The Mowrys: Cree Can’t Get Enough of Aden

06/05/2013 at 06:30 PM ET

Tia Mowry-Hardrict Tia Mowry-Housley Milky Pea in the Pod
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Jealousy, what jealousy?

After a shaky start, the relationship between Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley‘s sons has taken a turn — for the better!

According to Tia — mama to Cree Taylor, 2 this month — the boys’ bond is stronger than ever.

“Cree absolutely loves [his cousin] Aden. When he first saw Aden today, he gave him a really, really nice hug. It was so adorable,” Tia told PEOPLE during the launch of Milky at A Pea in the Pod in Beverly Hills.

“When Aden cries, he’ll go ahead and put his little pacifier in his mouth. It is the cutest thing. My sister and I are loving it.”

Although both Tia and Tamera are busy juggling full plates, the twin sisters have teamed up to launch Milky, an all-natural drink that nursing mothers can take to boost their milk supply.

“I feel on top of the world. This is like a dream come true. I don’t want to sound corny, but we’re helping moms,” Tamera says. “This is what we’ve always wanted to do. To see the moms’ faces. They’re so excited about coming here and having hope that they’re going to be able to nurse as long as they possibly can. [It] means a lot.”

Despite their success, Tamera admits she never imagined spending her life in the spotlight following their hit show, Sister Sister. “I went to college. I thought I was going to become a kindergarten teacher, and then this happened,” she says of her career. “I never stopped because I love what I do — and people still love us, thank God.”

But balancing both their professional and personal lives comes with its fair share of challenges. “I’ve been very, very busy being a mom, being a wife, being a sister and helping launch Milky. I really take everything a day at a time. I kind of focus on one thing at a time. I can’t try to do everything at once,” Tia says, before correcting herself.

“I take it an hour at a time, actually. Not a day at a time,” she adds.

As for Tamera, the first-time mama is still adjusting to her new sleep schedule, learning to navigate her day on a limited amount of shuteye. “I knew I was going to be sleep deprived, but I didn’t know it was going to hurt. When you’re sleep deprived and it hurts, that’s on a whole different level,” she says.

“Imagine you have to take care of another human being and then on top of that, lose your baby weight all at the same time. You just do it. You turn into mama mode. It’s survival mode.”

Fortunately, her greatest job comes with plenty of incentive — and a big pay off! “The best part about being a mom is coming home and seeing my son recognize that it’s me. He gets all excited. It’s in his hands, it’s in his toes,” Tamera says.

— Anya Leon with reporting by Dahvi Shira

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MotherGoose on

It looks lie Tia is having a long hard time losing the baby weight.

Pam on

MotherGoose, that’s Tamera and she looks fine.

Dorie on

Aden is DEFINITELY a lot cuter than Cree. Tamera is the one that is a little heavier not Tia. Of course she just had her child not long ago Mother Goose….lol…give her time!

eve on

they both look beautiful and both boys are very HANDSOME

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leah on

I think they both look great and their sons are adorable. I am so fortunate no one judged my weight after baby! It took me awhile. I had other things on my mind – like my babies. Stick thin immediately after baby is not necessarily in the cards for most of us, nor should it be.

KD on

It’s pretty disappointing to see that some are judging a beautiful little toddler for his looks. I happen to live in their neighborhood and see little Cree all the time and he is indisputably a handsome little guy. Even if he weren’t, it saddens me that some people are so judgmental and hurtful. And don’t get me started on a new mom’s weight. She looks perfect to me, but again, regardless, why the judgement? Two beautiful moms who obviously adore their beautiful babies. Lets try to keep it human!

Whoa on

Plz stop with the negative comments, talking about
Kids. How do u look? So sad…. Proud Tia and Tamara keeping doing y’all and forget about sad ppl

bevvie on

BOTH boys, Aden and Cree, are handsome. Only the rudest person would make negative comments about a child’s looks.

And both mothers look fine too.

Marky on

Wow, these two are so precious and their boys are adorable! They look great, and I’m glad they are having fun with their two boys together, So sweet…. Some of you are so demented to think about criticizing new moms who have more than one thing on their plate, an don’t even get me started on being rude about children. That’s just ridiculous! They are babies, and they are just fine!

Anonymous on

Both boys are adorable, and Cree reminds me a bit of Jennifer Hudson’s son David for some reason! 🙂

Sam & Freya's Mum on

Aden’s a cutie, and prefer his name too.

Alicia on

Little Cree looks like Jay-Z! Anyone else see this or have I gone mental?

Mel on

I grew up watching them. They seem like amazing mothers, sisters, wives and people. Both of their sons are adorable. And Tamara looks beautiful, how dare people criticize a new mother about her baby weight. And if Tamara and Tia stumble upon this website, all I have to say is God Bless you. Negativity has no place on this site about children and parenthood.

J on

Cree looks like Daddy. Keepin it at that…

Sheana on

@Dorie you sound ignorant. You’re grown, and talking about a CHILD .? SMH. PATHETIC . Both, Tia & Tamera are beaut, and have been blessed with, handsome, healthy boys.!!!!

Anonymous on

Both Gurls looking great and the kids are just so cute

Marlene Ramiah on

Both cree and aden are gorgeous. Love the episode where cree pointed to mummy and said mama. Was the cutest thing. Made my heart melt

missy on

@mothergoose Sounds like she’s breastfeeding and despite what everyone makes you believe breastfeeding doesn’t always help you lose the weight. I didn’t lose a pound other the initial baby weight until I stopped breastfeeding even though I worked out for an hour a day and eat healthy. As soon as I stopped breastfeeding the weight started falling off.

Esther on

Gorgeous mamas! BEAUTIFUL babies!!!!

sheree on

Just because Aden has blue eyes and different skin doesnt make him look any better then Cree.Its such a shame to call a baby ugly then compare him to his first cousin.Both boys are beautiful

Esther on

Gorgeous mamas….BEAUTIFUL babies!!!!!

peachyqueen1 on

I cannot believe people are comparing the looks of two babies! You guys are SAD! Both kids are some adorably handsome little fellas and most importantly, they seem happy! And kudos to Tamera for.not hiding until she she’s all of her baby weight. Too often we see celebs back to their regular size in a few weeks… Tamera is a REAL woman who is not killing herself to get back to her pre baby weight to satisfy people. I love her either way!

momybird on

I like Tia and Tamera and Aden and Cree is cute all moms take time to lose the baby weight i say u go girls u are beautiful no mater what