Kelly Clarkson Says Other Parents Might Not Approve of Her Hack for Traveling With Kids

December 31, 2019
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Kelly Clarkson is revealing the secret to parenting on the road: iPads.

While many parents frown upon giving their children iPads or phones at a young age, Kelly Clarkson thinks of it as an occasional lifesaver.

The busy momma of two revealed that she frequently travels with her children between jobs and relies on electronic devices to keep them occupied while she catches up on work.

“I’m going to be real with you. I know there’s a lot of hippy dippy moms out there who don’t approve of iPads, and I think that’s great for them. More power to you," she told  Condé Nast Traveler. "But we definitely have iPads, because at some point travel can be total hell. Not just with kids, but in general. A flight gets delayed, things happen, weather. Just having something they can escape [with], play little games, watch movies on it."

While she acknowledges that "it's different for every family," she doesn’t feel guilty about giving her children something to do so that she can work on projects that will make her fans happy.

"I wrote a song on my last flight because my kids were like, 'We want to watch a movie!' Flying is my 'me' time. We’re in our own worlds. I try to lean in and find the silver lining in anything," she explained.

"Like traveling so much—no, it’s not the best, especially with children. It can be difficult. But you go, 'Well, at least I have time to read and go over my schedule, or work on the next 'Voice' rounds, or write some songs,'" Kelly she added. "There’s always stuff to be done. It’s kind of like my office."

In addition to being a full-time mom of 5-year-old River Rose and 3-year-old Remington Alexander, Clarkson also juggles several gigs including hosting her own daily talk show, being a coach on “The Voice,” being a pop artist, and gearing up to headline her own Las Vegas residency opening on April 1, 2020.

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