Los Angeles: R&B star Beyonce Knowles says she is ready to have children with rapper husband Jay-Z, now that she is approaching 30.
   
The 29-year-old said that her teenage was the right time to work hard but now she wants to focus on her family.
   
"When you're young -18 or 19 - you have the energy and drive. That's the time to work as hard as you can. Now I'm a woman, and because I gave it my all, I can focus on my marriage. I can decide I want to have kids. I can be the mother I want to be and dedicate myself to my children," said Beyonce.
   
The 'Single Ladies' hitmaker said her recent nine-month break from touring and recording music allowed her to spend some quality time with her husband.
   
"It was great to be a wife and travel with (my husband). I had to turn down great things. I did it for my sanity, my life, my relationships, my nephew, my husband, my sister and my friendships. I deserved to give myself time to focus on things besides performing, filming and recording," she added.

(Agencies)