Kristen Bell Has A Surprisingly Easy Way Of Dealing With Mom Shaming
In a world of celebrity baby music festivals and mermaid swim parties, one Hollywood couple stands out as strikingly normal. Comedian Dax Shepard and actress Kristen Bell were famously laid back before they had children, but two daughters have made them seem even more like the hip, young family that lives down the street.
This is, after all, the same couple that created that incredible parody of Toto's “Africa,” which is the only music video I ever show at parties.
And, when it comes to the pressures of being a mom, Bell tells TODAY she takes it all in stride. Daughters Delta, 1, and Lincoln, 3, have turned her life upside down with the best kind of chaos. But, Bell tries to keep her focus on the ultimate goal: raising happy, healthy girls amidst an increasingly luxe celebrity scene.
I choose not to label myself under any circumstance. I'm not a good mom; I'm not a bad mom. I'm the mom I am and I try very hard, and when I fail, that's OK.
If your kid trips and bruises her nose? Totally fine. No carrots on hand, so you had to give her juice? It probably won't stunt her growth.
Bell's comments are exceptionally relevant in a week heavy with much-publicized “mom shaming.” On the Fourth of July, famous blonde person Kristin Cavallari was criticized for posting a photo in which her sons' scapulae were visible.
When Instagram went wild with accusations she's been quietly starving her children to death, professional troll-feeder Chrissy Teigen jumped in.
The model added,
NO parent out there thinks they're perfect. I loathe these shithead commenters. Who would want to make someone feel horrible for fun?
In Bell's estimation, the only thing to do with “mom shaming” is to ignore it entirely. The same goes for losing the baby weight.
Bell told TODAY,
I didn't lose my baby weight for over a year. And when I look down, even now, at the extra skin on my belly, it's a reminder that I've done something spectacular. It's a reminder that I'm a superhero.
Moms, take this as your daily boost of confidence. Especially if what Bell says is true, and your life really is always covered in either “avocado or poop on every surface.” Yuck.