by Rebecca Carter
Categories: Eats, People.

I can see how these issues start. You (famous celebrity hot-mama) are sitting down withgroup2.jpg someone from a magazine. You’ve recently given birth to the most beautiful baby in the world (aren’t they all?), and the person interviewing you wants to know your secrets. So you tell them.

You may be Gwyneth Paltrow who told a mag a few months ago that a certain brand of organic pre-natal vitamins makes you glow, no matter if you are preggers or not. I’m pretty sure that will cause no Paltrow fans any harm.

You may be actually providing real, helpful advice like Christy Turlington who “insists on the importance of using only organic or environmentally friendly shampoos and lotions on one’s infant” according to Salon.

Some just sound like a product endorsement, like when Salon tells us that “Felicity Huffman kneads the tired muscles of her two young daughters with Burt’s Bee apricot massage oil.”

Or, you may be causing a big uproar when you (Rachel Weisz) tell the world it’s “fine” to drink alcohol while knocked up. On my continent, that is a very controversial statement, and nonetheless, something that you should not decide to do because Rachel said it’s cool.

I can see how these pieces of advice pop out…and I get it. Whether you are getting married, pregnant, or a mom, people can’t help but give you advice. Some of it’s good, some of it’s strange, and some of it should go in one ear and out the other. Same should go for advice from the rich and famous. Listen to it, but do your own research and make the decision on your own.

About Rebecca Carter

Rebecca Carter is the Co-Founder of Ecorazzi. Rebecca was recently featured in the book Hot, Rich, and Green. She is one of 70 eco-achievers featured in Glamour magazine in April 2009, named Best of Green 2010 by Miami Magazine and Best Environmentalist by Miami New Times Best of 2008. She's raising a couple of little boys in Miami and speaks English & Spanish. Find out more at www.RebeccaCarter.net. Follow Rebecca on Twitter: @rebeccacarter

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