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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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