A Few Thoughts on: Education, Gwyneth Paltrow and World Vision

Things were very quiet here on the blog last week.  I was around but, I was quite crazy from a lack of sleep due to my 7 - year - old's month-long bout with insomnia.  As you can imagine, when your child can't get to sleep or stay asleep, you don't get to sleep much either.  Some nights we slept a total of two hours and by last week it had all caught up with me.  I was pretty much incapable of carrying on a conversation for longer than five minutes so, obviously writing blog posts was out of the question. ...more

The Trouble with Gwyneth

Gwyneth Paltrow announced on her website Goop last Tuesday that she and her husband of ten years, Chris Martin, of the band Coldplay, were splitting up. Her post,"Conscious Uncoupling," got so many hits that it crashed her website. There was the usual public response of sympathy and derision, in equal measure....more

Gwyneth Doesn't Relate to the 'Average' Mom - but She Doesn't Have To

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Are wealth and privilege good enough reasons for other mothers to tell Gwyneth Paltrow to sit down and shut the hell up?

Edited highlights: Gwyneth Paltrow, rich actress wiping her arse with money when not falling over nannies wiping her children’s arses with money (allegedly), gives an interview to a celebrity station bemoaning the balancing act of career and motherhood.Cue outrage hovering in the wings…...more

Five Things You Can "Consciously Uncouple"

You have all probably heard about it by now. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin of Coldplay are "consciously uncoupling." And the world just can not handle itself. Mind you, no one is wasting any good snark on the fact that the two are going their separate ways...because, duh, Hollywood....more

Iron Man 3 — More Talk, Less Action, Please

Iron Man 3 is quite entertaining. It is also over-bloated, poorly plotted and scripted, and  in fact, a mess. But what makes it entertaining, not unsurprisingly, is its cast, especially Robert Downey Jr., who is back as Tony Stark, the brilliant motor-mouthed inventor and creator of all those cool yet heavy metal suits. While onscreen Downey never stops talking, which in some other actor's case might be annoying, but with him is a blessing. Downey even gets to explore a side of Tony Stark that we don't usually get to see — all-out panic....more

Dear Gwyneth

Dear Gwyneth,  Can I have a word with you, friend to friend?Please stop writing cookbooks.I'm sorry, but it had to be said.And be grateful that it's coming from me, because there are plenty of harsher critics out there....more

It's All Good — Even Delicious

I recently defended Gwyneth Paltrow's new cookbook, It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great....more
@aperiale I didn't realize that gluten content was higher when we were kids. That helps make ...more

To All the Gwyneth Paltrow Haters: Her New Cookbook Really Is 'All Good'

It's so easy for the Internets to hate on Gwyneth Paltrow. She's an easy target. The actress puts herself out there, with her forays into becoming a foodie, a lifestyle guru, her just-asking-for it-named website goop, her occasional transitions from acting to singing. ...more
I am a cookbook collector and feel there is one for every time of cook.  I hate when people ...more

Get Gwyneth Paltrow's Oscar Look for Less!

There are always Oscar dresses that qualify as incredible, amazing, and ... totally out of the realm of possibility for the majority of us. And that's fine -- some of those are the most fun to critique during red carpet coverage! But you know what's also fun? Finding a look that you can recreate for a mere fraction of the cost. That being said, let's see what we can do with Gwyneth Paltrow's Oscars 2012 look....more
I loved this. So smart to consider the lines and simplicity, rather than the specifics. I'd love ...more