7 Christina Aguilera Quotes About Motherhood That Make Great Advice For Current & Future Moms Alike
There's no doubt that being a parent can be difficult, especially when you're famous and constantly being scrutinized. Well, despite having her life underneath a microscope, Christina Aguilera continues to prove she is an amazing mom to her son, Max, and daughter, Summer. On multiple occasions, the 35-year-old singer has spoken some wise words about her life as a mom. Actually, Aguilera's quotes about motherhood are something everyone should take note of, especially other mothers.
I'm not a mom, but someday I would love to have children, so it's always nice to get a fresh perspective on someone's journey as a mother, not to mention hearing their advice for new, current, and future moms. That's where Aguilera steps in. If you're in need of some thoughtful perspective about raising kids, then you should definitely hear what the "Genie in a Bottle" singer has to say.
You might think Aguilera only sings inspirational lyrics, but that's not the case. She definitely has a lot to offer about parenthood via her spoken words. So, I've gathered a few quotes that will surely make you look at motherhood in a whole new light — and admire Aguilera, too.
1. Forget About The "Post-Baby Body" & Focus On You
There is way too much pressure on moms to get their "pre-baby" figures back after having a baby and Aguilera is slamming that nonsense. In a 2016 interview with Women's Health, she talked about the importance of women focusing on themselves and not what everyone else says. She brilliantly said,
We’re expected to be pregnant, have the kids, breastfeed once we have the babies. And we’re expected to look amazing after baby, right? [We're expected to] keep our husbands and boyfriends interested — because we’re supposed to get back to sexy and keep things exciting in the bedroom. There’s such a long list. Having children is the ultimate joy, and I love my kids, but women have to find time to nurture themselves. If someone has a baby, the first thing I’m like is, "OK, are you taking care of you?"
2. Teach Your Daughters To Use Their Voices
Aguilera plans on teaching her daughter Summer Rain that she should always speak her mind. "I want her to know that she always has a voice, that she should never be afraid to speak her mind and that her opinion is valid," she told E! News in 2015. "And I want her to know and feel more than anything that love surrounds her."
3. Don't Take The Little Things For Granted
While chatting with People in 2015, the singer said it's so important for parents to enjoy the little things, because they are truly precious. "It’s the little things that are so amazing as a mom and just make me so happy and proud to be the mother of two beautiful, amazing, incredibly talented, lovely children," she said. "I’m so happy."
4. Be 100 Percent Present As A Mother
"The best thing is seeing my children's smiles everyday — knowing that they are happy makes me happy," she also told E! News in 2015 about being a mom and never bringing her work home with her. "We love to just get to lay in bed, cozy under the blankets and watch classic Disney movies. There are two sides to me, which I like to keep very separate. There is a performing Christina, and then there me as a mom. Its important for me to wear these different hats so I don't bring work home with me."
5. Having "Mom Guilt" Is Normal
There are many parents who feel guilty when they're not focusing on their kids all of the time and taking time for themselves. Well, Aguilera told People in 2015 that it's completely normal and to just let that feeling go. "It’s hard to know you won’t have all the right answers at the right times," she admitted. "And 'mom guilt' is the worst thing ever. But you have to surrender and let go, knowing you’re doing your very best and no one loves them, or wants what’s best for them more than you."
6. A Safe & Loving Environment Is Important
The only environment Aguilera wants her children to have is a safe and loving one. "Now, I'm a mother of a 7-year-old son and a 1-year-old daughter and it's very important to me to provide them with an environment to feel safe and loved," she told Today in 2015. "I want to give my children the gift of loving music without having to use it as an escape, like I had to."
7. Find An Escape For Yourself
Aguilera is a big believer that all mothers should take time for themselves. "We literally give so much of ourselves, it's important to make time some to be able to find a creative release or pampering release," she told Today. "We all have breaking points and it's hard sometimes to find patience and to find the energy when we're exhausted."
Yeah, there's no doubt that Aguilera is a great mom.