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Melissa Joan Hart Celebrates Tucker’s First Birthday

09/17/2013 at 03:00 PM ET

Melissa Joan Hart Tucker Birthday
Ali Gilliams

It’s fun to be one!

On Saturday, Melissa Joan Hart welcomed 55 friends and family (including 35 kids!) to the backyard of her Connecticut home to celebrate her youngest son Tucker McFadden‘s first birthday — and the unbearably adorable afternoon went off without a hitch.

“This is the first party I’ve gotten excited about in awhile because I had the energy and the time to spend on it,” Hart, 37, tells PEOPLE exclusively.

With her teddy bear picnic theme in mind, the mom-of-three started planning the perfect party for her baby boy, turning to her latest obsession — Pinterest! — for inspiration.

“My new love is pulling together a theme by posting ideas on my boards and making it come true,” she says. “It was such an easy theme to work with and it’s all doable at home, which I liked.”
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Melissa Joan Hart: I Want Another Baby – Eventually

09/02/2013 at 01:00 PM ET

Melissa Joan Hart: I Want Another Baby Matt Peyton/Invision for Carousel Designs/AP

Melissa Joan Hart says that maintaining her post-baby weight loss is “a struggle” — but not necessarily one she wants to get involved in.

The mother of three boys admits that following the birth of her youngest son Tucker in September, she felt the need to drop the dress sizes.

“Immediately after having babies everyone is talking about how quickly they can lose the weight. Really, who cares?” she told PEOPLE at last Wednesday’s Operation Shower event, sponsored by Carousel Designs and held in New Jersey.

Hart, who hosted the event which gifts military moms-to-be with baby shower essentials, feels the pressure growing as her son gets older, adding that “as he reaches a year I have less and less excuses to not maintain myself.”
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Go Inside Melissa Joan Hart’s New Nursery for Son Tucker

07/19/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

When her youngest child Tucker was first born, Melissa Joan Hart didn’t rush to give him a nursery.

In between returning to work on her show Melissa & Joey and taking care of her growing brood, Hart — who is also mom to sons Mason, 7½, and Brady, 5 — had a lot on her plate.

But now that Tucker is getting older and “sleeping through the night,” the actress decided it was time the 10-month-old had his own special place that would give him the flexibility to grow.

And what better way to unveil a room makeover than with a family-friendly pajama paint party courtesy of Disney Paint?

Melissa Joan Hart Son Tucker Nursery Disney Paint
Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Disney Paint

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Melissa Joan Hart Jokes: Tucker Taking ‘Long Hiatus’ After Appearance

06/27/2013 at 03:00 PM ET

Melissa Joan Hart enjoys a lot of family-friendly perks, including filming during the summer, while working on her show Melissa & JoeyBut she only recently took advantage of one — having her kids join her onscreen.

On an upcoming episode airing July 10, the actress’s youngest son, Tucker, 9 months, makes an appearance as the neighbor’s baby. And it looks like Hart’s little guy is a natural despite his mom’s initial nervousness.

“I couldn’t stay in character! I was watching him like a hawk and forgetting to react as my character would to the situation. It was unnerving,” the mom-of-three confesses to PEOPLE. “But it was so fun to have him there.”

It also helps that Hart’s children — which also includes older sons Mason, 7, and Brady, 5 — are frequent guests to the set.

“They love coming to Mommy’s work but it’s not to see me act, it’s because they know our craft service guy has donuts put away for them. But I’m happy to have them there for whatever reason,” she says.

Melissa Joan Hart and Son Tucker On Set of Melissa & Joey
Courtesy ABC Family

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Melissa Joan Hart Reveals Her Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss

05/25/2013 at 08:00 AM ET

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Mark Royce

After giving birth to her third child, son Tucker, last September, Melissa Joan Hart knew she would have a tough road ahead of her to lose the 60 lbs. she had gained in time to return to work on her ABC Family show Melissa & Joey.

“I was 30 when I had my first child (son Mason, now 7) and now I’m 37, so each time it gets more difficult to take the baby weight off,” explains Hart, whose other son, Brady, is 5. “My metabolism has changed so it’s tricky.”

Following recommendations from friends who had success with Nutrisystem, Hart started the program in January and has shed 29 lbs.

“The food is really good! I don’t feel deprived at all. I love the ravioli, the pizza, the mashed potatoes,” says Hart, whose renewed body confidence kicked in during a recent family trip to Tahiti.
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