If you follow her on Instagram you already know, Busy Philips doesn’t pretend to know everything about parenting. Like the rest of us, she’s just trying to do the best she can (although, unlike the rest of us, the actress is doing it in front of more than a million Instagram followers).
“I call myself the all-over-the-place, doesn’t-have-a-plan mom. Is that a parenting philosophy? On a daily basis, I’m just trying to hold it together,” Philipps tells Parents in the magazine’s November cover story.
Mom to 10-year-old Birdie and 5-year-old Cricket, Philipps says she’s essentially winging it when it comes to big parenting topics like sleep, sugar and screen time. She does what works for her family when it works for her family. “Our family has no absolute rules about screen time or sugar or anything. I mean, Marc and I were raised that way, and we turned out fine,” shares Phillips.
Phillips may not have a plan when it comes to parenthood, but she does have a plan for adding more female voices to late-night TV, having just sold a show to E! (Busy Tonight premiers October 28.) Phillips says the network first offered her a one night a week show, but she pushed for more, pointing out that the men of late night do it all week long, and so can she.
Studies show that mothers are often underestimated, looked over, or pushed to slow down in the workplace, and Philipps isn’t having it. “I’m just over it. Smash the patriarchy. Seriously. I’m done,” she tells Parents, adding that while one night a week certainly would have been more manageable for…
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