Hoda Kotb Gave Daughter Haley, 3, a 'Secret Signal' During Thanksgiving Parade — See Her Cute Reaction!

Hoda Kotb found a covert way to send her daughter a sweet message during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast.

While co-hosting the 94th annual holiday parade coverage on NBC with Savannah Guthrie on Thursday, the Today personality, 56, briefly tugged on her ear at one point — a "secret signal" she later revealed was intended for her 3½-year-old daughter, Haley Joy. Kotb also shares daughter Hope Catherine, 18 months, with fiancé Joel Schiffman.

"Told Haley I would give her a secret signal from parade to say i love you! tug on my ear a la @carolburnett," the mom wrote on Instagram, adding that "Hopey slept thru parade! Naptime!"

Kotb shared a video that was captured of Haley reacting to the moment on TV, the little girl adorably giggling at her mom's signal as Schiffman gave her a kiss on the cheek.

Guthrie, 48, posted her own Thanksgiving tribute to her kids, daughter Vale, 6, and son Charles "Charley" Max, 4, writing on Instagram alongside a gallery of photos: "Thankful."

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Last month, Kotb shared photos of her family in their Sesame Street Halloween costumes, with Kotb in a red Elmo shirt and matching headband, her mother Sameha and Hope in Cookie Monster–themed getups, Schiffman as Big Bird and Haley as Abby Cadabby, complete with a multi-colored tulle skirt and puff-ball headpiece.

The TV journalist and her adorable brood met up with other "characters" during their adventure, carrying balloons featuring familiar faces from the show and wearing face masks as they posed for a group photo.

"Sunnnnnyyyy days sweepin' the clouds awayyyyy! Happy Halloween," Kotb captioned the photo, quoting the show's iconic theme song.

Last month, Kotb confirmed that she had completed paperwork to kickstart the adoption process for a third child after welcoming both of her daughters via adoption. The This Just Speaks to Me author opened up to PEOPLE about adopting again, sharing that her mindset is that "you just wait and see if it's meant to be for you."

"I feel like families come in so many different shapes and sizes and as long as there's lots of love, I think they'll endure. I'm just going to wait and see on that one," she said in October.

Haley is in preschool now, and when Kotb drops her off and picks her up from the socially distanced classroom sessions, she can't help but rave about parenthood with the other moms, she said.

"One of my favorite things is standing six feet apart from the moms at the place, waiting for her to come out. And literally, she sprints out the door … and I scoop her up. It's the best," said Kotb. "When they go in, I'm watching her face. When I see her pointing to her friend saying, 'That's my mom out there,' it makes me want to weep."

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Tori Roloff Praises 'Resilient' Daughter Lilah on Her First Birthday: 'You Are Such a Gift'

Happy first birthday, Lilah Ray!

Zach and Tori Roloff celebrated their younger child turning 1 on Thursday, when her proud mama made multiple Instagram posts to mark the occasion.

"Happy birthday sweet Lilah Bean!" Tori, 29, captioned a photo gallery from Lilah's party, leading with a snapshot of the family of four that also includes the couple's son Jackson Kyle, 3½. "We love you and your curiosity so much. I love that you know what you want and what you don't want — this is going to serve you well in this world."

"I love that you're a mamas girl," the Little People, Big World star continued. "It can be exhausting at times but the fact that I can make you happy is the best feeling in the world. I love how you look at your dad and your brother with so much love. I love that you're resilient and you're getting good at going with the flow."

"You are such a light in our world Lilah. You are such a gift. I thank God every single day that He chose me to be your mom. I can't wait to spend as many birthdays as I can with you!" Tori finished.

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Alongside another slideshow featuring Lilah's "last day" taking photos alongside a blanket counting down the first 12 months of her life, Tori reflected on the quickness of time: "I can not believe we have gotten to spend an entire year with this sweet girl!! She has fit in so perfectly with our family!"

The mother of two also shared some of her baby girl's latest milestones, like assisted standing and the fact that she's currently working on a third tooth and has gotten glasses.

"She's not a huge fan of cake but donuts may be this girls thing. 🍩," Tori continued. "Sweet girl is moving all over and gates have officially been put up everywhere in the Roloff house. 🧗🏻‍♀️"

"She is still obsessed as ever with her big brother! ❤️," she added, concluding, "We love you so much Lilah girl!! Happy birthday!! 💗"

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Lilah — who, like her big brother Jackson, has dwarfism — had a health scare earlier this year, which was chronicled on her parents' TLC show. In an episode that aired last month, Tori and Zach, 30, revealed that Lilah had previously been diagnosed with influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) after a hydrocephalus scare.

Their baby girl tested positive for influenza and RSV, which was a relief to her mom, as she didn't have hydrocephalus. But that relief only went so far, as Zach "almost died from RSV" when he was a baby, and the couple was told by Lilah's doctor to make sure they monitor her condition.

The following week, Tori opened up about the "guilt" she was feeling for her children, "especially" her daughter. "We've had some pretty rough stuff hit our house the last two months and I struggle with having to attend doctors or medical appointments alone [amid the coronavirus pandemic]," she wrote on Instagram. "Without my teammate by my side. I struggle sharing my life when sometimes it doesn't feel authentic because our world is so upside down and backwards right now."

"Im sharing this only in hopes that someone reads it and doesn't feel alone. We're not alone. I get that," the reality star continued. "I thank the Lord every single day that my family is here and healthy. Maybe I'm sharing also to not feel alone. Some days can feel so clouded by what's truth and whats fear. My truth is God and because God is with me I will not be afraid. But I can still vent about it on Instagram right?"

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Kylie Jenner's Daughter Stormi, More Celeb Kids Rocking Princess Dresses

Pretty, pretty princesses! Kylie Jenner’s daughter, Stormi, and more celebrity parents love letting their little ones rock Disney gowns.

In fact, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s daughter Luna’s signature look is a princess dress. The little one wears them on the regular on her parents’ Instagram Stories, from Princess Elsa to Princess Belle.

In March 2019, the Bring the Funny judge exclusively told Us Weekly about her on-brand birthday plans. “She’s so into princesses right now,” the Cravings author said at the time. “She’s very into Disney movies. I think we might do that, but she’s not gonna know until we’re there. I think we’re just gonna keep it small, keep it family, and make her Disney dreams come true. But it won’t even be on the day.”

Sure enough, the following month, Luna rocked a Princess Aurora gown while exploring Disneyland with her parents, who also share son Miles.

“Luna had a Disneyland birthday,” the Voice coach wrote via Instagram at the time. “(As far as she knows her birthday is today. Don’t tell her it’s Sunday please. Daddy has to work on Sunday. Thank you).”

As for Jenner, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and Travis Scott’s daughter dressed as a princess while at an October 2020 pumpkin painting party with her cousins, complete with a tiara.

“Collecting memories with, my favorite people,” Khloé Kardashian captioned an Instagram slideshow at the time.

That wasn’t the little one’s only costume that month. Jenner revealed in a YouTube video that Stormi wanted to be a purple Minion with her parents, and she revealed the fun look on Halloween.

Keep scrolling to see more celebrity kids sporting princess looks, from Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna’s daughter, Dream, to Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert’s daughter, Emerson.

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Telemedicine Is Keeping Kids’ Asthma Care on Track: Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2020 — The use of telemedicine led to an increase in the number of inner-city kids in Los Angeles who kept asthma-related doctor appointments during the coronavirus pandemic, new research shows.

The researchers examined “show rates” — how often parents kept an appointment for their children instead of not showing up — over the first four months of the pandemic.

Allergists who run a school-based mobile asthma program in Los Angeles called the LAC+USC Breathmobile have regular patients they work with. When schools closed due to the pandemic, face-to-face appointments were converted to virtual visits.

“Not only did kids show up for appointments, but their show rates were also significantly higher than during the same period in 2019,” study author Dr. Kenny Kwong said in an American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) news release.

More than 90% of patients’ asthma was well-controlled during the period of telemedicine visits. This rate was comparable to before the pandemic, according to the study authors.

Compared to in-person visits, time spent with each patient rose between 32% and 62% during virtual visits, Kwong and study co-author Dr. Lyne Scott noted.

“Kids with asthma need treatment that is consistent and specialized to their individual needs,” Scott said.

“It’s reassuring and encouraging that the quality of care young patients, including those in underserved populations, received via virtual access kept their asthma under control,” Scott added.

The study shows that quality of care can be maintained when health care providers use new methods of treatment that improve access and convenience for patients, the allergists said.

The findings were scheduled for presentation Friday at the virtual meeting of the ACAAI. Research presented at meetings should be considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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Mike Caussin Wasn't 'Comfortable' With Jana Kramer Showing Kids on Social

Warming up to the idea. Mike Caussin initially was not on board with Jana Kramer sharing their two kids’ lives on social media.

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“I wasn’t completely comfortable at the beginning, but I became comfortable with sharing the kids so much,” the former professional football player, 33, said during the Monday, November 9, episode of their “Whine Down” podcast. “But then I was on board with it, and we never really discussed my reservations around it. But I’m all for it, and that’s our decision as a couple.”

The Virginia native, who shares daughter Jolie, 4, and son Jace, 23 months, with the One Tree Hill alum, 36, added that if they got divorced, seeing the little ones on social media would “crush” him. Caussin noted that another man being in the photos would be a “big” deal.

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The conversation came up while he and Kramer discussed Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox’s recent drama after the Jennifer’s Body star, 34, called out her estranged husband, 47, for posting pictures of their three kids — Noah, 8, Bodhi, 6, and Journey, 4 — via Instagram.

“I know you love your kids,” the Tennessee native commented on one of the BH90210 star’s social media uploads earlier this month. “But I don’t know why you can’t stop using them to posture via Instagram. You’re so intoxicated with feeding the pervasive narrative that I’m an absent mother, and you are the perennial, eternally dedicated dad of the year. You have them half of the time. Congratulations you truly are a remarkable human! Why do you need the internet to echo back to you what should be inexhaustibly evident in the way your children love you?”

Caussin noted that “the easiest way to take a jab at your partner is using the kids,” while Kramer urged Green and Fox to put them first in the future.

“There’s so much bitterness and hostility that unfortunately the kids get thrown into it and that’s really unfortunate,” the “Beautiful Lies” diner said. “But hopefully, I know a lot of parents that have been able to do a coparenting therapy after divorce and it’s really helpful for them because they can talk about all these things.”

The Dancing With the Stars alum revealed that she used their daughter to hurt Caussin during their 2016 separation, explaining, “Shoot, I did it. I was like, ‘You can’t see Jolie until I’m done with DWTS. … That’s not healthy for the kids. But you’re just so angry that it makes sense that you might not be acting in the best frame of mind and you forget that you need to put your kids first. You feel like you’re putting your kids first but it’s also, you’re so angry at your partner too.”

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She and the former NFL player briefly split following a cheating scandal, reuniting after Caussin sought treatment for his sex addiction. Kramer gave birth to their second child in November 2018 and exclusively told Us Weekly the following year that they plan to tell the little ones about Caussin’s struggles.

“I definitely think that’s going to be hard, because unfortunately, when they’re old enough, they’re going to Google,” the singer said in April 2019. “I personally would like for them to hear it from us first before they Google. They’ll never know specifics. That’s something that we’re not going to go, ‘Oh, your dad cheated.’ That’s not healthy for anyone to know. So it’s just, ‘Yes, this is your father’s addiction, but look at where we’re at now.’”

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Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler Reunite With Kids for Halloween Amid Divorce

Family of five! Kristin Cavallari and her estranged husband, Jay Cutler, reunited for a fun Halloween celebration with their three children amid their divorce.

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The Very Cavallari alum, 33, shared a family photo via Instagram on Sunday, November 1, which featured the group wearing their costumes. Cavallari sported a unicorn onesie while Cutler, 37, wore a black-and-white striped jumpsuit. The pair’s children — Camden, 8, Jaxon, 6, and Saylor, 4 — were also dressed for the occasion. One of Cavallari’s sons wore a Marshmello costume while her daughter was a princess.

“Halloween 2020,” the reality star captioned the post.

Cavallari also posted photos and video from their celebration via her Instagram Story, including more shots of her unicorn costume and a photo of her sons having a candy swap.

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The Laguna Beach alum and Cutler announced their separation in April after nearly seven years of marriage. Despite their split, the pair have continued to work together to coparent their children. The Hills alum told Us Weekly on Wednesday, October 28, that she and the former NFL player will also reunite to celebrate Thanksgiving with their family.

“I’m actually gonna be spending it just with my kids and [my estranged husband] Jay Cutler as a family. So, I’m looking forward to that,” she said. “Jay and I were discussing the menu together yesterday, and he’ll be on meat duty. I think he’s gonna fry a turkey and smoke a lamb leg, and then I’m gonna do everything else.”

She added, “I’m happy that we’re able to spend it together and have these conversations even though we’re in the middle of getting a divorce. So, I’m thankful for where we’re currently at.”

Cavallari told Us that she is dedicated to working on her coparenting relationship with Cutler in the wake of their split.

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“I’m so hesitant to give advice [on coparenting] because I think everybody’s situation is so different. I think Jay and I are navigating this the best way we know how,” she said. “Obviously, this is new for both of us and we’re just trying to do what’s best for the kids. I know that the kids are our No. 1 priority. So, spending the first Thanksgiving together [after our split] is important because it’s what’s best for the kids and we’re able to do that. We’re in a solid enough place that we’re able to do that, and I’m really thankful for that.”

Cavallari has since moved on with comedian Jeff Dye. In October, the duo were spotted kissing on a date night in Chicago. A source told Us at the time that the pair are “totally a thing.”

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Kylie Jenner: I Think About Having More Kids 'Every Day'

A sibling for Stormi? Kylie Jenner gushed about plans to expand her family.

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“I want more so bad,” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 23, told James Charles in a Tuesday, October 27, YouTube video. “I want more so bad, I actually think about it every day. I just still don’t know when. I’m not planning. I don’t have a time [when] that will happen.”

The makeup mogul added that her and Travis Scott’s 2-year-old is the “best baby of all time,” explaining, “She’s so smart beyond her years. I’m excited for her to grow up, but I’m really sad at the same time.”

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The Kylie Cosmetics creator went on to call parenting “stressful,” saying that she feels the pressure “to do the right thing at all times.”

The reality star said, “I read books, I follow Instagram [accounts], I’m trying to learn the best way to raise a kid. But I think every kid is different, so you have to do just whatever you think is better for your child.”

The E! personality and Scott, 29, welcomed Stormi in February 2018. The on-again, off-again couple have been doing an “amazing” job coparenting their toddler, a source exclusively told Us Weekly earlier this month.

In January, the Kylie Skin creator revealed in a YouTube video that she sees herself having “four kids” in the future. “I don’t have a timeline to this. I don’t know if I’m going to have four kids tomorrow or if I’m going to have four kids in seven years.”

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Jenner’s mindset was a bit different two years prior, however. The California native said in a 2018 Snapchat Q&A that she was “definitely not ready” for baby No. 2. “I want another baby, but when is the question,” the Life of Kylie alum told Jordyn Woods at the time. “I don’t know when I will be [ready].”

For now, Jenner and Scott “love spending time together with Stormi and making her happy,” an insider told Us earlier this month. “Travis is a hands-on, super engaged dad and always wants to make Stormi smile. She is such a happy child.”

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Caterina Scorsone Opens Up About Raising a Child Who Has Down Syndrome: 'My Daughter Is Perfect'

Caterina Scorsone knows her girls are "perfect" just as they are.

The Grey's Anatomy actress, 39, details her tight-knit relationship with her three daughters for PEOPLE's cover story this week, including what she's learned since becoming mom to Eliza, 8, Pippa, who turns 4 next month, and Lucky, 10 months.

Scorsone reflects on raising Pippa, who was born with Down syndrome, saying her "difference lit a match in my life and in the life of my family."

"When my daughter Pippa was born, I was scared. I didn't know anything about trisomy 21, the name for the occurrence of a third copy of the 21st chromosome, better known as Down syndrome," she says. "… I didn't know anything. All I knew about Down syndrome was that people were afraid of it, so I figured I should be too."

The star explains how she quickly shifted her perspective, seeing any of Pippa's differences as beautiful individuality like anyone else's unique attributes. Scorsone says Pippa's arrival "cracked open a door in my life" — for the better.

"It suddenly became crystal clear," she says, adding, "There is no standard, objective, perfect human being. The metrics of perfection are arbitrary and imposed in the service of those who fit them. My daughter is perfect. Exactly the way she is."

"Pippa is perfect exactly as she is. So are you, and so am I. The only way we lose sight of that perfection is to look for it somewhere else," she says.

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Scorsone says her life has been infused with kindness ever since Pippa was born — and since she connected with other families with differently abled children.

"I didn't really know what family could feel like until I entered the disability community and met other families that loved and included a person with Down syndrome," she says. "These hilarious, real humans reached their arms around us when Pippa was born and pulled us into the most joyful, fierce hug we've ever experienced."

Remarking on what she now knows that she didn't prior to welcoming Pippa, Scorsone says "the birth of a baby with Down syndrome is something to be celebrated rather than feared."

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Back in April 2019, Scorsone, who shares her children with ex Rob Giles, opened up to PEOPLE about parenting, saying that "one thing that changes when you have kids is that nothing is in your control anymore."

She added at the time, "You have to roll with whatever is happening and there are people that are now in your life very intimately and in your space who have distinctly different personalities from you."

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Bachelorette Alum Emily Maynard Johnson Reveals Newborn Daughter's Name: 'Absolute Magic'

Emily Maynard Johnson and husband Tyler Johnson have decided on a name for their newborn daughter!

Days after sharing the happy news that she had welcomed her fifth child, and fourth with her husband, the former Bachelorette star, 34, revealed which moniker the couple decided on for their baby girl.

"Welcome to the world Magnolia Belle Johnson. You are the most perfect addition to our family and to say your brothers and sister are already in love would be an understatement," Maynard Johnson captioned a gallery of family photos on Instagram.

"My sweet Nola Belle, you are absolute magic and I can't wait to see God uncover your personality each day," she added. "I'm so happy He picked me to be your mommy!"

The couple shares sons Gatlin Avery, 3 in November, Gibson Kyle, 4, and Jennings Tyler, 5. Maynard Johnson is also mom to 15-year-old daughter Ricki, whose father Ricky Hendrick, a race car driver, died in a plane crash in 2004 just before Maynard Johnson found out that she was pregnant.

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Alongside the happy news of their daughter's arrival on Sunday, Maynard Johnson shared a sweet video documenting her birth.

"Baby #5 ….oh heavenly day," she captioned the video, which ended with the new mama sharing her first cuddle with her bundle of joy.

"It's a girl!💕 Welcome to our world!" Johnson, who married the star in 2014, wrote along with his own video documenting the big day.

Maynard Johnson regularly raves about her husband and their family on social media.

"He's such a great dad. Sometimes I'm jealous that the boys, and Ricki, love him so much that I'm like, 'I wanna be the favorite,' " the former reality star previously told PEOPLE in 2017.

"Whenever he's around, I don't have to worry about anything. He has it handled. [I'm] extra grateful for him and all that he does because I didn't have that before. And it's such a huge help," she said.

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Dan O'Toole Shares Family Pic Months After Claiming Infant Daughter Was 'Taken': 'Peace and Love'

Dan O'Toole shared a sweet family photo on Sunday, over three months after he announced his newborn daughter Oakland Eleanor Sandra was missing and then eventually "confirmed to be safe."

In the photo, the 45-year-old Canadian sportscaster holds 4-month-old Oakland tightly as his older daughters with ex-wife Corrie — Ruby, 9½, and Sydney, who turns 13 on Friday — lean in closely, smiling beside their dad.

"🙏🙏🙏 I almost forgot about the rest of 2020 thanks to this one, glorious, perfect day. My universe finally realigned. Peace and love," the father of three captioned the sweet family shot, going on to share more images to his Instagram Story.

On July 2, O'Toole made headlines when he claimed that Oakland, then 1 month old, was missing.

At the time, he posted a black-and-white snapshot of his newborn on Instagram — which he has since deleted — and wrote in the caption that he was "praying that whoever has you, is holding you. That whoever has taken you from me, is protecting you. That however has you, lets you come back into my arms."

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But just hours later, O'Toole updated the caption, writing that Oakland had been found "safe."

"My baby Oakland has been confirmed to be safe. I have still not seen her or held her," he wrote. "To those that decided to bash me during this ordeal, tell me this: have you ever looked in the eyes of your kids, and not been able to tell them where their sister is or when they will see her again?"

"We are still broken," added O'Toole. "We may never be fixed again."

In a statement, the Toronto Police Department told PEOPLE at the time that it did not have a report of a missing infant pertaining to O'Toole, and that no alert had been issued.

Just over a month after the incident, O'Toole, who hosts SC with Jay and Dan on Canada's The Sports Network (TSN), returned to television in an on-air message he posted on Instagram, saying, "We all need to take a break from time to time and look after our mental health, so I've been away for a little bit while I looked after myself."

"Now I'm back, I'm feeling good and I want to thank everyone for your well wishes and support for me and my family over the last few weeks," he added. "Everyone is doing fine, and I'm thrilled to be here, so let's get on with the show."

O'Toole announced Oakland's birth on May 26. Sharing a photo of the newborn, he wrote, "When you self isolate long enough, you get one of these as a door prize!!"

"Meet Oakland Eleanor Sandra Newman-O'Toole," he added. "My brand new lil girl who has a million names, and all of my heart. In case it was ever in doubt, now officially NEVER forgetting 2020."

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