Crazy Celebrity Mom Roundup
It's been a crazy week in parenting news. From the bad parents who got Easter cancelled to the truly bad parent who forced her 7-year-old on a diet - even people without kids are talking about parents.
But it wasn't just your everyday moms who were making news; celebrity moms also had their fair amount of attention this week. Here is a roundup of the kooky celebrity parenting going on:
It's for the birds: Then, this, video from everyone's second-favourite Emma tipped the scales into crazytown. Alicia Silverstone's video of mouthfeeding her 10-month-old like a baby bird had everyone talking. Taking a cue from the birds - literally - may be taking the natural parenting thing a little too far.
Do Not Eat: I have a friend who has her placenta wrapped in the freezer with a sign on it saying: "Do Not Eat" (I think she plans on burying it eventually.) But according to People magazine January Jones saved hers, had it encapsulated into pill form and is taking it daily as a energy-giving vitamin. Again, I think this is taking natural parenting a step too far - just because the animals do it does not mean we need to.
Blossom blossoms into motherhood: Mayim Bialik, formerly known as Blossom, and now a star of Big Bang Theory is also a neuroscientist and has written a book on attachment parenting. I admit I'm biased on this one -- Blossom was a fave of this quirky, Jewish girl in the '80s and I am also a lightweight attachment parenting fan. Blossom, I mean Bialik, advocates for baby-wearing, no diapers, co-sleeping and extended breastfeeding. Personally, I don't get the whole no diapers thing (say it with me, just because the animals do it...) but I'm okay with the rest of it. (Blossom's colleague, Soleil Moon Frye, has also re-fashioned herself into a parenting expert as well, but without the PhD to back it up.)
So now we know, (as the Bad Moms Club says), celebrities are just like us - sometimes. They are quirky, weird, make poor decisions and good ones as well. The difference is that we all know about it. Whether it is because they seek it out by posting on YouTube, or telling People magazine, or publishing a book; celebrities want us to talk about them.
And we do, a lot. Especially this week.
Check out this video for the roundup: