Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Felicity’ Actress Keri Russell and Husband Welcome Baby DaughterCupid's Pulse Article: ‘Felicity’ Actress Keri Russell and Husband Welcome Baby Daughter

Former Felicity star Keri Russell and husband Shane Dreary brought their second child into the world this past December.  The couple’s first child, River, has taken on the role of  big brother to his new baby sister Willa Lou Dreary.  According to Celebrity Baby Scoop, the actress mentioned that becoming a mother has transformed her.  She also said that there’s “just a whole new set of feelings that aren’t as accessible to you before you have kids.”

 How does having a child change your priorities?

Cupid’s Advice:

Once you have a child the world you once knew will no longer exist, and life will never be the same because you’ll have different priorities.  Cupid has some tips to help you prepare:

1. Focus: Remember when the world revolved around you?  Well, those days are over.  The majority of your energy and concentration will be about raising your child.

2. Flexibility: You can’t just get up and go anymore.  Going out and family trips have to be thoughtfully planned, and your wallet is going to tighten up as well.  You’re not going to have money to blow like you might have before.

3. Family: If you’re already close with your family, you’re in luck because everyone is going to want to take their turns babysitting and you’ll have a great support system for advice.  If you’re not close with your family, a newborn in the family might be just the thing you needed to regain that connection.

How did having a child change your life?  Share your comments below.