Naya Rivera on motherhood, selflessness, and family

Naya Rivera gave birth to her son Josey a little over a year ago – whom she shares with Ryan Dorsey – and has realized how much more observant and selfless she’s become as a result.

The 29-year-old actress explained to Mini magazine: “It’s made me a much more observant person. [You realize] how truly selfless you become.

I hope to instill good morals and values in him. I want to teach him to be confident but kind, strong but not proud, and to always be in love with life.”

The actress – perhaps best known for her role as Santana Lopez on the hit TV show Glee – opened up about her daily routine with the tot. She explained that she only gets one hour off each morning and considers it invaluable.

“Breakfast is usually at 8 and now that Josey is older, we try to go out for breakfast a few times a week. We also hit up Coffee Bean or Starbucks in the morning where Josey requests that I buy him a banana off the counter every time.

We’re back by 9 for his nap [and] I get an invaluable hour break. I use that time to answer emails and call my mum to tell her all the cute new stuff Josey did in the three hours prior.”

And despite not having much time to herself, the star insists is well worth it.

She shared: “Taking the time to not worry about your house or to-do lists or the baby is hard, but necessary.

[It’s] the love I get from him. Little things like the two kisses he stood up and gave me last night to say thank you for making him mac and cheese from scratch. It’s a love never found anywhere or with anyone else.

I’m going to cry so hard when the day comes that he doesn’t want to hold my hand because it’s not ‘cool.'”

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