Alanis Morissette Embraces ‘New Normal’ of Parenthood

02/24/2011 at 04:00 PM ET

Now eight weeks into parenthood, Alanis Morissette is finding the “new normal” of motherhood to be a “revelation.”

“I am filled with gratitude and inspiration,” the singer, 36, writes in a post on her Facebook page.

“I am so grateful for all the kind congratulations you have sent to me and Souleye. We are deeply touched by your kindnesses.”

Morissette, who welcomed her son on Christmas Day, continues, “Ever has cracked open a door in my heart that I had been dusting off for years in anticipation of this kind of opportunity to love.”

— Sarah Michaud

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Louise on

I really like the way she talks about her love for her son.

Monika on

she’s awesome and I’m so happy for her!

Amber on

I am so happy for her! Motherhood suits her.

Ever is an adorable little boy.

Dee on

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww……nice 🙂

Josie on

Aww…what a doll he is!

…her last quote…touchingly beautiful!

Mallory on

Such sweet words, I love hearing what she has to say about Ever and motherhood…but am I the only one who finds it weird that she calls her husband Souleye? I know that’s his rapper name, but I just thought she’d call him Mario…before anyone jumps on me, I’m not judging or telling her what or what not to call her husband, just making a comment.

Tiffany on

I have that same blanket for my 2 month old, purchased from Big K for $7. Cool to know I have something the stars do…lol! Definitely looks like his momma!!

Karen on

She puts those new-parent feelings into words so well.

Megan on

It is truly amazing how becoming a mother changes every aspect in your life, in the best way possible. She looks amazing too!

Allison J on

Alanis seems so happy. I am happy for her! Great pic, by the way.

Corrie on

Wait until he’s 3 and throws whopping public tantrums!

cj on

yes….nice to see her write clean words for a change too.

rlr on

Awww! Congrats! I’ve been an Alanis fan for 4 ever. It’s awesome to see her soo happy and as a mom, knowing that love that she’s talking about 4 your child that just blows you away. God Bless Alanis!

Mary on

For a very long time I was very concerned about how Alanis Moresette’s life was going to turn out. She appeared to be SO unhappy for such a long time. There is nothing like becoming responsible for a new life to get a person on the right track. I am delighted for her and her new found happiness. May it continue to be reflected in her life and in her career. Welcome to the REAL world Alanis and stay here. It is worth every minute.]

happy on

Mary, just curious…what do you mean by “welcome to the real world”? What if she could have never had children? Would she always be in a fake world? just saying… some women never have children.

HS on

Congrats! I love the name you have chosen for your son, Alanis! I wish you and your family all the happiness in the world! You deserve it!

Trina on

I remember the day my son was born, my heart glowed. He is 8 months old now and I still fall more in love with him every day. Enjoy it! It seems like it goes by too fast! Congratulations

LY on

I’m sorry ‘Souleye’. WTF

CelebBabyLover on

Maybe Mario is on Facebook as well using his rapper name of Souleye, and that’s why Alanis referred to him as such on her FB page? Anyway, she sounds like she’s loving motherhood! 🙂

kim on

I think Mary meant Welcome to the real world, as in the world of feeling happiness.

Alanis has been through a lot earlier on in her life with a bad relationship which her first album is based on. After that her previous relationships didn’t last either and she also been on a spiritual search that can be heard in her other albums (and showed in her house that she opened her doors for on MTV Cribs).

She seems to have found her own personal happiness she was looking for after all these years in her husband and son. But I am sure that if Alanis found her long-sought personal happiness in different way and not through motherhood Mary would still say Welcome to the REAL world because she just wishes Alanis all the best.

dsfg on

It could be that she calls him Mario privately but refers to him as Souleye publicly.

kazumi on

this is why alanis is such a great songwriter and artist, she speaks and writes from her heart and soul, she just verbalized for the rest of us, in such beautiful words, the overwhelming feeling of love motherhood could bring..

molly on

Her words are touching and probably ring true for many. Once that child comes into your life you do realize a whole new world/door -whatever, in your heart has opened up! Perhaps this might surge creative juices for a lullabye album?

Congrats to her and her husband!

oh on

lol at LY…you said it alright. funny stuff!

Mary on

Kim, thanks for your analysis of my post on Alanis Morrisette. You’re absolutely right when you say that I wish her all the best. I’m from the generation that “created” Jim Morrison, John Belushi and too many more who let their brooding lives get the better of them. Drugs, sex and rock and roll, as a life style, leads to the same thing DEATH. I thought that was just where Alanis was heading and I knew it didn’t have to be that way. To find her settled and happy is a wonderful thing. happy, you’re correct too, not all women have children. But the ones that do find that the world outside of themselves makes for a happier life all ’round. However you chose to live, positively, outside of yourself is what finlly makes you happy.

Kathy on

Ever is my new favorite baby. He is so adoracle. I am happy that Alanis has been able to experience “mother’s love”!!! There is no greater feeling than holding and loving your child.!!! God Bless this new family.

Kat on

My daughter just turned 3 months, and I wholeheartedly agree! It is amazing how much you love this little new being in a way you never knew possible.

MiB on

That is so sweet!

@ Mallory and LY, maybe he is actually called Souleye? I have a former class mate who is a musician and uses a stage name, which stuck to a point that the only people who ever call him by his given name are his parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and former teachers. I mean, it’s obviously not his given name, as it’s a noun, not a name, it may sound pretentious to some, but nowadays all his friends and even his sister and girlfriend call him by his stage name.

Kaycee on

Oooh, I love someone’s mention of a lullabye album – wouldn’t that be wonderful? It is such a struggle to put into words how it feels when you first discover that mother-love; I hope Alanis gets musically inspired!

CelebBabyLover on

MiB- Excellent point! When you think about it, it’s not really all that different than when “regular” people go by their nickname rather than their given name in every day life (for example, a woman having a given name of Elizabeth, but going by Betty or Bessie in her every day life). 🙂

claire on

Where can i get that blanket she has wrapped round her baby? I love it!