Celebrity Baby Blog / Jana Kramer

Jana Kramer on Surviving Abuse: ‘I Want to Show My Daughter What a Strong Woman Looks Like’

10/06/2016 at 11:00 AM ET

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When Jana Kramer gave birth to daughter Jolie Rae on Jan. 31, 2016, she says she found her life’s true purpose.

“She’s the reason I get up and I will do anything for her,” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue.

“I love music, I love performing, I love acting, all those things, but I’ve never felt fulfilled,” says Kramer, 32, who found success as an actress in 2009 on the CW hit, One Tree Hill, and then as a country music star. “But when I became a mom, I 100 percent knew what my purpose in life was — to be Jolie’s mom.”

Kramer adds, “She gives me so much strength.”

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Jana Kramer on Being a Single Mom While Working: ‘I’m Trying to Manage It the Best That I Can’

09/08/2016 at 11:00 AM ET

Jana Kramer Dancing with the Stars
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Jana Kramer can do it all. Not only is the country singer/songwriter currently on tour, but the mom to 7-month-old daughter Jolie Rae just joined Dancing With the Stars as well.

“It’s definitely hard just because we’re so busy with rehearsals and being on tour and also wanting to spend time with Jolie,” Kramer told PEOPLE about how she balances her many hats while at the Good Morning America cast reveal party in New York City on Wednesday.

“I’m trying to manage it the best that I can and show single moms out there that we can do it,” she continues. “We can do it all, hear us roar.”

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Jana Kramer Welcomes a New Tour Guest: 4-Month-Old Daughter Jolie!

06/09/2016 at 10:45 AM ET

Jana Kramer‘s most recent tour guest is the cutest one yet: her 4-month-old daughter, Jolie Rae!

“I have Jolie out on the road with me most of the time, and to do what I love and be able to combine both is just a pretty great feeling,” the country singer, 32, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I look back and say, ‘Wow, this is what I’ve always wanted,’ and it’s come true — I’m a mom and a touring musician. It can’t get any better than that.”

For Kramer, routine is key. While she always makes sure to have her “mandatory 10 minutes of fun” with her band before hitting the stage, there is one slight aspect of touring that has changed since she gave birth.

“The first couple shows I was like, ‘Wow, I’m out of breath,’ ” says Kramer, who will be embracing Malibu Rum’s “Because Summer” campaign at the brand’s pop-up Beach House at Faster Horses Country Music Festival in her home state of Michigan. “I’ve gotten back in the routine of things, and it’s all going good.”

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Jana Kramer Responds to ‘Mommy Shamers’ After Posting Photo of Jarred Baby Food: ‘Do Not Tell Me How to Raise My Child’

06/02/2016 at 01:45 PM ET

Jana Kramer is giving her social media followers some food for thought.

On Wednesday, the country singer — who welcomed daughter Jolie Rae in January — posted a photo to Instagram depicting a pile of baby food jars on a supermarket conveyor belt.

“And it begins. #babyfood,” she captioned the candid.

The photo quickly garnered comments from critics and supporters alike, ranging from telling her she should be making her own baby food to praising her for being a great mom.

Jana Kramer baby food
Source: Jana Kramer/Instagram; Inset: Kevin Winter

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Hot Mama! Jana Kramer Stuns in First Post-Baby Red Carpet Appearance at ACM Awards

04/03/2016 at 08:00 PM ET

Jana Kramer is red hot.

On Sunday, the country singer hit the red carpet at the 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards, marking her first appearance since giving birth to daughter Jolie Rae in January.

Donning a Rubin Singer dress and diamond jewels from D’Orazio & Associates, Kramer, 32, smiled alongside husband Mike Caussin at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena on country’s big night.

“I have about three piles of Spanx on me right now,” she confessed to Entertainment Tonight. “I’m just like, ‘How many Spanx can I put in this dress?’ It’s hard at first getting used to the new, postpartum bod. But I’ve been working out a bunch and just trying to be confident and be like, ‘You know what, I’m a mom and I’m embracing the new me!'”

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Jana Kramer Gets Real About Being a New Mom: ‘I’m Not Quite Sure When I Brushed My Teeth Last’

03/29/2016 at 11:15 PM ET

Jana Kramer has been a mom for two months now — she and husband Michael Caussin welcomed daughter Jolie Rae in January.

And all things considered, the country singer, 32, says she’s taken to motherhood a lot better than she (and her pals!) thought.

“All of my friends have been like, ‘Yeah, don’t take this the wrong way. We totally thought that you were going to be super stressed out, basically have a mental breakdown,’ ” Kramer tells PEOPLE exclusively.

But thankfully, the “Said No One Ever” singer explains that isn’t the case at all. “Being a mom is the most incredible feeling in the world,” says Kramer. “I always wanted to be a mom. I’m so happy!”

PEOPLE caught up with our blogger to talk about everything from breastfeeding and late nights to the upcoming ACM Awards and a much-needed date night.

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Jana Kramer Welcomes Daughter Jolie Rae

02/01/2016 at 01:00 PM ET

She’s got the girl!

Country singer Jana Kramer and her husband, former NFL tight-end Michael Caussin, welcomed their first child, a daughter, on Sunday, Jan. 31 in Nashville, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

Born at 4:01 p.m., daughter Jolie Rae Caussin arrived weighing 7 lbs., 1 oz. She measured 19½ inches long.

“Words can’t even begin to describe how much happiness I’m feeling right now,” Kramer, 32, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Holding my healthy and beautiful baby girl in my arms is something that’s truly indescribable. Michael and I are so thankful for this wonderful blessing!”

Jana Kramer Welcomes Daughter Jolie Rae
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