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' " With that, Crow bursts out laughing at what she's revealing about herself.

"Hey, I would love to get married — I'm still old-fashioned.

But I don't think marriage is the be-all and end-all." She pauses, then makes a joke about her own personal history: "It's better to have three broken engagements than three divorces." Though she's laughing, Crow seems to be justifying the life she's ended up with — one that is far from the traditional family she was raised in, yet that still embodies many of its values. She found a beach house that she shared with a number of women, but soon realized that the wild atmosphere wasn't for her.

The Road to Stardom Crow grew up in Kennett, MO, as the third of four kids. Your world was your town and the next town over."Crow's parents, who were in a swing band, were her earliest musical inspiration. She moved to a smaller house with two roommates, but found it equally nutty: "One of the girls was a seamstress for bands like Van Halen and Poison, so there'd be all of this spandex and these big-haired band guys walking around.

which hit the airwaves last September — "Waterproof Mascara," about a single mother whose son wonders why other children have daddies, and "Stay at Home Mother," about the guilt of a hardworking mom — tap into wrenching modern-female universals and are based on Crow's experiences.

Still, her actual relationship to both situations contains more light than dark.

Her clothes, too, are casual — dark jeans and a white shirt, sleeves turned up at her elbows. You could bump into her in the produce aisle — this megastar who's sold 50 million albums worldwide — and merely do a minutes-later "Hey, that woman looked kinda familiar…."Crow's younger son, Levi, 4, has been showing off for a guest, picking up his cat, Hank, and managing — barely — not to drop the wriggling animal, which is almost a third his size.

The easygoing surroundings suit the nine-time Grammy winner, whose face is scrubbed clean of makeup and whose honey-colored hair is pulled back into a ponytail.

"I've become a glorified taxi driver," she laughs with regard to the life she's living now.

Though she has a nanny and her sister Kathy, who lives nearby, helps out, Crow is a hands-on mom who takes the boys shopping at Target, drives them to Sunday school and swimming and tennis lessons and helps care for their pet guinea pigs.

She believes the breakup had a minimal effect on her sons, because "I'd made a pact with myself that my kids would know anybody I was involved with as a friend first.

They weren't gonna wake up and find somebody sleeping in their house or feel abandoned because the relationship fell apart." In fact, she thinks her boys have learned life lessons from observing the relationship: "You can still love and respect someone, even when you're mad at them or disagree with them.

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