Christina Milian Talks Starting a Baby Line, Homeschooling amid Pandemic and Her Newborn Son


Four months after giving birth to her second child, Christina Milian says "life is good."

The actress and singer, 38, welcomed son Isaiah in January with her boyfriend, Matt Pokora. Isaiah joined 10-year-old big sister Violet Madison, whom Milian shares with ex-husband The-Dream.

Milian tells PEOPLE in a new interview that despite the ongoing coronavirus global health crisis, she is grateful to be able to spend quality time with her family.

"I'm super happy. I have a really happy baby," she says. "And honestly, with all this stuff going on, it kind of was a blessing in disguise to be able to spend so much time together, and to not be forced to rush right back to work. It's been nice to just be home and be with my daughter and have this bonding experience."

"Hopefully this is a once-in-a-lifetime thing that's happening [and] not something that will happen often," Milian adds of the pandemic. "But whatever the case may be, I'm an optimistic person — I look at the positivity in it all."

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Milian has been keeping busy since having Isaiah, recently debuting a baby line with Your Babiie titled AM:PM by Christina Milian.

The collection, which includes a range of strollers, high chairs and diaper bags, is meant to "really stand out" and appeal to "modern moms," Milian says.

"I wanted to provide a really cool and kind of stylish baby gear line because everything else is pretty basic," she tells PEOPLE. "I just wanted to do something different."

The Bring It On: Fight to the Finish star has also been helping to homeschool her daughter Violet while schools remain closed amid the pandemic.

"I thought it would go better than what it is," she says, laughing. "I'm actually having a great time working with her and going over her school stuff."

"I think the parents all think we're doing a good enough job, but then you almost take it personally if she's not getting straight As because you're like, 'Wait, hold on, I'm helping do all of this,' " Milian adds.

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Milian says that Violet's personality "really shines" when the mom of two films for her Facebook Watch series, What Happens at Home with Christina Milian.

"She's just a light bulb — when she turns on, she turns on. She's so funny," Milian raves. "She's got a lot of facial expressions and hand motions and things that sometimes I'm like, 'Where did this character come from?' "

"But I love that she can really express herself and has fun, and doesn't feel uncomfortable," she adds.

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Pregnant Hilaria Baldwin Takes 'Baths Morning and Night' to Help with Feeling 'Overwhelmed'

Hilaria Baldwin might be a busy mom of four, juggling parenting and homeschooling her children amid the coronavirus pandemic as they continue to social distance together, but she still finds the time for self-care.

In a video for Verizon Media/Yahoo's "Reset Your Mindset" virtual event, the fitness instructor and Mom Brain podcast co-host, 36, reveals a few of the ways she is "spending 'me time' " during the crisis.

"I close myself off in my bathroom and I love to exercise and do breath work," she says. "I take baths morning and night — that really, really helps me."

Of course, sometimes she is joined by her "little people" — sons Romeo Alejandro David, 2, Leonardo Ángel Charles, 3½, and Rafael Thomas, 5 next month, plus daughter Carmen Gabriela, 6½ — but she doesn't mind, and just appreciates "the warm water on [her] skin."

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Hilaria, who is sheltering in place with husband Alec Baldwin and their kids while pregnant with their fifth child together, says that when she's having a tough time mentally, "I always think about how much worse it could be."

"How much worse it could be all of a sudden makes my situation seem not as bad, and with that, it pulls me up a little bit," shares The Living Clearly Method author, "and allows me to have a lightness and a strength to be able to attack my problem."

But she certainly has her moments when she just needs to let it out, too. "I cried the other morning, and it was over a bunch of really silly little things," Hilaria recalls. "And I don't typically do that, and my kids were [taken aback]."

"I wasn't freaking out on them — I just had tears," she clarifies, laughing. "There were just tears because I was so overwhelmed."

Hilaria — who suffered a miscarriage last April and another at four months along in November, while expecting a baby girl — recently chatted with PEOPLE about how she and her family are looking at the big picture amid the global health crisis.

"Alec and I were complaining about it a week or so ago and Carmen was asking about it and I said, 'Carmen, nobody wants to be doing this right now. It's frustrating for us all to have to stop our normal lives,' " she said in late March. "And she's like, 'I don't know what you guys are talking about, I love this. I love spending time with you. All I want to do is spend time with Mommy and Daddy and my brothers.' "

"And it kind of stopped us in our tracks and our mouths were open and we were like, 'Okay, let's go with that mentality, because that sounds so much better than complaining, which is what we've been doing!' " Hilaria added.

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