Carrie Underwood: Happier Because of Her Son

"I'm in a Better Mood"

Is motherhood the new mood booster? It can be if you have the kind of perspective that Carrie Underwood has.

She is on the cover of the new issue of Redbook, and in the story, she admits how much her baby boy Isaiah has changed her life.

“I definitely feel like (having a son) changed me as a person,” Underwood said. “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.”

The reality of being on the road may not have all the same elements of your average working-mom-with-a-toddler life, but Underwood says she tries to accept help when she needs it.

“Accepting help is hard for me, but I’m learning,” she said. “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.”

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