Gwyneth Paltrow: You Don’t Have It Harder Than ‘Regular’ Working Moms

Mon, March 31, 2014 12:26pm EDT by 33 Comments
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best sleep courtesy

Posted at 1:55 AM on June 14, 2014  

Wow, this paragraph is pleasant, my sister is analyzing
these kinds of things, so I am going to convey her.

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Guest

Posted at 8:43 PM on May 31, 2014  

When people become very privileged and get millions for doing simple jobs, they start to search for justification for their riches, in order to convince themselves that they have ‘earned’ it all. Paltrow has convinced herself that her life is far more difficult than everyone else’s. Sad.

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Michele

Posted at 5:06 PM on May 22, 2014  

As always she spits out her elittest comments about things she knows nothing about.
She is so out of touch with reality it’s pathetic.
Never cared for her, never will.

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KA

Posted at 12:11 AM on April 24, 2014  

oh my gawd, bonnie fuller, I read your article in one breath!!!! you are amazing. you said EVERYTHING my heart, body and mind was thinking and feeling after I read that stupid ignorant comment from Gwyneth Paltrow. I’m a working mom of one child, single mom, and you know what? You described my life to a tee. It was like you knew me. It was like you were in my head. You said every word I was thinking about Gwyneth’s stupid stupid comment. Seriously. She is clearly so ignorant about regular lives that she should not comment on it at all. It would be like me commenting on the life of an astronaut. I don’t know what or how they live and what their jobs are like. I don’t. So I don’t compare myself to them. Also–one thing I hope media will start to rectify is calling these actors and actresses “STARS”. Give me a break. Katherine Hepburn, Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth…..Eleonore Powell… i mean THESE LADIES were “stars”. Today’s actresses can hardly be called that with their “acting skills”. They need to stop making such ridiculous earnings for making a movie and definitely need to stop being called “stars”.

I loved your article. Thank you. Now I don’t have to respond to GPs comments. You said it all for me. If I had to pick a favourite part of your article, i couldn’t because they all hit the nail on the head. :)

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Liz

Posted at 7:20 PM on April 4, 2014  

How can someone who was raised in and currently lives in the most financially privileged life in the entire WORLD say her life is harder than ANYONE else’s?

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Tina

Posted at 9:38 PM on April 3, 2014  

She is completely clueless. I know someone that has three kids, a nanny and a baby nurse. What does this mother look like? Well rested. GP was born to wealth. She has never seen financial struggle and can not grasp what it is like to white-knuckle it by living paycheck to paycheck. She is a narcissistic idiot. Unbelievable.

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patty

Posted at 3:48 PM on April 3, 2014  

Can’t stand the woman…She thinks she is better than everyone….. Go away paltrow..

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paula

Posted at 7:03 AM on April 2, 2014  

this woman is stupid. PERIOD. Let her be in her fantasy. Stupid fantasy. Empty world.Just a “common” charater who desperatly waites for the red carpet and meanwhile, writes a cook book for «silkworms».

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She thinks she is better than anyone, so putting them down is her MO...

Posted at 5:01 PM on April 1, 2014  

GwyenLESS probably has that phoney silly grinning smile on while hearing this and then saying, Oh! I didn’t mean to offend anyone! As she then puts her hand over her mouth to cover the heehees.

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michele

Posted at 4:43 PM on April 1, 2014  

The author is being unrealistic. Yes, she chose this lifestyle, but it doesn’t mean it’s an easy one! I’ve personally worked 14 hour days, leaving my house at 6am and returning around 8pm. In the mornings I barely had time for a cup of coffee and a potty break for my dog. When I returned home, I’d quickly walk my dog, then rush to eat dinner in time to get to bed, on a full stomach. It was not an easy life. Now I work a normal 9-5 job. I have time in the morning and plenty of time after work to do normal things. So, yes, I agree with her 100%.

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paula

Posted at 6:56 AM on April 2, 2014  

You must be «blonde» too.

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plr

Posted at 7:52 PM on April 8, 2014  

I resemble that comment..

seriously though blonde doesn’t have anything to do with it, GP is just a jerk. all I can hope is that she will not be employed to be in any more movies. if she is, i’ll be sure to miss it. what a disgraceful person.

 
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Oceanpebble

Posted at 10:44 PM on April 4, 2014  

So she, as well as the rest of you who think she’s right, living on another planet, for sure !!!!
Of course anyone can live a hard life working…. since when Mrs Paltrow has got a full time job, when was her last film??? Anyway, working 2 or 3 moths per year, while someone does all my house keeping and babysits my children…. that’s really, reallly hard… HAHAHAHHAHAHA
If you ask any woman, she would trade places any time with you Mrs Paltrow….. Please don;t have an opinion on things you have absolutely not a clue !!!!
Just stay there, in your fake Hollywood wonder bowl…
And mind you, I personally won;t miss you if you don;t play in another film ever again !!!

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KA

Posted at 12:19 AM on April 24, 2014  

Helloooo! you’re comparing apples and oranges. and please, don’t compare having a dog to having kids. yes 14 hour shift is harder then 8 hour shift. what’s your point???? we’re talking about gwyneth’s stupid comment that office moms 9-5 have it easier, they get to “finish everything in the morning” (what? like rushing breakfast, getting kids ready , taking them to daycare/school, then rushing running late to work where your boss is just checking the clock to see if you’ll be late “again”). and then you finish work to go pick up your kid from school, head back home by public transit, or drive in rush hour or walk home with a kid who says “why can’t we have a caaaar!! my legs hurt”- then you make dinner……..for everyone….wash dishes….perhaps it’s laundry day…need to play with your kid before bedtime, then it’s bathtime, reading time….seriously!!!!! Clearly you have no idea what it is to have or take care of a kid. You dog people drive me crazy thinking dogs are “kids”. Another Gwyneth, clearly – commenting on things she knows nothing about. You may as well have commented on the particles of an atom – you have the same amount of required knowledge, it seems.

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Meg

Posted at 3:25 PM on April 1, 2014  

Its not just one comment either. She featured a post on her blog where she talked about work/home balance and the women she quoted were CEOs and investment bankers. Maybe if she asked her kid’s teacher or the cashier at the grocery store she’d have gotten some real world answers.

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Guest

Posted at 9:03 PM on May 31, 2014  

I completely agree that she should’ve interviewed a more diverse group of women, but if you don’t think that some CEOs have worked hard to move up in their companies, then you maybe need to open your mind to the journeys that they have gone on to achieve their goals. Women CEOs empower other women and show them that they can achieve their goals. That sounds “real world” to me.

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CED

Posted at 9:10 PM on March 31, 2014  

Every mother is a working mother, most of us are “regular folks.” And any marriage disintegration can make you feel overwhelmed by your “suffering” even if you are by comparison “privileged”.

That being said, while I have never been a single employed mother. I have single parented when my husband traveled for MONTHS at a time for his job, and for a year while he was in a coma. It was hard. But not as hard as the life of many other single single parents who have to do it all. I knew I was blessed that I did not also have to worry about making a living on my own or living on the budget of an entitlement income. I had the luxury of a steady income from my husbands paychecks or our insurance.

Ms Paltrow has no idea how most of the Moms on this world live. Let her walk(for just a week) in the shoes of a military wife (who is likely also employed) while her husband is on his 4th deployment to a combat zone, or a widow of same. Or any of the women on this planet without her resources who do all the things described in this article every day 24/7/365 for a couple decades. She would be shocked at how good her life really is.

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Chrissie Bradley Schofield

Posted at 7:55 PM on March 31, 2014  

She isn’t intelligent enough to work in a office.

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natiLee

Posted at 6:59 PM on March 31, 2014  

Reblogged this on natiLee.

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Heather H

Posted at 2:06 PM on March 31, 2014  

Bonnie, I could not agree with you more. She is completely out-of-touch. This is very understandable since she is a celebrity, but that fact that she actually thinks she “gets it” is hilarious. From your ski buddy, Heather H

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Kay

Posted at 2:01 PM on March 31, 2014  

Leave it to Gwyneth to insult working mothers and say she has it harder. I’d like her to spend one day in my shoes. 4 kids ages 8, 5, 16 months and 4 months. I work nights hubby works days because we can’t afford childcare for 4 kids. I get off at 1 am home by 2-2:30 am, just in time for 4 month olds feeding, and changing 16 months olds wet sheets. I may catch a couple hours sleep then up by 6:30, hubby leaves at 5 am so he’s home in time for me to go back to work at 5 pm. I take the 3rd grader to school at 8, then the kindergartener at 11. I try to lay the babies down for a short nap, then back to get the older two from school at 2:20. I try to do laundry, dishes, and prepare something easy for hubby to throw in the oven for dinner while I’m working all night. That rich lady doesn’t have it harder than me, and I take insult to her even saying something so stupid. She has maids, cooks, drivers, nannies, and millions of dollars that make her life much easier than the average working mother. Way to insult millions of working mothers.

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Diana

Posted at 1:47 PM on March 31, 2014  

Every time she opens her mouth, she inserts her foot. To bad all that money couldn’t buy her some brains.

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Natalie

Posted at 1:43 PM on March 31, 2014  

She is not in touch with reality. She was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. She has admitted she holds food from her children and they are always hungry because she doesn’t want them to get fat. Have you seen her cook book? No working mother could even afford to make one dish from her rich cookbook. Some ingredients cost anywhere from 80 to 600 dollars. Imagine one meal costing 1200 dollars. She wrote a cook book for the 1% of the population, and you think she is in touch with working mothers?

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sushsha

Posted at 9:52 AM on April 1, 2014  

kevin feige is the producer of ironman series.

I suggest you email him that you won’t watch another film if gwynnie is in it.

Same with glee. Wikipedia has he names of the executive producers and producers. There are the people who put their money in to producing shows.

enough complaints and she will be out on her ear.

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KA

Posted at 12:21 AM on April 24, 2014  

and again another bomb movie for johnny depp it seeems. he just can’t seem to break off this bad luck streak he’s on.
his latest movie was with her….i think that one will do even worse then his last, after gwyneth’s ignorant comment.

 
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24karat

Posted at 1:28 PM on March 31, 2014  

GET OFF THIS WOMAN’S BACK the blatant envy in this entire article make me sick. I guess having your marriage under scrutiny 24/7 isn’t enough, what will it take. Does she now have to have a complete breakdown for the cyber bullying to stop. Get off your SOAP BOX and if you don’t like your lot in life, which is apparent through out the entire article, change your life before you give someone else advise because everytime you point a finger there are others pointing back at you.

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Shannon

Posted at 9:39 PM on March 31, 2014  

This isn’t about envy, it’s about an incredibly insensitive, out-of-touch comment made by someone who has never truly known what it means to struggle. Seriously, were you born ignorant or did you have to work at it?

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sushsha

Posted at 9:53 AM on April 1, 2014  

don’t tell the whole world via the internet

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Mina

Posted at 10:18 AM on April 1, 2014  

This has absolutely nothing to do with envy an by the way, advice has a c not an s. The thing that people are upset about is because she her comments are very ignorant. I know celebrities aren’t gonna know what goes on in a regular persons life, but don’t pretend you do. That’s the issue, she acts like she knows what she’s talking about. Now I can’t say this from experience, considering I’m a 21 year college student but I too was offended by her ignorant comments. No way does an actress have it harder than working mothers. She is delusional to think that her life is harder, mean while she has nannies, chefs, personal trainers and gets paid a crap ton of money pretending to be someone else. She just really needs to keep her opinion to herself.

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Oh I'm Sure She Has Too Much Time For Herself.

Posted at 5:59 PM on April 1, 2014  

Ha!! A breakdown? When will she find the time? Maybe in between her exclusive home spa treatments and her Champagne fake “charity book signings”? Brunches….

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KA

Posted at 12:24 AM on April 24, 2014  

if anyone’s the bully – it’s you. and what the hell are you talking about anyway???? your comment makes no sense. no sense whatsoever. are you in love with gwyneth?? that’s how you’re reacting – like a lover defending the one they love ?!?!? Why don’t you go on Goop and just stay there, okay?

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Margaret

Posted at 1:24 PM on March 31, 2014  

This spoiled entitled brat needs to keep her mouth shut about real working moms. Something she knows nothing about.

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Francheska

Posted at 1:22 PM on March 31, 2014  

Are you kidding me?! Millions of mothers have to work the entire day, without seeing their kids, getting pay close to crap to for their jobs. then go out and cook, clean, attend their kids and probably all by themselves and that’s EASY!! Please she probably has a nanny that cooks, cleans, takes care of the kids, while she is busy receiving millions for pretending to be someone else. Please B!#@! She would not stand a DAY in the life of a real working mother!

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