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Ciara: ‘Being a mom has given me perspective’


Share a meal with Ciara this holiday season. This week, the Grammy-winning singer has partnered with Unilever and Feeding America to “Share A Meal” in an effort to end child hunger.

“I’m very blessed, and I’m thankful for my blessings. And sometimes you just don’t realize how privileged you are just to be able to eat,” the mother of one told CBS News.

Now, she’s encouraging others to do the same, with the hashtag #ShareAMeal on Twitter and Instagram. In return, each time a user posts the hashtag, Unilever will donate one meal to Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks. As for her inspiration to get involved, Russell Wilson’s girlfriend credits motherhood. “I’ve honestly felt like it’s the best job. Being an entertainer is awesome, but being a mom — is maybe a little cooler,” she said.

“I’ve always had a strong love and a sense of care for kids. And the one thing is evident and is so true — the kids are our future. And with me being a mom now I really relate to this differently — and much more. It’s really real to me the idea of a child not having a meal. It’s heartbreaking. It’s always a time of need for kids who are less fortunate, but also this time of year is a time of love and it’s a time of giving. This couldn’t be a more exciting opportunity for me to be a part of and to really help provide a child with a meal,” she continued.

Along with a new perspective on life, motherhood has also pushed the 30-year-old to grow up. “It’s really put things in a much clearer perspective. When it comes to making decisions, I can make my decisions with clarity now and know that I have to think them all the way through. Having my son has changed my whole thought process in a necessary way. It also makes you grow up, too. There’s so many beautiful things that have come from my relationship with my son,” she said.

Things have really been looking up for CiCi this year. In addition to being a new(ish) mom, she’s got a new album out and a new beau. Way to go, girl.

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