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Low-key mom Amanda Peet ignited a firestorm in 2008 when she called parents who don’t vaccinate their kids “parasites.” (She later apologized.) Lesson learned: Criticize the child rearing of another and there will always be a segment of the population waiting with torches. (Hi, Jenny McCarthy!) The mom of 2-year-old Frankie (with one on the way!) was far less controversial when she recently revealed her secret to efficient parenting: Take care of yourself. “A lot of women feel that if they’re exerting energy in different areas of their life, it’s automatically detrimental to the child. I think the exact opposite is true. Children need to have a role model who is able to identify her passions and go after them.” Amen.