Gwen Stefani Embraces Life’s Unplanned Events (Including Pregnancy!)

01/21/2015 at 06:30 PM ET

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Gwen Stefani‘s children have learned a lot from their fashionable mama — including how to put together the perfect everyday ensemble.

The blonde bombshell — who most recently won the Style Icon award at the PEOPLE Magazine Awards last month — has herself to thank for the creative outfits that her older boys, Kingston, 8½, and Zuma, 6, pull out of their closets.

“The first one loves [to style himself] and the second one is really happy to wear sports outfits,” Stefani, 45, told PEOPLE Tuesday afternoon at SoHo House West Hollywood, where she announced that her MasterCard Priceless Surprises concert will take place on Feb. 7 at the Orpheum in Los Angeles.

And as most young kids go through their minute-long obsessions, Stefani was particularly upset to see one of Zuma’s favorite alter-egos go.

“[Zuma] used to be really into costumes, but he’s out of that now, which is sad because we don’t have a superhero in the house anymore,” Stefani says.

The woman of limitless talents — from singing to fashion designing to being a hands-on mother and wife — loves the constant element of surprise that has become a prominent trend in her life lately.

“I think that’s a theme for me right now because everything that seems to be happening are always things that I’m not planning on, like getting pregnant or doing The Voice and doing new music,” explains Stefani, whose new single “Spark the Fire,” was released in December.

She continues, “I like that I don’t know what’s going to happen.”

But when her focus shifts to solely being a mom, Stefani says that she and husband Gavin Rossdale, 49, love to do “normal stuff like go to the park.”

“We like to do things that are not super structured and not have a super plan about it — just hang out together and let the day be slower because everything goes by so fast,” says Stefani.

While Stefani carts her kindergartener and third grader off to school, there is one person that she can be sure will be by her side — at least for now!

“[The boys are] in school all day, so I try to run around and get it all done while they’re all gone, but I have the baby with me all the time,” Stefani says of her 11-month-old son Apollo.

“I feel really blessed to have all three of them,” Stefani says. “They’re just incredible.”

— Nicole Sands

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Momofboys on

I love that Gwen and Gavin are hands on. They are great approachable, beautiful people who have created these 3 beautiful little boys. Hats off to you Gwen, you are amazing!❤️ Love*Angel*Music*Baby

TV on

Sorry but I have to laugh at the ‘hands on mom’ part in the article. You can’t call yourself that when you have two nannies for each child whenever you go on the road, are on vacation with your family or just heading out for a birthday party for your kid’s friend.

Kristina on

@TV, that’s a bit harsh. So for everyday citizens, if you bring your child to daycare five days a week because you have to go to work, you’re not a hands on mom? Or if you hire babysitters, you’re not hands on? I hate all the judgement from people who expect mothers to be superheroes and do it all. We try, but for most people, we need some help. And just because she is a celebrity, doesn’t mean she isn’t entitled to have some too. Get off your high horse.

Lori B on

What is she supposed to do, take the boys on the stage with her while she performs? I think it is great that Gwen and Gavin have stayed together, while having their boys…helps make for a stable home for everyone involved.

Jamie on

What a magnificent, talented and beautiful woman.

Lexie on

I like Gwen and Gavin. I think Gwen needs to dress more appropriately for her age. Sometimes there’s just so much going on with her outfits, it looks childish. Sorry, Gwen.

Katie on

@kristina with all due respect it’s you that has it wrong, not the other poster. I’m quite sure no reasonable person has a problem with someone using a nanny to care for their kids WHEN THE PARENT is WORKING. The point@tv is making is that Gwen is reliant on nannies 24/7 even when she is not working and is going to the park, a party or whatever. A parent like that is NOT a hands on parent😍

Elaine on

I think Gwen and Gavin would still be considered hands-on parents. They don’t always have a nanny with them, and even when they have a nanny with them, I think it shows they are hands on because they are there as well – they could choose to just let the nannies take the boys on outings. Instead, they go on the outings but have a nanny as extra help. I think it’s just a way to make things a little easier because they have the resources to do it.