When not hosting american idol or performing sold-out shows in Las Vegas or designing amazing shoes, Katy Perry changes gears. She’s going full-on “mom mode” with 2-year-old daughter Daisy Dove, whom she shares with fiancé Orlando Bloom. The pop star is prioritizing that mother-daughter time — even if it means she “can’t sleep” — and it’s such inspiration to see.
“Every day that I step out, I’m just in mom mode,” she told Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett on her “SmartLess” podcast Sept. 19, per TODay. “It doesn’t matter if I had a show the night before that goes on until 11pm, I wake up at 6am and we go to breakfast and yes I have the no sleep shakes.”
The “When I’m Gone” singer said that while she puts in long hours at work, she doesn’t want to hire a full-time nanny for her daughter. “I work a lot and have always worked a lot. I’m kind of a matriarchal figure,” Perry said per today. “I have a wonderful nanny, but I don’t have a full-time nanny because I feel like if I had a full-time nanny, I could never know how to care for my daughter like I should.”
She feels “super blessed” to have childcare, but she just wants to make sure she can “participate” in their care, which is understandable. You don’t have to be a pop star to feel conflicted between work and caring for your kids. Especially if you miss important milestones.
“She’s 2, so she’s gotten to a point where it’s like she’s saying new words every day, and the other day she just said some words that I didn’t teach her and I was like, ‘T— it. It doesn’t feel good,'” Perry added.
Last year, she revealed that she’s not overly concerned about her daughter’s schedule. “In the beginning I was worried about a schedule but decided I’m not going to be that mom. All that matters is that everyone is happy,” Perry told LuisaViaRoma, per PEOPLE. She also wishes for the “opportunity to do [parenting] in a way that one hopes has been done for them, perhaps better. I don’t know if anyone gets it right.”
So true! So many moms juggle careers, relationships and spending time with kids, and it’s nice to hear an A-list celebrity talk about the struggle to juggle it all. Maybe nobody gets it right, but we try and that’s the most important thing.
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