OFFSTAGE: Sheryl Crow’s a Super-Mellow Mom

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I have been reading that Sheryl Crow is working on an album right now with Brad Paisley. And I couldn’t be happier. Because you just know that her kind of country will be a little bit cooler than most. But I also love learning about her life behind the scenes, when she’s not in the recording studio and is just being a mom. “Being an older mom, I’m super mellow with my kids,” she told Good Housekeeping . So what’s this “older mom” do to stay so youthful? She claims she can’t live without Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv cream, she rides her horses three times a week and she indulges on Lay’s potato chips once in a while. And she has girlfriends. “Every couple of weeks, we have margaritas and talk about the kids and what’s going on in our lives,” Crow says. “None of us are too wild and crazy anymore, so it’s all about the conversation.” I completely agree. And I think girlfriends are really the best anti-aging product out there.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.