Technically, Tia Mowry-Hardrict has two Mother’s Days already under her belt, but that doesn’t make the May holiday any less special! With the day devoted to moms just around the corner (this Sunday, May 11, if you forgot!), the 35-year-old actress spoke with Essence about celebrating the day with baby boy Cree and husband Cory.
“One of my favorite Mother’s Day memories is my first Mother’s Day,” a glammed up Tia tells the camera. “I felt so blessed. It was as simple as just holding him and looking into his eyes and realizing, ‘Wow. I am a mom.’”
If you’re not already tearing up over that sweet memory, wait until you hear what Tia had to say about what twin sister Tamera has taught her about being a mom. Tamera, of course, welcomed son Aden in November 2012, a year-and-a-half after Tia’s Cree arrived. With two little ones so close in age, Tia says she and her sister been able to grow together as new moms.
“I’ve learned several things from her about motherhood and just parenting [like] it’s OK to hear your child cry,” she said, adding that watching Tamera parent Aden has shown her how to be less neurotic.
Watch the video above to hear more about how these sisters tackle their new roles as mom and get a sneak peek at Tia’s show Instant Mom, starring a familiar face from Sister, Sister!