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Celebrity Mom Experts Backlash: Alicia Silverstone’s The Kind Mama v. Critics

From Kristin Cavallari and Jenny McCarthy‘s vaccine stances, to Snooki’s expert book on parenting published within the same year of delivering her first baby to Jessica Alba‘s Honest company  to the numerous celebs who’ve launched maternity (Jessica Simpson, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Victoria Beckham) and baby clothing lines beyond, there seems to be a refreshed backlash against celebrity mom parenting experts of late.
Recently,  Gwyneth Paltrow and her controversial statements comparing Hollywood and 9-5 moms, and her reportedly pretentious stance on parenting were the subject of quite a few news articles.
And now, the latest celebrity mother to face the ire and snark of critics is Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Alicia Silverstone.
The Clueless star’s latest book “Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, A Radiant Pregnancy, A Sweeter Birth and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning” triggered such a visceral response from Herald Sun  writer Wendy Tuohy that she lashed out  against it and other celeb experts  in a commentary on the site. 
It starts: 

IN BREAKING news from Hollywood, parents who don’t sleep with their baby are guilty of borderline neglect, nappies are bad for babies (they should do their business “in the grass”), post-natal depression is what you get for doing your diet wrong — oh, and tampons can give you infertility.

And it doesn’t get kinder from there! Oy! Read the entire piece HERE
No doubt, because of their high profile and huge following, celebrity parents are able to use their strong brand presence among general audiences to secure clothing lines, book deals and command a platform to espouse whatever they wish. 
What are your thoughts generally? Understandable cashing in on their branding to make a living or exploiting their impressionable audiences for a quick buck? 

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Snooki is expecting her second child, due along with bestie JWoww

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi got her wish about being preggers as the same time as her Jersey Shore bestie Jenni “JWoww” Farley.
She told  US Weekly that she and fiancé Jionni LaValle are expecting their second child. The couple is already parents to 19-month old Lorenzo. 
And it was a little bit of a challenge to conceive but not that much. 
“Jionni and I were trying to have our second baby since November, so every month we kept taking tests,”  she told the mag. “I’m due in the fall around my wedding time. Busy year!”
The Snooki and JWoww star of the MTV reality TV series said she has no plans of putting off her wedding because of the pregnancy. 
“I can clarify that our wedding is still on, and we are madly in love with each other,” she said, “We’ve waited long enough and cannot wait.”
To avoid the 27 hours of labor she endured for her first delivery, the pint-sized NY Times best seller said she planned to eat healthy and continue working out with her trainer sensibly.
She said she wants to look good in her wedding dress even while pregnant. 

Drew Barrymore celebrated 39th birthday, New book made New York Times Bestsellers List

So mom-to-be Drew Barrymore celebrated her birthday this weekend with friends and Tonight Show show host & SNL alum Jimmy Fallon. 

Nice! Happy Belated Birthday!

But the bigger news is that her book called “Find It In Everything” a collection of heart shapes she captured in various scenery and objects reached the New York Times best seller’s list for Advice, How To and Miscellaneous.

Wow! Congrats!
“I can’t believe it ! #finditineverything is a New York Times best seller !” she wrote in an Instagram post last week when the news came out about the month-old book.  “I never would have thought ! I am so humbled and thrilled. Thank you @LittleBrown for publishing this book.”
Her gal pal and Charlie’s Angels co-star Cameron Diaz made the list for her new book “The Body Book.” 
We know this because Barrymore, who is expecting her second child with husband Will Kopelman, shouted her out as well, writing, “Ps ! Look who is also a best seller #thebodybook #lovemycameron.”
Nice! Olive’s mom joins our other  Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum to hit the NYT Bestseller’s list: Snooki. 
Nicole Polizzi‘s novels “A Shore Thing” made the list too back in 2010 when it hit the shelves as well.
Note to Self: Get into the ghost writing for celebrities business. 
If you aren’t already you can a stalk follow Drew Barrymore on Instagram to keep up with her fabulous life!
I love that our Bellyitch moms stay on their grind while pregnant. Yass, moms! Yass!



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