Celebrity Baby Blog / Kelly Clarkson

How Grandma Reba McEntire Bonded with Kelly Clarkson’s Daughter: ‘I Started Feeding Her!’

04/19/2015 at 11:00 PM ET

We know she’s an awesome mother-in-law, but how is Reba McEntire as a grandma?

As it turns out, she and and little River Rose have totally bonded — though it took a beat for Kelly Clarkson‘s 10-month-old baby girl to warm up to the country icon.

“Every time she looked at me, she’d start crying — just squawking! It was serious!” McEntire, 60, said backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday. “So at Christmas at their house, I said, ‘Kelly, give her to me.’ I held her and started feeding her. She looked at the bottle, looked at me and smiled. We’ve been friends ever since.”

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Kelly Clarkson Brings Daughter River Rose to Her First Hockey Game

04/16/2015 at 08:00 AM ET

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It’s official: Kelly Clarkson‘s daughter River Rose is the happiest baby alive.

The mom shared a couple of sweet pics of the 10-month-old tot at her first hockey game on Wednesday.

In one, River is grinning ear-to-ear as she watches the Nashville Predators game below. “River’s first sporting event!” wrote Clarkson. “She’s so excited!”

In another, she’s decked out in Predators gear, sucking on a pacifier, while dad Brandon Blackstock holds her up for the camera. “River & daddy hanging at the game,” Clarkson captioned the adorable photo.

The singer, whose new album was released in February, may be loving life as a mama, but she knows the importance of making time for her husband.

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Kelly Clarkson Will ‘Never’ Have to Schedule Sex with Her Husband

04/14/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

Kelly Clarkson‘s got it all figured out.

The singer and her adorable 10-month-old daughter River Rose are featured on the cover of Redbook‘s May issue, and although Clarkson is loving life with her little lady, she knows the importance of making time for her husband, too.

“I always swore ours would not be a relationship where we have to schedule sex,” the new mama says. “That is never going to happen.”

Clarkson and husband Brandon Blackstock value their relationship above all, with what she calls “oxygen-mask mentality — take care of yourself first!”

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Kelly Clarkson: Why I Will Never Let River Sleep in My Bed

04/08/2015 at 11:30 AM ET

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She’s visited music video sets, hung out backstage at mom Kelly Clarkson‘s concerts and even spent time in the studio. But there’s one place River Rose has never been: in her parents’ bed!

“A friend of mine was like, ‘Our kid sleeps with us every night; it’s this whole new way of life,’ which is great for her,” Clarkson, 32, says during an interview with Radio Disney, airing Friday.

“But in my world, we’re sleeping. I don’t want my kid rolling over and hitting me in the face. That’s not good sleep.”

According to the singer, her now 9-month-old daughter — her first child with husband Brandon Blackstock — has always slept soundly in her crib.

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Kelly Clarkson: Why Date Nights Are ‘Important’ for Parents

04/02/2015 at 03:30 PM ET

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Finding alone time can be hard for new parents — just ask Kelly Clarkson.

“Us moms can get stuck in our houses with the kids,” the singer, 32, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Sometimes it’s really nice to just get outside [and] get your own identity back.”

Clarkson — who gave birth to daughter River Rose last June and is stepmother to her husband Brandon Blackstock‘s children Savannah and Seth — says she enjoys sneaking in “girlie days,” but she loves date night with Blackstock even more.

“As a couple, we think that date nights are important,” the American Idol alum and guest mentor says. “We are both from broken homes and as a result you may not take time for yourselves as a couple. So we love our date nights.”

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Like Mother, Like Daughter: See Kelly Clarkson’s Baby Pic Next to River’s!

02/26/2015 at 04:00 PM ET

Kelly Clarkson opens up about marriage, the joys of being a mom and her emotional new album Piece by Piece. Subscribe now for instant access to her exclusive interview and personal family photos, only in this issue of PEOPLE!

Like mother, like daughter: Kelly Clarkson gave PEOPLE an exclusive shot of herself when she was about daughter River Rose‘s age, and spoiler alert — they’re both super cute!

“She’s the happiest baby on the planet,” the singer — whose new album, Piece By Piece, drops March 3 — tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “She’s been sleeping 11 to 12 hours since she was 2 months old.”

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Why Kelly Clarkson Named Her Daughter River Rose

02/25/2015 at 07:45 PM ET

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Kelly Clarkson opens up about marriage, the joys of being a mom and her emotional new album Piece by Piece. Subscribe now for instant access to her exclusive interview and personal family photos, only in this issue of PEOPLE!

Kelly Clarkson may be a hits machine, but when it came to naming her daughter, she admits that it didn’t take that much mental heavy lifting to conjure the unique moniker River Rose.

“We were going back and forth on what to name her,” the singer, 32, tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “And I like androgynous names.”

During one day of her pregnancy, she and husband Brandon Blackstock, 38, were relaxing at their Nashville-area home when inspiration struck.

“We live on a river, so it really wasn’t that creative,” Clarkson — whose new album Piece by Piece comes out March 3 — says with a laugh.

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