Jewel is certainly a busy working mom. The singer/songwriter, actress, and mom to 1-year-old son Kase is now adding author to her resume. She recently opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her son’s “cute sense of humor,” the joys of extended breastfeeding (even though she hates pumping “with a passion”), putting her career on the “backburner” since motherhood, and her thoughts on baby No. 2.
CBS: Tell us all about your new children’s book, That’s What I’d Do.
Jewel: “The book comes with a CD that contains a song I wrote for my son while I was pregnant. When I was writing it, I thought immediately about how I’d love to turn it into a book. It is sort of a love note that I wrote to my son that uses a lot of metaphors to explain how much I love him. I wanted to share it with parents so they could share it with their own children.”
CBS: How did Kase respond to the book? Does he love storybook time?
Jewel: “Kase smiles and loves the pictures and recognizing the little animals and colors that he knows. As he gets older, I am really excited to be able to share the meanings of the words more. I might use the book to help teach him rhyming and things like that. It will hopefully be like a little teaching tool when he gets older.
Kase loves storybook time, which is one of the reasons why I wrote the book. I loved words at a very young age, as they really inspired me. I wanted to write something that was poetic and metaphoric to really ignite his imagination and teach him to create his own metaphors.
One of my favorite things about the book was the poetic words. We have the CD in the car and Kase asks for it all the time. I also just talked to a gal in Australia, and she said that she and her daughter share it. The daughter says she wants the “Bubba Book,” the baby book, when they are at home. When they are at home, she asks for the “Bubba Music”…it’s so sweet!”
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