Kim Kardashian says she cries herself to sleep some nights while raising her children as a single parent: 'There is nothing that can prepare you'
Kim Kardashian spoke about parenting on the "On Purpose with Jay Shetty" podcast.
Kardashian said she sometimes cries herself to sleep after particularly chaotic days.
She shares four children with Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West.
Kim Kardashian says she cries herself to sleep some nights after particularly stressful days as a single parent.
Kardashian discussed the hardships of motherhood during an upcoming appearance on Jay Shetty's podcast, "On Purpose with Jay Shetty," according to People. The outlet reported that she discussed parenting the four children she shares with Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West: North, 9, Saint, 7, Chicago, 5, and Psalm, 4.
Kardashian told Shetty that "parenting is the thing that has taught me the most about myself," according to the outlet.
"It has been the most challenging thing," she said. "There are nights I cry myself to sleep. Like, holy shit, this fucking tornado in my house. Like, what just happened?"
Kardashian added: "You know, with all the moods and the personalities and sometimes they're fighting, and you know, there's no one there. Like, it's [just] me to play good police officer and bad cop."
The mother of four continued by telling Shetty she's working on "being a little bit firmer" but acknowledged that "parenting is really fucking hard."
"That's the only way I can describe it. It is the most rewarding job in the entire world. It is. There is nothing that can prepare you," Kardashian said. "I don't care how long you wait. I don't care what you're waiting for. You are never prepared. But you will figure it out, and it will make you so proud of yourself that you figured it out and that you got through the day."
In the same interview, People reported that Kardashian described the "full madness" of having young children.
"Everyone says the days are long and the years are short, and that couldn't be like a more true statement," Kardashian told Shetty. "So, like, when you're in it, I mean, especially when they're babies and you're feeding ... there's madness going on. It's like full madness. It's the best chaos though."
She also gave a glimpse into navigating a nighttime routine with her four children, according to People.
"We are going hour by hour to see if we're gonna survive night by night," Kardashian said. "If a tantrum comes in, oh my God, your life is completely upside down. But it teaches you so much more about yourself than I think anyone, any parent, could have ever anticipated."
She told Shetty that parenting during the pandemic was "insane."
"There's nights when you don't wash your hair for days as a mom and you have spit up all over you and you're wearing the same pajamas, especially in COVID. It was insane, you know?"
Following Kardashian and West's divorce in November 2022, the two share joint custody of their children and West pays $200,000 monthly for child support. In a September interview on Alo Yoga's "Mind Full" podcast, West said Kardashian has their children "80 percent of the time."
"Your home is your original church. So, even to this day, I'll still give Kim advice on things that can help, because that's going to go to the kids. She's still gotta — basically 80 percent of the time— raise those children," he said.
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