10 Questions: Tia Mowry

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Former childhood star, Tia Mowry, has successfully transitioned from hilarious kid actor to celebrity super-mom.

While mommy duties are the biggest priority in Tia’s life, she’s got a busy few months ahead when it comes to work.

In addition to starring in STYLE Network’s #1 docu-series “Tia & Tamera,” she’ll be making a comeback in the world of scripted comedy with her new series “Instant Mom” for Nick at Night. She’ll also show up on the big screen in the new film, Baggage Claim,  alongside Paula Patton, Adam Brody and Taye Diggs.

And as if her schedule doesn’t seem packed enough, Tia will also be launching a new mom and baby line with sister Tamera called “need” this spring. The brand’s first product – called MILKY! – is a lactation enhancing herbal supplement that boosts the quality and quantity of a mother’s breast milk.

ModernMom had a chance to ask the multi-tasking mom a few questions about life, love and motherhood:

1. How do you juggle career and family? Did you bring your son on set while filming Baggage Claim?

I prioritize. Family always comes first and then work falls into place. No, Cree was not on set while shooting “Baggage Claim,” but in general he tends to frequent jobs I’m, on and visits regularly.

2. What’s the hardest part about filming a reality show?

The lack of privacy and the fact that you are an open book and totally vulnerable all the time.

3. On the flip side, what’s the most fun and/or interesting part of filming a reality show?

The best part is having the final product at the end of the day to be able to re-live certain precious moments in my life. Being pregnant, the beginning of my son’s life and so much more.

4. You and Tamara are twins but have very different personalities – what do you think are some of the biggest differences between you two?

I am definitely more structured and practical, while Tamera is more spontaneous and traditional.

5. What do you think is the secret to keeping your marriage strong?

Forgiveness and understanding, unconditional love, and communication.

6. What’s the most romantic thing your husband has ever done?

One of my favorite things is that he has a tendency to give me flowers on non-occasions. That always gets me. He also senses when I’m overworked and exhausted and will offer to take over “mommying” my little son to give me time to rest and recuperate.

7. What’s been the most challenging phase or part of parenting so far?

The lack of sleep, and learning how to function with little to no sleep. Also, trying not to worry.

8. What’s the best piece of parenting advice you ever got?

Be yourself.

9. What was the last thing your son did that made you laugh?

He was listening to music and started doing this cute little dance he does. That cracks me up.

10. Last but not least… what was your favorite Sister-Sister episode (or on-set memory)?

My favorite “Sister Sister” episode was the first one we ever shot. We had the line, “that girl has my face.” My favorite memory was when we reached our 100th episode and the network brought in a huge cake.

Image credit: Diana King

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