Carrie Underwood Details Why She Thinks Her Kids Will Consider Her the ‘Cool’ Mom

by Matthew Wilson
Photo credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT

Working full time and being a mother can be exhausting. But Carrie Underwood wouldn’t trade it for the world. Her two boys are still young, with the oldest Isaiah only five. But she hopes when they’re older, they’ll look back and consider her a ‘cool’ mom.

Not many children can say their mother is one of country music’s biggest stars, after-all. While Underwood makes raising a family and dropping No.1 albums look easy, she recently opened up about the realities of starting a family.

“I would come offstage,” Underwood told Apple Music. “And I’d wipe my glitter off my face. And then I’d feed my baby and try to get him to sleep. Because we were going to do it all again tomorrow, but it was so worth it. And I also love that my kids are hopefully going to remember some of these times. And be like, ‘Wow, my mom was Mom, but she was also that.’ Which is such a cool, cool thought to have.”

Carrie Underwood Wanted Both a Career and Family

There’s an old adage that you can have a career or you can have a family, but not both. Underwood continues to prove that wrong every day. She’s been married to former NHL player Mike Fisher for around a decade now. The couple shares two little boys together, and Underwood has never been happier.

“I think it was more of a, like, I can have it all,” Underwood continued. “I can do that. Why not? I feel like I’m naive in a lot of ways, and I jump into big situations all the time, but somehow they always pay off because it’s like, ‘I can do this. I can figure it out.'”

But it’s not been without its fair share of struggles over the year. Underwood has had to juggle parenting duties while on the road before. She also went on tour only months after giving birth to her second child.

“Getting married and starting a family, you see some women in the music industry talk about how they chose not to have a family. Because they’re focused so much on their career,” Underwood said. “I took the opposite route, and I’m like, I can have it all. I had my son, Jake. And three months later, we had our first show on the ‘Cry Pretty’ Tour. I was like, ‘I can do this,’ and we made it through. By the end of it, I felt like I could do anything. Because I managed to juggle having a 4-year-old, 5-year-old on the road, and a 3-month-old baby and my husband.”