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Nicole Richie was spotted leaving traffic school in LA yet again yesterday, but apparently staying organized and keeping a schedule is one of her favorite things to do these days. In this week's People, Nicole and Harlow grace the cover and Joel joins them inside the issue in an adorable photo shoot. They also talk about how they would never dream of going back to life before parenthood. Here are highlights:

  • Nicole on Harlow: "She appreciates every single thing. It's awesome. She's very carefree, very independent. In the car, she's in the back talking to herself. Harlow's a delicate soul. She studies people. She's very coy. People say that she and I make the same expressions. But everyone says she looks like Joel."
  • Joel on whether he misses pre-baby life: "I can't imagine life without her. It was never a moment where it was like, 'This is inconvenient for us.' We're very blessed to have it happen the way it did."
  • Nicole on how she views herself after motherhood: "I think my sense of self is still the same. But I don't do things, we do things. I work around her. When I was like 2 or 3, my mom and I would get our nails and hair done together. That was so fun. And I want her I to do that when she's older."

To see what else the proud parents had to say about marriage and more kids, just

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  • Joel on how Nicole writes down everything Harlow does: "She has notebooks and notebooks full of the first time she rolled over, the first time she laughed, the first time she..." Nicole:...screamed...
  • Nicole on whether or not she takes time to pamper herself: "Do I look like I'm pampering myself? I don't wear nail polish because she sucks on my fingers. I wear my hair up when I'm with her. I don't really shop. And I only wear heels after 7 p.m. No, I don't miss it."
  • Nicole on wedding plans: "When we get married, everyone will know. It will happen when it happens."
  • Joel on more kids: "If it could be as easy as Harlow, sure."
    Nicole: Right now? Oh my God, I need a nap first."

It's hard to believe these quotes coming from two parents who initially shocked the world with their pregnancy news, but it couldn't be sweeter to hear how happy Nicole and Joel are with their new family lives.


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AngelineZoe AngelineZoe 8 years
Nicole looks so much better now than she did before she had Harlow. I hope she keeps the weight on.
charley charley 8 years
i love her outfit
charley charley 8 years
i love her outfit
bitterliberation bitterliberation 8 years
i hate her outfit
bitterliberation bitterliberation 8 years
i hate her outfit
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I haven't read the new issue of People yet, but I don't understand why Nicole is on the cover with Harlow again. It's one thing to do it when your baby is young because then you can hopefully get the paparazzi to leave you alone so they won't go to extreme lengths to get the first shot of the baby. HOWEVER, giving a magazine an update about your baby every few months? That's a little excessive, and greedy IMO.I have to say though, I think motherhood has changed Nicole for the better and she seems to be going great with Joel. I don't think that they will ever get married though.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I haven't read the new issue of People yet, but I don't understand why Nicole is on the cover with Harlow again. It's one thing to do it when your baby is young because then you can hopefully get the paparazzi to leave you alone so they won't go to extreme lengths to get the first shot of the baby. HOWEVER, giving a magazine an update about your baby every few months? That's a little excessive, and greedy IMO. I have to say though, I think motherhood has changed Nicole for the better and she seems to be going great with Joel. I don't think that they will ever get married though.
BostonChick BostonChick 8 years
I love them. So cute! I like reading interviews with Nicole, especially lately. She seems very humbled and down-to-earth. Good for her.
Jazz-It-Up Jazz-It-Up 8 years
Now I can't wait for this weeks People!!! :)
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
That's so sweet. I love Nicole and Joel, they seem like such good parents, motherhood certainly agrees with Nicole!And Harlow's such a cuttie :)
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
That's so sweet. I love Nicole and Joel, they seem like such good parents, motherhood certainly agrees with Nicole! And Harlow's such a cuttie :)
kmg240 kmg240 8 years
i love them. I think Nicole seems so grounded and down to earth now. Harlow is a cutieeeee too!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that it's really a good thing that this happened for both of them. i think that joel was always the settling down type since he was with HD for the longest time but at least you can see that he values the same things. you'd have to assume that since he was dating hilary when she wasn't even 18 right? anyway, i think that it's wonderful that they they are so positive about things and i would love to see this couple get married!
wakeupandora wakeupandora 8 years
they seem quite down to earth now. They talk about Harlow the way my sister and her bf talk about their 1yr old girl. Its endearing.However - POP! You didn't put in the BEST quote! The one where Nicole says "she looks like Joel" and Joel says "Yeah, its my get-out-of-jail-free card"LOL! that was a good one.
wakeupandora wakeupandora 8 years
they seem quite down to earth now. They talk about Harlow the way my sister and her bf talk about their 1yr old girl. Its endearing. However - POP! You didn't put in the BEST quote! The one where Nicole says "she looks like Joel" and Joel says "Yeah, its my get-out-of-jail-free card" LOL! that was a good one.
jaan_black jaan_black 8 years
awwww...I love Harlow...I think her little face is so expressive and she's precious....It's just funny when new parents explain how their baby thinks...hey Nicole, I bet she's so independent she can change her own diaper and then make a bottle lmao....I get it, she's not the baby that has to be held 24/7
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
I love her. She sounds so damn normal! :)
CherryPop- CherryPop- 8 years
Loves It ! ;D
CherryPop- CherryPop- 8 years
Loves It ! ;D
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
harlow looks gorgeous on the cover
lollipoppy lollipoppy 8 years
I used to hate Nicole but it seems like she has changed.
BriaNNa BriaNNa 8 years
Nicole has grown so much..I´m glad Harlow has chaned her
joannn joannn 8 years
Wow, how easy to keep relevant as a reality starlet. Just put your daughter on as many covers as possible to gain the spotlight
XpsX XpsX 8 years
it sounds like they're so happy and all about Harlow now!i don't see there'll be more kids on the way any time soon tho but i REALLY like to see Nicole in a pretty wedding dress soon!and sure marriage is their own choice as long as they're happy the way it is right now
XpsX XpsX 8 years
it sounds like they're so happy and all about Harlow now! i don't see there'll be more kids on the way any time soon tho but i REALLY like to see Nicole in a pretty wedding dress soon!and sure marriage is their own choice as long as they're happy the way it is right now
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