Being a mom to 3½-year-old son Aden John Tanner and daughter Ariah Talea, 13 months, has helped Tamera Mowry-Housley to have a new appreciation for the little things.
“They have taught me to be present and enjoy the most simple things in life,” The Real cohost, 38, tells PEOPLE of her children with husband Adam Housley. “It gives me so much joy, especially as a busy mom, just giving them a bath, reading them a book, brushing our teeth together. They taught me how to have fun in the most simple moments.”
One of her favorite things to do with her kids is finger painting.
“Aden’s loved it ever since he was 6 months, so I wanted to introduce finger painting to Ariah,” says Mowry-Housley. “I love seeing the curiosity on Aden’s face, and now Ariah‘s. It’s cool to see them do it together.”