According to Traylor Howard, the 41-year-old co-star of the hit television show Monk, being a modern mom is all about defying stereotypes — and she should know. As mom to a 7 1/2-month-old little boy, Sabu, Traylor says she never imagined life "could be this joyful."
I had my son when I was 40 and I’m not married and I work full-time. Not how I pictured it when I was younger, but I’m incredibly happy with my situation!
Traylor admits that she’s not without help, however, saying that she has a nanny for whom she would "pay her last dime." Because the nanny brings Sabu for daily visits to the set, Traylor feels she has "the best of both worlds."
When I can’t be with him, I know he is happy with her — so that gives me peace of mind. All in all, it takes a lot of focus. I also try to take care of myself, because if I don’t, I’m no good to him.
Sabu loves taking baths and dancing with his mom, but what he seems to enjoy most of all is his Fisher Price Nature’s Touch Baby Papasan Swing, of which he has three, each in different states. Describing motherhood as her greatest achievement, Traylor — who has not publicly disclosed the identity of Sabu’s father — says she’d like to see her son grow up "to be kind" and "to honor himself."
We are all born with certain temperaments, so it’s best to just go with it and not fight who we are.
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