Gwen Stefani, 37, talked to the Los Angeles Times this week about the delicate balance between work and home life. Gwen recently released her second solo album, The Sweet Escape, which features tracks she recorded over the summer as well as leftovers from her first solo disc. Since recording, she’s decided to promote her album and go on tour, with her son Kingston, 6 1/2 months, with her every step of the way. She explains her reasoning as follows:

"About 2 1/2 months after [Kingston] was born, I thought, I’ll go in the studio and see if it feels good. It it’s meant to be, then it’s meant to be…I’m in a rush, and no, I don’t want to take time off. This isn’t the beginning of my career, and I do want to tour next year while he can tour with me.

He’s generally an easy, cool guy; he’s busy and he’s having a lot of fun…He makes everything so much fun. I’m nursing, so he’s around me the whole time, and he definitely balances me out. It was fun before, but now it’s fun in a whole different kind of way. Normally, I would get more rest, but I figure I can rest later.

In five years, he’ll be in school, and in five years, I’ll be in my 40s…So I’m doing what I can right now….If you saw me in my day-to-day life, you’d see my work and my career is all fun, pretty much. I don’t go off to work without him. Right now, he’s to my left, and my stylist is holding him and kissing him and he’s got his little stuffed animal lamb. If we were at home, I’d be playing with him, that’s why I’m so lucky. If I had to leave him at day care and go to work, I never would have finished this record.

I thought I could maybe miss an amazing opportunity, and I think anybody in my position would do the same thing…I’m blessed with such an incredible guy."

Source: LA Times

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