Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney might not be the first people you'd think of turning to when in need of reassurance on your parenting skills, yet they are are dishing out their top-tips regardless.
The latest edition of Gwyneth's newsletter, GOOP, features a rundown of the mum-of-two's 'manic days' in London, along with her personal tips and recommendations on how to juggle life, career and family. Her good chum Stella also shares her pearls of wisdom as a busy, working mummy.
Paltrow chronicled a day in her life from November, to show she really empathised with her fellow stressed out, worn-ragged mums:
After waking to the stress of discovering the coffee machine broken, Gwyneth then dressed her children - Apple, six, and Moses, four - before making them scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast. This was then followed by a dose of flax seed oil. The super-mum then dropped them off at school before heading to the gym for a 45-minute workout. Her day then continued in a similar stressful vein as she agonised over what to put in her weekly newsletter, endured the life-at-the-coalface that is singing practice, baked some cup cakes and had a BO-inducing dress fitting with stylist Elizabeth Salzman.
Paltrow wrote: 'This is my 4th out of 5 fittings for this trip. We tried on a myriad of dresses and outfits, and I had BO by the end of it from wrestling with all of those dresses.'
The arduous evening routine included eating a dinner of stir-fried brown rice and sweet potatoes and bathtime: 'It's hair washing night for the kids (every other night -- never popular),' she wrote.
The no-doubt exhausted star then somehow managed to muster enough energy for a night out with pal Stella before hitting the sack at 11.29.
'Exhausted and ready to do it all again tomorrow!' she said.
Do mums like this have any idea at all of the real world or are we being too harsh?