Thanks everyone for the great responses! Your feedback will be shared with LIVE! With Regis and Kelly and Maggie Gyllenhaal, so keep the great ideas coming!
Maggie Gyllenhaal is not only a gorgeous actress nominated for her first Oscar this year for her supporting role in Crazy Heart (which I must see), but like so many of us, she is a mom.
You may be wondering why the heck I am telling you this. I mean I was just discussing crabs yesterday.
I promise this is a fun post.
Are you ready?
Maggie will be on LIVE! with Regis and Kelly early this Friday morning on ABC and the lovely people behind the scenes contacted me, yes me–soccer mom, working mom living in the burbs of Nashville–about a fun collaborative project for tomorrow’s show.
I must confess I NEVER watch daytime TV any more, in fact I told the person who e-mailed me working with LIVE! with Regis and Kelly this. I mean seriously, unless you DVR it, daytime TV is a luxury. I have to leave the house about 7:40 Monday through Thursday mornings to drop Miss C off at school and I head straight for my 0ffice. However, when I was on maternity leave with Miss A and worked from home with her for nearly a year I watched Regis and Kelly almost daily. Also Kelly Ripa…how cute is she? She’s also very tiny and has three beautiful kids and a handsome husband. Let’s try not to hate on her. I don’t want to leave Regis out…I mean he’s REGIS.
Any way, the team at LIVE! with Regis and Kelly would like to hear your feedback on a parenting dilemma that Maggie, a working actress mom with a crazy schedule, is faced with…let me know what you think in the comments.
Maggie has been quoted in the media as saying she doesn’t want her daughter growing up and pursuing a career in Hollywood. She’s also concerned about the impact of the frequent travel and crazy schedules that comes with being the child of an actor.
Maggie has said, “We’ve traveled around a lot with Ramona and, while there are some wonderful things about that, what a young child really wants is stability and routine; she wants a sense of home. We’ve been trying to protect that and it’s one of our biggest challenges.” … Regis and Kelly want to know what fun things you do to keep your families grounded and connected to one another when much of our modern lives are spent communing, traveling and sometimes relocating entirely?”
If you could sit down with Maggie over coffee and give her some helpful advice, what would you say? I know moms (and dads) have tons of opinions, so spill it!