Sarah McLachlan Says She's Calmed By Motherhood

10/08/2008 at 07:00 AM ET
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Like many a singer and songwriter before her, motherhood has forced Sarah McLachlan to alter her approach to making music. Mom to India Ann Sushil, 6, and Taja Summer, 15 months, Sarah "used to go off to some cabin in the woods" by herself for six months where she would "write constantly." Those days are long gone, however! Now Sarah, 40, considers herself "lucky to get an hour a day when the kids are in bed."

"In the past, I was traumatized when it didn’t come. Parenting has calmed me down to the point that now I just shrug and say, ‘It’ll come.’"

Fans who have been hoping for Sarah to crossover into children’s music now that she’s a mom, herself, might have reason to hope. When asked if she has ever considered making such an album, she revealed that she has started to write a song for Taja. "We’ll see," she adds.

India and Taja are Sarah’s daughters with estranged husband Ashwin Sood.


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Max'sMom on

I absolutely love her!
Cannot wait for a new album.
I am sad to hear that her husband & her have separated. They were such a cute couple. I guess he won’t be a part of her band anymore.

dsmom on

She is absolutely one of my all time favorite singer/songwriters. She is the real deal. I bet she is a great mom who is so in tune with her kids.

lily on

I love her music

lily on

sad to hear she’s single now

Bethy on

She has such a beautiful voice. Her kids have such unique names

Aitch on

I hope she is able to work out her marriage. It seems there are a lot of celebs parents “estranged” recently.