Amber Bryant: My Life as a #MotherFunder
How has the new reality star balanced her family life since joining the show?
One of the latest additions to the Bravoleb family is opening up about her new life as a reality star. Mother Funders, which debuts Sunday June 14, follows a group of ambitious Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) fundraisers in a small Georgia town as they work together to reach their six figure goal for a local elementary school. Mother Funders star Amber Bryant recently spoke with entertainment blog KarmaJonezKnows about how life has changed since joining the series.
Learning how to balance being on TV and still taking care of home, Amber says, "has already been a point of contention in my house." The wife of retired NFL player Fernando Bryant says that although she's enjoyed "every minute of this," it's been a bit of an adjustment for her husband. "It has been a challenge, I think most in my household, because my husband was always been the one in the spotlight, so that dynamic changed a little bit. So that has probably been the most difficult thing."
Amber says she's keeping the household, which includes her 3-year-old daughter, 13-year-old stepson, and 15-year-old nephew, in order by staying organized. "Basically what I've done is put a calendar on the refrigerator, and write everything down, so i don't miss a moment, a practice, a recital," she tells the site. Responsible for the cooking, she's also figured out a way to keep her husband fed and happy, "I got a crock pot, because I’m married to a country man and he likes to eat every night."
Although Amber doesn't currently have any children in the school she is raising money for on the series, the socialite and business woman has a personal connection to the PTO. Amber tells KarmaJonezKnows that both she and the PTO president are in the trucking industry and are personal friends so she was asked to join. A popular socialite, Amber says it's understandable that the PTO would ask her to join and told the site she doesn't feel like she's being used despite not having kids at the school.
"When you’re raising money in any organization, you're always thinking about who can bring in more money, or get some people to volunteer, or bring in some big names," says Amber. "So I don't look at it as a bad thing at all." Besides, Amber, who is also a teacher, sees value in becoming a part of the school community since her 3-year-old daughter is expected to attend in a few years.
So while she has no regrets about being active in the PTO, Amber may wish she could take back some things that went down during filming. "I'm a person that lives in the moment, so when we were filming, I probably said some things without thinking about them," says Amber. "My greatest fear is wondering 'Lord what did I say to that girl?' My biggest fear is not being able to edit myself."