P!nk Is At Times “Overwhelmed” By Motherhood: “I Cry In My Closet A Lot”

When she’s not on stage or in the recording studio, P!nk and her husband Carey Hart are just regular parents dealing with the normal struggles that comes with raising kids. She’s a mom to her daughter Willow Sage, 10, and…

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her master’s degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Music Mayhem, she has been published in American Songwriter, Country Now, and Holler.Country. When she’s not attending a concert or adding new country music to her playlist, O’Connell spends her time dancing in the studio and traveling with her family.

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Posted on March 23, 2022

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When she’s not on stage or in the recording studio, P!nk and her husband Carey Hart are just regular parents dealing with the normal struggles that comes with raising kids. She’s a mom to her daughter Willow Sage, 10, and son Jameson Moon, 5, and sometimes, she admits, it can be hard to get time to herself at home.

“I cry in my closet a lot,” Pink, 42, said in a recent interview. “Here’s the problem when you don’t have boundaries in your house — I’ll go in the shower and have a full out loud conversation with myself and I’ll turn around and Willow’s been standing there staring at me the entire time.”

Pink just can’t seem to find a moment alone, not even in the shower or the bathroom. “We really need to get more locks in this house,” she joked. “I try to explain to my children that me going to the bathroom is not an invitation for a family meeting.”

As the kids continue to grow and their personalities become stronger and stronger, Pink is still learning how to handle the difficult situations with her daughter, because they may look at situations differently. The “Raise Your Glass” singer has found it specially challenging to express her own emotions while also trying to understand how her kids are feeling. 

 

“I get overwhelmed all the time,” Pink continues. “I am an extrovert. I process out loud, and my daughter is an introvert and I don’t know what she’s thinking half the time.”

Luckily, she has others to go to for support when things get tough and she can’t seem to get through to her kids. She opened up about relying on “the community and the village that we have to check in with her as much as I can.” 

“I know that sometimes I’m going to learn more about my daughter from my friend who their daughter plays together and that’s okay,” she adds.

In a recent collaboration with the Calm app, Pink is focusing on taking that extra minute to decompress and she’s helping others do the same with the comforting stories she has recorded for kids to listen when it’s time to drift off to sleep. When the kids are sleeping through the night, the parents can too. 

“Sleep doesn’t always come easy, but with Calm Kids Sleep Stories my kids are less afraid of the dark and of being alone. I hope my Sleep Stories can help kids’ imaginations run wild as they drift off to peaceful rest,” she wrote on Instagram. 

Pink recently announced she will be headlining BottleRock Festival this coming May along with Luke Combs, Twenty One Pilots, The Black Crowes, Metallica, Kygo and more in Napa Valley, CA. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her master’s degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Music Mayhem, she has been published in American Songwriter, Country Now, and Holler.Country. When she’s not attending a concert or adding new country music to her playlist, O’Connell spends her time dancing in the studio and traveling with her family.

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