Wednesday, November 30, 2011

No Judgment Day For Moms!

MSNBC’s Today Moms and Redbook Magazine declare today No Judgment Day for moms!

The magazine’s effort to “end mom guilt now” is a movement meant to banish mom-on-mom criticism and instill some mommy pride among the mommy masses, says REDBOOK Editor in Chief Jill Herzig.
It’s truly amazing how judgmental we moms can be. Perhaps it’s because everything having to do with mothering is so controversial to someone else: do you breastfeed or bottle-feed? Do you work or stay-at-home? Do you spank or yell?

Whatever we do—there’s someone ready to judge it. And that’s why Celebrity Momsters are such an easy target—everything they do in public as moms is seen by the world and then we regular moms can judge it and feel better about ourselves.
To kick off its campaign, REDBOOK’s new Motherboard Blog Council asks moms to fill in the blank: “Don’t judge me because I …”
There are so many ways I could fill that in, but I’ll start by simply saying: Don’t judge me because I follow the five-second rule!

Congratulations, Kourtney Kardashian

Thanks Too Fab for the announcement of another bun in the oven for Kourtney Kardashian.
Perhaps this timing will help take the spotlight off of other Kardashians in the news of late.
Hopefully, this new baby will be a kick in the pants for Scott Disick on what he needs to step up to be as a father…or if not, a wakeup call for Kourtney.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Suck It, Victoria's Secret!

MSNBC’s Today Style discusses—Victoria's Secret model moms celebrate their new curves: Models Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes and Alessandra Ambrosio embrace motherhood.
So, I have learned, the big talk is all about who gets to wear the million dollar bra each year. And even the model herself who gets to don it this year is surprised that the big VS would pick a mom.
"I was asked to do it after I gave birth," said Kerr. "That was awesome. It's such an honor."
The article goes on to explain that Ed Razek, chief marketing officer for Victoria's Secret, “has long taken the position that the company wants feminine, womanly models, because that's who looks best in the lingerie.”
OK, gag me with a spoon! The model moms included in Victoria’s Secret big fashionapalooza are those women who have the correct curves, not just “real” moms with real figures.
Mr. Razek is full of beans about wanting “feminine, womanly models.” The model moms he’s using are the ones who already have big names and who have worked their asses off (literally) to fit back into a bikini. They’re about as “womanly” as a half-starved gazelle.
I’m not knocking the whole thin model thing, I get it, it’s the way women are represented right now, but don’t play the old, oh, look at us! We’re being so forward-thinking and body-accepting of our lingerie models!
If Victoria’s Secret really wants to put who “looks best in the lingerie” into action, how about representing what real women actually look like.
While I think it’s awesome that Victoria’s Secret will still employ model moms, I’d be much more impressed if they supported “real” model moms.

Work It, Kelly Preston!

Celebrity Baby Scoop dishes on Kelly Preston’s 39 pound weight loss after baby.
She’s going to be fifty this year and is looking amazing. The best part is that she didn’t go on any crash diets; she took her time shedding the extra weight. I do need to check out the program she used, Kirstie Alley’s Organic Liaison, which claims to be all-natural and healthy.
Hmm…a diet system by a celebrity? Anyone tried it?

Work It, Miranda Kerr!

Holly Baby reports that Miranda Kerr Bares All For ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ Magazine! And they question if Moms should pose nude.
I say, power to her. As a former nude model, I know I’ve been judged for what I’ve done even before I was a mom. True, I left that lifestyle behind years ago, but I think if I chose to pose nude now it would be fine. My kids see me naked all the time. There’s nothing wrong with being naked.
Why must we be expected to be something else once we become moms?
Moms can be sexy and motherly, too!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Too Soon, Jennifer Lopez?

TMZ has a photo spread of Jennifer Lopez and her latest boy toy Casper Smart vacationing in Hawaii.
The question I have is: is it healthy for Lopez, a 42-year-old mom, to be out gallivanting in public with a young guy? Does it set a bad model for her kids?
I know most divorced moms tend to keep burgeoning new romances on the down low so as not to confuse their kids.
And Jennifer was just connected with Bradley Cooper a few weeks ago.
What do you think? Should Jennifer Lopez be just as free as she cares to be with her young friend in public? Or should she be more discreet?

Kardashian Kraziness!

The New York Daily News reports on 'Kourtney & Kim Take New York' episode 1 recap: Kris Humphries moves out after newlywed life proves too much to handle.
The continuing and continuing story seems to be the demise of Kim Kardashian’s marriage, but what stands out to me is the story in the shadows—Kourtney Kardashian and the train wreck of a relationship she’s in.
She has a son with Scott Disick who continually proves to be a jerk, which might seem normal for a Kardashian relationship, but this relationship just grinds on.
I say “Suck It!” to Scott Disick on this one for always putting himself before his child. And I guess I’d like to say, “Stand Up For Yourself!” to Kourtney. Your son is watching and learning how to be a man and how to treat women from your example.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Suck It, Shannyn Sossamon!

Paging Audio Science…paging Audio Science…
Oh, I’m sorry…no, I’m not paging a department at a college, I’m calling Shannyn Sossamon’s son.
Babble reports that the A Knight’s Tale and 40 Days and 40 Nights star named her now seven-year-old Audio Science, saying,  
“We wanted a word not a name, so my boyfriend read through the dictionary three or four times. We were going to call him Science, but thought it might get shortened to Sci, as in Simon."
And heaven forbid if someone thought her child’s name was Simon! How embarrassingly boring!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Must Have Christmas Doll!

Thanks to The Bump for this toy for every Celebrity Momster’s child—You and Me Interactive Triplets!
They just say the cutest things!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Suck It, Gucci!

Thanks Holly Baby for this tip!
Just in time for the holidays! Gucci has opened their first standalone kids’ boutique. So look no farther for your kids’ Christmas shopping!
Now available:
A backpack with leather edging and a teddy bear feature will set you back $825, but the stunner is the $3,800 adult-style powder pink biker jacket!
Hurry, Celebrity Momsters! With prices like this, these items won’t last long!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Work It, Jennifer Lopez!

I’m going to have to side on the Work It side for this one…
It was the reader comments on Celeb Buzz that made it a no-brainer for me.
Just because Jennifer Lopez is 42 and a mother she shouldn’t wear something like this?
If she can work it and feels confident, then bravo!
According to our accepted cultural stereotypes it seems mothers should don mu-mus and become celibate because, well, you know, we’re moms now.
Hang up the heels, pack away the sexy dresses, and accept our roles as maternal figures.
I better go change and bake some cookies…

Suck It, Tori Spelling!

OK, there seems to be no need for words.
Thank you, Baby Center, for providing this delightful photo of a turkey, oh, I mean of…a baby.
Tori Spellings’s baby…in a turkey costume. Yum.
Ok, this one isn’t edible, but if you have a baby at home, here’s a fun Thanksgiving craft project you can make for what will be very memorable holiday photos. Your older kids will love helping to make this for their baby bro or sis – Stella loved gluing the faux veggies on the faux platter.
Disclaimer: Sorry to future 18 year-old Hattie. It was too cute an idea to pass up. If it’s any solace, you wore turkey well!
For the mom who has a few extra hours, er, days, to put together a tasty,, baby turkey costume.

Suck It, Angelina Jolie!

According to Today Moms on MSNBC, Angelina Jolie is amazing because she manages to somehow look fabulous after getting off a plane with her six kids.
Um, I’d look amazing, too, if I had my own personal stylist traveling along with me along with a nanny for each child and if I were traveling first-class as opposed to being squashed inside a too small seat with wiggly kids.
Now, it is just hearsay, but I have heard said that the Jolie-Pitts travel with a nanny per child who are instructed to stay back a certain amount of feet when there are photographers around. And the paparazzi are in on it, too; there’s an unspoken rule to not snap photos when the nanny is taking care of the child.
So, I’m sorry, Miss Smiley-Pants, Miss I’m-too-gorgeous-for-words, Miss I’m-too-cool-to-look-anything-but-perfect, but…suck it!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Work It, Christina Aguilera!

I’m so happy to Us Weekly for providing our first UN-celebrity momster post!
Christina Aguilera earns my kudos for baring what she’s got in what she wants to wear.
She’s bursting the skinny-celebrity mom template that’s been created—you know, the one that says immediately following birth you must starve yourself back into a size double-zero.
She’s being who she is and proud of it. And for those questioning whether she’s pregnant—who cares? She’s rocking this dress and loving her body. God! Rather than “slamming” her, we should be applauding her.
Work it, Christina!

Suck It, Rachel Zoe!

This is wrong in so many ways.
The look on poor Skyler’s face says it all.
“Someone rescue me from this woman! Please, please just put me in a onesie and let me crawl free and wild! Get these loafers and turtle hat off of me!”
But, alas, poor Skyler appears to have many years of being a Barbie ahead of him.
His mom, Rachel Zoe, had this to say, according to Celebrity Baby Scoop: "It is too much fun. It is like dressing a live doll," Zoe tells InStyle at the MOCA Annual Gala in Los Angeles. "He has no opinion." 
So, babies have no opinion, thus you may dress them however you wish? Break out the beanies and the loafers! But, wait…look at that face…perhaps, just perhaps, there is an opinion brewing. Watch out Rachel!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Suck it, Rachel Zoe!

Ah! A true celebrity momster out for a stroll with her adorable son Skyler and, not one, but TWO assistants!
And I love how there seems to be the one assistant who acts as a baby buffer between Rachel Zoe and her son (great for protecting from baby vomit!).
Celebrity Momster of the day!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Suck It, Kim Kardashian!

Poor Kim Kardashian is disgusted by moms who breastfeed in public.
Now this celebrity isn't even a mom herself yet, but she had some choice words for moms who breastfeed in public.
“EWW Im at lunch,the woman at the table next 2 me is breast feeding her baby w no coverup,” she Twittered Friday.
Oh my goodness! Poor demure Kim! Oh my goodness! A woman exposed her breasts in public to feed her baby?! That's like almost as bad as being in a sex tape seen by thousands! Oh, wait a minute, I...oh...


Friday, November 18, 2011

Suck It, Jessica Simpson!

Like, OMG, Jessica! You are just so daring and bold and so fashion-forward! You go ahead and give birth in your four-inch YSL heels.
Way to show women what’s really important in such an ultra-feminist way!
No worries if you gouge out a nurse’s eye (you can always buy her a new one!).
And OMG, I know…I am sooo sick of all the mooing moms-to-be out there!
You just go, honey. And, oh yeah, while you're there, suck it!
"I like wearing things more fitted," she explained. "You want to show off your bump! It's just so fun. You don't want to wear muumuus so you can moo around town."