Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood, photographed during the 2016 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 10, 2016, opened up about the struggles of being a working mom. Getty Images

Carrie Underwood was thrust into the role of “mom” in March 2015, when she and husband Mike Fisher welcomed their first child together. The pair are over the moon about their baby boy, but the “Smoke Break” singer recently opened up about the challenges that she and mothers everywhere face on a daily basis.

In an interview with Redbook, Underwood, 33, said that having Isaiah changed her life. The Grammy Award-winner recounted the many joys of parenthood — including, but not limited to, holding her son as he drifts off to sleep — before revealing that she’s been battling with a lot of guilt. Underwood admitted that she and Fisher had hired a nanny, which is especially helpful when she’s touring. Although she and her hubby have the extra helping hands, Underwood claims she sometimes struggles to accept her assistance. She told Redbook she doesn’t like “asking someone to watch him” while she runs normal errands, but has come to realize there’s no shame in doing so.

“Ask for help,” Underwood advised. “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.”

Although Underwood and Fisher live incredibly busy lives and spend much of their time on the road, they have been sure to carve out special time to spend as a family. On Oct. 2 the pair shared Instagram photos of themselves with Isaiah at Sesame Place, a “Sesame Street” themed amusement park in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Underwood shared photos from their special day out, showing her son standing before several characters. The musician wrote that stopping at Sesame Place was the highlight of Isaiah’s day, adding a huge thank you to the park’s creators.

Underwood announced in October 2015 that she would be hitting the road for the “Storyteller Tour.” She shared with fans that she would be bringing her son, who was just 8 months old at the time, along with her. When asked about balancing motherhood and touring by Ellen DeGeneres, Underwood couldn’t help but gush about her son, whom she referred to as the “sweetest and smiliest baby.” Her tour kicked off in September and will conclude on Nov. 28.

“So that’s a blessing when you’re like waking up at 3 o’clock in the morning,” she said. “And he’s smiling at you. That makes is not so bad.”