Kelly Clarkson said at an event there are "moments you will want to cry so hard" in parenting.
The mom of two has been coping with divorce since recently announcing she and her husband Brandon Blackstock were splitting after seven years of marriage.
The singer worked with Carter's and hosted a virtual ShowHER Love baby shower for new and expectant moms.
Kelly imparted advice including: "You've got to look at the humor in everything, and in yourself.
"There are moments when you will want to cry so hard — and that's okay! — but just try to laugh and let it go."
She added: "You are going to be inspired to do all of these magical things with your kids. Do things you've never done before. Try things you've never done before.
"It is such an awesome experience being a parent. I know it can be overwhelming, but it is so amazing.
"You aren't just molding their little lives — it's changing you in the process, too."
Kelly and her ex, Brandon, share two children, a daughter River Rose, 6, and son Remington Alexander, 4.
She advised moms that when it comes to taking time for themselves use the time to rest.
Kelly noted: "We all think, 'No, this is the only time I have something for me.' Don't do it! Take the nap, trust me.
"You are still getting it done, you are still productive. It's just working through time management as a new mom."
Another lesson Kelly took from her own mom is how vital it is to read to your children.
She said: "It's so important to read to your kiddos."
"My mama was a teacher, and she really instilled it in me the importance of reading at an early age…
"As much as you can, read to them."
According to documents obtained by The Sun, Kelly filed papers in Los Angeles on June 4.
She cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split and wrote just "TBD" for the date of separation.
A source close to the singer said: "She had to work through a lot of hurt from her childhood"
They added: "Her priority is making sure her children grow up in a stable, loving environment."
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