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


Solange Knowleshas 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!"

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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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