Like many women, Tia Mowry-Hardrict has not had the most worry-free path to her second pregnancy. She spoke to PEOPLE about her experience at the First-Ever Life Hack Academy Live event in New York City, where she and Ford hosted an event dedicating to showcasing tips on getting the most out of all aspects of your life, from health and fitness to career and design.

"I didn't think I'd be able to have a second child, and it's been over seven years since my first pregnancy," she said, "I put it off, but I did want to have another child." 

She has previously opened up about her struggles with endometriosis, something that 1 out of 10 women lives with according to

Although it was a difficult journey, Mowry-Hardrict says she didn't let her infertility issues define her or her goals for her life.

"We did try for a long time," she said. "It was hard, but I didn't give up."

And because this pregnancy is something she doesn't take for granted, she's living her best life the whole way through. You've probably already seen her showing off gorgeous, stylish outfits on Instagram or giving us a peek into her dancehall routines with her dance instructors. 

Tia is a great example of someone embracing the moment and seeing the beauty and the blessing in every aspect of life, even despite struggles that could get her down or unmotivated. Check out some of our favorite moments she's shared with fans during her pregnancy journey below!

When she showed us some fun moves to PartyNextDoor and Drake's "Not Nice"

When she embodied casual cool

When she got the whole family involved on New Year's Eve

When she wore this stunning red mini dress

When she proved that layers don't have to cover up your beauty

When she made us want to invest in a pair of chic overalls

And when she embraced her curves and natural beauty!

Thanks for the inspiration, Tia!