The Pop rebel covers PEOPLE magazine’s annual ‘Beautiful Issue’ with her six year old daughter Willow and baby son Jameson (16 months).
Ever fearless, the singer ditched extended maternity leave in favor of releasing her eighth Platinum album ‘Beautiful Trauma’ and launching a like-titled tour.
Head below to see what the 38-year-old had to say about about motherhood below…
On relaying the realities of the world to her kids:
“I tell my daughter the truth. I let her be 6, but I want her to know about fairness and kindness and that you have to fight for your rights, and that sometimes girls aren’t paid as much as boys for the same job, and girls aren’t treated the same, and that they have to work harder for everything.”
At the same time, the star says she stresses the importance of letting her children know that it’s ok to be in touch with their emotions:
“I’m all about crying. I think everyone should cry more. Willow’s kind of tired of my tears [laughs]”
She also revealed that she’s not the mother she thought she’d be:
“Everything I do as a parent is what I swore I’d never do. I’m way more serious, and I’m bad cop. I never thought I’d be bad cop. My husband promised me I wouldn’t be bad cop, and he has failed me in that way. He’s fun guy, Mr. Fun! And then I come in with the rules.”
Still, she says she’s never sure if she’s getting it all right:
“The thing about parenting is you never know if anything you’re doing is working. That’s been the most humbling thing for me. In my head I sound amazing, and then I turn around and (Willow’s) eyes are completely glazed over. I have no idea. We’ll see.”
Much respect to fierce females such as Pink, who are helping redefine the limits once put on women – even superstar singers – about what and what they could do post-childbirth.
She dropped an album (which racked up her highest first-week sales to date), is rocking her tour, and is doing all of this while being a slay mom.
More power to her.