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Tia Mowry Says She Feels Like She’s ‘Always in Survival Mode’ as a Newly Single Mom to Her 2 Kids


Tia Mowry is rolling with the punches as a newly single mother to her two kids.

While chatting with PEOPLE about her partnership with Lactaid, the actress, 44, also opens up about home life with her two kids, son Cree, 11, and daughter Cairo, 4, whom she shares with ex-husband Cory Hardrict.

Noting how she is “really learning how to really be present” in her new parental role, Mowry says, “I feel like, especially as a mom wearing so many different hats, I’m always in survival mode.”

“I’m always making sure everybody is okay, everybody’s alive, everybody’s healthy, everybody’s fed,” she continues, “and making sure everybody’s fine, they have no holes in their socks, et cetera.”

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“But for me,” Mowry adds, “it’s about learning how to be aware and present with myself, and tapping in and making sure I too am taken care of. [Because] how can you take care of other people if your cup isn’t filled?”

Tia Mowry and ex-husband Hardrict, 42, married in 2008 and announced their separation in October 2022.

At the time, the Sister, Sister star said the pair would be maintaining a friendship to co-parent their kids after 14 years of marriage.


“I am grateful for all the happy times we had together and want to thank my friends, family and fans for your love and support as we start this new chapter moving forward in our lives,” Mowry wrote at the time.

Tia Mowry recognizes the importance of quality time with her children even more so now amid the family’s new dynamic, and one way in which she loves to spend cherished time with her kids is in the kitchen at breakfast time.

“Breakfast is huge in our family. The kids, they absolutely love breakfast and being in the kitchen with me,” she says, also noting how making and eating food is “all about creating memories and experiences.”


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