Carrie Underwood Opens Up About Being a Famous Mom

Carrie Underwood might be a singer, songwriter and global performer, but before all of that, her most important role is being a mother to her two sons, eight-year-old, Isaiah, and Jacob, four. While she loves being on tour, or headlining her own Las Vegas residency. her favorite place to be is at home with her children and husband, Mike Fisher.

“The kids go to school,” Underwood said on the Today Show, when asked what a typical day is like for her. “My husband usually takes them, and the second they leave, I vacuum, I make their beds, check their rooms, and make sure there aren’t wet towels on the floor and stuff like that. Clean our room, go work out, garden. I’m always cooking something, or canning something, or doing something like that.

“I live in the kitchen, making bread or something,” she added. “And then before you know it, they come home, and then we make dinner. We have so many meals together as a family.”

Although her superstar career doesn’t always allow it, when possible, they try to eat dinner together as a family of four as much as they can.

“It’s not a rule, it’s just what we do,” Underwood shared. “And I love it. I like to cook. I like to grow our food. That’s what I enjoy doing. I want them to remember that.”

It’s only been recently that Underwood’s sons, especially Isaiah, have started to understand that their mother’s job is anything but typical, thanks in large part to their friends and classmates.

“They have seen me on stage, and I feel like the first time my oldest especially started having ideas is when his friends would say something,” Underwood said. “It’s like, ‘Oh, that’s different. I didn’t know that wasn’t normal.’ They would come home and say, ‘They said they saw you on TV.'”

She might have gotten famous while appearing on American Idol , and still makes plenty of television appearances, but when they are home, the “Out Of That Truck” singer prefers Isaiah and Jacob stay away from technology and devices

“It’s such a battle,” Underwood conceded. “Even television. I notice if they watch too much TV, they have an attitude shift. I’m like, ‘Why are you moody? What are we doing?’ … And sometimes, they’ve learned a lot from different television programs and movies and stuff like that. But it’s a struggle.”

Underwood fortunately isn’t alone in her attempt to keep her children away from technology. She is part of a large, and growing, movement of parents at her school, who envision a different childhood for their children than one that has them glued to a screen.

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“There’s been a whole grassroots initiative within their school and a bunch of parents getting together and discussing how we can keep our kids away from technology, especially social media,” Underwood said.

Underwood just extended her REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency into 2024.  Her Denim & Rhinestones (Deluxe Edition) album will be out on September 22.  Her current “Out Of That Truck,” single is in the Top 35. Pre-order Denim & Rhinestones (Deluxe Edition), and find all of Underwood’s upcoming shows at

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