Stars' Family Fun

See how Reese Witherspoon, Kate Hudson and other celeb parents spend time with their kids. By Emily Fromm

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REESE, RYAN, AVA & DEACON

REESE, RYAN, AVA & DEACON
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Romping on a Malibu beach on Nov. 6, Reese Witherspoon helps son Deacon, 2, dodge the tide (right), while husband Ryan Phillippe listens closely to daughter Ava, 6. "I just try to take care of the kids first," Witherspoon says of balancing work and family. "If the kids are happy, the parents are happy."

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KATE & RYDER

KATE & RYDER
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Kate Hudson cuddles with 22-month-old Ryder (dad is rocker Chris Robinson) during a break from filming the comedy You, Me and Dupree in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., last month. The best thing about motherhood? "Every day is a different day," she says. "Every day he discovers something new and different and beautiful. It's infectious."

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MADONNA & LOURDES

MADONNA & LOURDES
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"Madonna has never brought her children to a movie premiere," a rep for the singer said last month. But the Material Mom made an exception on Nov. 6, treating daughter Lourdes, 9, to the opening of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in London. In general, though, "I'm the disciplinarian," says Madonna, also mom to Rocco, 5, with husband Guy Ritchie.

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JULIA, DANNY, PHINNAEUS & HAZEL

JULIA, DANNY, PHINNAEUS & HAZEL
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Julia Roberts and Danny Moder tote twins Phinnaeus (left) and Hazel – who turn 1 on Nov. 28 – to lunch in Taos, N.M., on Nov. 5. "I never realized it before," Roberts recently told Oprah Winfrey. "Babies aren't really born of their parents; they are born of every kind word, loving gesture, hope and dream their parents ever had."

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HEIDI, SEAL, LENI & HENRY

HEIDI, SEAL, LENI & HENRY
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Two weeks after son Henry's birth on Sept. 12, Heidi Klum takes 18-month-old daughter Leni to a Los Angeles playground. And last month, she and husband Seal stroll with Henry in L.A. (inset). "We try to spend as much time as possible together," says Seal of family life. "We play with the kids in bed, watch TV, cook, hang out."

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ANGELINA, BRAD & MADDOX

ANGELINA, BRAD & MADDOX
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Angelina Jolie gives kids Maddox, 4, and 10-month-old Zahara the good life – but she's the one who feels grateful. "I hope to adopt many children," she said recently. "It's the luckiest thing that ever happened to me." At an L.A. grocery store on Nov. 14., she and beau Brad Pitt fill their cart with food – and Maddox.

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KATIE, TOM & ISABELLA

KATIE, TOM & ISABELLA
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Katie Holmes is expecting her first child with fiancé Tom Cruise, but the actress has already revealed her soccer-mom side: She's a regular at the games of his daughter Isabella, 12 (Cruise and Nicole Kidman are also parents to Connor, 10). "She almost seems born for motherhood," says her pal and former Dawson's Creek costar Oliver Hudson.

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JUDE, RAFFERTY & RUDY

JUDE, RAFFERTY & RUDY
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Jude Law plays a family football game with sons Rafferty, 9, and Rudy, 3, in a London park on Nov. 5 (the actor and ex-wife Sadie Frost also have a daughter, Iris, 5). Says Law's friend and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow costar Gwyneth Paltrow, "Every free minute he gets, he's with his kids."

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TERI & EMERSON

TERI & EMERSON

Away from Wisteria Lane, Teri Hatcher kicks up her heels with daughter Emerson, 8, at an Alice in Wonderland-themed party in Los Angeles last month. The Desperate Housewives star plans her summers around her little girl: "The show is such an intense amount of work that my hiatus is all about getting to be with Emerson," she has said.

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MICHELLE, HEATH & MATILDA

MICHELLE, HEATH & MATILDA
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Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger bring their three-week-old daughter, Matilda, on a coffee run near their home in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 11. "That kind of sensitivity and strength (Heath) has, you know that his child will feel safe," says Ledger's Brokeback Mountain costar Jake Gyllenhaal. "That's the number-one priority for a father, and I think he has it."

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LIV & MILO

LIV & MILO
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It's a mom-and-son day out in New York City last month for Liv Tyler and Milo, who turns 1 on Dec. 14 (rocker dad Royston Langdon stayed home). "I need to start planning (his birthday party)," says the actress. "Maybe I'll bake him a cake or something, but I'm trying to think of something I could get him that will last forever, so he can remember his first birthday."

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CINDY, KAIA & PRESLEY

CINDY, KAIA & PRESLEY
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Cindy Crawford is the big cheese for her favorite Mouseketeers, daughter Kaia, 4, and son Presley, 6 (dad is Crawford's husband, Rande Gerber) at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., on Nov. 11. What's the supermodel grateful for this Thanksgiving? "I am thankful for all the opportunity I have been given and my family and still being 39!"

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DENISE, SAM & LOLA

DENISE, SAM & LOLA
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Denise Richards gets in some snuggle time with daughters Sam, 20 months (left, in Malibu last month), and Lola, 5 months (in L.A. Nov. 15). "I'm happy with my two girls," says Richards, who is working on reconciling with their dad, Charlie Sheen. "I love all the pink and their toys and clothes. Being a mom is the best thing I've ever done."

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