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Shakira on Raising Children: ‘I’m Always Looking for Help’

09/25/2015 at 05:55 PM ET

She’s no wolf — Shakira‘s a tiger!

“I’m one of those tiger moms, who is all the time looking for help and information online and researching and reading. It’s not easy to be a mother,” the singer said Thursday in New York City during the Fisher Price‘s Happy Factor Panel, which focused on the challenges of early motherhood.

And while this tigress — mom to sons Sasha, 9 months, and Milan, 2½ — has been a coach on The Voice and been honored by President Barack Obama, parenting threw the mom of two for a loop.

“It’s one of the most difficult things I’ve done in my life,” she explains. “I’ve been on the most challenging stages performing in front of really demanding audiences and I’ve been meeting with world leaders who sometimes make you a little bit apprehensive, but nothing has made me so self-conscious as being a mom.”

She adds, “Every day I wonder if I’m doing the right thing. I just want to improve in the job, the hardest job on earth.”

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Shakira’s Son Sasha Is Already Mastering Soccer at 6 Months

08/02/2015 at 02:45 PM ET

If you need any more proof that Shakira‘s kids are soccer stars in training, just watch this adorable video she shared of 6-month-old son Sasha dribbling a soccer ball.

“Happy 6 months Sasha!” the singer, 38, captioned the cute footage.

Sasha follows in the footsteps of older brother Milan — both of whom come by it naturally: dad Gerard Piqué, who plays for FC Barcelona, is coming off one of his best years ever, as his team notched victories at a trio of prestigious soccer tournaments (the Champions League, the Copa del Rey and the Spanish League).

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Shakira: Spanish Parents ‘Speak to Their Children as Equals’

05/01/2015 at 01:00 PM ET

Raising her sons in Spain is having a positive influence on Shakira‘s parenting skills.

In a new interview with Parents Latina magazine‘s spring issue, the singer — and mom to Sasha, 3 months, and Milan, 2 — admits the country’s approach to parenthood has shaped her own strategies.

“In Spain, parents speak to their children as equals and I feel that the children respond in return,” she explains, adding that she primarily speaks to her own boys in Spanish.

But Shakira, 38, says there’s plenty of positives about each of the social environments she’s been exposed to, including her birth country of Colombia and the United States.

“In all three cultures, parents are attentive to their children,” she notes. “Their dad [Gerard Piqué] and I both grew up in very close-knit families and that has made us openly affectionate parents.”

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Shakira Shares Adorable New Photo of Baby Sasha

04/15/2015 at 06:00 PM ET

Say cheese!

On Wednesday, Shakira shared a sweet new snapshot of her 10-week-old baby boy with partner Gerard Piqué — and it is beyond cute.

In the precious picture the singer posted to her Instagram account, her son Sasha is shown rocking bedhead and a sky blue sweater.

“Sasha out for a stroll!” Shakira, 38, captioned the photo.

As for who the couple’s youngest son takes after, the new mama seems to think he looks more like his soccer star dad.

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Gerard Piqué and Shakira Welcome Son Sasha

01/30/2015 at 09:10 AM ET

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Jaume Laiguana

Shakira‘s future soccer team just gained a new member.

The singer welcomed her second son with longtime love Gerard Piqué on Thursday Jan. 29, she announced on her website.

Joining 2-year-old big brother Milan, the couple’s newborn baby boy, Sasha Piqué Mebarak, was born via c-section at 9:54 p.m. in Barcelona.

“The name Sasha is of Greek and Russian descent and means ‘defender of mankind’ and ‘warrior,'” the birth announcement reads. “The hospital confirmed that both mother and child are in excellent health.”
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How to Help Celebrate Shakira’s (Charity!) Baby Shower

01/19/2015 at 07:00 PM ET

You’re invited to Shakira‘s baby shower — along with the rest of the world.

The singer and soccer star Gerard Piqué are hosting a “World Baby Shower” benefitting UNICEF, they announced Monday, also sharing sweet family snapshots putting Shakira’s growing baby bump on full display.

Shakira, 37, held a similar event while pregnant with son Milan, who turns 2 this week, and was able to fund nearly four tons of therapeutic good packets, more than 80,000 polio vaccines, almost 200,000 rehydrating salts and about 1,000 mosquito nets through fans’ donations, she explained on Facebook.

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Shakira Teams Up with Fisher-Price for Cute Toy Collection

10/29/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Just in time for the holidays, Shakira has partnered with Fisher-Price for a new line of developmental toys.

And we’ve already added the adorable playthings to our kids’ holiday wish lists.

The pop star, 37, worked with the kiddie company to design six cute and colorful toys — which, of course, include a soft soccer ball that plays music — as part of her First Steps collections.

“When it comes to baby’s development, the early years are the most important,” Shakira says. “Each play experience is an opportunity for baby to learn about the world around them.”

The mom-to-be will have plenty of little hands to test out the new products. Shakira, who is already mom to 21-month-old son Milan, and her soccer star boyfriend Gerard Piqué are expecting their second child together.

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