Carrie Underwood is ''taking a little break'' from music so she can be a mother.

The 'Before He Cheats' hitmaker has revealed she will taking a step back from the music industry for a little to focus on her family - her husband Mike Fisher and their 23-month-old son Isaiah.

Speaking to People magazine at the Grammy Awards, she said: ''We just wrapped up the Storyteller Tour and I feel like my life right now, creatively, is kind of a blank space. I'm really excited about that, because you don't know where you're going to go.

''I'm nervous because I want whatever I do next to be amazing, so I'm kind of taking a little break right now and being a mom and being a wife and going to see some hockey games to see my husband play. I'm kind of waiting for lightning to strike and go, 'Okay, it's time to get creative and work on new music!'''

Meanwhile, Carrie recently opened up about how ''difficult'' it is to juggle her career with motherhood.

She said: ''I'm not going to lie, it's difficult when professionalism and your mommyhood collide - which is on a daily basis - but it's wonderful. It's like bring your baby to work every day.

''He's just there, and it's great he's on the bus and helping me get ready. It might make things take a little longer, but he's just my little sunshine. He makes me happy all day. [But] I've blocked off some time to be able to take him trick-or-treating a little bit and got him a costume and everything.''

And Carrie feels ''guilty'' that her son's life has to revolve around her job.

She explained: ''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.''