The model wife of footballer Peter Crouch spoke to the new issue of Red magazine in a joint interview with her mother, discussing the challenges of raising children.
Abbey admits that she has it lucky compared to her mum.
"My mum had four kids on her own, so if I had one kid with one nanny and not a full-time job, it would be a joke. And I think the impossible happens when you leave your kids. I've seen so many nannies in the park on their phones, and the kids are running off…" she says.
Abbey tells the mag that she and Peter are fortunate enough to be in a position where they can care for daughter Sophia, three, without needing extra help.
"We don't have any help or anything! It's just up to me and Pete to do everything. So when you're tired and you're up through the night, you're thinking, 'How am I going to do this?' It's so hard. I don't think anyone understands when you have a baby how hard it is. I don't work every day, and Pete's home at 3pm [from training].
She added: "I don't have to worry about the obvious things like money."
Since finding fame on Britain's Next Top Model, the 29-year-old has found success as a model and TV personality, hosting fashion segments on This Morning, appearing on Hell's Kitchen, hosting Great British Hairdresser and winning Strictly Come Dancing.
Abbey's mum Karen's story is very different.
Gorgeous Karen tells the mag that she juggled her job as a hairdresser with raising four children and, as she didn't have childcare, she'd bring the children to the salon with her.
"My children are all grown now, so I'm starting to relax. Now I'm watching Abbey do what I've done. I brought my four up on my own, so when I hear Pete say he's exhausted, I'm like, "You've only got one. I've had four on my own! And went to work!""
The full interview appears in the March issue of Red, on sale 29 January. Also appears in digital edition on Apple Newsstand.
For further exclusive content, please go to www.redonline.co.uk/abbey-clancy-interview.
Reveal is now on Google Plus! Join us here for the latest pictures, fashion and celebrity news!