Since we are not celebrities, but nevertheless frequently share our own thoughts on parenting via this blog, we should probably be the last to ask why anyone would consider a film star a good source for parenting tips. Nor would it be mannerly to incite wanton celebrity criticism, butwe are curious. Readers, do you find her annoying? Do you support Gwyneth as a role model? Or, are you just wondering how people find the time to form such strong opinions of public figures?
by EHP on Wednesday, January 26, 2011
At Manners for Modern Mothers, we might be slow to catch up with trends in celebrity culture. In fact, celebrity news might only come to our attention due to a long line at a “conventional” grocery store, a wait in a well-subscribed dentist's office, or, in this case, much chatter in the blogosphere.
And so, we have only recently discovered a controversy surrounding Gwyneth Paltrow and her purported penchant for administering parenting advice via her blog, GOOP, specifically her recent advice for working mothers, which includes such recommendations as: (1) "condense" your appointments by having weekly spa treatments simultaneously (e.g., manicure, pedicure, facial all at once) (2) don't forget your hands free mobile phone device so you can return calls after dropping kids off at school.
Reactions appear to range from sarcastic, to disbelieving eye-roll, to partly obscene and potentially offensive (you have been warned), to “great, another reason to feel OK about making fun of her.”
* image from instyle.com
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