Christian actress, and co-host of The Real, Tamera Mowry-Housley knows what matters most. As a busy working mom to two young children, Tamera Mowry-Housley understands the daily challenge of juggling her time between home and work. However, family time is of the utmost importance to her, and she still sets aside time to cook meals with her family almost every night she revealed to NY Metro Parents.
The busy mom was asked by NY Metro Parents how she balances work life with family life.
I try my best. I don’t think you’re ever going to balance it 100 percent of the time, so you can’t be too hard on yourself, Tamera said. What I’ve found that has helped me: Organization is key. You save a lot of time. And when you have two kids under 5, your time is limited.
The other thing is: I prioritize. I prioritize what’s important to me, to my husband (Adam Housley), and to my family, and definitely putting them first. So whenever I have down time, it’s putting them first. I love to cook, and we just have bonding time in the kitchen. I get Aden involved. He likes mixing ingredients, measuring ingredients, pouring things, and stirring things. He loves to help with the clean up—he actually likes to help with the dishes. I don’t know how long that’s going to last, but I’m going to take advantage of that while I can.
Do you regularly have family dinner?
We do. Honestly, I try to cook every single night. It’s easier for you when you want to lose weight because you can actually count the calories. It’s cheaper [than dining out]. And I love to cook, but I must have it pre-prepped. That’s why I love Ragú, because you have this amazing, hearty sauce ready in a jar—all you have to do it heat it up and serve. In my pantry, you’re always going to see some kind of tomato sauce, truffle oil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic salt, and salt and pepper. Those are my go-to items.
The key to prepping is: You’re going to be front-loading, meaning you’re going to do a lot of the work in the beginning like going to the grocery store—make sure you plan for the entire week—and prepping some of those meals, so that when it’s time to cook after you come home from work, everything is done faster.