Christina Aguilera is speaking out about the pressures women — in particular mothers — are faced with on a daily basis.
According to E! News, the 35-year-old mami-of-two is on the cover of Women's Health's March issue, where she took a very candid approach in discussing how society tends to break down women.
"Mothers are constantly expected to be the nurturers, the givers, the providers of a comfortable home. We're expected to be pregnant, have the kids, breastfeed once we have the babies. And we're expected to look amazing after baby, right?" Aguilera said. "Keep our husbands and boyfriends interested — because we're supposed to get back to sexy and keep things exciting in the bedroom. There's such a long list."
The Ecuadorian American singer went on to explain that it's very important for all women to take time for themselves, something that we as Latinas often forget to do. We're so busy putting our families, kids, husbands before us that we don't prioritize "me."
"Having children is the ultimate joy, and I love my kids, but women have to find time to nurture themselves," Aguilera explained. "If someone has a baby, the first thing I'm like is, 'OK, are you taking care of you?'"
And when it comes to the idea that we need to bounce back right away after baby? "I would say to any woman, don't be too hard on yourself! If you're not feeling confident on a certain day, you have to let that go, and own, 'Yeah, I'm not feeling confident today' and you move on and try to enjoy the best you can," she told the magazine.
"I'm not into deprivation; I'm not into suffering into getting a great body or the body that you want. I'm into enjoying life, being conscious and aware, but also breathing into yourself and owning what you got."
You can check out more from Christina Aguilera's Women's Health cover here!