Odd Mom Out's Jill Kargman: Why I Started Acting on TV at 40

Jill Kargman is already a New York Times best-selling author and a mom of three, so stepping into the spotlight at age 40 for her first big role on television wasn’t stressful at all.

“I think there’s a freedom in being 40 where you just don’t give a s—,” she tells PEOPLE. “I really don’t care and I don’t have the same insecurities that I probably would have had at 20 if I pursued it.”

Drew Barrymore Brings Her (Mini-Me!) Daughters to Jessica Alba's L.A. Fundraiser

Drew Barrymore looked every inch the happy mama Saturday, bringing her daughters to a children’s charity event in Los Angeles.

Drew Barrymore Thrift Shops, Has Date Night with Husband on Nantucket

Drew Barrymore Enjoys Family Time on Nantucket Vacation

Drew Barrymore is having a relaxing summer on Nantucket.

The Blended star is spending part of the summer on the popular island off the coast of Massachusetts, and, according to the locals, Barrymore, 39, and her family are having a great time.

On Friday afternoon, Barrymore and 22-month-old daughter Olive hit up the popular Children’s Beach for some fun in the sun. Olive was spotted sharing beach toys with the other kids in the sand.

Drew Barrymore Introduces Daughter Frankie

Drew Barrymore is the first to admit taking care of a newborn and a toddler has been an adjustment.

Drew Barrymore 'Couldn't Be Better' After Having Second Child

Bringing home baby was blissful for Drew Barrymore.

The star, 39, who gave birth to her second daughter, Frankie, on April 22, says the transition has been “great. I couldn’t be better.”

Drew Barrymore: My In-Laws Are the Happy Family I Never Knew

Drew Barrymore didn’t just find love with Will Kopelman. She found the happy extended family she’d been craving – and missing – her whole life.

“I didn’t think I would ever get to experience that,” the actress, 38, tells Marie Claire’s February issue, on newsstands Jan. 14, of marrying into the Kopelman family.

Drew Barrymore Shops with Her Growing Baby Bump

Drew Barrymore has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, including her growing baby bump!

The actress and makeup magnate, 38, was spotted Wednesday wearing a loose-fitting tee and jeans during a pre-Thanksgiving shopping trip to Bristol Farms in Los Angeles.

Also in view was Barrymore’s diamond sparkler from husband Will Kopelman, who she married last year.

Drew Barrymore Reveals Her Latest Laugh Attack

Drew Barrymore is expecting her second child.

And this week, the 38-year-old star, who loves babies, puppies and staying inspired, chatted with PEOPLE about “one last thing” …

Last moment of bliss
Watching my daughter [Olive, 1] play with our dogs – we have a new puppy, Lucy. They are so sweet and patient with her. Babies and puppies, there is no more blissful thing.

Drew Barrymore's Baby Announcement Inspires Love From Readers

It was a week of wide-ranging emotions, from the thrilling news that an actress was adding baby No. 2 to her family to the horrific decision made by a newlywed hunter to end his life after a fall left him paralyzed.

Here are the five stories that drew the strongest reactions from PEOPLE.com readers this week – those that made you happy, sad, laugh out loud, angry … or left you saying “wow.”

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