Busy Philipps Celebrates Mother's Day with Adorable Throwback Photos of Kids Cricket and Birdie: 'Now and Then'

The actress shares her kids with ex Marc Silverstein

<p>busy phillipps/instagram</p> Busy Philipps with kids Cricket and Birdie.

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Busy Philipps with kids Cricket and Birdie.

Busy Philipps is celebrating Mother's Day with her two kids.

The Mean Girls actress, 44, shared a sweet carousel of photos on Instagram as she celebrated the spring holiday, posting a few throwback photos of her kids Cricket, 10, and Birdie, 15.

Writing "now and then" over and over again in her caption, Philipps ended it by writing, "then and now" as she included photos of her kids from when they were younger and from just a few months ago.

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<p>Busy Philipps/Instagram</p> Busy Philipps and Birdie

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Busy Philipps and Birdie

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The Girls5Eva actress appeared on an episode of Today with Hoda & Jenna in January, where she talked about handling her fame with her kids.

"I think it’s really complicated. And we just try to talk about it," the mom of two said. "For Birdie, who really grew up on the set of CougarTown — cause she was 6 months old when I did the pilot and she was 8 when we stopped filming the show — she gets it more than Cricket, who really hasn’t been around me as an actor. And sitting in the theater for Mean Girls for the premiere was the first time Cricket, I realized, ‘Oh my gosh, she’s never seen me in anything?’"

"What did she think? How did she react?" Kotb asked.

"She’s like, ‘This is weird,' " the star confirmed. "And so we talked about it the next day and I was like, ‘You know, Was that too much for you? Did you not like it?’ And she’s like, ‘I don’t think I want to watch things you’re in. It was weird.’ And I was like, ‘I get it.’ And she’s like, ‘Luckily you’re not in the movie that much.’"

<p>Arturo Holmes/Getty</p> Busy Philipps and Birdie

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Busy Philipps and Birdie

Speaking with Entertainment Tonight at the Christian Siriano Fall/Winter 2024 Fashion Show at The Plaza Hotel in February, Phillipps discussed her co-parenting relationship with ex-husband Marc Silverstein.

While things are generally positive between the two, Philipps conceded that there have been times of turbulence.

"I think that we just both understood, fundamentally, that we made a promise to each other and to our kids," she shared. While "one part of the promise is different," she said, when it comes to "raising our kids together," nothing has changed.

"Being able to communicate is important and necessary," she added. "And we weren't going to let any hurt feelings on our side affect how we can show up for what is essentially still a family."

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