Gwen Stefani has opened up about working and being a mom, and how there have been occasions where she had to choose being a mom over attending one of her work obligations, mainly New York Fashion Week.
Stefani has often missed the chance to appear at the NYFW runway shows for her lines, because it always falls on the first week of school for her kids.
The No Doubt singer told Britain’s Elle magazine, “I’ve missed the last couple of fashion weeks because of school. I can’t leave the kids, I can’t miss the first week of kindergarten. I just can’t.”
Between her fashion line, and the revival of her music career, Stefani added that it’s tough being a working mom, saying; “Being a mom is hard, I think a lot of working moms feel that way. (They want) to have time to be themselves as well but it’s really hard, there’s a price to pay.”
“When you first have a baby your life doesn’t change. I mean, you have a little less sleep and you drag these cuddly things around you and it’s just amazing. But you still get to be you. Once they get to, like, five, six and school and it starts to get, like, ‘Wow, they got real problems. They’re my responsibility…’ Oh my God. That is overwhelming.”
Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale are parents to six-year-old Kingston, and four-year-old Zuma.