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Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk FB Show Tackles Blended Families in First Episode

Today, the U.S. Census estimates about 50% of families are some form of step family. A good number of Americans have half siblings, step siblings, and/or live in household with a blend of relations. The blended family has become the modern family.

Some of the dynamics of such families was the first topic of discussion on the new Facebook Show that actress, humanitarian and director/producer Jada Pinkett Smith stars in with her 17-year old daughter Willow Smith and mom Adrienne Banfield-Jones. Red Table Talk is described as a series of groundbreaking, intimate and candid conversations. The weekly format brings together three generations of women with three very different viewpoints as they reveal their personal experiences and thoughts about today’s most compelling issues.

The 10-episode show debuted this Monday and in it, Jada and her husband Will Smith‘s ex wife Sherree  Zampino chat about the bumpy road that eventually led the position where they are now that they co-parent Sheree’s son with Will.

It’s some compelling stuff and I love that it decodes and provides some introspective look into the dynamics of a divorce, and intricacies and aftermath of it when children are involved. I love that it shows a more balanced view of the “baby mama drama” trope of the angry and vindictive mom. The show was hot and got 12 million views and close to 100,000 shares in a few days.

Check it out here:



In upcoming episodes, the trio will be joined by celebrity guests to help them tackle some of these topics! Can’t wait! Follow the show on Facebook and look for a new episode every Monday and a live Q&A chat with the women on Wednesdays.

Celebs Who’ve Gotten Backlash over Their Parenting Skills

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Parenting is hard. We all make mistakes.

Fortunately, we can learn from them, adjust and move on.  Imagine if you are a parent and also a celebrity. Your mistakes can turn into a public firestorm. In this era of social media, everyone shares everything with everyone. And then, celebs are papparazi magnets. Before they know it, a wayward teen’s IG share or a photog in the bushes can land them in a bunch of hot water.

I blogged about celebs whose parenting skills have been criticized. Mode followed up with a few more. Check it out:

Check out Celebrities Who’ve Received Parenting Backlash Online

by dailystab at Mode