Alecia Beth Moore best known in POP culture as Pink is one of those singers who has made us sing all her songs, dance and even cry. This American singer achieved fame in the early 2000s when LaFace Records saw potential in her and decided to offer her a solo contract. Her debut studio album "Can not Take Me Home" in 2000 was certified double-platinum in the United States, and gave her the status of a superstar in the music industry.
Pink has been known throughout her career for always say what she thinks, questioning in many occasions the social paradigms and what we live today with her music. Since Pink became a mother, she has tried to share her experience in this field trying to inspire the rest of the mothers, and show them that she also deals with the same situations as any other person. Pink is trying to break paradigms and unrealistic standards set on the idea of being a mom, the American singer has focused on showing motherhood from a more honest, and real perspective, reminding her fans that what our societies require nowadays is more love, respect, tolerance, and education.
We are living in times of change, where more and more people seek equality of gender and respect. Every day more celebrities like Chrissy Teigen, Emily Blunt, Shenae Grimes-Beech, and Keira Knightley, among others join these movements in search of understanding and less intolerance. So, here are 20 inspiring and honest moments about motherhood by Pink.
20 She Is Not Afraid To Make Mistakes
Unfortunately, the reality is far from what we read in books or what we see in movies, and motherhood is not an exact formula, that’s why many mothers often face feelings of insecurity after the birth of their children. But everything becomes a trial, and error until moms find what works best for them and their family.
The "What About Us" singer has learned to deal with that kind of insecurities, and has learned to see mistakes as something good because those errors are teaching her something. Recently a fan asked Pink on her Twitter "What advice would you give to Moms who are trying their best daily but sometimes everything can get on top of them?" and she answered, " You're doing the best you can, which is amazing, and all children really need is love."
19 She Shares A More Honest Side Of Motherhood
Social media is a marvel of our times, but they have also become the enemy of many moms around the globe. Unfortunately, many times in these platforms the most honest side of motherhood is not shown. Usually, we find moments that were captured by a camera and show the happiest side, subtly edited by a filter, but it rarely shows the background of that photo or video.
Pink recently shared on her Instagram some of the medications moms usually give to their children when they get sick due to the change of season. Details that many times people do not comment. The singer accompanied the photo with the following "Happy holidays everybody!"
18 She Was Nervous About Having A Girl
We all grew up listening to our parents say that when we'll decide to have children we would understand them better. In the case of Pink, the singer was always a rebellious girl who seemed to be always in trouble, so when she and her husband Carey discovered that their first baby would be a girl the singer was extremely nervous.
During an interview with Ellen Degeneres, Pink revealed that she was pregnant and that she was expecting a baby girl. "My mum has always wished me a daughter just like me," she said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2010. "I'm [anxious] one of us will go to jail."
17 She Kept Her Second Pregnancy Away From The Limelight
Many celebrities prefer to hide their pregnancies, so in that way, they don't have to deal with the press and paparazzi. Kylie Jenner was recently crowned queen in this regard after disappearing from the public eye throughout her pregnancy, and it wasn't until the birth of her daughter Stormi that Kylie announced that the rumors about her pregnancy were true.
But Jenner wasn't the first celebrity on do that, during her second pregnancy, Pink decided to keep everything hidden until she was well advanced in her pregnancy. The singer wanted to focus on her family and enjoy the experience away from the public scrutiny. In 2016 Pink and Carey welcomed a baby boy whom they decided to name Jameson Moon Hart.
16 She Wants Her Kids To Learn From Her Mistakes
As parents, we always want to protect our children from anything that could hurt them and give them our wisdom, so they will not make the same mistakes. Pink has stated that she wants her children to learn from their mistakes, and not repeat them.
During an interview with Us Weekly, Pink confessed that she see her 6-year-old and she just wants to give her the knowledge that she already knows. She explained during the interview that "You can't borrow somebody else's knowledge, you have to buy your own. I know that too. It sucks when you're a mom. I don't want my kids to buy their own knowledge, I just want them to swallow mine."
15 Pink And Carey Have Created A Great Support System
Relationships are not perfect and require mutual work. Pink and Carey faced many ups and downs, in fact after getting married they were about to divorce but after her hit "So, What" the couple managed to reconcile, and since then they have been stronger than ever.
Currently, Carey has his own motorcycle business and he is quite involved in various foundations related to the motocross industry, but all this allows him to be a present father in the lives of his children, especially when Pink is on tour. Both celebrities have managed to create a balance between their work routines, and their role as parents, supporting each other in their own projects.
14 She Feels Flustered Most Of The Time
Pink is an open book so she is not afraid of saying what she thinks about certain topics. Recently the singer revealed her insecurities as a mom on her Instagram account with the following caption: "China live dim sum class, San Francisco. I feel like I had it all figured out when she was younger. When it was just her. Now that there’s two, and such different ages, I feel flustered so much of the time. The older she gets the less clear I am on how to guide her," wrote the Grammy winner.
She continued "Do I take the raw honest tough way? Do I cuddle her and tell her not to worry? Do I let her be sassy knowing I want her to be strong and need her to be strong to survive in this world?" she wrote. "Of course, but how do you interject subtlety and kindness?"
13 She Offered To Take Her Daughter On Tour
During her Truth About Love Tour, Willow was 14 months, and Pink would come right offstage and breastfeed her. That was their bonding time and some of her favorite moments. But now that her daughter is older, Pink explained during an interview that she asked her if she wanted to come with mommy during her tour.
Pink explained that this is the first time Willow is leaving behind friends and school, so she asked her if she wanted to do this because they make family decisions.
"When touring stops working for the kids, if they decide they just want to be home and have a normal life, whatever that means, I'll stop because they are by far the priority."
But she thinks it's cool that they get to see their mom be the boss, and work really hard to realize a dream.
12 Her Children Study At Home
Something that many people often ignore is that not all the celebrities children attend schools like the rest of the kids. Indeed, sometimes they are educated in their homes. Of course, this depends on their parent's profession, and what they consider most convenient for the development and education of their kids. Such was the case of Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the Kardashian clan, who due to the hustle and bustle of filming their reality show she was homeschooled.
In Pink's case, something similar has happened. Currently, the singer and her family are on tour in several countries around the world so Willow, her eldest daughter is being homeschooled.
11 She Is Raising Her Kids Without Gender Norms
Today children are more aware of equality regardless of gender, color or race, and these values are important for the Hart family. In fact, Pink and her husband always try to remind their children about the importance of love and respect.
During an interview with Sunday, People Pink shared a conversation she recently had with her daughter. "Last week Willow told me she is going to marry an African woman," said Pink. "I was like, 'Great, can you teach me how to make African food?' she continued saying "And she's like, 'Sure Mama, and we are going to live with you while our house is getting ready.'"
She also commended a school that had gender-neutral toilets."The bathroom outside the kindergarten said, 'Gender Neutral – anybody', and it was a drawing of many different shapes," she said. "I took a picture of it and wrote, 'Progress'. I thought that was awesome. I love that kids are having this conversation."
10 She Encourages Her Daughter's Philanthropic Efforts
But the Hart do not just worry about teaching their children about gender equality. Pink and her husband encourage their children to do activities that can help others.
Last year the singer shared on her Instagram a photo of her daughter and her first lemonade stand. Pink helped Willow set up a stand with homemade chocolate chip cookies to boot, and along with the picture she wrote
"Willow's first lemonade stand. She's been asking me for months. She wants to donate the $ to a "high kill shelter". I didn't have the heart to tell her that that wouldn't be a good idea lol. So we're donating to a "no kill shelter". She made the lemonade with hand squeezed fresh lemons (39 of them) and homemade chocolate chip marshmallow surprise cookies. (Pay no attention to the chips ahoy, we ran out early) I love this little bean."
9 She Motivates Her Children To Practice Sports Like Their Dad
Some people say that the apple never falls far from the tree, and due to Pink's husband is a former professional freestyle motocross competitor, their children have grown up doing sports activities. In fact, Willow has already participated in some competitions according to her age, and luckily she has her father to guide her in these tournaments.
Carey recently shared on his Instagram a photo of his wife and his daughter riding their bikes. He captioned the moment saying "Mama @pink did some laps for the first time with Willz during practice last night! Looks like all 3 of us will be riding next time "
8 She Is Teaching Her Daughter Self-love
One of our favorite Pink's moments was when she was honored with The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award at MTV's VMAs in 2017. During her speech, she shared a few inspirational words for her daughter who felt like "the ugliest girl".
Pink said that she made a PowerPoint presentation for her daughter, and showed her androgynous rock stars, and artists that live their truth, and how they carry on and wave their flag and inspire the rest of us. In fact, Pink explained that she used herself as an example of a woman who has overcome female stereotypes. Finally, she added "We don't change. We take the gravel in the shell and we make a pearl. And we help other people change so they can see more kinds of beauty."
7 She Believes In Family Halloween Costumes
Many experts say that carrying out family activities help strengthen the bond with our children. Creating unforgettable memories and bonds of trust, that's why it's important to invest in quality time when it comes about our kids, try to do certain activities that all can enjoy can help to create a deep bond.
And one of the Harts family's favorite activities is to celebrate Halloween together with themed costumes for each family member. Last year Pink and her family decided to disguise themselves as the iconic characters of the Disney movie Descendants. Along with the photo, the American singer wrote " Happy Halloween from the crazy people #piratelife." Pink each year strives to make these dates memorable, and achieve the best family memories for their children.
6 She Believes That Moms Should Support Each Other
Pink also thinks that moms should support each other and not criticize them. Seek support in their friends who are going through similar situations can be helpful. Even other mothers can give you advice on how to deal with certain situations with your children, especially when parents feel they are going to lose their minds.And Pink knows all that. That's why she recently tweeted "A really sweet Mama came up 2me tonight at the grocery store and told me some nice words about how she gets strength from my parenting." Then she added "We cried together. It’s so hard. Y’all. I wish us mamas could give ourselves and each other a break."
5 Pink Multi-tasks During Dinner Time
One skill that many women should develop when they become mothers is to learn to multitask. When moms have children, their schedules and lives change, so everything begins to revolve around the needs of their kids, and multitasking becomes a necessary quality in their daily basis.
Pink knows this reality, that's why she focuses on showing her life from a more honest side on her social media. On her Instagram, she shared a picture of her with her children while she was cooking dinner, and she wrote "Dinner time", a typical moment during the day of any mother with two children. Pink shows us that it does not matter if you're a superstar, at the end of the day she is just like us.
4 She Is Okay With Using Electronics To Keep Her Kids Occupied
Allowing children to use electronic devices to entertain them is still somewhat controversial for some people. There are people who agree with this while it is under controlled time, but there are people who simply disagree.
Devices like the Ipad can be reassuring, especially when children are in the middle of a tantrum. Pink agrees to use technology to her advantage and showed it by sharing a picture of her taking a nap on the floor while Willow was playing with the Ipad. The singer accompanied the photo with the following "'Babe, Mama's just gonna take a quick nap here while this iPad babysits you.'"
3 She Opposes Body-Shaming Women After They Give Birth
Many women after childbirth face the pressure to recover their old bodies before the baby. Unfortunately, there are certain expectations in what should be motherhood that is not realistic, and many moms often face insecurities about their post-baby body when they see that they have not achieved it as quickly as other moms.
Pink has been one of those celebrities who has been sincere about this topic. In fact, she shared a photo of her at the gym and wrote the following " Would you believe I'm 160 pounds and 5'3"? By 'regular standards' that makes me obese. I know I'm not at my goal or anywhere near it after Baby 2 but dammit I don't feel obese. The only thing I'm feeling is myself. Stay off that scale ladies! "
2 She Has Learned To Appreciate The Small Details (Such As Sleep)
After the arrival of a baby, it is normal for couples to begin to miss small details that previously seemed unimportant. One of those little pleasures in life is sleep. Many couples face difficult moments to reconcile a sleep routine after the arrival of the baby, and Pink and her husband were no exceptions of the rule.
After the birth of her second child, Pink shared a lovely picture of her and her son sleeping on the sofa. She wrote, "Oh my god I'm so tired my soul has a headache but I'm so okay with it so whatever I'm just gonna take this little catnap real quick wake me up in ten seconds."
1 She Enjoys Embarrassing Her Daughter From Time To Time
Pink has been characterized by her irreverence and her excellent sense of humor. The star has shared on innumerable occasions that she enjoys embarrassing her eldest daughter Willow from time to time in front of her friends.
Last year she shared a photo of herself showing the makeup and hairstyle she decided to wear to bring rice crispy treats for her daughter's sixth birthday. Pink captured the moment saying
"Headed to my kid's kindergarten class to bring rice crispy treats for her sixth birthday. It's weird that she's embarrassed by me. Not like I wear a lot of bizarre colorful fun makeup or anything like I'm pretending to be a pop star. Kids these days."