“I'm showing my daughter and my son and our kids that you can do both and achieve great things.”
Kelly Clarkson makes doing it all—motherhood, chart topping, etc.—look easy, but in a candid Facebook Live conversation with Hoda Kotb Friday morning, the three-time Grammy winner revealed that it’s actually a tricky balancing act.
"It's challenging when you're a working parent," Clarkson, 35, told the Today host.
Even though she often brings her daughter River Rose, 3, and son Remy, 1, with her on the road, Clarkson admits that she still misses things. For instance, she’s never heard her son say “mama.”
"I'll look at him and go 'mama,' and he'll go 'dada,'" the singer, whose husband also has two children from a previous marriage, said with a laugh. "And then (later) my nanny and his grandma said, "Oh, he said mama!"
She went on to explain that even though she misses the occasional milestone, she strives to be there when it matters. "It's hard to be a really good mom and a really good person at your job," she said. "I don't want to be one of those pop star moms that doesn't see their (kids). ... I want to be there."
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Even when she's not there, she hopes her kids learn that being a mom and accomplishing your dreams aren’t mutually exclusive. "I'm not going to be able to be there for everything, and that's OK, because I'm showing my daughter and my son and our kids that you can do both and achieve great things," she added.