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MARVELOUS MOTHER: ANGELINA JOLIE

Good Enough Mother is up early this morning ironing clothes and making sure my hair is perfect for my top secret TV shoot. I actually have to wear make-up today, my least favorite thing to do, especially in the heat – but if I don’t those high def cameras will make my face look like the surface of the moon. Aww… you gotta love TV!

Someone who always looks fantastic on camera is Angelina Jolie, whose new action movie Salt opens this weekend.

Today we’re launching a new feature on Good Enough Mother, called Marvelous Mothers – a salute to those women in the public eye who just make us want to stand up and cheer. These are women who have stayed famous, fabulous and fun – all while balancing their full time jobs as moms. And that’s a tough trick to pull off…

So off the top of my sleep-deprived head here are 5 great reasons why Angie absolutely rocks…!

Good Enough Mother is up early this morning ironing clothes and making sure my hair is perfect for my top secret TV shoot. I actually have to wear make-up today, my least favorite thing to do, especially in the heat – but if I don’t those high def cameras will make my face look like the surface of the moon. Aww… you gotta love TV!

Someone who always looks fantastic on camera is Angelina Jolie, whose new action movie Salt opens this weekend.

Today we’re launching a new feature on Good Enough Mother, called Marvelous Mothers – a salute to those women in the public eye who just make us want to stand up and cheer. These are women who have stayed famous, fabulous and fun – all while balancing their full time jobs as moms. And that’s a tough trick to pull off…

So off the top of my sleep-deprived head here are 5 great reasons why Angie absolutely rocks…!

1. SHE LOOKS GREAT IN ANYTHING

Did you see Angelina in the black leather at ComicCom? Come on now! She’s obviously a mother who has subscribed to the theory that just because you have kids does not mean you have to be frumpy. Yes, I know she has a stylist and probably works out with a trainer, but at some point she made the commitment to herself to look good. That mean she’s probably not eating Cheetos off her kids’ plates (heck, THEY probably don’t eat that crap!).

2. SHE’S DISCREET

I love the fact that I never see Angie in the tabloids, hanging out of a pair of booty shorts or stumbling through whatever town she’s in half drunk.  And then there was the Jennifer Aniston/Brad Pitt break-up. Now, say what you will, but we have no idea what was going on inside Brad Pitt’s marriage to Jennifer Aniston. I think the only people who actually do would be Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. But the fact of the matter is that try as they did, the tabloids couldn’t seem to bait Angelina into a pissing match over the break-up. Maybe she threw vases inside her French chateau  – but she never let on publicly how she felt. Good for her.

3. SHE SEEMS TO HAVE FUN WITH HER PARTNER:

I don’t think there’s any doubt that Brad and Angie have a hot sex life. Geez, wouldn’t you if your partner looked like that? But beyond the physical stuff they seem to be pretty like-minded on the big things. I find in relationships, when you agree on the big stuff you can work your way around the little. From the outside looking in, they seem to have done that. Even when they’re photographed together, their body language seems to indicate that they are in sync. Also they reportedly have date night, which is probably why they have hot sex.

4. SHE’S HANDS-ON:

I saw a photo of Angie the other day with her oldest son at some event at his school. What was so cool was she was there with him, looking like every other mom. Long black dress, minimal make-up, talking to other moms while her kid interacted with his classmates. That photo and the numerous pictures of her in NY, taking her kids by the hand to get bagels or to Lee’s Art Supply in Midtown just show me that she takes her job as a mother seriously. And you know what else? Her kids truly seem to bring her joy.  Times six!

5. SHE’S BAD-ASS:

I have not seen the movie Salt, but I remember reading about Angie doing a lot of the stunts and getting banged up in the process. Heck, I stopped going up in the news chopper after I had kids. This is a fearless woman and I admire that.

So I gotta run but I’ll check out Salt in theatres this weekend. I’ll be the one in the back, stuffing myself with movie theater popcorn and Good-N-Plenty’s while watching Angelina in whatever tight leather she’s wearing and wondering why I don’t look like that!

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But what do you think about Angelina as a Marvelous Mother? Who should be next? Leave your suggestions here!

6 Comments

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  2. Joss Naron

    July 24, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Yup yup! She’s pretty marvelous, that is undeniable!

  3. P.J.

    July 24, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Hi Rene, while I thoroughly enjoyed your article I do have to comment. Try as I might to dislike AJ she does seem to be a genuine person although I think there may be a little craziness lurking. ( see Billy-Bob and the vials of blood)
    The one thing I detest is the fact that she was a party to the divorce of a married man. I don’t care what was going on in his marriage, it was a marriage and she should have been hands off.
    Not a great example to your kids. You know they’ll find out about this when they get older.

    I hope to see more of you on the zlog.

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  6. dolly

    August 28, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    All I know is that she is a great mother, a great actress and
    most of all a great person of the world, caring not only for
    her kids and hel love, but also the poor kids in the world. No matter what people say about her, good or bad, she just keep on doing her mission in life. Who are we to judge how she got Brad or Brad got her? She is not the first woman in the world who fell in love with a previously married man..his marriage must be doomed before her, anyway. No matter how bad-ass she was in the past (or now), the good things she has been doing will absolve her.
    I love her as a person.

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