Shakira relaxed by motherhood

Updated: Jun 10, 2013, 09:05 AM IST

London: Singer Shakira finds motherhood relaxing, and is surprised at how chilled out she is around her son, Milan.

`The Voice` judge welcomed her first child, Milan, with Spanish football star Gerard Pique in January and said even though juggling her career and motherhood is a challenge, she is enjoying it, reported Contactmusic.

"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. 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.

"I`m enjoying every minute, but... I have a career, and that`s been a bit stressful, because I knew I`d have to come back to do `The Voice` two months after I delivered. I`m not complaining, but it`s been full of challenges," she added.