October 03, 2011 06:00 PM

Courtesy Scholastic Parent & Child

First-time mom Jewel is basking in baby bliss.

The songstress, 37, and husband Ty Murray welcomed their first child — son Kase Townes — on July 11 and Jewel is happily settling into her new role.

“I love life as a new mom. I’ve got something new to learn every day,” she tells Scholastic Parent & Child‘s October issue.

“It’s funny, even though you carry your baby all these months, you’re still strangers when he arrives.”

Despite proclaiming herself “super type A” during her pregnancy, Jewel admits her attitude has significantly changed since her 3-month-old son’s arrival.

“When I was pregnant I had a talk with myself. I realized I couldn’t control everything,” she shares.

“As a new mom, you have to have a sense of humor because you’re tired and know so little; it stirs up your insecurities. You have to throw up your hands and laugh!”

But her personality isn’t the only thing that has been affected by Kase; Jewel is experiencing a new found love for Murray as well.

“Seeing what a great dad your husband is makes you love him more. It’s a whole new romance,” Jewel explains. “We’ve been together for 13 years. In Hollywood, that’s like 100 years!”

— Anya Leon

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