No sweat! Jenny Mollen doesn’t worry about the parenting police while raising her and Jason Biggs’ two sons, she told Moms Like Us hosts Christina Garibaldi and Stroller in the City’s Brianne Manz on Wednesday, August 12.
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“I get some mom-shamers … but I let most of the mom-shaming roll of my back,” the Live Fast Die Hot author, 41, exclusively told Us Weekly while promoting Allergan Aesthetics’ “Look Forward” campaign.
When one Instagram troll slammed her for “getting an IV drip,” for example, the Arizona native had the best response. “I think I wrote back, ‘Look, my husband is famous for f–king a pie [in American Pie],” she recalled. “‘I think I have bigger fish to fry and bigger things to worry about than this photo.’”
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Mollen shares Sid, 6, and Lazlo, 2, with the actor, 42, and told Us that quarantining with her family of four during the coronavirus pandemic has “thrown off [her] game” and caused her to uncharacteristically lose her temper.
“I have definitely had, like, flashes of … forgetting that I’m talking to a 6-year-old,” the I Like You Just the Way I Am author explained. “I’ll be like, ‘Put your clothes on. You’re an adult.’ And he’s like, ‘No, I’m not.’ It’s hard.”
The actress has been homeschooling Sid despite “never know[ing]” what he did in school all day, telling Us, “He’s at that age where he doesn’t tell you what he does at school. I literally am learning math for the first time.”
She and Biggs plan to continue keeping their kids home from school in the fall. Mollen explained, “I just don’t feel like we know enough about the virus. … I don’t think they have the infrastructure at this point to be able to make it work. And for my son who doesn’t even want to keep his shoes on, I don’t trust that he’s going to keep his mask on in a classroom setting or anywhere.”
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However, the Viva Laughlin alum encouraged parents to step back into their real life with Botox Cosmetics, a choice she recently made herself. “[I’m] leaving those pesky frown lines in quarantine,” she told Us of Allergan Aesthetics’ “Look Forward” campaign. “I am telling you, I’m paranoid and that is the safest place I’ve been. They were taking my temperature. They were wearing protective gear.”
With reporting by Marc Lupo
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