12/23/2011 04:22 pm ET Updated Feb 22, 2012

Parents Whose Advice I'd Like To Hear

Nadya Suleman, who you probably know as the Octomom, is now getting paid to teach you how to be a good parent. That sums up so much of what is backwards in the world, doesn't it?

Why are all the WRONG people stepping up with advice?

Khloe Kardashian has a Mommy Blog. "Real Housewife" Alex McCord has written a book. ("This should be a book as to what not to do," one Amazon reviewer snarked, but, alas, McCord was serious.) At least Lynne Spears had the sense to scratch her book plans when her daughter Jamie Lyn (aka Britney's sister) had a baby at 16. (Perhaps Jamie Lyn can get her own parenting talk show next?) But still, she'd thought about it.

The Suleman announcement got me thinking. It's clear who should NOT be in this "let-me-tell-you-how-to-do-this" business. But who really should be adding their voices to the parenting conversation?

Here's who I'd like to hear from:


Whose book or blog would YOU read? (And yes, you can name your own mother. Or not.)