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Eva Mendes: Why We Named Our Daughter Esmeralda Amada

11/25/2014 at 04:00 PM ET

Eva Mendes believed motherhood meant saying goodbye to the night life.

However, the new mom has quickly discovered she couldn’t have been more wrong.

“I thought my wild nights were over, but these are some of the wildest nights I’ve ever had,” the actress tells Violet Grey‘s digital magazine, The Violet Files, as part of her first photo shoot since delivering her daughter.

But she’s not going at it alone: It didn’t take long for the first-time mom to find a strong support system to get her through those all-nighters.

“I go to BabyCenter.com and read the comment section from other mothers because I find so much solace in that,” she says of her favorite online forum.

“Just knowing that I’m not alone out there and that other moms have gone through the same thing can at least get me through the night. I’m doing it without a nanny for now but I’m open to the idea of having a nanny in the future. For me that part of being a mother at this early stage is the struggle of not being able to sleep and not knowing what I’m doing and really going through it with her and battling out those nights.”

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Why Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Plan to Focus on Their Firstborn

11/25/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

With a second baby on the way, Kristen Bell‘s growing belly is naturally the center of attention.

“We goof off and make a lot of jokes about it in our household and I think that’s what keeps it fun and light,” Bell tells PEOPLE about her baby bump. “Pregnancy is certainly a weird and strange metamorphosis.”

And with a work schedule that hasn’t stopped, the mom-to-be and her husband, Dax Shepard, couldn’t resist highlighting Bell’s burgeoning belly in their Samsung holiday ad.

“Why is yours twice as big as mine?” asks the Parenthood actor about his wife’s festive stocking in the commercial. “I’m stocking for two,” the House of Lies actress quips.

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Why Alyson Hannigan’s Daughters Might Miss Her Sofia the First Role

11/24/2014 at 04:00 PM ET

Alyson Hannigan has always been drawn to animation, but it was her Buffy the Vampire Slayer director, Joss Whedon, who put the connection best.

“I think Joss put it perfectly when he said, ‘I feel like if we opened you up, a cartoon would just pop out,’ ” Hannigan tells PEOPLE. “I think that’s the most fitting description of me.”

Now the former How I Met Your Mother star is meeting her ‘toon destiny with a guest-voice role on Disney Channel’s Sofia the First in a new episode premiering Dec. 12 at 9 a.m.

Hannigan plays Winter, a gentle faun who yearns for a special ability — only to realize she was special all along. (Awwwwww.)

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Gavin Rossdale: My Older Sons ‘Just Love’ Baby Apollo

11/23/2014 at 03:20 PM ET

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Gavin Rossdale is a man on the run.

Becoming a dad again has been an exhilarating experience for the British rocker, but with his new album and busy touring schedule, he says there aren’t enough hours in the day.

“I am touring now and about to begin another world tour in February,” Rossdale, 49, told PEOPLE during the Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic gala at Florida’s Boca Raton Resort & Club on Saturday night. “I hate to be away from my boys. I really miss them.”

The Bush frontman said he loves to watch his older sons Kingston, 8½, and Zuma, 6, dote on their baby brotherApollo, 9 months.

“Apollo is so small that the older brothers love to protect him,” Rossdale said. “They were very happy when he was born. They just love him. There is no jealousy because they really care about him.”

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Jennifer Garner: Why I Wanted My Girls to Take Karate

11/20/2014 at 12:15 PM ET

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Sydney Bristow would be proud: Jennifer Garner‘s girls are learning to master martial arts.

The actress, 42, wants her daughters to embrace their “femininity” by playing with baby dolls and knowing how to bake.

However, she also wants Violet, 9 next month, and Seraphina, 5½, “to be able to kick a guy’s ass,” she told reporters on the red carpet at the 2nd annual Save the Children Illumination Gala.

“That’s why they’ve been taking karate since they were little!”

But book smarts are equally important to Garner. “I want my girls to love math and I want them to think that being a scientist is the coolest job on the planet,” she said at the event, which honored her husband, Ben Affleck.

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Soleil Moon Frye: Life with Three Kids Is ‘Definitely an Adventure’

11/20/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

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Now that she’s a mom of three, Soleil Moon Frye admits life can be a little hectic.

“It’s crazy and it’s amazing to be going through it all over again, but it’s definitely an adventure,” Frye, who recently welcomed her now 9-month-old son, Lyric Sonny Roads, told PEOPLE at the TOMS for Target Holiday Partnership event on Nov. 12.

Luckily for Frye, her daughters Poet Sienna Rose, 9, and Jagger Joseph Blue, 6½ — who joined their mom for a night out in L.A. — have been a huge help.

“It’s so crazy now with three, juggling, but then I have these two little helpers that are constantly my support system,” shares Frye, 38.

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Kourtney Kardashian: Why I Won’t Have a Home Birth

11/19/2014 at 03:30 PM ET

Keeping up with a newborn isn’t easy, but Kourtney Kardashian is happy to take on the challenge by herself.

When the reality star welcomes her third child in December, the mom-to-be already has plans in place to take a serious time out.

“I love doing everything myself at the beginning,” Kardashian, 35, says in the December/January issue of Fit Pregnancy.

“I’m not getting a baby nurse. I take two months off and no one is allowed to bother me or talk to me about anything work-related — or maybe three months this time.”

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