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Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
This post was written by our friends at Celebrity Baby Scoop.
This is a question all moms struggle with: Can we really have it all? We got the scoop from Hollywood moms.
New mom Drew Barrymore recently opened up about the illusion of having a ‘perfect’ life. When asked how she does it all, she replied: “I can’t and I don’t.”
She added: “It sucks when you’ve worked really hard for certain things and you have to give them up because you know that you’re going to miss out on your child’s upbringing, or you realize that your relationship has suffered.”
Being a new mom to 6-month-old daughter Olive — her first child with husband Will Kopelman — Drew has had to take a break from directing.
“I can’t direct right now because I would miss out on my daughter,” she explained. “It was heartbreaking to let it go, but it was a clear choice.”
“I was raised in that generation of women can have it all, and I don’t think you can,” she added. “I think some things fall off the table. The good news is, what does stay on the table becomes much more in focus and much more important.”
Let’s hear from some of our favorite celebrity moms on the concept of having it all. Is it really possible?
Celebrity Baby Scoop caught up with Katie Couric at BlogHer in New York City last summer. “My daughters are my best accomplishment,” the proud mom said.
At the conference, the successful broadcast journalist went on to say that women can have it all…with the help of many people, including nannies, and so on.
Wedding Crashers actress Isla Fisher and her husband, Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen, are parents to daughters Olive, 5, and Elula, 2. The Confessions of a Shopaholic star recently opened up about the illusion of having it all.
“You can’t ‘have it all – it’s a total myth,” Isla said. “Whatever you are lucky enough to get should be fabulous enough. I have never met anyone with the perfect career and the perfect family life. Something always has to suffer.”
Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow seems to have it all! With a successful marriage to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and their two gorgeous kids – daughter Apple, 8, and son Moses, 6 – it seems life is perfect for the famous actress.
But don’t be so quick to judge. Gwyneth recently talked about the myth of a perfect-looking life.
“You can’t have it all,” Gwyneth said. “I don’t care what it looks like…. I look for an interesting supporting part about once a year. That’s the most I can manage. Some women can do it and that’s fantastic, but I can’t.”
More Celeb Mom and Baby News:
Angela Kinsey on Motherhood and Life Outside ‘The Office’
Mia Hamm: From Medals to Motherhood
Halle Berry: Premiere Bump in Brazil
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Thursday, October 11th, 2012
Three Ohio Cities Deemed Best in U.S. for Working Moms
Women seeking the best place to work and raise children in the United States may want to head to Ohio, where three of its cities have been voted among the 10 best for working mothers. (via Reuters)
Cancer Patient Gives Birth to Quadruplets
A 24-year-old Colorado woman who is diagnosed with thyroid cancer gave birth to quadruplets. (via CNN)
Drugmakers Tackle Health Crisis of Child Sex Abuse
Leading drugmakers will help set up psychological centers for victims of child sex abuse in an effort to counter the long-term health problems suffered by victims. (via Reuters)
Parent-Clinician Communication About Children’s Drug Reactions Needs Improvement, Study Finds
Many parents are dissatisfied with communication regarding adverse drug reactions experienced by their child, and the implications of such reactions for the child’s future use of medicines, according to a new study. (via Science Daily)
More Strokes Occurring in Younger Age Groups
More young and middle-aged adults are having strokes, a new study suggests. (via MyHealthNewsDaily)
Monday, May 21st, 2012
Cost of Children’s Health Care Hitting Families Harder
A child’s chronic illness can strain a family emotionally and financially — and children represent the fastest growing health care spending group in America, according to a new report.
Diabetes on the Rise Among Teenagers
A study found a sharp increase in the disease’s prevalence among teens, adding to worries that diabetes may progress more rapidly in children than in adults.
Fewer Girls Completing All Three HPV Shots: Study
Among girls and women who get their first human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine, the percent who complete all three doses is dropping, according to a new study.
Stay-at-Home Moms More Depressed than Working Moms, Study Finds
A Gallup survey of 60,000 women found that stay-at-home moms are more likely to have felt depression, sadness, anger and worry than working mothers.
Texas Sextuplets Improving, 3 Breathing on Own
A hospital official says three of the premature sextuplets born last month in Houston are now breathing on their own.
Friday, April 20th, 2012
CDC: 2011 Was Worst Measles Year in U.S. in 15 Years
Last year was the worst year for measles in the U.S. in 15 years, health officials said Thursday.
Birth Defects a Third More Common in IVF Babies
Babies conceived through certain fertility treatment techniques are about one-third more likely to have a birth defect than babies conceived without any extra help from technology, according to a review of several dozen studies.
TV On in the Background? It’s Still Bad for Kids
Too much television can be detrimental for kids’ development, even when they’re not plopped directly in front of the screen.
Domestic Violence May Stunt Babies’ Intellectual Growth
A longitudinal study uncovers the lifelong consequences of child abuse and exposure to interpersonal conflict in the first two years of life.
Controversial Ad Uses Breast-Feeding to Sell Cookies
The latest in the breast-feeding wars comes all the way from South Korea and involves the epitome of American snacktime: the Oreo cookie.
Working Moms’ Challenges: Paid Leave, Child Care
The past week’s political firestorm in the presidential race focused on stay-at-home moms, but two-thirds of women with young children now work. What some feel is being lost in the political debate are the challenges they face in the workplace.
Categories: GoodyBlog, News | Tags: birth defects, Breast Feeding, breastfeeding, domestic violence, in vitro fertilization, IVF, measles, TV, watching tv, working moms, working mothers
Thursday, April 19th, 2012
Nurse Accused in Baby Abduction, Mom Death Due in Court
A nurse who had suffered a miscarriage was desperate to find a child, so she went exactly where she knew she could find one: the suburban Houston clinic where she had taken her three children for checkups, authorities say.
Report Estimates 8 Million Children Hurt by Foreclosures
Five years into the foreclosure crisis, an estimated 2.3 million children have lived in homes lost to foreclosure, according to a report from First Focus, a Washington, D.C-based bipartisan advocacy group focused on families.
Think Carrots, Not Candy as School Snack, Group Suggests
Junk food may soon be hard to buy at American public schools as the U.S. government readies new rules requiring healthier foods to be sold beyond the cafeteria – a move most parents support, according to a poll released on Thursday.
Kindergartner Handcuffed, Taken to Police Station After Allegedly Throwing Tantrum — and Furniture
The family of a 6-year-old Georgia girl is upset at police and school officials after the girl was handcuffed and taken to a police station for allegedly throwing furniture, tearing items off the walls and knocking over a shelf, which injured the principal.
New York Girl, 7, Credited With Alerting Parents to House Fire
A 7-year-old New York girl is being hailed as a hero for saving her family by alerting them to a fire that destroyed their home.
Baby Bonus: Aussie Company Doubles New Moms’ Salaries
One of Australia’s biggest companies, Insurance Australia Group, is instituting a new, super-generous maternity policy.
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
Child Care Subsidies Drop When Families Need Them Most
Federal and state subsidies have taken a hit from budget cuts, forcing parents to find other arrangements to stay employed.
Getting Kids to Eat Veggies Can be Sticky Business
Researchers found that when parents gave their 3- and 4-year-olds a sticker each time they took a “tiny taste” of a disliked vegetable, it gradually changed the preschoolers’ attitude.
ADHD Drugs Safe for Adults’ Hearts, Research Finds
Ritalin and other drugs used to treat attention deficit disorder are safe for adults’ hearts, even though they can increase blood pressure and heart rate, according to the largest study of these medicines in adults.
More Women in Combat Means More Mothers with PTSD
With more female troops in combat, there has been an increase in PTSD diagnoses: One in five female veterans suffer from PTSD, according to the VA.
Mom’s Hug Revives Baby that Was Pronounced Dead
After being told her newborn son was dead, mother Kate Ogg was able to cuddle and caress her baby’s limp body back to life, astonishing doctors.
Why Working Mothers Are Happier and Healthier Than Stay-at-Home Moms
Despite the juggling act required to hold down a job and care for children, moms who work report they’re healthier and happier than moms who stay at home when their kids are babies and preschoolers.
Friday, December 2nd, 2011
Working Moms Multitask Way More than Dads — and Hate It
According to a new study published in the December issue of the journal American Sociological Review, working moms not only multitask more frequently than working dads but also experience more negative emotions.
Kids of All Weights Benefit From Car Seats
Child safety and booster seats protect children of all weights, including those on the heavy side. That’s the finding of a new study that looked at nearly 1,000 children, aged 1 to 8 years, who were involved in crashes.
Children with HIV in Asia Resistant to AIDS drugs
Teenagers in Asia receiving treatment for HIV are showing early signs of osteoporosis and children as young as five are becoming resistant to AIDS drugs, an anti-AIDS group said on Thursday, urging more attention be given to young HIV patients.
Poor Economy Leaves More Children at Risk
About 1.7 million Texas children — 26 percent of the total population — live below the federal poverty level, according to United States census data released this week.
Exam Cheating on Long Island Hardly a Secret
Charges that 20 students took SAT or ACT tests for others, or paid a test-taker, reflect the college admissions rat race.
Oops! Kentucky Dad Leaves Baby in Grocery Cart
Police say a central Kentucky father trying to load groceries and his three children into a vehicle after a shopping trip forgot one thing — his 6-month-old infant.
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
A new study from iVillage and TODAY.com shows salary reigns supreme when it comes to job priorities among working mothers—even when compared with important factors like a family-friendly work environment and job enjoyment.
This is just one interesting finding from the newly-published 2011 Moms At Work Survey. Overall, the survey paints a picture of the modern mom taking charge in both the office and the home. It seems this woman really can have it all—as long as a personal assistant is thrown into the mix! And interestingly, 70% of the working moms polled would prefer the assistant to help manage the running of their households rather than their work lives.
Additional results show eight out of ten working mothers “are earning at least half or more of their household’s income.” And the work doesn’t end at the office. According to the poll, more than two-thirds (68%) of working moms are still responsible for the majority of household chores so it comes as no surprise that 90% of them report feeling tired and stressed!
”Unfortunately, what working moms have the least time for is themselves — something to keep in mind as we think of ways to pamper mom on Mother’s Day,” said Kelly Wallace, Chief Correspondent, at iVillage.
The study also found:
- Women aren’t receiving a passing grade when it comes to healthy habits. 77% agree that juggling work and family makes it hard to live a healthy lifestyle with close to 25% of moms reporting that they are not allowed to get sick!
- While the good news is that 59% of women surveyed are satisfied with the amount of time spent with their children, almost half, 47%, are not satisfied with the amount of time spent keeping fit/healthy.
- 23% of working moms polled would welcome increased support from friends and family, and 41% want more support from their husband/partner to make their lives easier.
- Part-time working moms are closest to achieving work-life balance, with 46% reporting that they are “busy but balanced: I’ve found harmony between work and home,” compared to just 20% of full-time working moms who can say the same.
- Merely 3 out of 10 women are happy with the amount of time they are able to spend alone with their partners once out of the office.
- Today’s working mom is more mobile than ever before! 67% of working moms rely on their smart phone to make their lives easier.
If you’re a working mom, how do you juggle the demands of work and home life? Share your solutions for keeping stress levels in check.
More from Parents.com:
The Working Mom Balancing Act
9 Tips for Juggling Work and Motherhood
Real Mom: Juggling Work and Family
Chat with Other Working Moms
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