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Tia Mowry-Hardrict: My Son Is ‘Already Negotiating with Me’

03/30/2014 at 11:30 AM ET

Tia Mowry-Hardrict Nickelodeon Teen Choice Awards Picture Perfect/Rex USA

At only 2½-years-old, Cree Taylor is a little man of many talents.

While attending Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, mom Tia Mowry-Hardrict told PEOPLE her son can talk circles around the actress — in Spanish!

“He’s asking for milk in Spanish, kisses and he knows full blown sentences in Spanish,” Mowry-Hardrict, 35, says. “I don’t know what the hell he’s saying, but he knows more Spanish than I do!”

Cree’s favorite word, however, doesn’t need any translating. “I’m like ‘Honey, come on, we’re gonna have to learn how to say yes!’” she jokes. “I’m like, ‘Cree, what’s your name?’ ‘No.’ ‘Cree, how old are you?’ ‘No.’ ‘Cree, can I have a kiss?’ ‘No.’ Everything is no.”

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Tia Mowry-Hardrict on the Moment Her Son Said ‘I Love You’

01/30/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

Tia Mowry Hardrict That Awkward Moment Premiere Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Focus Features/AP

For Tia Mowry-Hardrict, it was worth the wait.

But for the record, the actress was starting to wonder — not that she was counting — but it had been two and a half years.

And then it happened. The Instant Mom star’s son, Cree Taylor, said those three little words that every mother longs to hear (and no, they were not “I want Daddy!” after a 3 a.m. nightmare).

“He just told me for the first time, ‘I love you!’” the 35-year-old told PEOPLE while attending the Los Angeles Premiere of That Awkward Moment.

“I gasped when he said it because I’m always saying, ‘I love you, Cree! I love you, Cree!’ I’m not expecting to hear anything back, and he goes, ‘I love you.’ And I was like, ‘Aww!’”
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Tamera Mowry-Housley: My Family Was Formed on Love, Not Color

01/21/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

Tia Mowry-Hardict Tamera Mowry-Housley Jen Lowery/Splash News Online

A new year meant a new ‘do for Tamera Mowry-Housley — but a mom-friendly “wash and go hairstyle” isn’t the only resolution on her list in 2014.

She and her twin sister, Instant Mom star Tia Mowry-Hardrict, have enough resolutions for all 12 months.

“I want to find a balance of family and work,” Mowry-Housley, 35, tells PEOPLE. “I think that when you find that balance it just makes things a lot easier.”

Mowry-Hardrict — mom to 2½-year-old son Cree Taylor –agrees that continuing to make family the center of her life is key this year, but then there’s also the matter of that patch of grass in her yard.

“I am working on having my own garden as we speak,” she adds.

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Tia Mowry-Hardict Jokes: Tamera and I Compete Over a Second Baby

10/27/2013 at 07:00 PM ET

Tia Mowry-Hardict Halloween Instant Mom Maury Phillips/WireImage

Halloween was just another holiday for Tia Mowry-Hardict — until the birth of her son inspired her to get in the spirit.

“Now that I have a little one at home, I like to dress him up,” the actress, 35, tells PEOPLE of her 2-year-old son Cree Taylor. “Last year he didn’t have one costume, he had two!”

With plans in place to host a Halloween party featuring “cool desserts and foods that play into the theme” of the evening, the hands-on mama only has one thing left to conquer: the costumes. Fortunately, she’s not short on creative ideas.

“I’m going to be a Geisha girl, my son Cree is going to be a sushi and my husband is going to be a Samurai. My son is going to be a sushi roll. I think that’s cute!” she says.

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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.

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