Tia Mowry-Hardrict Talks Mom Guilt & Success on Mostly Mom Podcast

I don’t know about you, but I seriously love Tia and Tamera (and if you don’t know who they are, then I don’t know if we can be friends), like for real. They are my sisters in my head, and have been since Sister Sister. I’ve written about them here and here. I think these ladies are a beautiful example of what it means to be a “mom in charge”. I started Moms ‘N Charge® to help moms feel good without feeling guilty. I was on a mission to help them understand that it’s possible to go after your goals and dreams and still be a great mom, wife, sister, etc. I was excited to meet and chat with Tamera a few months ago. I was almost in tears when their reality show went off the air because it was so dope. But then my son and I discovered Instant Mom (loved it), and Tia Mowry at Home, and of course I love The Real.

But since I honestly don’t have a whole lot of time to watch TV, I try to listen to motivating audio books or podcasts when I’m cooking, washing dishes or clothes, or even driving. I’ve shared some of the inspirational Podcasts I listen to here. My new favorite podcast is Tia Mowry’s Mostly Mom Podcast. The purpose of this podcast is your destination for all things positive. It’s here to empower and inspire you through fashion, fitness, family and fun.

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What I love about it is that she is so real and authentic. When I found out about the podcast it was about five episodes in and I listened to all of them pretty much back-to-back. I felt like was I sitting right next to her in the studio having a conversation with each topic. Tia encourages her listeners to e-mail her with questions that she sometimes answers/addresses at the beginning of each podcast. I’ve heard a lot of people say that, and I’ve e-mailed a lot of people various questions around their podcast. I can’t say that I’ve ever gotten a response.

So it goes without saying how thrilled I was when I got a message on Snapchat from my girl Adanna of Rattles and Heels, letting me know that Tia gave me a shout out. I had literally just finished listening to the episode before and had planned to listen to the latest one the next night. Well, you already know I ran to check it out.

Yes, I was excited for the shout out no doubt! But I reallllyyyy wanted to know how she answered my question: How do you work past mom guilt in order to go after your goals and dreams?

In my e-mail to her with my question, I shared: As a mom, I think even in this day and age it’s still hard for people to grasp the idea that you can be successful in your career and still be a great mom and wife. So I would love your tips on how you’ve managed to do it because although I know it’s not always easy, you do it well and inspire moms like me to keep pushing.

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Now, I am not going to give away all of the juice that was shared on this particular episode and how she answered this question (cause it brought me to tears but I’ll save that for another post). But she shared how she learned the importance of not losing yourself in your children, through watching her mom put all of her energy and focus into her kids. I was moved to tears as she talked about her mom. She saw that once everyone moved out of the house, her mom was left trying to figure out what to do with her life.

She learned some critical lessons from this and she shared them in this podcast episode.

Advice from Tia: “Just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean you have to give up your goals and aspirations. It doesn’t mean you have to give up on what you want to do in life.”

I also really loved Agatha Achindu’s quote when asked about it: “Don’t let guilt make you forget your purpose.”

Be sure to check out this full episode here. This episode also features Camila Alves and Agatha Achindu, Creators/Founders of Yummy Spoonfuls.

Comment below and let me know what advice you have for moms who battle with mom guilt and pursuing their purpose?

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  • Charis Jones
    June 25, 2016 at 1:01 AM

    Christine, you are so inspiring! I am definitely still stuck in a bit of mom guilt as a new mother of twins. Juggling well is something that still needs work! I’ll get there with role models like yourself. Awesome job!

    • Christine St.Vil
      June 26, 2016 at 10:54 PM

      Awww thank you so much Charis!!! From my point of view, you’re doing an excellent job. I love that you are doing something for you, and you look FLY doing it! Thank you so much for sharing, and I’m so glad I can share some things to inspire you. XO

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  • foodfashionandflow
    June 27, 2016 at 2:44 AM

    This is so inspiring and I can relate to mom guilt. I have an only child and sometimes it can be a challenge balancing everything and not feeling guilty when you drop one of the balls.
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    • Christine St.Vil
      June 28, 2016 at 1:27 AM

      You are so not alone! Dropping a ball here and there comes with the territory. It’s a juggling act and sometimes a ball will drop. But knowing that it will be okay is what makes it all worth while.

  • Kemkem
    June 27, 2016 at 6:02 AM

    Oh wow! It must have been so cool to get a shout out from one of your favorite people. I do remember them from sister,sister. They were so cute and often l saw them at Sunday brunches in the Toluca Lake area and they were always respectful. I can’t relate to mom guilt :-), but l do sometimes feel guilty about my dogs 😉
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    • Christine St.Vil
      June 28, 2016 at 1:29 AM

      Girl…you…have…no…idea! LOL That is so cool and good to know that they were always respectful when you saw them (secretly jealous lol). Thanks for sharing! LOL I think anytime you have to take care of anyone else (including your dogs) you will experience some level of guilt 😉

  • Donna Shana
    June 27, 2016 at 3:12 PM

    How cool! She and her sister seem like great people. I see how mom’s feel guilty but all of you all are doing a great job!
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  • Cece
    June 27, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    There’s a shift happening, can you feel it? There’s an awakening happening with women about redefining what motherhood means. I loved this post, you’re absolutely right. I also love me some Tia (LOL!), I think she’s incredibly bright and talented and it’s been a pleasure watching her grow into this amazing woman. I also checked out your list of podcasts, I see a few I hadn’t heard of before. Consider “Big Magic” with Elizabeth Gilbert, she’s awesome. Great post, as always.
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    • Christine St.Vil
      June 28, 2016 at 1:31 AM

      Yasssss I can feel it Cece!!!! This is why I think it’s important to continue the conversation around this topic. Ohhh thank you so much for referring Elizabeth Gilbert’s (love her) podcast. I will definitely be adding that to my list.

  • Mimi Green
    June 27, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    So major, like you I’m a fan. I’ve been a fan since Sister Sister and their little singing group. I’ve got to at least meet Tamera at Essence. I need to check her podcast because I’m always looking for something to listen to while I’m at the 9 to 5.
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    • Christine St.Vil
      June 28, 2016 at 1:32 AM

      Yes girl! I’m sure you will! I can’t wait to hear all about the fab time I know you’re going to have at Essence Fest!

  • Keisha
    June 28, 2016 at 11:36 AM

    Wow, I’m intrigued. I am going to have to check this out. I’ve only recently become an avid podcast listener, it’s a great way to pass time while traveling. I’m not a mom, but I can fully appreciate her sentiments. Women absolutely have to have an identity outside of their children.

    • Christine St.Vil
      June 28, 2016 at 11:49 AM

      I agree Keisha, we definitely need to have an identity outside of our children, because one day they will grow up to have their own identity and leave us to try to figure things out without them.

  • Kasi
    June 28, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    I love Tia and Tamera as well, glad to see them still accomplishing great things as mothers. This podcast sounds like such a great, and inspiring platform for moms.

  • Dana Carmel
    June 28, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    So cool that Tia shouted you out! I love the Mowry twins and like you, I’ve been a fan since Sister Sister. And I was also a huge fan of their reality show. Although I’m not a mom yet, I’ll definitely have to check out her podcast.
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  • Eva
    June 29, 2016 at 3:01 AM

    Wow! This is great! You know I keep them both on my radar because of their Caribbean heritage. Very cool that you are on her radar too!
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  • Kiwi
    June 29, 2016 at 5:10 AM

    I have always been vocal that I adore Tia and Tamera and sorry Tia was always my favorite. No kids yet but yeah I can see so many mothers (including my own) get so lost to being a mom that they dont know who they are anymore. I have seen some people have mental breakdowns because of guilt of wanting to find themselves and be a mom at the same time.

    I never hear men say they cant be a father and someone who has goals or is guilted out of them. We as women have to master the balance of mom and a mother who has her own goals.

  • Valerie Robinson
    June 29, 2016 at 9:59 AM

    Sp great that you touched on this because I recently added it to my podcast roll! So awesome to feel like you’re not a mom going through this journey alone. I absolutely love her!

  • Ariel
    June 30, 2016 at 11:50 AM

    This is why I love your brand so much, Christine! I also love Tia & Tamera, too, since way back in the day. She has such great advice about moving past mom guilt and I admit that this is something I’m still struggling with.

    The question posed was one that I had to ask myself: How do you work past mom guilt in order to go after your goals and dreams? My answer: Though not totally selfless, I think about my son and his well being. If I don’t go for it, his quality of life suffers. Point, blank. And because I can’t do what I love, I suffer, too.

    Thanks for this.
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  • Kim
    July 3, 2016 at 12:33 PM

    I love them as well. I follow both of them on Instragram. I feel like they’re my sisters lol that I grew up with. They’ve truly grown up to be beautiful women with a lot of accomplishments.
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