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Vanessa Lachey: ‘I Don’t Even Know My Size’ Since Giving Birth

04/29/2015 at 07:45 PM ET

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Vanessa Lachey has already bounced back after giving birth to her baby girl in January.

But exactly how much she’s shed since becoming a mom of two is still a mystery — even to Lachey.

“I don’t even know my size right now, honestly,” she tells PEOPLE while promoting her partnership with March of Dimes. “I did the fitting for [this interview] and I was like, ‘Just have everything from [size] 4 to 10.’ I really don’t know!”

Her ability to focus on her family of four — including son Camden John, 2 — can be credited to Lachey’s amazing support system, starting with husband Nick.

“It’s more about the perspective that I have as a woman and a mother and a wife and how I feel it’s not about, ‘Gosh, I need to get back to a certain size’ or ‘I need to be a certain way,’ ” she explains. “I feel good and, thankfully, from my husband and my family and friends surrounding me, I feel beautiful.”
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Blake Lively: I’m Still Getting Used to My Breastfeeding Boobs

04/29/2015 at 04:30 PM ET

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Being a walking Denny’s can be difficult.

Since welcoming daughter James in December, Blake Lively has been happily breastfeeding her baby girl. But now that she’s promoting her new movie, The Age of Adaline, the new mama has found that taking her nursing routine on the road has its own set of booby traps.

“With all the wardrobe changes, one thing I hadn’t accounted for was that I didn’t have time to pump,” Lively, 27, tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“So my proportions definitely started to, shall we say, increase throughout the day.”

And with limited time to tailor her ensembles, the actress jokes that her ever-changing chest nearly caused a fashion fail — live on TV!

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Debi Mazar: I Track My Pre-Teen Daughter on My Phone

04/29/2015 at 02:00 PM ET

When it comes to her daughter EvelinaDebi Mazar has a serious case of teenage angst.

But as they approach those infamous years with their eldest, Mazar and husband Gabriele Corcos — who in addition to Evelina, 12, are also parents to Giulia, 9 — are just trying to figure it out as they go.

“I have to say it’s a difficult moment because no one gives you the book,” the actress, 50, told PEOPLE at the 37th Annual AAFA American Image Awards presented by the American Apparel & Footwear Association on Monday night in New York City.

A self-dubbed stay-at-home parent who doesn’t have any nannies for her girls, Mazar’s current priority is spending as much time as possible with Evelina while keeping the mother-daughter communication lines open.

“I have dinner with my daughter every night, and I’ve been giving her a really hard time and asking a lot of questions,” says Mazar, who stars in the new TV Land show Younger. “It’s a very odd transition for me, but we’re going through it gracefully.”

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar: Four Kids Is ‘Enough’

04/28/2015 at 05:00 PM ET

Mark-Paul Gosselaar takes daddy duty seriously — especially when it comes to the safety of his four children.

“A big thing for me is helmets. I grew up racing motocross and bicycles and all that stuff. So helmets to me is a big, big thing,” Gosselaar, 41, told PEOPLE at Safe Kids Day in Los Angeles on Sunday.

He pleads, “Every time you get on your bikes or scooters or skateboards, please put on your helmet.”

Aside from riding bikes, other activities in the Gosselaar household — he and wife Catriona are parents to 8-week-old daughter Lachlyn Hope and 18-month-old son Dekker Edward, while the actor is also dad to Ava Lorenn, 9, and Michael Charles, 11 — include reading.

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Nick Lachey: Why We Named Our Daughter Brooklyn

04/27/2015 at 10:45 PM ET

She’s only 3 months old, but already Nick Lachey‘s daughter Brooklyn Elisabeth knows an important secret.

“I’ll come up to her and make faces and she smiles and laughs, she’s already got me wrapped around her fingers,” the 41-year-old host of VH1’s Big Morning Buzz told PEOPLE after shooting the cover of the upcoming 2015 Toys “R” Us Toy Guide for Differently Abled Kids at a New Jersey photo studio Wednesday.

“The whole daddy’s-girl thing, she’s already got me hook, line and sinker,” adds Lachey, who is working with the brand on the gift guide, an annual shopping resource for those who know and love children with special needs. (Having a brother with Asperger’s, a form of Autism, has helped Lachey understand the different ways kids can learn.)

“[Brooklyn] is the happiest baby ever,” he says. “She laughs and smiles, just the sweetest disposition.”

Already, the differences between Brooklyn and her big brother, Camden John, 2, are evident.

“Cam is a little bit more reserved and our daughter is a firecracker,” Lachey explains. “You could just tell that she’s going to have a very, very strong will and she’s going to give him a run for his money.”

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KaDee Strickland: How Having a Child Strengthened My Marriage

04/27/2015 at 10:30 PM ET

For KaDee Strickland, becoming a mother meant more than welcoming her son Atticus into the world — it also meant impossibly falling deeper in love with her husband, Jason Behr.

“He’s a unicorn, he’s out of this world,” she told PEOPLE while attending The John Varvatos 12th Annual Stuart House Benefit in West Hollywood on Sunday.

While being equated with everybody’s favorite mythological horse may seem extreme, Strickland explains that parenthood has only intensified the bond between herself and the man she met while filming The Grudge in 2004.

“I fell madly in love with him, but I had no idea just how extraordinary he was until I saw him become a father,” the Secrets and Lies star, 39, says. “I thought I did, but if a person can become a better version of themselves, which I didn’t know was possible with him, he did. He’s remarkable. And he was remarkable for me throughout the pregnancy, throughout the birth. Every day, he amazes me.”

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Drew Barrymore: Two Kids Is ‘Even Better’ Than One

04/27/2015 at 10:00 PM ET

Drew Barrymore is a busy lady.

With a huge movie career, a production company and her Flower Beauty cosmetics line, her number one focus these days is her daughtersOlive, 2½, and Frankie, 1, with husband Will Kopelman, 38.

For Barrymore, 40, one of the most important and challenging things about being a mother is watching out for her daughters’ safety.

“I think as a parent sometimes I feel very overwhelmed with all that there is,” she told PEOPLE at Safe Kids Day in Los Angeles.

Even with all of the worries, Barrymore is loving being a mom to two adorable little girls. “Two is even better than one. I can’t believe it,” she shares.

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