Shakira enjoying relaxed motherhood

Los Angeles: Singer Shakira says that, contrary to previous apprehensions, she is having a relaxed motherhood after giving birth to son Milan.

The 36-year-old, who is dating footballer Gerard Pique, became mother for the first time in January this year.

"Everybody thought I was going to be one of those hysterical mothers - a smothering mother. Even I thought I was going to be super controlling, because I`m like that with my songs and my career. I like to be in charge. But with Milan, I`m so relaxed," InTouch Weekly magazine quoted Shakira as saying.

The singer feels that motherhood is not exactly as how people say.

"It`s not as idyllic as everyone tells you. You wonder if you`re ever going to be your old self again or get your body back. And nobody told me babies needed to be changed so often," she said.