As a global pop superstar, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, and mom of three, Ciara is like any other busy working mama getting ready to send her kids back to school. But this year, the “Greatest Love” singer is dealing with a whole different level of back-to-school prep thanks to a change in husband Russell Wilson’s career: The NFL quarterback switched teams from the Seattle Seahawks to the Denver Broncos, prompting the family to move. And beyond the usual excitement (mayhem?) that entails, it also means that this fall, her two oldest kids — Future, 8, and Sienna, 5 — are starting new schools.
While promoting her song “Treat” and collaboration with Kellogg’s, Ciara spoke to SheKnows over Zoom about how she and her family are prepping for the best year ever — including the hacks that help her keep it all together on frantic mornings.
Tops on her list: Prepping the kids’ clothes the night before. “That’s like, been game-changing for me,” she says, adding that when you set yourself up for success the night before, morning just rolls better. “It’s when you’re starting everything from scratch, like even down to their lunches — that’s when it gets crazy… It’s like, ‘good luck.’”
Another thing that’s making it all easier? The fact that the kids are excited about their new schools. “You know, when you make them move, that’s so significant and big,” she says. “You don’t know how your babies are going to react to that. [But] they were over the moon and excited about the next event, the next chapter. I mean, they were hyped up. You would have thought we were saying you’re going to a theme park, you know? But that was good to see their reaction and to see their joy and excitement for this next chapter in our lives together, it warms my heart.”
Want more about Ciara’s back-to-school plans? Watch the full video interview, above!