Cast Blog: #PREGINHEELS

You Got Served

Rosie is Number 1!

The Privilege of Parenting

Ouiji Board Nights

I'm a Believer

Dating Disasters

Bump Up Your Style

Traffic Terror

Dreams Come True

Queen Victoria's Toupee

Daddy Issues

Simple Needs

Babymoon Bonanza

Fluent in Rosie

Difficult Decisions

Push It

Mr. Roboto

In Da Club

One Size Doesn't Fit All

Epic Moments

Something to Chew On

Bye Bye Baby

An Amazing Journey

The Nanny Olympics

Great News

Gagging the Children

The Root of the Problem

Culture Clash

Phobias and Leather Bandeau Tops

Au Naturel

Edgy and Outdoorsy

Serious Stuff

Lisa's Diary

Fashion Rocks

Scared Like the Rest of Us

Crazy as Usual

Serving and Gagging

Rosie Pope, Negotiator

Mina's Diary

Back to Reality

Holy War

You Got Served

Bravotv.com's Assistant Editor dishes on all the baby mama drama from Episode 7.

I love our weekly window into the world of LT. I always learn so much. This week we got a vocabulary lesson on some of LT's signature terms. LT finally provided a concrete definition of what "gagging" actually means. Alas "serving the children" remains a bit of a mystery...until now! You can get LT's full definitions in his blog. However Rosie managed to steal the scene when she imitated LT using her "LT" voice. It sounded more like some sort of Muppet to me. I guess impersonations are not her strong point. 

While she may not be destined for the stage anytime soon, Rosie is talented when it comes to dealing with her million dollar mamas. I have to say, I was pretty concerned that Rebecca and Patrick might end up being the one couple Rosie couldn't help. I mean they were laying into each other in a serious way. Let Rebecca serve as a cautionary tale to all you cougars out there -- be sure your partner is ready for fatherhood before you start having kids. 

Once Rosie called in the therapist, they were able to get to the root of the problem and open up the lines of communication. Everyone just needed some "me time." Patrick worked out his stress with a trainer and Rebecca finally got to reconnect with her passion for opera singing. Maybe she can just combine parenting and singing and form her own little Partridge Family situation? They can travel the world in a multicolored bus singing and wearing Rosie Pope Maternity outfits... Well maybe not, but at least now Rebecca realizes it's important for her (and her marriage) that she still gets to pursue her passions.

And then there was Diana. Diana and her crusade to move into a bigger apartment. I did find it strange that she called in Rosie basically just to convince her husband to move into a bigger apartment. At what point exactly do you say to yourself, "Oh I'll just call that maternity concierge. She can convince him!" Of course Rosie ended up uncovering Diana's deeper issues about not wanting to make her older daughter feel like she's loved less now that there's a new baby in the picture. And with a little design and decor magic, Rosie was able to make their current apartment's nursery perfectly suitable and special for both of Diana's daughters. It's amazing what some paint and decorative butterflies can do.

Next week Rosie helps a frazzled stay at home dad in desperate need of some help. And I mean desperate. There are no toys in the house for the new baby. The closest thing they have is a tomato. Seriously.

The Privilege of Parenting

Rosie wanted to deal with her own issues so she could be the best parent possible.

People often ask me why I do what I do. I think it is so important for people to understand the passion I have for helping people be the best parents they can be and to get educated about the process. Parenting is truly a privilege. This episode I decided to open up a little about my past to help you understand a little more about where this passion comes from. You were all so supportive when I was honest about my struggles with fertility, so I wanted to be honest with you about my relationship with my own mom as well. The thing is, as parents we help to shape our children. Of course, there are many other things that go into who they become, but parents have a lot to do with it. This honor should be taken so seriously, and I think it’s at the core of what I do.

Honestly at the beginning of the season I had no idea things would take such a personal direction. But finding out I was having a girl and coming to terms with my speech issues brought to the forefront so many issues from my past that I think I had chosen to lock away. I'm good at locking things away in tiny boxes in my head! It’s a survival technique...probably not a good one, but hey, I am a work in progress! Pregnancy is really a time to come to terms with the parts of you that you don't like, because as a parent, we have to love who we are. We have to be proud of ourselves so we can be role models to our children. If there is any self-hate in there, it will get brought out the moment you look into your child's eyes, because you'll want to hide those sides of you and doing that in my opinion always leads to disaster. Children know when you are not being honest with them about whom and what you are.

So I decided to take a long, hard look at who I am, why I do what I do, and to try and get to a better place with what I think about myself so I can be the best role model possible for my children. I hope in some way that understanding better who I am will help all of you in your own lives get to a place of love for yourself. Whether you are becoming a parent, already are a parent, or not one yet a parent, you deserve it! Life is just too short to live so full of pain. If I can do it, so can you.

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