Kelly Rowland Talks Motherhood, Destiny's Child and Breast Cancer Prevention
If Kelly Rowland could offer up advice to her younger self, it would be this:
"Trust my gut, move on faith and be courageous." Rowland related this to Mom.me via email.
The former Destiny's Child singer, host of BET's "Chasing Destiny" and mom of one — 2-year-old Titan, with husband Tim Witherspoon — is encouraging other women to do the same. That's why Rowland is partnering with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Ulta Beauty to get the word out about breast cancer prevention.
"I feel that as women, we have a responsibility to teach each other about breast cancer, to be aware of what's happening with your body and how to prevent it," she says.
Having recently lost her husband's aunt to the disease, Rowland has a personal connection to the foundation.
"I understand the pain and suffering associated with the disease, and I am committed to raising funds to help find a cure," she says.
Rowland also shares with us what qualities make for a great mom and dad, as well as her greatest wish for her son.
What quality makes for a good mom?
As a mom, you have to be very patient because you don't want your children to feel rushed.
What is your favorite quality in a dad?
Tim loves to play with Titan. When Titan sees him, his eyes light up.
What did you think you'd be when you grew up?
What do you appreciate most in your friends?
Support and love.
What is your idea of misery?
Being without my family.
If you could switch lives with anyone, who would you switch with?
What's the one quality you want to have as a parent?
Good communication skills.
What is the social media platform you can't live without?
I love Instagram, but I can live without it.
Who is your favorite fictional hero/heroine?
Lucy (from the 2014 film with the same name starring Scarlett Johansson).
Image via Lucy Movie
What is your favorite children's book?
"I Want My Hat Back" by Jon Klassen
Image via Instagram
The baby name that didn't make the final cut?
I actually told my husband to name the baby. I loved Titan's name right away and knew it was the right one.
What was the last thing you binge-watched?
"This Is Us"
Image via NBC
What talent do you wish you had?
Playing the piano and saxophone.
What is your greatest wish for your child?
I hope to raise a man who IS STRONG, an independent thinker and a leader.
Who are your heroes in real life?
My mother and Tina Knowles are my heroes. They encouraged, taught and loved me, and I was able to achieve my big dreams because of their strength and sacrifice.
What word or phrase do you never want to hear again?
What is your greatest indulgence?
What is your favorite motto?
You make time for whatever you want to make time for.