Tamera Mowry-Housley on Balance: ‘Some Days I Scream’

02/28/2014 at 05:00 PM ET

Tamera Mowry-Housley Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon Matt Baron/BEImages

With a gig on The Real and a 15-month-old son at home, Tamera Mowry-Housley is brutally honest when it comes to balance.

“Some days I scream,” the actress tells PEOPLE with a laugh at the 2014 Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon on Thursday.

“Honestly, you take it a moment at a time, a day at a time. Some days you got it and everything works out according to plan.”

Wearing a bright dress by Victoria Beckham, Mowry-Housley, 35, acknowledges sometimes plans simply don’t work out the way you want them to.

“The temper tantrums aren’t so fun,” she tells PEOPLE about her little guy, Aden. “He’s beautiful — he’s walking — but I see the terrible twos just around the corner. I can see how it can go there!”

Of course, she couldn’t do it without her husband of over two years, Fox News correspondent Adam Housley.

“He’s a very hands-on dad and sometimes he checks me,” jokes the former Sister, Sister star. “I’m like, ‘Wait a minute, you’re doing more than me. I’m feeling a little inadequate here!'”

“That’s such a big blessing when you have a husband that loves being a dad just as much as you love being a mom,” she adds. “He is a phenomenal father.”

— Mariah Haas

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Jay on

I really like her and she looks great! But didn’t she just cut her hair really short?? Either way she is beautiful..

Nikki on

Sometimes I feel she is a whiner..lets hope she waits til her son is older before she decides on another one. sounds like she couldnt handle 2 right now

Anonymous on

Nikki- How is being honest about parenthood whining?

katrina on

I PRAISE moms who have more than one child I don’t know how you moms do it I have one and sometimes its just so hard and tough and like Tamera I want to scream lol But its sooooo worth it 🙂 But Im sure this is something all moms go through

Rose on

I was wondering the same thing about her hair and even her sister’s hair. They have posted in their instagrams that they are both growing their natural curls, but then, the next day they have really long straight extensions. I thought, you have to let your hair breath so it can grow better and healthier.

hello on

Jay- I think that was her Twin Tia that just cut her hair.

obe on

No. It was Tamera that cut her hair to be natural. That was a quick turn around.

Angelia on

She probably weaved up her hair or is wearing a wig to protect her natural hair.

Anonymous on

In Tamera’s defense, she DID say that going natural with her hair and cutting it didn’t mean she’d “never go straight”.

Tanya on

She looks great with that hair style.

Angie on

She used to have lovely cured hair, so was her twin sister Tia on the show. She looks so different now.