Drew Barrymore, People Magazine, Frankie


Meet Frankie Barrymore Kopelman!

Drew Barrymore introduces her newborn daughter on the cover of People's June 2 issue. The Blended actress, 39, posed for pictures on May 2 with her younger daughter, who was just 2 ½ weeks old at the time, as well as her elder daughter Olive, 20 months, and her art consultant hubby Will Kopelman, 36.

Barrymore says she required little recovery this time around. "I knew that I have two kids to take care of now and just kicked my own butt to get back into the swing of things immediately," says the actress, who's been traveling across the country to promote her new movie, co-starring her pal Adam Sandler.

What's the biggest challenge of raising two daughters? "Just being split," the actress admits. "They're awake and asleep at different times, or awake at the same time, and it's a juggling act a little bit."

The Golden Globe winner says Olive loves being a big sister—for now, at least. "Olive loves Frankie and just wants to hang out with her all the time," she gushes. "She wants to feed her. She's super into it. That's now. I'm sure things will ebb and flow." Barrymore wanted Olive to have a sibling, she says, "because I really would have liked that in my life."

Because of her own tumultuous childhood, Barrymore was determined to create "a real stable home" for her children. "I know when my daughter wants to swing higher and jump into the pool and all of these things, she feels safe," the Big Miracle star says. "To make your kids feel safe is everything."

Motherhood has changed Barrymore in other ways, too. After Olive's birth, she says, "I didn't think I could go back to work honestly. I didn't want to be away from my kids and it just wasn't the priority."

Working with Sandler on Blended made Barrymore realize that it's indeed possible to blend her professional and personal responsibilities. "He makes everything really safe because he really creates an environment where kids can come and be a part of it," she says. "It was a really big lesson for me."

When E! News recently caught up with Barrymore, she admitted to being more confident in her parenting skills. "You know what's going on more, so you're a lot less worried and stressed," she explained. "It's so much more work, but it is so much more calming in a way. It's just grounding."

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