Solange Knowles talks family ties

    Solang KnowlesSolange Knowles has heard the saying that “it takes a village to raise a child,” and hers is right in the Big Apple.

    “We really wanted Julez to have the experience that we had growing up—being able to drop in on his aunt’s house and being able to hang out with Grandma and see our friends and have that experience of actually having a soccer game and having family show up,” Solange explained to  Brooklyn Magazine.

    As most working moms will attest to, balance is the key to working while parenting, and having her family around helps Solange focus on her music and family at the same time.

    “It’s not at all easy,” said Solange. “I do the best I can, which involves a lot of saying ‘no’ to things, actually, and a lot of really organized scheduling and lot of help, to be honest.”

    While in L.A., Solange said she was missing out on that family connection and those helping hands. So, it made perfect sense for her and her son to relocate and keep those family ties strong.

    “We were completely isolated. We didn’t have any family or long-term friends there, and we didn’t have that support system built in there that we have in New York,” said Solange who’s happy to be closer to her sister and mom now.

    “It’s such a beautiful feeling, but also having that village is a necessary reality, so that I’m able to pursue my passion both outside of motherhood and outside of my career,” she said.

    Check out the entire interview here.

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