Kelly Clarkson’s Heartfelt Reason Why Moms Shouldn’t Feel Bad for Not Always Being With Their Kids

posted: 09/19/17
by: Amanda Mushro

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Kelly Clarkson is one of our favorite singers and celebrity mammas. Whether she is belting out one of our favorite songs or sharing a makeup free picture of herself and her sweet kids, Clarkson is definitely the type of mom we would invite to a playdate. So when she talked about the balancing act of motherhood and mom guilt all working moms face, well if we weren't her biggest fans before, we are now.

Clarkson definitely has her hands full with her music career and being mom to her four kids, three-year-old River Rose, one-year-old Remy and her two older stepchildren. Right now she is touring and promoting new music and she is feeling the struggles of being a working mom. While on the TODAY show, Clarkson shared how she handles the work life/mom life balance. "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.

However, Clarkson knows while she may be away from her kids to work, she is there for what is really important to her and her family "When you work you miss things," she says. "It's hard to be a really good mom and a really good person at your job. I don't want to be one of those pop star moms that doesn't see their (kids). ... I want to be there."

She's also learned to take this whole motherhood gig into perspective, even the major milestones. While her son Remy has no trouble saying Cairo, their dog's name. He hasn't yet mastered "mama" -- at least not while Clarkson has been there. "I'll look at him and go 'mama,' and he'll go 'dada,'" Clarkson said. "And then (later) my nanny and his grandma said, "Oh, he said mama!"

Moms everywhere are loving Clarkson's honesty about balancing motherhood and doing what is best for your family. So if it is singing beautiful tunes or taking her kids to the park, clearly Clarkson is living her best life.