Monday, April 30, 2012

Jennifer Garner Makes Me Think We Need a Breastfeeding Award

Jennifer Garner has embraced the role of Mom, but does look forward to the relative peace of a movie set in her future.

Perezitos reports that having not performed in over a year, Garner’s own mother was surprised when she received a CinemaCon award recently.

"I told my mom the other day I was getting this award…and I was excited and feeling proud and thought she was going to be proud, and then there was this pause on the other end of the line. She said, 'Jennifer, do these people know you haven't worked in the last year?' I said, 'Yeah, I feel they probably know what I've been up to. I haven't stepped foot on a set. You are correct, mom.'

She said, 'Can they take this back? Because every time I talk to you, you are breastfeeding, you are running car pool, you are on the library committee — you are not acting!' I said it's not all about the now, it's things you've done in the past or in the future, and she was like, 'Honey, you have a weird job.'"

I’m thinking that maybe there should be a best brestfeeding award. I’m not quite sure how a winner would be selected though. 

I think I would definitely like to nominate myself. In eight years there has only been a short break in between my first and second child when I wasn’t nursing. Of course, I know if we are just basing the award on longevity that I would be quickly beaten.

And, of course, I don’t want to leave out the bottle-feeders. I know where this is heading…there can be no “best mom” contest because we all would need to win in some sub-category.

Ah, I’ll just send a coffee mug that says “Super Mom” to every mother in the world!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Is Snookie a Fat Bully?

So interesting to really see celebrity moms’ personalities come shining through so clearly when talking about their babies.

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi explained to UsMagazine how her baby will definitely be a “Jersey” baby meaning the poor child will be forced into Guido or Guidette fashions soon upon arrival.

But it’s another comment she made regarding Jessica Simpson that made me cringe: "I would die if I were her size," Polizzi said.

Umm…why is it that pregnant women who gain more weight than others are seriously considered as being wrong? If we can’t lighten up about our bodies and other moms even during pregnancy, what hope do we have for normal body acceptance?

Good gravy! Every body is different and beautiful. Didn’t we learn this when we were kids? I can understand us all having our deeply entrenched mucked-up ideas about body image, but isn’t that something we usually either hide or talk about in hopes of healing it?

Are we really still at a place and time where we think it’s funny to make jokes about peoples’ bodies? Doesn’t that kind of fall into this whole category of bullying, which I thought people were against?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Nadya Suleman's Troubles Continue

In the latest Octomom news, Nadya Sulemon is the center of an investigation into her children’s welfare.

TMZ has posted pictures of Suleman’s house taken by her longtime friend and hairstylist who was concerned for the children when she went to style Suleman’s hair.

I will agree that some of the photos are troublesome, but the La Habra cops and the Orange County Department of Children and Family Services investigated and found that the children were safe.

One picture shows two children pooping in a portable training toilet in the backyard. We're told the plumbing in the house is shot, and only one toilet is operational. 

Another photo shows Octo just after she got her hair done. What's shocking is that she locked her kids in the bedroom by propping a chair against the door so they couldn't get out.

Yet another pic shows the children's bedroom, with 2 cribs and a mattress. Stephanie told cops some of the kids are forced to sleep on the floor.

And there's more ... a pic shows some of the kids in the backyard, barefoot, dirty and wearing no pants.

The part about the no pants doesn’t really seem to spell trouble to me. I often let my kids run around the house pantless if they wish.

I guess this all is most disturbing because Suleman is on public assistance and in serious money trouble but she is willing to spend five-hundred-dollars on a haircut.

Honestly, I can’t imagine what Suleman’s daily life must be like. It doesn’t really seem humanly possible to care for that many kids by oneself without them running around a little bit dirty once in a while.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Awkward Pregnancy Photos

While the moms in these pictures may not be celebrity moms yet, who knows now that their photos are being seen worldwide, they may just end up as Celebrity Momsters.

Ivillage shares the best of Awkward Family Photos’ pregnant women pictures. The ones that really stand out are usually the ones with the dads trying to outshine the moms!

I can’t help but think that most of these photos’ ideas came from the fathers, but who knows? Maybe there is a mother out there who thought a picture of her husband looking at her adoringly over a tire would be sweet. And what mother-to-be wouldn’t want the world to know her husband has a gun and isn’t afraid to use it?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Jessica Simpson Knows What She Likes and Isn't Afraid To Say So

I think I can learn a thing or two from Celebrity Momster Jessica Simpson.

Simpson is just totally unafraid of what people think of her; she says what she feels and just loves her awesome life.

Simpson has no qualms about sharing her fashion dream in a tweet: "I just woke up from a dream that I wore a leopard caftan in the hospital. Fabulous!! Now I need to find one!"

Man. I strive to be honest with the world. Maybe I’m just sharing the wrong things. Maybe people don’t really care about deep life struggles and all that heavy duty stuff.

Perhaps I should embrace my inner feminine-female and get into fashion.

Simpson looks forward to the days after baby when she can slip back into more appropriate footwear for her lifestyle: "I can't wait for the day I can walk in heels again!" she tweeted. "My feet feel homesick!"

Platform sandals might look out of place dropping off my kids and picking them up at school.

I think I need to find a place to go where heels would be appropriate and rock them out.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Christina Applegate Still Rocks Maternity Jeans

Wahoo! I love this idea of sharing what maternity clothes moms still wear long after their pregnancies have ended.

Ivillage reports on Christina Applegate, an awesome Celebrity Momster, who admits that a year after baby, "I still wear maternity jeans," she told US Weekly. "They're so comfortable." 

I have an awesome cream-colored silky maternity sweater I got from Target that I still wear. I actually remember buying it and thinking, this doesn’t look like a maternity sweater! I’m totally going to be able to wear this after baby!

And it’s so true that some of my maternity shorts with the little stretchy waistband are totally cute and may end up slung around my hips this summer. Of course, this ability to wear maternity fashions postpartum may have a little bit to do with how cute and stylish maternity clothes have become.

When I think about the maternity wear my mother had to endure, I don’t think I’d be caught wearing a tent dress even when I was pregnant…

What maternity items do you still wear?

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hedid Klum Talks Honestly About Plastic Surgery

I was about to jump to judgment of Heidi Klum when I read on Radar that even though she’s against plastic surgery now, she said to Allure Magazine, “Ask me again when I’m 65, but…I’m proud to be able to say, in this day and age, I haven’t done anything.”

It’s easy to say we’re anti-anything when we ourselves don’t need the particular thing.

Like a gorgeous supermodel who’s twenty can easily stand and say, “I’m against plastic surgery.”

Well, sure, because she looks great and knows it and clearly has no need of “help.” But what about when she starts to see a few wrinkles creeping in around her eyes, or in between her eyebrows or her throat?

So I give credit to Klum for being honest; she’s happy with how she looks now as she nears forty, but she doesn’t know how her feelings may change as the inevitable aging process sets in.

Klum honestly talks about how she feels and she has a right to do that even though she’s a supermodel: “I don’t want to name names, but it’s like, Wow, I remember you five years ago, looking to me so beautiful, and now it’s like…who is this person?  And I know girls half my age who do it. What are they gonna do at 40 or 50, when the s**t really hits the fan?”

It boils down to that we all need to make our own decisions and live with them. And we’re even allowed to change our minds. Yes, others may brand us hypocrites, but they’ll do that anyway.

Stand up for what you believe in, regardless of what others will say about you, Celebrity Momsters (and that goes for all of us)!