Sheryl Crow is reminded by her kids that she's not a "cool mom" anymore.

The 59-year-old musician, who adopted sons Levi, 11, and Wyatt, 14, has joked that her kids are unimpressed by her fame and success.

Sheryl's kids tell her: "You just don't know, Mum. You don't get it."

Speaking on the Making Space with Hoda Kotb podcast, the singer has also opened up about her experience of adoption, and admitted to being "honoured" to raise her children.

Sheryl — who was previously engaged to cyclist Lance Armstrong — said: "You don't get the wrong kids. It just doesn't happen that way. And my kids so clearly not only picked me but picked each other and man, what a cool honour.

"I tell my kids all the time, 'I am so honoured to be your mum.'"

The 'Everyday is a Winding Road' hitmaker first adopted at the age of 45 and she thinks her life experience helped her to deal with the challenge.

She said: "I had the gift of getting a lot of things out of my system before I had my kids, or before I got my kids. So there wasn't anything that I felt like I was missing.

"If I stayed home and something was going on I just didn't feel like I was missing anything, that I wanted to be anywhere else, and that's a gift."

Sheryl was convinced to adopt by her mother, who insisted she didn't need to marry and settle down before starting a family.

She said: "The story I was telling myself limited what I thought I could have, until somebody stepped in and said, 'Wait a minute, your story doesn't have to look like your mum and dad's story'. Families look like all different things."

Watch a teaser of Sheryl's interview here: 


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