Cyndi Lauper, The Working Mom

The '80s pop icon talks about raising her teenage son with her stay-at-home husband.
3:00 | 01/11/13

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:



Skip to this video now

Now Playing:


More information on this video
Enhanced full screen
Explore related content
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Cyndi Lauper, The Working Mom
It might be hard to believe that Cyndi -- is girl power it's been around for nearly thirty years -- -- -- like you feel all but. You can't really -- she's slowed down since the early days in twenty to level loan. She published -- hit memoir lobbied congress and premiered her own musical she told ABC's juju Chang. About balancing life is pop icon and working mom when they went on the ten. Just -- here is not quite platinum what does that inclusive. Kinda like sand and kindness sand and now you know like Colin. Crazy colored hair was always Cindy -- signature look. As the punk meets pop princess of the -- It's been 28 years since girls just wanna have fun became a -- girl power rallying cry earning -- for fame and a full load of grammys and MTV -- -- -- Some opera went on to sell more than fifty million records she -- the bestselling memoir and still fights for gay and lesbian equality. But now she's launching a reality show the documents -- Jacqueline -- life. Alternating between rock star and suburban wife and mom. Tourniquet on months now. But you know the truth when I was ten I was -- my breast self. You know you wanted to. -- -- Some sun -- -- -- we don't that the Galloway lounge in lower Manhattan to dish about the struggles of working moms when dad is a stay at home parent -- trade. She's been married to actor it is important for twenty plus years here you are the wild rebel child the girl who just wanna have fun who has a stable marriage and the normal time. Looks like that take place -- both of us. How was decided that he was can be the one who stays -- -- would expect him for. And then my job -- and her and did. So he stayed and he -- eat there sedan. -- you wait for a period of time is suddenly come back and he -- four engines. My kids growing up in Canada you know. I work a lot because they want and give him everything line and the could have. You know I think about with a silver spoon and those non silver spoon -- -- show it pays -- -- Throughout my client you with no makeup doing the dishes it's a beautiful thing -- -- -- -- -- I was hysterical. -- BC parents currently seeking anything. I want to be the real thing but keeping it real often gets her into hot water has -- on. And her son -- Clinton -- -- all sorts of grief about they're -- swear word and pounding in the ass because you splatter on time. He -- like parenting you like you drop an F bomb on TV and he's like not you. Late today that went -- always says hey if you don't curse when it's not important you won't occurs when it is. And I was thinking. -- -- Yeah. She was raised in an Italian working class section of queens in New York City waiting tables and working in and restore. And waitress and her mind. We had. -- and teaching me he's Yeltsin me well what do you look -- -- the fallen. -- stopped by the recording studio where she's putting the finishing touches on Broadway musical she's co written called -- house. -- -- Not a stumbling Shoemaker who turns to sexy dilemma. To revive the family business. What -- will -- worth. I'm black Jesus well Randy Phillips -- -- but he petitioners like there hair it's. It's hard to keep up with -- -- who at fifty ninth and easier than ever. Do you think people see themselves in your life console like they can relate to being rock -- We have let cool to me -- to being a working mom and I were and a -- -- trying to raise kids and trying to -- -- together perhaps that he's just a true colors shining through -- And. -- -- -- -- -- --

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"id":18196709,"title":"Cyndi Lauper, The Working Mom","duration":"3:00","description":"The '80s pop icon talks about raising her teenage son with her stay-at-home husband.","url":"/Nightline/video/cyndi-lauper-working-mom-18196709","section":"Nightline","mediaType":"default"}