Dannii always focused on work

Dannii Minogue admits she’d never really considered having children before her son was born.

The former X Factor judge – who welcomed first child Ethan with ex-boyfriend Kris Smith in July 2010 – thinks that big sister Kylie was always better with kids than she was.

Motherhood surprised me,’ says Dannii, 42.

Before I had my son I didn’t feel maternal. I was never ever thinking about having kids. I was just working and enjoying work.

Even when my brother Brendan had his two boys, Kylie would get on the floor and roll around with them but I was like, “Oh, I don’t know how to hold them,” and scared of everything.

But now I love it.’

Dannii‘s not sure whether she’ll give Ethan a brother or sister though.

They always say second babies are harder,’ the singer tells Stylist Magazine. ‘I think you forget about those sleepless nights when they are first born.’

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