04/23/2014 at 07:00 PM EDT
Saturdays can be noisy at Candace Cameron Bure's home in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Her two sons, Lev and Maks, are out front slapping hockey pucks. In the kitchen her daughter Natasha and her husband, Val, make a racket with Sampson, the family's barking Rottweiler.
The former Full House star, 38, surveys all the domestic chaos with a smile.
"There are definitely days I want to pull my hair out," she says, settling in at her dining room table with a glass of white wine as the sun sets.
"But whenever I get pushed and pulled in different directions, I always have to go back to my foundation – my family and my faith."