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Solange Vents About the Difficulties of Being a Working Mom, Tells Herself to 'Suck It Up'

by Zach Seemayer 7:17 PM PST, December 15, 2015
Photo: Instagram

Solange Knowles has a busy life and hectic career, but she's not letting the stress overshadow her happiness.

The 29-year-old singer, and younger sister of Beyonce, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a lengthy message about seeing past the day-to-day rigors and hardships of life as a musician, artist and entrepreneur, and focusing on the things that really matter -- like her 11-year-old son Daniel Julez.

"8 gigs, 8 studio sessions, 6 flights, in 2 weeks....but got to sleep in my bed for 2 nights," Solange wrote in the caption to a photo of herself basking in sunlight. "While I was home Julez pulled out my chair for me at lunch, said he'd sell his Nintendo so I could get a dress I loved when we went stopped by a store… he's phenomenal and I'm in love with [him]."

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According to the singer, the hardest part of being a working mother is how much it hurts when she has to be away from her son due to her career.

"It's really really hard to be away," Solange shared. "I cried this morning because this is the longest we've been apart and my insides kind of split in half when I headed to the airport, but I'm working really really hard to finish this damn album and so grateful to have his and my hubby's support."

Solange -- who tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend, music video director Alan Ferguson, in November 2014 -- said that the insanity of 18-hour recording days, her grueling schedule and the pressure of trying to "balance running multiple businesses" often gets under her skin.

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"At the end of all, just when I think I'm going to do something crazy like get a face tat or shave my eyebrows off, or spray paint my hands metallic silver and then do the home alone scream, so I have permanently have shiny handprints on my cheeks, my heart just explodes with gratitude....that this is my life," she wrote.

"I couldn't be more grateful, humbled, and really, God honestly, blessed," Solange continued. "So suck it up bissh, and stop being emo and whiney on the insta, and get the f**k back to work!"

8 gigs, 8 studio sessions, 6 flights, in 2 weeks....but got to sleep in my bed for 2 nights 🌻While I was home Julez pulled out my chair for me at lunch, said he'd sell his Nintendo so I could get a dress I loved when we went stopped by a store, and said he sees Chinese symbols when he listens to Alice Coltrane. He's phenomenal and I'm in love with he and it's really really hard to be away. I cried this morning because this is the longest we've been apart and my insides kind of split in half when I headed to the airport, but I'm working really really hard to finish this damn album and so grateful to have his and my hubby's support. I like to use IG to create and share a little color and laughter in my life, and to see the beauty and fun in things in the midst of a lot of hard ass work and sacrifice that goes along with it. Its just not fun to show the 18 hour studio days, even when I'm sick as hell, coughing all up on @audio_nino (sorry Nino) , and then getting up at 6am to tackle the 400 borriiinnng emails @johnbogaard and I exchange daily (sorry john, but you do make me lol for every 10 emails😉),while trying to balance running multiple businesses and still find time to dedicate to issues that are important to me. At the end of all, just when I think I'm going to do something crazy like get a face tat or shave my eyebrows off, or spray paint my hands metallic silver and then do the home alone scream, so I have permanently have shiny handprints on my cheeks, my heart just explodes with gratitude....that this is my life. I couldn't be more grateful, humbled, and really, God honestly, blessed. So suck it up bissh, and stop being emo and whiney on the insta, and get the fuck back to work.....cuz you knooooow you took this pictures weeeeeks ago when you actually were glowing like that, lol. (Although to be fair, I could've worn this in 80 degree Nola yesterday ☀️ ) ok. bye👋🏾.

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It's clear that Solange appreciates her family, friends and fans, and it's refreshing to see a celeb putting their life and struggles into perspective.

Check out the video below for a look at Solange's striking, artistic wedding ceremony that saw her superstar sister serving as bridesmaid at the stylish occasion in New Orleans.

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