, and Bell’s imagination went wild.

“This year, we might all go as circus members because the baby really, really looks like a weightlifter and we want to give her little barbells,” she told PEOPLE at The Alliance of Moms Raising Baby Workshops For Pregnant and Parenting Foster Youth on Saturday in Los Angeles.

“I like everybody being something as a part of a group. Last year, the two dogs and the baby were dragons and we were Khaleesi and Drogo from Game Of Thrones.”

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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard: Our 2-Year-Old Quotes Game of Thrones

05/18/2015 at 10:40 PM ET

With two young daughters at home — not to mention two busy acting careers — Kristen Bell and husband Dax Shepard have a pretty packed schedule that leaves little time for socializing.

So when it came time to shoot a new ad campaign with Samsung appliances, there wasn’t that much acting involved because the clips mirror their own chaotic lives!

“The premise of this commercial is we have two kids, all of our friends have two or more kids, going out to a restaurant is suicide, so if you want to hang, it’s gonna be a house party,” Shepard, 40, tells PEOPLE. “It revolves around us trying to hang out with our friends and prepare for that.”

PEOPLE caught up with the House of Lies actress, 34, and former Parenthood star Shepard, who shared what adorable milestones their 2-year-old and 5-month-old daughters are reaching (spoiler alert: one of them quotes GoT!), how they celebrated Mother’s Day — and whether or not their kids are Frozen fans.

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Dax Shepard: How My Past Has Shaped My Outlook on Parenting

04/27/2015 at 02:00 PM ET

He struggled with alcoholism and drug addiction before becoming sober in 2004. She was a “good girl” who attended Catholic school followed by college.

But despite their polar-opposite upbringings in Michigan, Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell now find themselves married and completely in love.

“We come from such a different starting point, and I do think it’s probably the neatest thing about life,” the Parenthood star, 40, says during an appearance on Off Camera with Sam Jones, airing Wednesday at 10 p.m. on Audience Network.

“We live in the same house, we have the same two kids, we make the same amount of money, we have the same job … Look how different a path you can take and end up in the exact same spot in life. It’s insane.”

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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard: Couples Therapy Is the Key to Our ‘Healthy’ Marriage

04/14/2015 at 03:00 PM ET

Forget dinner and a movie. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard say they have an even better way to connect with one another: couples therapy.

And they’re not ashamed to admit it.

“Therapy is not something to be embarrassed about,” the mother of daughters Lincoln, 2, and Delta, 4 months, tells Good Housekeeping for its May cover story.

On the contrary, the couple say taking an honest look at their imperfections have made their marriage stronger.

“I used to have a temper,” says the Frozen and House of Lies star, 34, who calls her relationship with Shepard, “the Paula Abdul video ‘Opposites Attract’ personified.”

“I loved slamming doors – I wanted a dramatic exit! But he, having worked through a variety of emotional issues to get sober, said, ‘This isn’t going to work. This isn’t how I’m going to communicate for the rest of my life.’ ”

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Mae Whitman Predicts Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell’s Kids Will Be the ‘Best People That Ever Existed’

03/07/2015 at 05:12 PM ET

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Mae Whitman just wrapped her role as Amber on NBC’s Parenthood, and it seems the show inspired her to develop her own set of heroes — costar Dax Shepard and his wife Kristen Bell, who she calls, “my role model parents.”

The actress, 26, who was in Miami on Saturday to promote Aerie’s “Love Your Real Selfie” event, is so impressed by the couple’s parenting skills, in fact, she says of their daughters Lincoln, 2 this month, and 11-week-old Delta, “I think those kids have the chance to be the best people that ever existed.”

The event, hosted at the Mondrian South Beach, generated the world’s largest untouched selfie, which was created to promote a message of self-love. Whitman, the star of the current film The DUFF (a.k.a., the “Designated Ugly Fat Friend”) has especially unique insight when it comes to this ideology.

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Kristen Bell: I’m Worried My Daughters Won’t Like Frozen

03/05/2015 at 01:00 PM ET

Kristen Bell may have won the world over with her performance in Frozen, but she’s worried the film’s two biggest critics might be her own daughters, Lincoln, 23 months, and Delta, 11 weeks.

“I hope I don’t show them the movie and they both go, ‘Eh,’ ” Bell, 34, joked while chatting with PEOPLE about Crest and Oral-B’s new collaboration with the Disney film.

Worries aside, she’s hoping her daughters will love the movie, especially as they continue to bond as sisters.

“My girls get along great, which I’m really grateful for,” she says. “It will be exciting to show them Frozen one day because it’s a story of sisters. When they both start watching TV, I think it will be a very special day in our household.”

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