In a new interview with Marie Claire UK magazine, the chart topper and celebrity mother-of-two once again talks about the difficulty of juggling motherhood with her music career and how she’s learned to delegate and even give up a few things in her life, too. She says:
“I was swimming upstream, trying to balance everything that’s been going on with having kids and a family…I would be up all night because my second baby didn’t sleep, and he had a lot of ear infections. Then I’d wake up in the morning and do my workout, which I always felt I had to do, and then meetings for my three clothing lines, and then hang out with my kids, take them to preschool – da, da, da.”
The stunning singer also talks about how she’s had to give up a few things, including her work outs (man, do I wish I had that problem). She added:
“At four o’clock, I’d be like, “All right, I’m out of here. I’m going to go to the studio and try to write a record. I’d sit on the couch [with my band mates] and be like, ‘Let’s do this now, because I’m missing time with the kids. I could be having dinner with them and putting them to bed.’ It was really hard. This past year, I kind of stopped working out. I think my body just needed a break. And so I did that and focused more on feeling good as opposed to beating myself up.”
“I have learned to delegate. I’ve got myself in a whole lot of trouble by not saying no.”
Let’s just face it ladies: being a mother at any level is no easy walk in the park, right?