The 38-year-old singer covers the June issue of Redbook, and in the accompanying interview, talks about balancing her busy career with raising her two children -- Willow and 1-year-old son Jameson -- with husband Carey Hart. Pink is currently taking her kids on her Beautiful Trauma Tour with her, and it'll actually be Willow's second time touring with her mom. Pink brought along Willow during her Truth About Love Tour, when Willow was a year old.
"This is the first time she's leaving behind friends and school and activities, so I asked if she wanted to do this, because we make family decisions," Pink says of her eldest child. "When touring stops working for the kids, if they decide they just want to be home and have a normal life, whatever that means, I'll stop, because they are by far the priority. But I think it's cool that they get to see their mom be the boss and work really freaking hard to realize a dream. I'd say it's 95 percent positive."
"We've been on the tour bus for three days and I haven't slept, so that's great," she jokes about how the experience is currently going. "I know this is going to be hard, but we'll make amazing memories. When I left [for the Truth About Love Tour], Willow was 14 months, and I would come right offstage and breastfeed her. That was our bonding time and some of my favorite moments. Jameson is now doing the same thing."
Clearly, it's a busy time for Pink, but she wouldn't have it any other way.
"I've never juggled so many damn plates in my life, but it's because I want to," she notes. "I enjoy it. If I had nannies raising my kids and just wanted to be a rock star and party all the time, I wouldn't be successful and I wouldn't be happy."
Later, Pink reveals she loves to run into fans even when she's off touring, and is especially touched when they emotionally tell her how her music has helped them.
"I think that's pretty cool," she says of her connection with her fans. "You want to come cry with me? I will cry with you. ... I am a total crier. I cry at commercials. I cry when the wind's changing directions."
But the same definitely can't be said for Willow -- which Pink admits worries her.
"Willow won't cry ever, and it annoys me to no end," she shares. "One day I had a sit-in at her school because I knew she was upset and she wouldn't talk to me. I sat down on the pavement and I was like, 'I'm not moving until you tell me about your feelings, because this is going to be a lifelong conversation for you and me and you have to learn to let me in.' Without batting an eye, she goes, 'I promise to tell you more about my feelings if you promise to tell me less about yours.'"
"In my head I was like, Holy sh**!" she continues. "But I said, 'Not going to happen. People pay me for my feelings.' She processes differently than I do, and it's teaching me a lot about how to deal with people. I process out loud. She does it inside and it scares me a little, but I have to let her go through her process."
Pink says she relies on neighbors and friends she's made to help her though.
"It's a little scary sometimes because it's new territory," she says about raising her children. "I want to raise her to be strong and empowered; Jameson too. But nobody tells you how to do that or what that looks like day-to-day. That's why I'm so grateful that I've found this group of incredible women who can understand these experiences. I never had a group of women friends before, and that's been the most awesome thing about my 30s."
"We moved to this cool farm town and made a lot of friends, so some are teachers and insurance salesmen and writers," she adds. "Our kids go to school together, and we have sleepovers -- and we all like tequila."
ET spoke with the singer last October, when she dished on everything from her family and music, to getting kicked out of a Saturday Night Live after-party.