A mere three months after giving birth to her second son Jacob, Carrie Underwood got back to work in a serious way. The country mega-star launched her “Cry Pretty” tour earlier this week, taking the term “working mom” to a whole new level.

So how does Underwood balance her career and parenting? Like many of us, finding a happy medium isn’t easy for the celeb. In an interview with Today, the singer revealed that bouncing back after baby number two wasn’t anything like the first time around and that she had to adjust her expectations.

Underwood told Today’s Natalie Morales that she holds herself to a high standard but, “If you set the bar too high and you have unrealistic expectations, at some point you’re going to realize, ‘I’m not there,’ and, again, you’re going to feel like you’ve failed. And it’s ridiculous. You know, my son is three months old, and I was expecting to … I don’t know what I was expecting, to be quite honest.”

That’s when Underwood changed her expectations revealing, “I stopped trying to be perfect immediately. And I started putting one foot in front of the other, instead of trying to plan everything out—putting one foot in front of the other, and being on my journey, and being on my path and, you know, thinking about my end goal. And it really doesn’t matter exactly when I reach that goal, as long as I just keep putting one foot in front of the other.”

Now that’s some solid celeb advice that every mama can follow!

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Carrie Underwood via Instagram 

 

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