Published on August 7th, 2013 | by Alan Cross0
Rock Star Moms and the Demands of the Family
How does someone like Gwen Stefani do it? They don’t–and they’re okay with not being able to do everything. From TIME:
No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani claims it is “not possible” to have it all as a working mother. She admitted to British ELLE that she had missed work events so she would be at home when her children started the new school year. The rock star-fashion designer says: “There are always days that somebody suffers. The only thing I really worry about is …how do I do this and that?” She added, “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.
It’s a sentiment that Corin Tucker, of Sleater-Kinney and the Corin Tucker Band, echoes. She told TIME, “I certainly wouldn’t ever advise a young woman (or anyone) in rock that having a child and being a touring musician would be a breeze. It’s really really hard,” she said via email. “I think canceling a tour if your child needs you is absolutely valid, of course. I would do the same if I needed to.”
Not even Madonna can escape these challenges.