She could be a Grammy-winning pop star, known for her sassy attitude and tomboy style, but Alecia Moore, known professionally as Pink, admits that she just takes it "day by day" when it comes to being a mother of her two sons. the children Jameson Moon, 15 months, and Willow Sage, 6½, with her husband Carey Hart.
"What happens with parenting is that you never know if something is happening," he tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story. "That has been the most humble thing for me." In my head, I dream incredible and then I turn around and his eyes are completely glassy. I have no idea. We'll see. "
Currently on her Beautiful Trauma tour, Pink, 38, describes her own education in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, as" free ranging, I guess. "
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"My mom worked full time and attended school full time. My father was an insurance salesman, "she says." My brother and I cycled to school and played in the woods all day. Many rescue animals, tree climbing, sports, gymnastics. I had a good childhood. "
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With her own children, she has adopted a more nurturing parenting style. "Yes, I believe in affection," she says. "I believe in the needs that are met and the faith that is Implements, and I believe in letting your children know that they can count on you, and that you will be there. My parents obviously did not believe in that and I got it right. I always tell Willow, & # 39; I'll teach you the rules so you know how and when to break them & # 39; "
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The singer also strives to create a gender neutral environment for his calf. "Absolutely. [But] I feel that neutral gender is itself a label and I do not have labels, "he says." I do not like labels, so I think a woman and a girl can do anything. "
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Regarding the future of her children, Pink is more concerned with "only the world we live in," she says. "I have so many worries and fears as a father I'm so worried They'll be fine They chose this family They know what they're doing But the world, I do not know if the world is going to be fine And then I pray a lot I cry a lot I talk a lot with them. I hope a lot. I cursed a lot. "
For now, she and Hart, 42," try not to take life too seriously, "Pink adds. "We laugh a lot, it's about our family unit and the time we spend together, let alone external things."