Singer and songwriter Alanis Morisette has three beautiful children now but her path to parenthood wasn’t an easy one.

The 46-year-old rocker and her rapper husband Mario “Souleye” Treadaway are the proud parents to three-year-old daughter, Onyx and sons Ever, nine and Winter, 10 months.

In a raw and honest conversation with actor Dax Shepard on his Armchair Expert podcast, Alanis opened up about her motherhood journey.

Touching on the age gap between her children, Alanis told Dax: “Not all of it was the ideal situation. I had a bunch of miscarriages.”

Alanis also shared she had a molar pregnancy, a rare complication where the fetus fails to form properly in the womb and the baby doesn’t develop.

Despite the heartache and the losses, the Canadian singer said they remained hopeful.

“We were chasing and just showing up and then surprises and then devastations and all of it,” she told father-of-two Dax.

“I’m an optimist who will get depressed and cry, but at the end of the day, there’s still that little light, that little star of Bethlehem keeps dangling over there.”

Alanis with her blue-eyed baby boy, Winter.

When it comes to parenthood, Alanis is upfront and honest and does not shy away from discussing tough topics.

In a blog post published last year, the You Oughta Know singer revealed that she experienced postpartum depression after the birth of all of her children.

“Sleep deprivation. Fogginess Physical pain. Isolation. Anxiety. Cortisol. Recovery from childbirth,” she wrote.

Then, after recognising the signs of PPD once again after the birth of Winter, Alanis said:

“I saw how things got richer after I came through it the last two times. I have my eye on that prize again… even as I drag my ass through the molasses.”

During the podcast, Alanis told Dax, who is married to actress Kristen Bell, she was experiencing “postpartum activity” when the family recently went into coronavirus lockdown, saying that she warns her family to give her some space.

“So I just kind of announce lovingly as best as possible when I go into a room [that] I’m cranky mum right now.”