Carrie Underwood has a busy schedule between her music and her children, but says it is okay to ask for help.
Gracing the cover of Redbook magazine, Underwood opened up about having a second child with husband Mike Fisher: “If my husband were at the beginning of his career, I’m not sure we could handle it. Since he’s kind of nearing the end and won’t be travelling so much, we’re like, ‘We can figure it out for not that long.’ You make it work. When I was pregnant, I thought, How am I going to go on the road? How am I going to keep doing my job? I had to just give it to God and stop worrying about it. Sure enough, we figured it out.”
She also had advice for working mom’s, emphasizing how important it is to let others be involved: “Ask for help. Accepting help is hard for me, but I’m learning. Sometimes I feel guilty that this is my son’s life: We live on a bus and we’re in a hotel room and sometimes we’re in the middle of nowhere and it’s not so great. It’s not all glamorous. We have a nanny who helps out, especially when we’re on the road. But I’d feel guilty asking someone to watch him at home while I run to the grocery store.”
The country superstar, 33, wrapped up the interview by describing how blessed she is to have her son Isaiah: “I definitely feel like it’s changed me as a person. I’m happier. I’m in a better mood a lot of the time. He’ll be watching cartoons and I’ll be watching him. I’m completely in love. I love it when he’s sleepy and I get to hold him and smell him. He doesn’t know I’m staring at him and being all googly-eyed!”
Underwood will be honoured with CMT’s Artist of the Year on October 20.