'No wonder mums don't do this': Pink talks about life with kids

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She might make it look effortless, but in a candid new interview superstar Pink has shared that she's every mum juggling work and family - she's just doing it from the road.

"There have been many times when I have been sitting in the corner of arena bathrooms crying and saying to myself, 'There's a reason why women don't do this, there's a reason why mums don't do this, because it's f**cking impossible at times', " the 40-year-old told Billboard.

Mum to eight-year-old Willow and two-year-old Jameson, Pink previously decided she would stop touring once Willow was school age. And while that hasn't happened yet, changes are ahead.

"The last couple of months, Willow was over it," Pink says. "She wants to be home and do BMX and swim team and gymnastics and all the sh-t that an eight-year-old wants to do. So she was asking to go home, and that's when I knew: From here on out, it changes."


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But the singer, who is married to former motocross racer Carey Hart, admits her gruelling tour schedule is part of the reason for her global success.

 "I don't think I would still have a career if I wasn't good at touring because I've never won at any other angle - I've never been the 'it' girl. I've never been selling perfumes or clothes or dolls," she notes.


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Having just finished her record-breaking 157-date Beautiful Trauma World Tour, the mum is focused on ferrying her daughter to various extracurricular activities and getting Jameson into preschool.


"They're going to call me: 'Um, Mrs. Hart? Your son ate the school pet again. Can you come get him?'" Pink says.

And while she's not sure exactly what comes next, one option is a Las Vegas residency which would offer more stability for her kids.

"Think about the show I could do in Vegas," she says.


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One thing's for certain, however - at 40 Pink is comfortable in her own skin.

"I didn't like 13," she says. "I don't really remember digging 21. Thirty was kind of weird. Forty was the first birthday I've had where I've been like, 'F**ck yeah, this is awesome! Yes! I know exactly who I am!'

"And now I can just chill out a little bit. And then 60 is going to be like, 'F**ck that, turn it back up.' I'm going to be on roller skates, with f**cking rollers in my hair, house plants everywhere."