Mother-of-two Tia Mowry recently shared that women now become mothers in their 30s because they too have dreams, aspirations, and goals. The celebrity welcomed her second child with husband Cory Hardrict on May 5th, 2018. They also have an 8-year-old son, named Cree Taylor.
Behind-the-scenes of her upcoming show Family Reunion, and also while pumping breast milk, the star opened up about the various facets of being a working mother. “I don’t feel like men get asked that question about how do you balance life,” she said on Netflix Family’s Pump and Dump. “I feel like society just puts these standards on women that we have to do everything. We have to cook, we have to clean, we have to be a mom.”
Though society has accepted women in every occupational field, specific questions still linger in the minds of most. Not to mention, certain responsibilities seem to be solely lying with the mothers. While both the parents have equal responsibility towards the child, when a father takes care of a baby, it is still seen as "babysitting."
Mowry, the 40-year-old actress, who is all set to play Cocoa - a newly relocated, contemporary mother on the Netflix Family show Family Reunion- shares that their family equation is different. Her husband is caring and fulfills his responsibility as a father with vigour.
She says, "He's washing dishes. He's giving my daughter and my children a bath, and I’m also taking out the trash.” She went on, “He’s just taking care of his children, doing his job as a parent.”
The busy mama doesn't hesitate to share her parenting experiences openly on social media. One of her most recent posts on Instagram, a cute shot showing herself breastfeeding her daughter, was loved by her well-wishers and has gotten more than three hundred thousand likes. After all, a mother looks her best when she is natural, and breastfeeding is a moment of solace for both the mother and the child.
She also disclosed that she is working on a television show that revolves around issues of race and integrity in a family set-up. Tia explained, “Being a black woman and a black mom is teaching my children about their culture and about their history.”
The actress believes the best way to handle a situation is by speaking about it. Ssince racism still exists, it is necessary to teach kids about it. She adds, "I think if I weren't open and honest with them about those topics, then I don't think I'm being the best mom I could be."
Her character is a replica of herself; both on-screen and off-screen, she loves her kids and wants them to be educated in every possible way. "Sometimes we don't want to have these conversations because it makes people feel uncomfortable, but that's what I love about this character,” she adds.
Her claim to fame was the sitcom Sister, Sister, where she played the role of Tia Landry along with her twin sister Tamera Mowry.