Mayim Bialik Doesn’t Want to Argue About Her Parenting Beliefs
“Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik is happy to share her theories on parenting, but is tired of defending them.
Bialik, 37, is a mother of two young sons and author of a book advocating long-term breastfeeding, carrying a baby instead of putting him or her in a stroller, and co-sleeping.
The TV actress told OMG!, "If I'm talking to girlfriends, if I'm talking to random people, and we're talking about parenting, I tell them what works for me and why. But a lot of people want to ask me things so that they can fight with me. And just because I'm a public person, who happened to have breastfed and slept with her kids, that doesn't mean that I want to fight with you on the street or in the supermarket. So, I think you have to be really careful to understand why people want to know what they want to know."
Bialik is also a columnist for the Jewish parenting blog Kveller, and has recently been writing about divorce. She and husband Michael Stone divorced in May after 10 years of marriage, and, as always, she is trying to turn her experience into a way to help others.
Mayim explained, "That's kind of something I've chosen to do publicly, but otherwise I'm just one more mom, who's divorced. I don't have all the answers. I go to other women to find what worked for them."