Grammy Winner Pink Graces the Cover of PEOPLE's Beautiful Issue with Her Two Kids
She might be a Grammy-winning pop star known for her brazen attitude and tomboyish style, but Alecia Moore â" professionally known as Pink â" admits sheâs just taking it âday by dayâ when it comes to being a mom to her two kids Jameson Moon, 15 months, and Willow Sage, 6Â½, with husband Carey Hart.
âThe thing about parenting is you never know if anything youâre doing is working,â she tells PEOPLE in this weekâs cover story. âThatâs been the most humbling thing for me. In my head, I sound amazing and then I turn around and her eyes are completely glazed over. I have no idea. Weâll see.â
Currently on her Beautiful Trauma tour, Pink, 38, describes her own upbringing in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, as âfree range, I guess.â
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âMy mom worked full time and went to school full time. My dad was an insurance salesman,â she says. âMy brother and I rode bikes to school and played in the woods all day. Lots of rescuing animals, tree climbing, sports, gymnastics. I had a good childhood.â
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With her own kids, she has embraced more of an attachment parenting style. âYeah, I believe in affection,â she says. âI believe in needs being met and faith being implemented, and I believe in letting your ki ds know they can count on you, and that youâll be there. My parents obviously did not believe in that and I worked out okay. I always tell Willow, âIâm going to teach you the rules so that youâll know how and when to break them.â â
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The singer also strives to create a gender-neutral environment for her brood. âAbsolutely. [But] I feel like gender-neutral is in itself a label and Iâm label-less,â she says. âI donât like labels at all so I believe that a woman and a girl can do anything.â
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More than anything, Pink says she believes in âfairness and justice. And I believe that a boy can do anything. So I have boys that flip dirt bags and I have boy friends that wear dresses. Itâs all okay to me. Itâs whatever floats your boat. So thatâs the kind of house that we live in.â
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As for her childrenâs future, Pink is more concerned with âjust the world that we live in,â she says. âI have so many worries and fears as a parent. Iâm such a worrier. Theyâre going to be fine. They chose this family. They know what theyâre doing. But the world, I donât know if the worldâs going to be fine, and so I pray a lot. I cry a lot. I talk to them a lot. I hope a lot. I curse a lot.â
For now, she and Ha rt, 42, âtry not to take life too terribly seriously,â Pink adds. âWe laugh a lot. Itâs all about our family unit and time spent together, and much less about external stuff.âSource: Google News US Entertainment | Netizen 24 United States