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Can You Relate To Lily Allen’s Motherhood Confession?

The singer retired from the music industry while pregnant with her first daughter but has since made a comeback – because being a stay at home mum wasn’t quite what she expected

Lily Allen has admitted that she found being a stay-at-home mum ‘quite boring’.

The singer, who’s mum to Ethel, two, and Marnie, 14 months, made the decision to retire from her singing career in 2009 but changed her plans last year after discovering that being a stay at mum wasn’t the dream she expected.

‘Why did I choose to come back? I ran out of money! No, I'm joking! I thought I'd be a really happy mum just sitting at home, playing with my kids, that was my dream,’ Lily told France’s NRJ Radio.

‘I didn't realise how much of a creative person I am and that I need somewhere to put my creativity.’

‘I love my children, but I'm a very impatient, busy person naturally so two babies, neither of them can talk, it was quite boring! Staying at home all day talking to people that can't talk back.

‘I didn't realise how much of a creative person I am and that I need somewhere to put my creativity.’

But motherhood appears to have changed the singer’s music as she admits she’s ‘conscious’ that her daughters will hear her songs.
‘I can't be too sexy or gross or rude because that would be embarrassing for them,’ said Lily. ‘It's a different kind of me, but there are still the same elements.’

Lily’s first song after her three year break was a public refusal to shed her baby weight and of course the musician sung the iconic theme song for John Lewis’ children-aimed Christmas advert.

How did staying at home with your baby compare to what you expected? Let us know below.

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