Jewel Admits That She "Assaults Other Moms" To Get Advice On How To Raise Son, Kase

Jewel Celebrates Launch of the Swiffer Sweep and Trap with the P

Mar. 7 2014, Published 3:30 p.m. ET

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Jewel Celebrates Launch of the Swiffer Sweep and Trap with the P

For Jewel and her two-year-old son Kase, mommy-and-me time is a time to embrace creativity.

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“I like inventing things,” the singer, 39, who is married to retired rodeo champ Ty Murray, tells me during the Swiffer Sweep and Trap launch, where she performs the “Clean-Up Song,” at Make Meaning in NYC. “I like hanging out with him and listening to him, and we make up silly games. I like reading him. It’s fun.”

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Of course, Jewel is careful not to be too neat.

“I’m messy,” she says. “My husband’s the tidy one. I guess we’re opposite of what supposedly is normal, but he’s a super-anal neat freak, and I’m pretty messy.”

She continues, “I don’t want to be the kind of mom that’s like ‘don’t do that, honey,’ to my child. Let them make a mess! We made Valentines and there was glitter and glue everywhere. I want it to be OK.”

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Meanwhile, shaking other moms down for information has become her new favorite pastime.

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Jewel Celebrates Launch of the Swiffer Sweep and Trap with the P

“I’ve learned a lot about being a mom from other moms,” she says. “I talk to other moms a lot, through the Internet, reading chat rooms and blogs, or talking with my other mom friends.”

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She adds, “It’s funny—I’ll assault other moms in the park I don’t even know, and I’m like ‘so, what are you doing about humidifiers? Coolness or warm? Where are you at on the teething debate?’ to try and learn. A lot of it’s deep stuff, but a lot of it’s simple stuff, like I know a lot of moms now like the Swiffer Sweep & Trap because it’s simple and easy.”

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What’s her favorite topic recently?

“Technology probably,” Jewel shares. “Like, I’ll get an hour worth of emails done by sitting him down and letting him watch the iPad. I don’t know how I feel about that —I was raised without technology, and I think it made me very creative, and it made me original in my creativity.”

She continues, “I’m already raising a son in the tech age, and I don’t know how to balance. He’s an only child, so it’s not like he has a sibling he can keep entertained with. It’s hard for me. I struggle with it.”

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