Ciara on Parenting 3 Kids, her romance with Russell Wilson
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It’s hard to believe that almost a year ago, Ciara and Russell Wilson welcomed their adorable son, Win, into the world. Win – or “Winnie the Pooh” as the mother of three has dubbed her – is what she calls a super baby. “I know when he starts moving it will be ‘Look at the world, look at the house. Victory is on the loose,'” Ciara, who is also mom to Sienna, 4, and Future, 7, told POPSUGAR in a recent interview.
The singer and NFL player have in partnership with All Good on the brand’s #NewOriginals social initiative, which provides a day of diapers for a family in need for every box of All the right diapers bought at Walmart. “There is nothing better than knowing that you are giving back, but also great when you think about babies and how precious they are,” Ciara explained. In honor of the partnership, the singer explained to POPSUGAR how she has adjusted to life with three children, how they got creative over the past year, and how she and Russell keep the romance alive in their relationship.
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On the transition from two to three children
“From day one, of course, I always wanted to love my babies the best I could; that never changes,” Ciara said. “But I’ll say, I think when you have baby number one you’re so particular about everything. You’re like, ‘Oh, you let that go, I have to rinse it like crazy’, and now this ‘is like,’ Alright, we have the five second rule. ‘”
The same mindset applies to her children’s bedtime routines. Every night before bed, she and Russell have “book time” and read to the children, and although they usually choose three (four, if they’re lucky) books a night, with three children. , they decided they needed a better game plan. “Future is seven, Sienna four, so their books are a little different. Win, obviously, her books are different. So I’m like, Win is just going to read big kids’ books, because we’re going to have to tag the team. Everyone’s going to read the same book and if you don’t understand it you’re just going to get better, “she joked.
Raising your children in an unpredictable year
While her family has had to “adjust a lot” to virtual school and stay at home, Ciara said it was amazing how strong her children are. “I think the children are much more resilient and fight more than we think,” she said. “They adjusted really well. When President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris took office, I remember Sienna saying, ‘COVID is over! “Just the cute little jokes and things they made out of them. They were able to bring a lot of light in the middle of the storm and that was a blessing.”
Although the pandemic had an impact on the daily lives of Future and Siena, Win was not affected as much as an infant. “I think we’ll probably see when we get out of this, the real impact that can happen to him. But for now, he’s rolling. The love he gets from his brother and sister, from home, from our team, everyone … it’s okay I can’t complain.
Dancing with your family on TikTok
TikTok certainly gave Ciara and her family some fun things to do together during the lockdown, although arguing with her kids and teaching them a dance for a video was no easy task. “Sometimes it’s like keeping cats when you’re trying to get kids to do a TikTok and focus,” she said. Still, they managed to put together some really awesome videos and keep themselves entertained. “My song ‘Got Me Good’ was also one of the first TikTok songs that was really starting to grow and go viral on TikTok, and Sienna the other day said, ‘My back hurts and my support- throat too tight “in the car. It was cute.”
On sharing his music with his children
“I knew ‘Level Up’ was a success because of the feedback from my kids,” Ciara explained. “I knew it was their favorite. They asked for it over and over again.” Although she is not a fan of listening to her own music, she loves to see her children playing with her songs. “It’s cute when they know it’s me. They say ‘It’s mom’,” she said.
Sometimes she even joins duets. “Yes Yes [Sienna] loves to sing the role of Nicki Minaj, she says, ‘Mom, can you do this peach? Let me show you how. She starts rapping Nicki’s part. She asks me to play this song. She doesn’t call it ‘I’m Out’, but she starts to say Nicki Minaj’s lyrics and we sing together. It’s really fun.”
On Russell’s celebration on Father’s Day
Although Ciara is quiet about what she has in store for Russell, she gets creative and plans something “that he really doesn’t expect.” “I just want him to feel as loved as he makes me feel,” she said. “And let him feel really proud of himself that day, but not just that day, really every day. Because he’s an amazing father day in and day out.”
During his weekly meetings with Russell
Friday night dates have always been a must for the couple, even when they spent all their time together at home. Whether it’s setting up a drive-in theater on their lawn or creating their own “little restaurant” somewhere in the house, they’ve gotten creative and found ways to make things fun and romantic. . “It’s been a long day, but I think the best thing is knowing that, if you can get through COVID, you’re good,” Ciara said. “There are so many challenges and curved balls thrown at you and I feel like COVID has made us stronger together. We have always found ways to miss each other, even though we were in the same roof. hours a day, 7 days a week. He still had work, I had work. It was as if we were looking forward to the end of our working day.
On the practice of self-care
Taking care of her skin and body, and finding ways to be creative are all forms of self-care for Ciara. Recently, she took up pickle ball. “It’s been a unique way for me to sweat, but also to have a good time and really love myself. I think when the world slows down it’s good to slow down too sometimes. Take a step back and reassess. I was able to do a bit of that too, and prepare my game plan for all the things I want to accomplish next. “