Kelly Rowland and her 1-year old son Titan cover the February edition of Parent magazine. She also dishes about how motherhood has changed her personality and perspectives.
For example, being a mom has made her more patient.
“I am much more laid-back now,” she says. “Being a mom just makes me feel whole.”
The “Motivation” singer shares that she is also less of a perfectionist, the Destiny’s Child alum shares.
“I was nervous that I didn’t have the patience to be a good mom, because before Titan I had zero. But now I am very patient. The Bible verse ‘love is patient’ is real!” the award-winning singer who will star in her own reality TV show on BET called Chasing Destiny soon says. “I don’t make the little things into big issues like I once did…My OCD had to go out the window. My living room looks like a freaking day care!” Motherhood has also allowed the perfectionist to give herself a break when it comes to weight. Her advice to other new moms: “Write on your mirror in lipstick: ‘I had a baby. I’m a superhero.'”
Rowland recently shared a photo of her son taking his first steps and enjoys these milestones tremendously given she no longer has her mom to share them. Shortly after marrying her manager Tim Witherspoon in 2014, Rowland’s mom passed away three weeks later after suffering cardiac arrest. “It was a tough, emotional point for me,” says Rowland. “I remember not wanting to be sad for Titan. I wanted to keep myself together because I believe that all that stress and grief can be passed on to your baby. Knowing Titan needed me, and having that to focus on, helped me through.” She brags that her mom’s friends and other family have stepped up. “I’m closer with all of my girlfriends who are mothers,” she says. “I call them all for advice.” The newly-confident mom is working on her next album in between shooting scenes for Empire but seems to be handling it all well. While her son has gone from crawling to walking to running, she’s also been working on tracks for her next album. It’s thanks to Titan, Rowland says, that she has the “patience and confidence” to juggle it all. “I have always had maternal instincts, but as a mom you figure things out,” she concluded “Now I trust myself and feel stronger, like I can do anything.” Cool beans! Some behind the scenes videos of the shoot can be seen here at Parents.com and on her IG Account.
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