Motherhood has made me a better person: Sandra Bullock

Updated: Mar 01, 2011, 13:03 PM IST

New York: After a highly publicized divorce from ex Jesse James, Sandra Bullock credits life as a new mom with helping her become a better person.

While her ex has continued to land himself into the tabloids, getting engaged to his rebound-romance Kat Von D and announcing plans to release a memoir, Bullock has focused on being a mom, reports a daily.

"It`s made me a better person," she told NBC`s Maria Menounos about her new life.

"I`m more patient and accommodating. I really appreciate where I am.”

A lot has happened since Sandra Bullock took home the Oscar for Best Actress at last year`s Academy Awards.

The ‘Blind Side’ actress, 46, has since taken some time off from acting to focus on her son.

"I just did my first day of work in over a year and a half on Friday," she said.