When Igor and I discussed Brom's mother, I made it clear that I wanted a mom that looked like a mom. I didn't want our main female character be *earmuffs kids* yet another anatomically incorrect sex-symbol with bazooka breasts and an impossible wasp waist.
My wife is a mom, and she's beautiful. She did all the hard work giving birth to our son and the process changed her body forever, as giving birth changes every woman. Why such changes are not celebrated as a natural part of maturation is beyond me.
Regardless, we did NOT want Brunhild to be eye candy for the tiresome (and troublesome) "male gaze."
Still, you've got to admit, Brom's dad is a lucky guy....