Gwyneth Paltrow – just an average working mother.Posted: January 17, 2011
Gwyneth Paltrow is apparently in the process of building a brand around herself. Among other things she has a [blog and newsletter](http://goop.com/) within which she dispenses her sagely advice. I found the [TodayBlog’s latest response](http://moms.today.com/_news/2011/01/14/5838033-gwyneth-paltrow-advises-enrages-working-moms) to her helping moms [balance a hectic work-life and the demands of family](http://goop.com/newsletter/112/?utm_source=Goop+Newsletter&utm_campaign=ba4427f2b8-Goop112_01_13_2011&utm_medium=email) quite entertaining. Here is their take on “A Day in the Life of Gwyneth:”
> Long story short: Get kids off to school, work out, shower, rehearsal for Country Music Awards, dress fittings, phone calls, make cupcakes with kids, put kids to bed, girls’ night out. God, it’s like she looked into my day planner… and my SOUL!
> Gwyneth has, predictably, drawn criticism for thinking that her extremely privileged life bears any resemblance to that of an ordinary working mother. However, her GOOP essay includes some fascinating nuggets, including:
> She has a time-travelling portal in her kitchen. According to her “day in the life,” her 4.5-year-old son Moses wakes at 8 a.m., and she needs to leave the house with Moses and 6-year-old Apple at 8:20. These are the things she does in 20 minutes: makes eggs and toast for Moses, “followed by a spoonful of lemon flavored flax oil,” gets children dressed, packs and finishes decorating shoe boxes filled with toys for less fortunate children (their mothers probably don’t give them lemon flax oil). And they make it to school on time! The laws of time and space bend before the will of mighty Gwyneth.
I have taken the liberty to subscribe my wife to her newsletter.