I was so struck by this photo of actress Julianne Moore picking her daughter up from school in NYC. It proves to me that, even if you are a big Hollywood celeb, your children can grow up in a normal environment. Granted, it probably takes more effort to keep those kids grounded and unaffected than it does mine -- but it can be done. Julianne even picked up daughter Liv's friend, for Pete's sake!
Also, I just heard that even though Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams didn't quite make it as a couple, they have decided to decorate daughter Matilda's room exactly the same way in both her mom and dad's new homes -- so she always feels comfortable.
Same for View host and mommy extraordinaire Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who had to, temporarily, pick up and move to Arizona for her husband's football career, all while raising her toddler daughter Grace and expecting a new baby any minute. On her new blog, she said she shipped many of Grace's favorite things to their new house beforehand, so it would feel like home when they got there.
Some of Tinseltown's other honorable moms and dads; Jen Garner & Ben Affleck (could Violet BE any happier?), Gwen Stefani, and yes, Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie. So it can be done. These people put their children's needs first, as opposed to, I don't know, Britney Spears, who puts her need for coffee ahead of her two sons. Maybe if the judge threatened to take away her Starbucks privileges she would find a way to get it together. I'm just saying.