Gwen Stefani on Missing Fashion Week: 'I Can't Miss the First Week of Kindergarten'


(Getty) Gwen Stefani takes a bow at the end of her fall 2011 L.A.M.B. fashion show

Gwen Stefani might be a pop superstar and fixture on the Hollywood scene, but she still puts being a mom at the top of her priority list.

In an interview with Elle UK, she explains why she'll often skip out on New York Fashion Week—even when her collection, L.A.M.B., is staging a runway show.

"I've missed the last couple of fashion weeks because of school," she says. "I can't leave the kids, I can't miss the first week of kindergarten. I just can't."

Cue awwwws all across the board.

"Being a mom is hard," she says. "I think a lot of working moms feel that way. [The want] to have time to be themselves as well, but it's really hard, there's a price to pay.

"When you first have a baby, your life doesn't change," she says. "I mean, you have a little less sleep and you drag these cuddly things around you and it's just amazing. But you still get to be you. Once they get to, like, 5, 6, and school, and it starts to get, like, 'Wow, they got real problems. They're my responsibility.'"

What do you think of Stefani's mom-awesomeness? Would you skip New York Fashion Week for the first day of kindergarten? Tell us what you think in the comments section, below.
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