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Kelly Clarkson: 'I don't want to suck as a mum'

Published 03/11/2016

Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson

The singer admits she's terrible at time management.

Kelly Clarkson is struggling with mummy guilt as she tries to be the best mother to her two kids.

The Since U Been Gone singer gave birth to her second child, Remington, six months ago and now she's mum to him, two-year-old sister River Rose and husband Brandon Blackstock's two kids from a previous relationship, and she admits life at home can be a little overwhelming at times.

"You have to juggle everything," she tells People magazine. "While I love music, my family comes first. There are days where s**t hits the fan, and I'm crying because there's not enough time to do everything. But that's any mom. It's a hard thing to take care of children. You're molding lives. You don't want to suck at it.

"Every day is different. But there's always a lot of energy. The older kids are home schooled. So everybody is always in the house. It's a really busy, busy household."

But it's when she has to perform or promote a new song or book that the worst things about motherhood kick in.

"I'm bad at time management," she adds. "I definitely feel mom guilt a lot. I think every good mom does, right? I think I have mom guilt too because my mom didn't have help and I have help. I feel like, 'Why can't I do it all?' But you can't. That's dumb.

"I do so much for them and I do bend over backwards. But it doesn't matter. If you're a mom, you want to be with your kid every day. You don't want to miss a moment and you want her to need you and want you and not want somebody else.

"It's a hard thing, but I think being a confident female for my daughter. I don't know. We're all human. She will end up in therapy for something. I am sure there will be something! I hope it won't be confidence."

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