In an exclusive interview with Closer Weekly, singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow opens up about how much her life has changed since becoming a mother of two sons. Sheryl learned the importance of family time after adopting Wyatt, 10, and Levi, 7.

“Motherhood changes everything,” she tells Closer. “They’re the first thing I think of in the morning and the last thing I think of at night,” she says of her children.

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Sheryl with her sons in 2012.

“They go everywhere I go,” Sheryl tells Closer, adding that she’s even taken the boys on tour and let them sing on her last album, Be Myself. “I think they enjoyed it a little too much,” she jokes.

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“They love having dance parties before bed,” she tells Closer. “And they always get to pick the music. I just hope they love music, and I can tell they do.”

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