Sure, motherhood is one crazy tough job! But how bad is it really for a rich and famous rock star mom?
Well, if you're Gwen Stefani, pretty bad!
She says trying to balance career and kids and marriage and health was just too much! She says:
"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.
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."
So hard something had to give! But what?
Well, Gwen couldn't live without her kids, and we couldn't live without the new No Doubt record, so it had to be exercise! She says:
"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."
We remember when we stopped working out for a year! We were so good at it, we kept it up for ten more!
Good thing Gwen has all that rocking and rolling and chasing kids to burn the calories!
[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.]
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