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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.”