Kelly Rowland Has Mommy Guilt Too — & That's OK
You probably heard of her when you purchased your first Destiny's Child album, but these days, Kelly Rowland is up to a whole lot more than creating catchy music. The 36-year old mom of adorable son Titan has been busy to say the least. She has appeared on the hit show Empire, been a judge on The Voice Australia and somehow managed to find the time to write a stellar book full of advice for new moms titled, Whoa, Baby! Most recently, she has partnered with Band-Aid as a spokesperson for their Stick With It campaign because she is passionate about helping and motivating women to stick to their goals and passions — whatever they may be.
So how does a mom with so much on her plate manage to accomplish so much and still maintain a physically and emotionally healthy lifestyle? Well, we were lucky enough to ask her exactly that.
SheKnows: What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
Kelly Rowland: The first thing I do in the morning is pray or meditate.
SK: What’s your go-to healthy breakfast?
KR: Oatmeal with fresh berries.
SK: What’s your favorite healthy snack?
KR: Pinto bean hummus and veggies.
SK: Do you meditate, journal or have any other sort of emotional wellness routine?
KR: No matter the situation, I stay focused and motivated on my goals because that’s the way I was raised.
So this partnership with Band-Aid brand was perfect because our mottos are the same... stick with it.
SK: Can you describe your workout routine? Does it change seasonally?
KR: I typically like to train with the mentality of a high-performance athlete. I put in the work and do what it takes to be successful. A typical workout routine consists of sprint-based training combined with strength moves two days a week. Along with the balance of total-body workouts that challenge my core and shape my body twice weekly.
SK: What’s your favorite date-night (or day) activity?
KR: Candlelit dinner, dancing and movies never get old.
SK: What’s your best tip to working moms for having a healthy work-life balance?
KR: I’m still figuring it out. One thing I have to keep reminding myself of is that I am a good mom, even with mommy guilt and sometimes seeing Titan for a fraction of a day.
SK: Can you tell me a little bit about your female community — do you have friends who are also moms who you lean on for support regarding the challenges of parenting?
KR: I have a great female support system. We encourage each other because we all face some of the same difficulties. We all experience mommy guilt. It’s always great to have an uplifting support system.
SK: Any tips for how to stay sane in the current highly charged political climate? How can women balance the onslaught of headlines and wanting to be active/create change with having boundaries so that they’re not constantly stressed out by it all?
KR: There is no place for fear. Stay informed, but also be smart enough to decipher what is noise and what is real. Always remembering that love can cast out all hate. I have made a commitment to teach my son love, self-respect, the way of the world and boundaries.