Tammin Sursok: "My child will only nap on me."

Actress Tammin Sursok has written a touching post about the joys of motherhood on Instagram.

The former Home and Away star, who has a two-year-old daughter, Phoenix Emmanuel, wrote about the importance of “being present” and realising that “this time is fleeting”.

She posted:

Image via Instagram @officialtamminsursok

She described how it was easy to get caught up in endless to-do lists and distractions, but that all parents should make the most of their precious time with their children.

Sursok, 32, has been married to actor, producer and director Sean McEwen since 2011.

Earlier this year, she told the Daily Mail that McEwen was ready for another child, and that the couple did plan on adding to their little family in future.

Tammin and Phoenix. Image via Instagram @officialtamminsursok

She said:

“My husband is asking every day… The timing is not right, right now, but at some point for sure. It’s hard to find a balance between work and being a very present parent.”

It might be hard for her to find the time, though - the actress is a part owner of Bottle Pets, a brand that helps mums and bubs transition from breast to bottle, and she also runs a production company Charlie Baby Productions. 

Tammin and Sean. Tammin and Phoenix. Image via Instagram @officialtamminsursok

She's also recently been seen on screen playing Jenna Marshall in Pretty Little Liars.

Well done, Tammin, for writing about the joys and frustrations of motherhood so eloquently and beautifully.

It's an important reminder for all of us to take the time to appreciate the little things.

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