Ciara Wilson recently sat down with W magazine for an in-depth chat about her life as a mommy, homemaker, and wife to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
Ciara, who is fortunate enough to spend Mother's Day with her mother and grandmother, shared her best Mother's Day since becoming a mother herself.
"It was so sweet. My husband surprised me in Washington, D.C., where I was on tour," she explained. "It felt really good to be thought of and I felt like I accomplished something great and [finally] realized it. Sometimes when you're going through emotions, you don't even realize what happens. To really say, 'Wow, I'm a mom and I'm doing all right,' felt good. It was very special.
The 32-year-old mother-of-two performed a Michael Jackson-inspired set at the Seattle Symphony on Thursday. She posted a photo from her performance on Instagram.com.
Below are excerpts from her W interview. Click here to read the full interview.
Do you have your own Mother's Day routine nailed down at this point, or does it change every year?
I wake up and roll with the flow, and take in all the love everyone gives me. My husband has always been really thoughtful and I love celebrating my mom, my grandmother, my mother-in-law, and grandmother-in-law as well—all the women in my life.
How often do you have quality time with your husband, Russell Wilson?
We traditionally do date night every Friday. I have to say it's been pretty cool because it's the part of the week we look forward to and it gives balance since we're both always on the go. There's something about the energy that goes into preparing for that day.
Have you found a strong community of other moms that you can confide in?
Oh yeah. It's crazy because when I look around now, pretty much most of my friends have kids. So it's been really cool to go on that journey together and be able to share notes and things we do to take care of our little ones when something happens—if it's a diaper rash or whatever. It's funny when you get those old-school remedies too, from your grandmother. It's been cool to give my friends advice as well.
What kinds of tips do you give them?
The thing I've always shared is you don't want to measure one baby by another. Let your baby roll at their own pace. Also, it will all come to you. Someone told me that before, when I was like, "What is being a mom all about?" It's crazy because you've never done it before and it sounds like this foreign concept, but then your maternal instinct kicks in and you really do figure it all out. You create your own unique plan that works for yourself and your family and that's really beautiful.
You're friends with Kim Kardashian, and your kids have played together. Has she given you any parenting advice?
It's been years since our little ones have played together, but she's always been a really sweet girl. You can tell that she really loves her kids. I think there's something sweet about seeing your friends and their sincere love for their kids. You see them grow through that experience.