Here's why Hollywood mothers really bug me.
Guest blogger Georgie Hockett: I love it when celeb moms say they want to "experience parenting" and be "hands-on," and then we see pictures of them shopping on Rodeo, exiting sushi joints every other day, and (my personal favorite) vacationing in Paris. The "hands" they may be referring to are the nanny's, the chef's and the housecleaner's hands ... but certainly not their own.
Keri, a mother of two from Utah, is equally irked by celebrity "supermoms." Franky, she just can't relate -- and is tired of trying to live up to this impossible ideal. "I can't remember the last time I was on the red carpet!" she says sarcastically. "On second thought, my bath mat is red."
Keri's gripes about celeb moms echo my own.
"I've always thought someone shouldn't have children unless they are 100 percent committed to parenting," Keri continues. "This means not having a nanny raise the children. I want my children to know my values. Too many celebs take having children for granted. You never know what tomorrow will bring, I know I want to spend as much time with my children as humanly possible. I want them to feel loved by me."
And since we're talking about the illusion of the perfect Hollywood mom, what's with wearing size 4 jeans straight home from the hospital?
Here are my three theories for that one:
• freak of nature
• a naturally small-boned person
• the classic "while you're in there for the C-section, throw a little lipo my way."
I read somewhere that it takes one year for your internal organs to slip back into their normal position after giving birth. Losing baby weight before then is possible for some, but not a requirement for all. For most of us, it's downright impossible! Why should we feel bad about that?
Quit making us feel inadequate, celeb moms. We're the normal ones, not you.