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It’s obvious that Olivia Wilde is, well, wild about being a mom.

“The amazing thing about becoming a parent is that you will never again be your own first priority,” the actress told reporters Tuesday at the International Women’s Media Foundation‘s 25th Anniversary Courage in Journalism Awards.

“The gift of motherhood is the selflessness that it introduces you to, and I think that’s really freeing.”

Wilde — who co-hosted the event in Beverly Hills, California — and fiancé Jason Sudeikis welcomed son Otis Alexander in April.

The busy 30-year-old actress says everything about life with her baby boy has been “amazing” since his arrival.

“He’s a very sweet person,” shares Wilde, who jokes that she and Sudeikis are “getting there” in terms of Otis sleeping through the night. “The empathy that it floods you with — being a mother — I think makes you a better storyteller.”

Continues Wilde: “I take my place in the world a little bit more seriously being a mother … I hope I can tell stories that somehow benefit the world that Otis will grow up in.”

The event was especially meaningful for the HER star: Wilde’s mother, Leslie Cockburn, is an investigative journalist and her personal hero.

“She taught me the importance of speaking truth to power, to being unintimidated by people telling you to give up,” explains Wilde. “So in terms of my own career, her example of perseverance has been very helpful.”

Adds Wilde: “My mom was the first person to really introduce me to what it means to really dedicate yourself to your profession, and about self sacrifice. And I think being a mother in a very dangerous profession is even harder, and she knew that she was risking her life, and yet we grew up just admiring that type of passion and bravery.”

Olivia scored the #14 position at the Maxim’s Hot List of 2014! “This model turned actress proved her skills in films like Tron: Legacy, The Change-Up, and In Time. She’s also our 2009 Hot 100 List Topper.”

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Added new pictures of Olivia at the 2nd Annual Moms Social Good Conference in New York City on May 7, 2014. Check them out!

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And baby makes three! Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis welcomed their son into the world on Wednesday (April 23).

Sharing the news with her fans, the new mom took to Twitter to post a snapshot of the newborn, along with the caption “Ladies and gentlemen, Otis Alexander Sudeikis has LEFT the building! (I’m the building).”

Little Otis is the first child for the couple, who have been engaged since January 2013.

In the May issue of Lucky magazine, Olivia spoke about her baby bump pride, saying “I just thought, oh I’m going to hide this forever. But I ended up getting kind of excited to show the bump, as a badge of pride, like, ‘I’m a woman! Look at me making a human! I am a goddess!’”

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Added the photoshoot that Olivia did for ‘Lucky’ Magazine May 2014 Issue. She looks amazing! Check them out!

Added new High Quality scans of Olivia at the ‘Lucky’ Magazine May 2014 Issue. Check them out! [HQ]