Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Janet Mayer/Splash News Online
06/20/2011 at 09:25 AM EDT
For Nick Cannon, the birth of his two children
was incredible. It may have been even more symbolic for his wife, Mariah Carey
"She really knows what being a woman is about now," Cannon, 30, told PEOPLE recently before deejaying at Las Vegas's Chateau Nightclub. "This whole journey has been eye opening, she'll tell you that."
Since son Moroccan and daughter Monroe arrived on April 30, Cannon saw his priorities change immediately, as did his decisions.
"It's just the beginning, so I'm expecting it to change a little more," he said, adding that he is "growing every day and knowing that I have to be an example for two lives.”
One thing that won’t change: his stand-up comedy, though the content will see an adjustment.
"It's going to be all about the kids," he said. "I'll be conscious of what I do, but I still gotta be a little edgy.”