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Marla Sokoloff Welcomes Daughter Olive Mae

03/17/2015 at 12:30 PM ET

Marla Sokoloff Welcomes Daughter Olive Mae
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Marla Sokoloff is officially loving two little ones: her baby girl is here!

The actress and her husband, composer Alec Puro, welcomed their second child on Friday, March 13, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Daughter Olive Mae Puro arrived six weeks early in Los Angeles, weighing 4 lbs., 10 oz. and measuring 18 inches long. She joins big sister Elliotte Anne, 3.

“Someone decided to join the world just a wee bit early. She couldn’t wait to meet us,” Sokoloff, 34, tells PEOPLE, adding that Olive will remain in the NICU for the time being. “We are so in love!”

In her November blog, Sokoloff — who announced her pregnancy in October — wondered what her future as a mom of two would look like.

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Inside Haylie Duff’s Chic Baby Shower

03/08/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

Break out the pink confetti: Actress, author and the Real Girls Kitchen host Haylie Duff will soon add mom to her résumé.

On Saturday, Duff’s family and friends, including Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Lauren Conrad, Lacey ChabertKaley Cuoco-Sweeting and Marla Sokoloff, gathered to celebrate the impending arrival of her daughter.

“Haylie was on cloud nine,” a source tells PEOPLE. “She is so excited to be a mom — you could see it all over her face!”

Haylie Duff baby shower
Courtesy Donatienne LA

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Marla Sokoloff Expecting Second Child

10/20/2014 at 12:15 PM ET

Marla Sokoloff is on her way to having a full house: she’s pregnant!

The actress is expecting her second child with her husband, musician Alec Puro, in the spring, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

“Alec and I are beyond excited to be adding to our family and can’t wait for Elliotte to be the best big sister ever (no pressure!),” the mom-to-be tells PEOPLE.

Sokoloff, who recently wrapped a guest run on The Fosters, has been considering expanding her family with Puro, the composer for Manhattan Love Story, since the couple’s 2½-year-old daughter’s first birthday.

Marla Sokoloff Pregnant Expecting Second Child
Courtesy Marla Sokoloff

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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.”

Marla Sokoloff Daughter Elliotte
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What Our Mom Bloggers Are Buying This Season

12/19/2013 at 10:00 AM ET

Now that Christmas is around the corner, we’re guessing your child’s wish list falls somewhere between this and, well, nothing.

So to offer a little inspiration outside of our gift guides, we asked a few of our mom bloggers to tell us what their kids are hoping for — and in some cases, getting– this holiday season. Very merry, indeed!

Lauren Holly Christmas gifts
Courtesy Gibson; Courtesy Sony; Courtesy Apple; Babak

Lauren Holly

Sons Azer, 11, George, 10, and Henry, 9, are dreaming big this year. Azer wants a Gibson guitar because “music is everything to me, and that’s what Green Day uses.” For George, it’s all about the newest PlayStation 4. “I need to keep up with technology and my friends. Plus, soon all the cool games will just be for the 4.” And Henry is hoping for an Apple MacBook Pro, so “when my friends come over and we play Minecraft, we won’t have to share [the game].”

Mom’s response? “WHAT??!! When I was little …”

Gibson Guitar, prices vary
PlayStation 4, $399.99
Apple MacBook Pro, $1299 & up

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Marla Sokoloff’s Blog: My Daughter Underwent Lung Surgery

08/03/2012 at 03:00 PM ET

Marla Sokoloff's Blog: My Daughter Underwent Lung Surgery
The nurses bought Elliotte a barrette — Courtesy Marla Sokoloff

Our celebrity blogger Marla Sokoloff is a new mama!

Since audiences first got to know her at age 12 as Gia on Full House, Sokoloff has had many memorable TV roles — Jody on Party of Five, Lucy on The Practice, Claire on Desperate Housewives — as well as turns on the big screen in Whatever It TakesDude, Where’s My Car? and Sugar & Spice.

Sokoloff, 31, also sings and plays guitar and released an album, Grateful, in 2005.

She wed her husband, music composer Alec Puro, in November 2009 and the couple — plus pup Coco Puro — make their home in Los Angeles.

You can find Marla, now mom to 5-month-old daughter Elliotte Anneon Twitter.
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