Supportive Celebrity Mama
Brooke Shields got it right in her New York Times Op-Ed piece when she wrote: “comments like those made by Tom Cruise are a disservice to mothers everywhere.”
Brava to Brooke for taking the high road and using Tom Cruise’s “performance” on Matt Lauer as a platform to raise consciousness about postpartum depression and to urge those in the health care profession to take action.
It is so refreshing to see a celebrity brave enough to challenge the supermom image that so many mothers in the public eye feel pressured to perpetuate.
Expect a review of Brooke’s new book, Down Came the Rain, in October, and check out my most current column, where I grapple with deciding whether to take antidepressants: Mother’s Little Helper.