Maggie Gyllenhaal Tore a Page Out of My Parenting Book


maggie-gyllenhaal-the-dark-knightBefore I had kids I swore they would never watch TV. Once I had my first daughter, though, I was convinced television was the greatest invention in the history of mankind. Call me a slacker parent, but Maggie Gyllenhaal shares my parenting philosophies.

“Before my daughter was born, I was all, ‘I’m only going to feed her organic food, I’m only going to give her cloth diapers,” the actress tells Marie Claire. “And then, once you have a real child who is starving on a plane, you give them a bag of potato chips because that’s all there is, and they’re OK and it’s fine.”

In the interview Gyllenhaal also talks about a recent family vacation in England. “We went to Babington House, we walked through the vegetable garden and we ate peas. I’ve learned that the most extraordinary, most remarkable thing is not necessarily the thing that makes me happy. What makes me happy might actually be something that is more calm and usual.”

Unlike me, though, it appears Gyllenhaal is able to afford getaways at private estates in Europe. But I still like her anyways.