Tamera Mowry-Housley: “I Try To Take It One Moment At a Time”

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Sister, Sister star Tamera Mowry-Housley recently teamed up with Playtex Baby and child illustrator Julie Olson for the Beginnings Imagined project.

The project is an opportunity to win a bespoke illustration and story of what their little one could become and be entered to win a grand prize of a $5,000 scholarship to help them fulfill their dreams.

CBS: How did you get involved with Playtex Baby and child illustrator Julie Olson and the Beginnings Imagined project?

“My team introduced me to Playtex Baby right after Aden was born. A few months after the “here’s the deal” video series, Playtex Baby pitched us the idea of the Beginnings Imagined Project. I love everything baby and mommy so it’s not a surprise I teamed up with Playtex once again. I’m always comforted in knowing that Playtex focuses on the individual needs of children. Which is why this contest is so great. It helps us parents capture our child’s one of a kind personality with an adorable souvenir that we can keep forever.”

CBS: How meaningful was Aden’s illustration to you as a Mom?

“I was so impressed with Julie Olson’s illustration of Aden. Physically, she captured him perfectly. But what really impressed me was how they captured Aden’s personality. Aden is so curious and energetic, and the illustration shows the possibility of Aden being an explorer as an adult and changing the world. As a mom, impacting the world in a positive way is one of the best things you would want for your child.”

CBS: Playtex Baby is offering a give-a-way of one of these amazing illustrations. How can moms enter to win?

“All you have to do is visit IMAGINED.PLAYTEXBABY.COM, answer some questions about your child and submit an image of your child that you love. The questions are as simple as what is your child’s hair and eye color, ethnicity to what is your child’s favorite toy, favorite activity, etc.”

CBS: This isn’t your first partnership with Playtex Baby, what kind of response have you received from the “Here’s the Deal” video series?

“I had a lot of fun doing that series. It was so encouraging to be around real moms experiences the same things you as a mom experience. The main response from doing the series is supportive. The moms were very supportive and encouraging towards each other. It was relieving to know we as moms are experiencing this thing called motherhood together.”

CBS: Tell us about your new daytime talk show THE REAL. What inspired you to be a host on a talk show?

“I’ve always wanted to be a talk show host at some point in my life. I’ve always said once I have kids it would be something I would like to do.”
CBS: How do you juggle working and being a mom of a toddler?

“I’m still trying to figure it out. Ha. I try to take it a moment at a time, a day at a time. I prioritize and organize my life. That helps a lot.”

CBS: What tips can you give other moms who are headed back to work?

“Have patience with yourself. At first, the mommy guilt can be hard. However, each day it’ll get easier.”

CBS: Father’s Day is just around the corner, what kinds of traditions are you creating with Aden to celebrate your husband (Adam Housley) being a great Dad?

“It’s funny I try to let Adam have his day off for Fathers Day. Like he does with me for Mothers’ Day. But he won’t allow it. Adam loves being a dad every moment of the day. But what’s great about Fathers Day is that baseball is always in season. So I cook and let the boys watch baseball. Aden loves baseball. Like loves. I love to see the smiles on both of their faces.”
CBS: What’s up next for you?

“Having fun just being myself on, “The Real”. Can’t wait to see my girls.

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