Katy Perry Opens Up About Being a New Working Mom in Series of Candid Tweets: 'I Love My Job'
Katy Perry welcomed daughter Daisy Dove in the same week she released her new album Smile last month
Katy Perry is getting candid about life as a working mom.
The singer, who welcomed her first child, daughter Daisy Dove, with fiancé Orlando Bloom last month, shared a series of tweets on Thursday about her experience of working while simultaneously raising her baby girl.
"Popular misconception: being a mom isn’t a full-time job," she tweeted.
The "Smile" singer continued: "Part 2: when a mom finally goes back to work (whatever profession they do) it’s not like they been coming from months of ‘time off …’ she’s coming from a full time job … of being a mom, lol.”
"Part 3: call your mom and tell her you love and appreciate her and advocate for paid family leave!” she added.
In her final tweet, the new mom wrote, "Part 4. I love my job."
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"Delivering a baby and a record in the same week, dont f— with mama aka #whatmakesawoman 🤹🏼🤡 #smile," she wrote in a tweet on Aug. 27, referencing the song "What Makes a Woman" off of her new album.
Perry had previously said that the track was the one she was most excited to share with her child.
"It's a song about how you are gonna have a tough time measuring what truly makes a woman because women are so many things," she explained during an appearance on SiriusXM's Celebrity Session in July.
"And I like to say not one thing, not just one thing. And such chameleons, and so adaptable, and so malleable and transformative. And can handle the weight of the world on their backs and do it all in heels. And make it look pretty effortless sometimes," the pop star continued.
Perry opened up to PEOPLE this summer, admitting that it wasn't until recently that she felt ready for motherhood. "I was really terrified of the idea two or three years ago. It was just like, I don't know how I'm ever gonna do that. That's crazy. I can barely take care of myself!" the songstress said.
But after undergoing the Hoffman Process — a week-long retreat helping participants dig into negative behaviors conditioned from childhood —the American Idol judge said she was no longer "scared" to bring a child into the world.
"I'm really glad that I got to check off a lot of boxes personally and professionally before I got to this place," she told PEOPLE. "Unconditional love has been a journey for me, and that's going to be amazing."