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Carrie Underwood: Why Motherhood Is ‘Easier Than I Thought’

06/11/2015 at 10:00 PM ET

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Carrie Underwood prepared for the worst while she was pregnant, but baby Isaiah Michael has exceeded all of her expectations.

“I think I honestly expected — it’s gonna sound weird — but I expected the worst,” she tells PEOPLE, fresh off her history-making sweep at Wednesday’s CMT Music Awards. “I’ve never been around babies before, to be honest, but he’s so laid-back!”

The country singer says both she and husband Mike Fisher have been pleasantly surprised by how easily the three and a half months since their son’s birth have gone.

“We’re laid-back parents and he’s a laid-back baby and … it surprised me that it’s a little easier than I thought it was gonna be,” Underwood, 32, says. “I think I just expected, like, screaming, crying baby all the time, and he’s just happy and smiley and gorgeous.”

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Carrie Underwood Walks the Red Carpet 3 Months After Baby – and Looks Stunning

06/10/2015 at 08:00 PM ET

Carrie Underwood‘s stylist took the wheel on this one — and hit a home run.

The superstar, 32, stepped out on the red carpet for the first time since giving birth to son Isaiah Michael in February, looking radiant as she was warmly cheered by her peers and fans at the CMT Awards on Wednesday.

“Having a baby definitely changes your routine, and I have to work around his schedule,” Underwood recently told PEOPLE of her exercise regimen while shooting the fall campaign for her new fitness line, Calia.

“Whenever he goes to sleep, I do the things I need to do for myself and make workouts happen when they can.”

The “Good Girl” singer — who will perform her duet “Somethin’ Bad” alongside Miranda Lambert — wowed in a Thomas Wylde dress and Jimmy Choo shoes, paired with Kimberly McDonald jewels and a Deepa Gurnani clutch.

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Carrie Underwood’s Trainer Reveals How the Singer Got Back in Shape After Giving Birth

06/05/2015 at 01:00 PM ET

Four months after giving birth, Carrie Underwood showed off her fit post-baby body in a photo shoot for her fitness line Calia, and now her trainer is revealing how the new mom got back in shape.

A typical workout session for the singer — who welcomed son Isaiah Michael in February — includes “a warm up and a cool down,” says Erin Oprea, Underwood’s longtime trainer (more of her workout tips can be found here!).

“Sometimes we’ll go for a run with lots of hills, stop at a park to do some pull ups, push ups, step ups and other fun body weight stuff,” she adds.

Oprea also mixes it up for the Grammy winner to “keep it fun and keep shocking the body,” she says. “No two workouts seem to end up the same.”

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Keith Urban: Sunday Already Thinks She’s Too Old for Kidz Bop

06/01/2015 at 09:00 AM ET

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Keith Urban is off tour and in between seasons of American Idol and enjoying some downtime this summer.

But the country singer — who’s gotten a handle on balancing work and family with wife Nicole Kidman — will have to take a break from his R&R for at least one concert this summer.

Urban, 47, will headline the first-ever PlentiTogether Live show, which he’s co-headlining with Nick Jonas and Pitbull, in New York on July 19. (Fans can only enter to win tickets to the concert June 1-27 via sweepstakes at plentitogether.com.)

PEOPLE caught up with the country star on his favorite Nick Jonas song, his recent collaboration with Jason Derulo — and his thoughts on Kidz Bop!
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How Grandma Reba McEntire Bonded with Kelly Clarkson’s Daughter: ‘I Started Feeding Her!’

04/19/2015 at 11:00 PM ET

We know she’s an awesome mother-in-law, but how is Reba McEntire as a grandma?

As it turns out, she and and little River Rose have totally bonded — though it took a beat for Kelly Clarkson‘s 10-month-old baby girl to warm up to the country icon.

“Every time she looked at me, she’d start crying — just squawking! It was serious!” McEntire, 60, said backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday. “So at Christmas at their house, I said, ‘Kelly, give her to me.’ I held her and started feeding her. She looked at the bottle, looked at me and smiled. We’ve been friends ever since.”

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Jessie James Decker: Why My Second Pregnancy Has Been ‘Completely Different’

04/13/2015 at 12:15 PM ET

Pregnancy has been as effortless as it looks for Jessie James Decker.

Despite it being her second child — the country singer and her husband, New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker, are already parents to 12-month-old daughter Vivianne Rose — everything has been “completely different” for the mom-to-be.

“It could not be more opposite than it was with Vivianne,” James Decker, 27, told PEOPLE at the Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 premiere in New York City on Saturday. “The first time I threw up every day, I was really sick, really exhausted.”

She adds, “This one, I have more energy and I don’t feel as sick, no cravings. The only way I really know I’m pregnant is I feel this bump growing and a baby moving around.”

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Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood Welcome Son Isaiah Michael

03/03/2015 at 11:05 AM ET

Mike Fisher Carrie Underwood Welcome Son Isaiah Michael
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Carrie Underwood is blown away: She’s a mom!

The country singer welcomed her first child, a son, with husband Mike Fisher on Friday, Feb. 27, Underwood announced Tuesday on Facebook.

“Tiny hands and tiny feet … God has blessed us with an amazing gift! Isaiah Michael Fisher — born February 27,” the first-time mom captioned a sneak peek of her newborn.

Fisher’s paternity leave was cut short as The Nashville Predators hockey player was back on the ice for a Saturday match in their hometown. But his son’s birth could be his good luck charm: The star forward scored and his team earned yet another win, a possible lock-in for the playoffs despite losing Tuesday night’s game in New Jersey.

“We were excited; there’s nothing better than being a dad. Obviously, the important thing is everyone is feeling good and mom’s feeling good,” Fisher told reporters after the loss. “We’re definitely blessed to have him join us in our lives. There’s no better feeling.”

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