*Now that singer Mariah Carey is a new mother, she’s found a glorious respect for motherhood. She also recently came out of hiding and shared that motherhood is “the hardest job in the world.”

“It’s hard to have kids in this world,” Mariah tells the UK’s OK! Magazine. “I have so much respect for mothers everywhere, especially those who’ve had difficult pregnancies or given birth to multiples.”

Additionally, she’s thankful she doesn’t have to do it alone. Giving reverence to her supportive husband, Nick Cannon, she said he’s there for the kids and works great with them.

“He already has this natural talent with children — they take to him right away,” Mariah said. “He’s so nurturing, loving and fun. He definitely will be a hands-on dad.”

Overall, the couple is overjoyed with being new parents and has been enjoying the experience thus far.