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Christina Applegate: ‘I Barely Survived’ the Terrible Twos

07/31/2015 at 08:00 PM ET

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Like most moms, Christina Applegate discovered that getting through the terrible twos is no easy feat.

“I barely survived,” Applegate tells PEOPLE, admitting that even though her daughter Sadie Grace is now 4½ years old, things haven’t gotten much easier.

“The fours are pretty gnarls too. She is pushing so many boundaries right now. I say, ‘Please put that down. Please put that down. Please put that down.’ It’s crazy man.”

But she is also enjoying some of the perks that come with having a little girl — like being able to take her to lunch and spend quality girl time together.

“My favorite time is just when it’s the two of us and we are having lunch and talking,” shares Applegate.

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Drew Lachey on His Daughter Dating: The Boys Have ‘Been Warned’

07/31/2015 at 12:00 PM ET

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Aw, they grow up so fast!

Drew Lachey spoke to PEOPLE about daughter Isabella Claire‘s love life while attending a hot yoga class sponsored by Bud Light’s #UpForWhatever campaign on Tuesday.

“It’s crazy that she’s halfway through her time in your house,” brother Nick Lachey, 41, said to Drew, 38.

He responded: “Yeah, I don’t want to talk about it.”

Drew admits that Isabella, 9, is getting older — and dating will soon be just around the corner. Luckily, their hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, is a small enough city where “everybody knows each other,” so he has already talked to parents of the boys in her grade.

“They know,” he jokes. “They’ve already been warned. [I’m going to] kill somebody [when she starts dating].”

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Salma Hayek Turns Premiere into Mom-Daughter ‘Date Night’ with Valentina

07/30/2015 at 10:55 AM ET

It was ladies’ night out for Salma Hayek.

On Wednesday, the actress brought her daughter Valentina Paloma, 7½, as her date to the Los Angeles premiere of the animated film Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet, which Hayek produced.

“It’s actually a grandmother-mother-daughter date night,” Hayek, 48, told PEOPLE before the screening, which took place at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. “My mom is also here. This film is for everybody.”

Clad in a Balenciaga dress and Gucci shoes, Hayek — who lends her voice as one of the characters in the film — not only allowed Valentina to attend the screening but also introduced her to some of her favorites on the red carpet.

“She’s excited to see [the movie] again and show it to her friends, but she’s also excited because we have a lot of people from the Disney Channel here,” jokes Hayek.

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Savannah Guthrie Makes Matt Lauer FaceTime with Her Daughter Every Morning

07/28/2015 at 05:00 PM ET

Savannah Guthrie is one proud mom — and for his sake, Matt Lauer better agree.

The Today show hosts stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday and exchanged funny stories about Guthrie’s daughter Vale, who will celebrate her first birthday in August.

“I see pictures [of Vale] every morning, [Savannah] comes on the set at 6:30 a.m.,” says Lauer. “We actually FaceTime with Vale at 6:45 every morning.”

“I’ll be like, ‘Look — here she is at the Stop & Shop!” jokes Guthrie, 43. “Isn’t that adorable?”

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Uma Thurman: I’m ‘Madly in Love’ with My Children

07/24/2015 at 05:30 PM ET

Maya Thurman-Hawke, Uma Thurman‘s 16-year-old daughter, shocked at her 2015 CFDA Awards red carpet debut, wearing a gorgeous Zac Posen dress, minimal makeup, and looking exactly like her mother.

“Well, she never left the room at the hospital, so they didn’t switch her!” Thurman, 45, tells PEOPLE.

“I’m madly in love with all of my children and very proud of them,” the actress, who is also mom to 13-year-old son Levon Roan and 3-year-old daughter Luna, says. “I think they conduct themselves with a lot of dignity and respect for others. It’s all a parent could dream of.”

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Rebecca Gayheart: I Want My Girls to Know Giving Back Is ‘a Part of Life’

07/23/2015 at 02:00 PM ET

Rebecca Gayheart wants to teach her daughters the gift of giving back.

“Every kid deserves to have back-to-school clothes, backpacks, diapers, car seats [and] cribs,” the actress told PEOPLE at the Baby2Baby Back to School event at The Grove, where the organization partnered with Chrysalis and gifted 46 low-income families with $150 toward shopping for supplies.

“To me, it’s insane that in America there are children going without those very, very basic essentials and it breaks my heart. Anything I can do to help, I will,” Gayheart, 43, says.

At a young age, the mom of two was taught the importance of giving back and is hoping to instill that knowledge in Georgia Geraldine, 3½, and Billie Beatrice, 5, her daughters with her husband, The Last Ship star Eric Dane.

“My mom’s point of view was, ‘You always have more than someone else and you can always help someone else,’ ” Gayheart explains. “It didn’t matter how much we had, you could always help someone.”

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Jenn Brown Debuts Body After Baby: The Last 15 Lbs. Were ‘Frustrating’

07/21/2015 at 03:55 PM ET

Television host Jenn Brown and husband Wes Chatham happily welcomed baby boy John Nash into their lives last November.

While being a mommy has been “the best thing in the world” for Brown, getting back into shape proved to be a bit of a struggle.

“I had an extra 15 lbs. or so that no matter what I was eating — [and] I was working out — I just couldn’t get it off,” she tells PEOPLE. “That for me was frustrating.”

Despite friends telling her nursing would help melt the extra weight off, it just wasn’t happening. After Brown stopped breastfeeding, she turned to USANA Reset, a weight-management program that replaces meals with nutritional shakes and bars.

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