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Mariah Carey talks twins: 'It's hard to have kids in this world'

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No nanny for Mariah Carey's twins

Nearly seven weeks after Mariah Carey's twins arrived, the singer has opened up about life as a new mom. Mariah, who says she'll be grateful for her twins every day, has one special request for the moms of the world.

No nanny for Mariah Carey's twins

After all of the hubbub surrounding the arrival and naming of Mariah Carey's twins, it seems the new mom and husband Nick Cannon have been happy to soak in a little privacy at home. While the 41-year-old didn't get into the child abuse case drama in a new interview, she was happy to talk about being mom to Roc and Roe -- and those nude photos.

A few snippets from the Mariah Carey twins interview, as shared in the new mom's own words on

I could not do the having a child thing half-heartedly...
I couldn't just be like: 'I'm having a child, yay, let me get a nanny so I can give her the baby -- take the kid.' That doesn't work for me. I don't believe in that.

Being a mother is probably the hardest job in the world...
I feel like, in a lot of ways, children come into the world to teach us. It's going to be a delicate balance between raising them around glitz and glamour and keeping them grounded. One thing I'm sure of is that I'll be grateful for the twins every day, no matter what.

I felt very vulnerable about taking the nude pregnancy pictures...
But then I didn't want to miss this opportunity to document a once-in-a-lifetime experience. My ultimate goal was to share that incredibly personal moment with my true fans.

Before now I'd never ever been to a baby shower...
My baby shower was my first one -- it was so festive! Nick and I were so grateful to everyone who came to celebrate with us.

It was so much fun designing the twins' room...
I had such specific ideas I wanted implemented. I wanted to create a beautiful, tranquil, cozy environment for the babies. Everything matches, but pieces are individualized to celebrate the twins as separate entities. I wanted to do more than cookie-cutter styles in blue and pink.

We need to have Mother's Day once a week...
It's hard to have kids in this world. I have so much respect for mothers everywhere, especially those who've had difficult pregnancies or given birth to multiples.

I've been trying to hold on to a shred of privacy...
It's been a long journey and it's been tough. But this is a whole new beginning and I'm beyond excited about it.

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