Instant Perspective May 09 2017
Steph, Art Director at Look Agency, describes life as a new mom
Steph is an Art Director at Look Agency and a new mother. We caught up with her to learn about life since the birth of her baby boy.
How did your life change after having a baby?
From the moment your baby is born all you want is a healthy happy baby. I remember minutes going by before realizing what sex the baby was because I was so in awe of this little person.
Becoming a mother gave me instant perspective on what matters most in life. Forget what colour the nursery is painted or what stroller to buy, happiness comes from love and family.
What do you know now that you wish you knew before having children?
As a first-time mom, I knew motherhood would bring some personal sacrifice, but I didn't realize how easily the sacrifices would come. My child and my family come first.
What is a universal truth about parenting?
I think it's true that you can never fully prepare yourself for motherhood, but luckily for us, the babies start small and you grow with them.
What is your favourite thing about being a mom?
Every day I can see how much he's learning, growing and exploring; as a mother, it fills me with so much pride and inspiration. There is so much hope and adventure through the eyes of a child.
It's incredible how somebody so small can flip your whole world upside down. In a room with 2 parents, 4 grandparents and 1 baby, the baby runs the show!