LATEST: Pop beauty Britney Spears is continuing to justify her desire to be a young mum, insisting her "soul feels rich" at this time in her life.

The 22-year old is desperate to take time off work and have babies with dancer Kevin Federline, whom she married in September (04).

In a Thanksgiving letter on her personal website, she writes, "I've had a career since I was 16, have travelled around the world and back and even kissed Madonna! The only thing I haven't done so far is experience the closest thing to God and that's having a baby. I can't wait!

"I thought I would never say this, but I love not working so much! To be a really good mom, I feel your child needs to be your full time job.

"Spending time at home over the past few months, I have felt richer than I ever did working all the time. My soul feels rich and that doesn't have anything to do with money or material things. To feel content, I just need a roof over my head and to be surrounded by the people I love."

25/11/2004 13:40