Real Life. Real News. Real Voices.
Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.
Join HuffPost Plus
Parenting

Do We Really Need All The Baby Body Talk?

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13:  Actress Claire Danes arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Claire Danes arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

I will admit it: When Claire Danes, all angles and plunging gown, started talking about her baby at the Golden Globes, I said to my husband, “She had a baby? I don’t look like that at all.” But immediately after I said it, I was already bored with the discussion. He doesn’t care and I don’t actually care -- it’s just an easy thing to say. Because it’s what everybody says.