Singer Kelly Clarkson says she loves being busy, which is good considering this fall she will be starring in two television shows all while raising a family with her husband.
Starting on September 9, Clarkson will be a regular on her fans television screens with the premiere of her new daytime talk show, “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” Then on September 23, Clarkson can be found on the small screen again as she continues to be a judge on the hit competition show, “The Voice.”
Nonetheless, while Clarkson clearly has a busy schedule, she told People in a new interview that one of her biggest demands when agreeing to different jobs is making sure she carves out time for her children.
The 37-year-old is the proud mom of 5-year-old River Rose and 3-year-old Remington Alexander, whom she shares with her husband of six years Brandon Blackstock. She’s also the proud step-mom to Blackstock’s two children from a past relationship, Savannah and Seth.
Clarkson told People that it’s extremely important for her to demand time with her kids when agreeing to specific contracts:
“I love being busy. The schedule is intense but I actually work really well under pressure. […] When we were doing the schedule for the show, I was like, ‘I have to drop my kids off at school.’ And I’m always the one who puts them to bed. You just have to prioritize and juggle and make people know it’s an important thing. And don’t feel guilty about it.”
And her demands were heard, as she admits they don’t start filming “The Kelly Clarkson Show” until after she’s done with school drop-off.
However, Clarkson also realizes how lucky she is to be able to make time for her career and her family, knowing full well that it doesn’t always work out that way:
“I’m never going to be that person that tries to play off like I’m some kind of Stepford wife. We’re a blended family. We work very hard at that.”
And despite making the time, the singer also admits that even with all the planning, she still sometimes feels overwhelmed:
“Some days, I totally hide in a bathroom and I’m crying, going, ‘Oh my God, this is a lot.’ Everybody does. Every parent does, especially when you’re like, ‘Am I screwing up my children? Or nailing it? I have no idea. I’m sure a little of both.’”
But regardless of how busy her life can get, one thing will always remain her top priority, and that’s making sure her children always come first.