Tamar Braxton: Logan Is a ‘Little Benjamin Button’

07/13/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

Tamar Braxton Essence Music Festival Bryan Steffy/BET/Getty

Kids. They grow up so fast these days.

That definitely seems to be the case for Tamar Braxton-Herbert‘s son Logan. The star of WE TV’s Braxton Family Values and Tamar and Vince, says her 13-month-old is verging on a savant.

“He’s amazing,” Braxton-Herbert, 37, told PEOPLE at Gain Fling’s Music to Your Nose event during the 20th Annual Essence Music Festival on July 2.

“He’s walking, he’s talking, he’s playing the piano — he’s a little Benjamin Button, it’s crazy. I don’t know what happened, he’s not a baby anymore.”

The little mover and shaker has some grown-up swagger, too. His look “is just like Vince’s,” she says of her son and husband Vince Herbert‘s father-son style.

“They have some of the same clothes and it’s the funniest thing. They both wear caps. It’s like his mini-me,” she adds.

But Braxton-Herbert admits she’s not on for laundry duty.

“Either my mom or his nanny will do it. I’m not the laundry girl,” she tells PEOPLEĀ matter-of-factly. “I’m terrible! I’ve ruined too many good pieces. Some people can’t cook — well, I can’t do laundry.”

Her maternal time is spent in more meaningful ways. Says the busy singer and reality personality, “Logan goes with me everywhere and brings a normalcy to everything. I make sure he knows I’m his mother and I put him to bed every night and he wakes up to me.”

It’s something she learned from her many sibling costars.

“My sisters are great mothers,” says Braxton-Herbert. “Now, for the first time in our lives, we’re all mothers.”

On the upcoming season of their show “a lot of things are different,” says Braxton-Hebert. “We’re just trying to find our place and where we fit in the sisterhood.”

– Janine Rayford Rubenstein

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Nicole on

He sounds really adorable :)

Diana on

Lets see…he goes everywhere with you, yet you have a nanny? Celebrities just don’t get it.

True on

Um Diana they still have to work while he is with them that’s where the nanny comes in.

norma on

There is nothing wrong with having some help specially when you can afford it. It so sad when people judge others and don’t even know the half. Tamar Braxton is a very busy lady. She should not have to stop working to be a good mother to her son. Tamar knows her worth. She is a strong, smart, honest, crafty, passionate, and very beautiful lady. Tamar Braxton is winning and doing it in a major way.

radio on

“I make sure he knows I’m his mother.”

What a really really really peculiar comment.

Tay on

hum she doesn’t do any laundry.

Laura on

Um, she is not 37. Fact check time People.

Anonymous on

Laura, according to what I’ve read, Tamar was born on March 17, 1977, which makes her 37!

Anonymous on

Tamar looks young at 37, she looks great.

Anonymous on

radio- I think she just meant that she wants to make sure she doesn’t turn into one of those celebs who has the nanny do everything and barely sees her kid. Either that or she wanted to stop the nanny-hating brigade from coming down on her for daring to mention that she has a nanny for her child! ;)

Anyway, I don’t get her Benajmin Button comment. He aged BACKWARDS, not forwards! Also, I doubt he”s playing the piano at one-year-old (unless she just meant that he likes to bang on the keys). ;)

jack on

I swear some of u are just to rude @ Laura why she cant have a nanny?? Majority of moms in this world has a babysitter or a nanny to keep the kids as they go to work she cant go on stage with him the nanny is just the person that looks after him for as she work and do interviews and etc @ radio that was dumb to say she is a entertainer and the nanny spend time with her son as well so she says she make sure he knows the difference between mom and whoever watches him as she work. some of you give celebrities a hard time and just has ugly and dumb opinnions,

Rachel on

@Laura, are you saying she’s younger or older?

Ceciley on

I really like Tamara however I don’t think she really listens well she is usually already thinking on a comeback before the persons finishes their statement. Tamara put yourself in your sisters placeand feelings before you react. They love you they just want you to respect them. Nobody is declaring war on you( narcissistic) . I like you but it is the braxtons show not the Tamara hour. Pray you all accept your faults in this matter and move together as a strong family. Love the show( real people).
No problem with you having a nanny, everyone needs help sometimes.

Ceciley on

Tamar ( not Tamara- stupid spellcheck on phone

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