what i've learned with oana befort

What I’ve Learned: Oana Befort, Illustrator

Oana Befort is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator living in Bucharest, Romania with her husband and 3-year old son Sammy.  Oana is Romanian and her husband is American; their son is a “Romerican.” Her illustrations are truly gorgeous – you can check them out on her blog here.  We asked Oana a few questions about motherhood and blogging, you can read her answers below.  

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“I have a little three year old boy named Sammy (Samuel).  He loves trains, he loves playing with them, ride them and he has to say stories about choo-choos almost on a daily basis.oana befort

 Becoming a mom definitely made me into a better person. I am learning daily to practice more patience, selflessness and responsibility while I am loving this beautiful human being that I am so blessed to call my son.

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I ask for most [parenting] advice from my mom, my mom-in-law, or close mother friends, I filter everything and also follow my own instincts.

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I think my favorite thing about being a parent is the close interaction and relationship that I am daily developing with my little one.  I love hearing what he has to say, his little stories even if not everything he says is clear yet (he’s learning two languages, and sometimes he has a language of his own, too).oana befort

I started the blog a few moths after I gave birth as a way to discipline myself in staying inspired and continuing to create.  I am documenting bits and pieces of our daily life, work and inspiration and I’ve been enjoying doing it ever since.

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My favorite  recent post that I really enjoyed writing is this one.  It’s part of my “Documenting Today” blog series.  It’s mainly because it was such a peaceful day, far away from the big world, spent with family in a very special place where I used to play when I was little.”

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Mary is the Community Manager of SmartMom. She is a new mom to a bubbly little boy who has fire red hair and loves to smile. She loves to walk her dog, Bob, and watch Chicago sports with her husband. Go Cubs Go!