Madonna's family schedule
Madonna has to schedule time for her children.
The 49-year-old singer - who has a seven-year-old son Rocco and an adopted two-year-old boy David with husband Guy Ritchie, as well as an 11-year-old daughter Lourdes from a previous relationship - makes sure her hectic diary is a balance of family life and work commitments.
She told Q magazine: "I have to eke out the time. One day I don't see my kids much and the next day I make sure I do.
"You look at your calendar and you go, 'OK, this day's crazy. But OK, this day I'm going to take my daughter to ballet. The next day I'm going to be gone all day. So the day after I'm going to make sure I'm around for dinner and bathtime.' "
Despite her astonishing achievements, the pop superstar - who is one of the most successful female recording artists of all time - claims she still has one challenge left.
She said: "What else is there for me to conquer? Hopefully my ego. How will I know when I've succeeded? When I stop caring what anyone thinks."
Madonna, who bared all for her controversial book 'Sex', also dispelled assumptions she is a supremely confident person.
She said: "I can be shy and nervous about things. People will never think that about me."
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