Traylor Howard breaks the mold with son Sabu

07/14/2007 at 08:47 AM ET

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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Elizabeth on

I’m just wondering–does anybody know what Sabu means, or its origin? I’ve searched the usual baby names/etymology web sites, and haven’t found anything. It kind of reminds me of the show Zobomafoo–they called the little lemur Zoboo, pronounced “zaboo” :-)

Nineveh on

okay, how do you pronoune this? Zah-boo, Shah-boo, Sha-bah? I’m not really too fond of this, either way. Suri is nice, or Ninu, Miro, Minu and the likes, but Sabu is not my style at all.

Sarah’s note: Sah-boo. I’ve only ever heard it as the Japanese name Saburo.

Marietta on

I think it’s an Indian name (Asian Indian). There was an Indian actor called Sabu.

kenneth mosier on

she has chosen a wonderful name for her son.
why question where the name is derived from.

sabu on

The name sabu is an african name, means mother of our country, i know this because this is my name and it toom me a while to find out what it really means.

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