We are finally back from Africa, yippee! I must say, it turned out to be an educating, eye-opening experience. I'm such a home body. I love traveling, but ten days with women I don't necessarily care for was a stretch, so I'm glad to be back home!
I returned home to Atlanta to news that I wasn't prepared for. My son had been arrested! Brice (as we call him) is a young 21-year-old trying to find his way in a big world of confusion. I believe in Never Making the Same Mistake Twice. With that said, I decided that tough love was better than no love at all. I decided to leave Brice in jail a few extra days to teach him a lesson. Brice didn't steal because he was in need, he simply stole because he was giving in to peer pressure, seeking attention, looking for something to do, and being silly. Whatever the case may be, I felt a lesson needed to be learned! I know there are parents that would have chosen a different route, as Peter suggested, but I felt this was what my child needed. My goal is always to encourage my son. I'm no different from any other parent; I want the absolute best for my son and always want see him on top! Brice, mommy loves you! We all make mistakes, just don't carry them forward and you will be fine, my love!
NeNe, I am a womam in Fla. and I have found alot of true vision through your eyes, I have always thought of you as a strong honest person, I honestly feel it makes no difference as 2 what any of the other wifes have to say about you. I feel the way you handled Brice, little set back was right on. I myself faced it with 1 of my daughters, I fought back the heart break to bail her out, praying she would get a good enough taste of what happens when we fall prey to others pressure, I say the one thing he needs is to have your confidince as a human and does not care as to what people who do not matter think or say, that he is from a strong,loving mom as yourself, but as you know we can not do it for them, we just pray what we have taught them will always remain in the fore front of their mind..YOU KEEP ON KEEPING ON....I find great spirit from watching you and where you have come from and where you are now...I feel you and Gregg are a great match, I pray for things to work out between out for you both..GO TEAM NENE.....LOVE,HAPPINESS,AND ALWAYS THE BEST...TRUE FAN...WHO WATCHES EVERYDAY, RERUNS,ETC...MY BOYFRIEND THINKS I NEED MY HEAD CHECKED, BUT I LEARN ALOT FROM YOU AND HOW YOU HANDLE EVERYONE...UR FAN...ALWAYS ROOTING U ON....LOVE UR BEAUTIFULL GLAMNBABBIE.....
I agree completely NeNe. As a mother myself I know how your heart tugs at you to protect your child, but a reality check need to be installed. Life is not a joke , It's what you make it and he as it better than most.
You are a GOOD MOM, and your approach with Bryson was 100% right on!!! I hope he learned something from his experience and is now on the right path. All the fans out here want GOOD things for your son! God Bless :)
I hope everything works out for your son, and being in jail was his reality check. I agree that tough love is needed when someone doesn't realize or care that they are wrecking their life. No one should enable bad behavior no matter how much you love that person. Consider counseling and proving that he is reporting to his p.o. as a condition of your continued your support. I really understand your frustration....
I laugh out loud every time you open your mouth! You are so ate up with jealousy towards Kim that it's crazy! She rarely even speaks your name and you keep her on the tip of your tongue all the time.
NeNe your doing the right thing. Bryce doesn't have to want for anything, yet he chooses to shoplift and do himself the greatest injustice by creating a police record for himself aswell as humiliating you. I love your strength and your ability to transform into a host or an sitcom actress or your workout tips. You look great.
Hi NeNe, hats off to you for standing up for what you believe... tough love is sometimes what a kid needs, you don't want your son to make mistakes thinking your gonna be there all the time. He needs to know that if he can't regulate himself .. then the police will. He needs to know that he has to be responsible for his actions. Congrats on your success with other appearances. I think Cynthia is a loyal friend as well ... stay clear of the drama, be to noble for that.
NeNe's Back!!! I agree with what you said...Do you have to be friends with someone to agree with what they are saying? Yes, we can say stupid...
Ne Ne, I agree with you about tough love. I have two boys myself and I want the best for them. We try to show them the right direction to be good young men. I tell mh kids all the time, I want them to be better than me and strive to be the best. This will be an eye opener for your son. Lesson well learned. I love u and keep being u..
NeNe..I love the way you told your son "GOOD NIGHT!" after telling you he was incarcerated. You are truly my kind of mom. I would've left his butt in there too. The fact that you went and bought him a car before this stunt!!!! He obviously is not aware of how good he has it.
NeNe yes...I agree 100% on the tough love, but let's be real cut the act ...you stay gone all the time so call chasing your dream career that you forgot to be a MOM "FIRST'"..I have four boys all grown now oldest 26 youngest 21 and trust they need you mpre now when they get 17 and older...so Sista you spend so much time "Lissing" Marlo whack ass and down grading everybody like you was born pretty...be a Mom and kerp Greg cause hunnie I can't see no other man than him that would spend there time with an ignorant, obnoxious, and loud hating ass unstable creature like you!!!! CTFU AT YOUR BUSTED ASS!!!!
i finally found a way to comment on you!!! My girls and I adore you. You are not a stuck up like the others behaving like high school girls. You are beautiful, great sense of humor and knows how to shut the nonsense out of the other girls wen they talk horse shit to you. I enjoy watching you. May the Lord continue blessing you, much peace health love and happiness. YOU Go Girl!!!!
NeNe, you are definitely moving up and out from the drama of the housewives. You do mention Kim a lot and to me its a presence you miss in your life. I wish yawl could reconnect but with SheMan aka Sheree always tryning to destroy friendships, I see why you and Kim are at odds with each other. Drop Marlo honey cause in the direction your going, she will soon weigh you down. I love your appearances on Glee with my teen daughter who loves you too. Like I posted on Kim and Sherees page; You Nene are hanging with the big dawgs now and you don't have time for the petty housewives bs and bullying. You have definitely grown from the wounded woman to much the lady. Keep me laughing, not shaking my head with embarrassment of how you used to be.
I have a 20yr old and I just want to tell you I agree w/ your decision about Bryce and tough love. KUDOS to u. Also, i'm so glad you rised above all that buffonery. Yea, Kandi, Phradrea, & Kim are going to see how much of a SNAKE Shree is. Uhhh since when did they become BFFS (Shree&Kim)? Girl you hit it on the head w/Shree & Kim. I knew kim was a bottomfeeder, from waaay back, but Shree kinda took me by surprised. That just goes to show how bitter Shree really is. You are very street smart, I think you do have a good judge of character, so i'm willing to give marlo a chance. She read Shree didn't she? Her comments about another culture was said in the heat of an argument, I just hope pple give her a chance. Shree a** whooping on lay-away, I can tell. I lost so much respect for her 4real. Kandi, needs to think for herself. Everyone was saying Nene this, NeNe that.... as a watcher from the beginning you have always kept it 100% whether pple could handle it or not. Do U boo! Stack your paper n leave the buffonery to the smalls. TEAM NENE!!!!! All the way. BAM!
I can't even believe the time and energy spent on trying to clear up a completely normal conversation that was in no way intended to offend anyone. Sheree is starving for attention , She's the poorest excuse for a friend that I have ever seen in my life. The was the ulitmate diss to Kandi. I too ! agree not being able to picture Kim in Africa at an orphanage holding babies, get the hell over it. It is an opinion, people. They looked like two fools (Kandi & Sheree ) sittin around explaining their actions to Kim. They looked like Sweettie #1 & #2 . I was completely floored. Kim is trash and somebody should have wiped the floor with her ass a long time ago. Nene it looks like you were on point about reporting to their boss. Such a disgrace to watch !
ps~ I know this comment won't get posted, it's so true & to the point.
Great Post Nene,
Bryson knows you love him and you'll always be there for him no matter what, Kuddo's to you for taking a stand on tough love.
All the best moving forward with your son ~
Nene you were right to give him a taste of tough love! Peter was also right! I do hope you followed Peter's advice and got him out after five days. That should keep him on the right path for along time to come. We all love our children and as mother's sons mean so much and we want them to be successful! All the best to you and your family, Nene!!!
NeNe, my girl. I think that you are an awesome mom, who loves her kids and is doing the right thing for Bryson. You have been my favorite since the very first season. The smalls always have something to say about you, so you know you are relevant. They are the non-factors. I'm really glad that you are doing well in your endeavors. Poor Sheree tsk tsk , she should just leave the show. She has nothing to offer, nothing going on in her life but muscles. Stay strong my sister and keep the faith.
NeNe much respect for how you handled the situation with your son. As a mother, I understood the lesson you were teaching him and noone's opinion, Peter's or anyone else's but yours and Greg's should matter. I know it was tough on you, I pray he learned his lesson.
nene i applaud you for what you did to show your son tough love i also have a daughter that has done the same thing and ws she doesnt want for anything! she just does it for pure self gratifacation and peer pressure sometimes we have to let go and let them see the mess they are in just keep praying for your son just like i do my daughter and ask God to keep His hand of protection on them and never give up on them and always hope for the best...and as for the smalls i think they are being really messy these last two episodes sheree is dead wrong for going back to kim with that foolery! this is not highschool nene just stay positive and dont let them get to you remember you can only hide fakeness for so long....
Nene I love the person you are becoming. I really enjoy seeing the changes in you. Keep it up, don't let the smalls infuence your growth, pul-eese. Congrats on all your success. Another person said in their comments that you are always talking about Kim and she never talks about you, that makes me wonder what show are these people watching. All of the smalls love ripping you a new one, just makes me know that you are doing something right. Just leave these people in your dust, but always remember to stay humble and stay out of the mess. I think that is something Kandi is forgetting. You don't always have to express your opinions and you don't always have to agree with someone just because you choose to follow them around. I like that you don't kiss their (assets) continue to do you. I love reading your tweets too, I follow you and some of the other girls. Take care and keep doing you.
I agree with you on how you handled Brice. I don't agree with your contentious disposition, however. That contentious spirit of yours will prove to be to your detriment. Do some soul searching and figure out why you have to make everything competition. The talls and the smalls? Really?
NeNe, girl I love you because you stay true to who you are, and to be a black woman trying to raise your son to be an honorable man is not easy! That is said from experience. This is the third Strike for Brice: 1st he dropped out of school and didn'want to work. Now this! This is a cry for help! Please call Dr. Phil (or someone) because Brice is angry about something. For some reason he blames you! I know this incidence took place some time ago, but without the proper help things will only get worst until you hear what ever it is that he needs you to hear!
You have always been my favorite on the show Nene! I think you are absolutely hilarious and the things you say leaves me in stitches! You are the best, keep telling it like it is!
NeNe you are totally right, the first time you were there THIS time it is all on him. Make dumb mistakes get deaf ears, Love ya, That Sherree is a snake and girl you got her number. Kim is full of it and Kandi should leardy know how shady she is. Keep doing you girl
I agree with you approach to dealing with Bryce. Sometimes we do not wake up until we hit rock bottom. Maybe this is his rock bottom, maybe not. I cannot knock you for your method of parenting because it is a hard job.
So, I want to know your take on Kim. Do you think she's racist? Or do you think she's making a big issue out of the comment because she's so boring?
Why do the smalls feel like they have to justify every comment, conversation, and movement to Kim?
That Sherman is a trip in a half. That fool is joke that doesn't realize that she's the punchline. She never had me fooled, and watching her embellish the truth and flat out lie about other situations, I am further vindicated by my initial opinion of her being TRASH.
NENE your in a class alone baby girl.
Love ya girl.
Hi Nene, good blog. You know best what you need to do about Bryson. I also agree with you about the other ladies. It's like they are trying to make you look bad and make everything about you. Kim did not go to Africa because of you and the things you've said about them are beginning to make sense. They are acting much like the NY ladies did towards Bethenny when they realized she was breaking away from the pack. And that's you girl, you're breaking away from the pack. There will be no RHOA without you and they know it and Bravo knows it.
NeNe you are so right. I kept saying to myself. Didn't NeNe introduce them several years back and it wasn't ten years. Now all of sudden they have this long friendship...lmbo Sheree is trying to get somewhere with Kim. Maybe on her new show.... hmmmmm
I think you did the right thing with Brice. He's your child. You understand what he needs better than anyone else. Glad you stayed strong and let him sit and think about what he did.
NeNe you did the right thing with Brice you know your child better than anybody else and what's the problem with you and Marlo being friends I don't see anythingh wrong with it and I hope she is one of the regular on the show. Sheree is just trying to stir up something because she don't have a story line and have the house been built yet!!!
Still love you Nene! My parents would have done the exact same thing with me if I was in Jail. HAHAHA GOOD NIGHT! Love that line! You are the most real, and you see things for what they are worth. Love you Nene! Plonk!
You know your child best but my question is did you consult Greg? He may not be his Dad but he has been a father figure in his life for a long time.
You are an opinionated person, and give yours whether it is wanted or not. I don't think you are jealous of Kim. I think you are over being a housewife. Is this some sort of security blanket to keep money coming in and the hope of other offers?
It is a shame, that after all these seasons, Sheree cannot find herself. Clearly, she hasn't even begun work on the house. Question is can she afford the lot? Maybe she needs to cut her losses, sell, and find something that will bring in cash. It is still unclear how she supports herself and kids. Kim is not my fan favorite but it was clear Sheree took delight in seeing Kandi defending herself.
Not that you need my opinion, but I totally agree with you and your tough love. You have to draw the line some where and that would have been it for me as well. Continue to do you and forgetthe HATERS!!! Do what you believe is best for your sons. The fans nor the haters are raising your sons!!!
Now, this has nothing to do with your current blog but here goes.... you have always been my favorite on the show! Although you started to get a little beside yourself, I am seeing a chance in you that I saw from the beginning. A change for the better. I was somewhat sadden to see your friendship with Sheree end the way that it did but after seeing how she flipped on Kandi, the end of your friendship was bound to happen as well.
Keep your head up and ALWAYS stay humble and grateful!!! Remember, here today gone tomorrow.
Hater! Loved you in Season One, but you are just a hater now! You are not all that! Hypocrite! You and Marlo deserve each other! It's funny how you hated on Kim for dating a married man but you can hang with Marlo who preys on old men and is a gold digger! The old NeNe needs to come out and play! You have let this fame thing go to your head. You only want people around that feed your ego or cannot think for themselves. When someone gives there opinion and you don't agree you just hate.
The problem, and I think you know this full well, is that Cynthia made an insult toward Kim and Kandi, who is supposedly Kim's friend, agreed with such insult. Therefore, Kandi is not a very good friend to Kim. Spelled out. On another note, I think you handled the situation with your son perfectly. Tough love is in order or it will only repeat. I have seen this first hand. I wish you luck.
I am obsessed with watching you on TV and so proud of you. Kudos!!! Stay true to who you are and never settle. XOXOXO
I was SO happy about your decision with Bryson. It's SO nice to see a real example of good old fashioned PARENTING. My parents would have done the same thing. I love the real housewives series, but too many of the kids are so ungrateful for what they have! It was unbelievably refreshing to see you acknowledge that and say "Now he's going to see what a hard life is like." It makes me so angry to see spoiled kids who have NO idea how tough life can really be for other people, and I think you're a great mom for setting an example for him. BRAVO NENE!
I was watching the show with my husband, and he felt like you did the right thing. If half of these parents, including me did what you did maybe our kids wouldn't be all over the place. I take my hat off to you, because I know it wasn't an easy thing to do. I want your strength. Keep on doing what you're doing.
You have grown out of this show. I think all the side work you have been doing is great. Get away from these girls, I say girls cause you certainly can't call them ladies. Best of luck to Brice. He can turn it around and he will. Just get him out of this ridiculous show. It ruins families and friendships. We see it every season on all the Housewives shows. Anyone who signs up to do these are asking for trouble. Best of luck to you and your family.
Nene, you handled the situation with your son right. Been there, done that, tough love is so hard but needed. You are SO right on point about the smalls. The BOSS called a meeting and they all ran, suddenly none of them could have their own opinion LOL!!! Kim talks about you ALL the time what is "Viwer256" talking about! and viewer "chrissey0511" probably lives in a trailer home out in the middle of no where, with her horrible laungage. Good thing you are above all of them. Keep being you, you are awesome! The show would be nothing with out you!
First of all Nene my heart goes out to you as a mother tough love is never a easy decision however it is sometimes necessary. As far as your comment about being with a group of women for 10 days I so agree. It sounds to me Sheree is a trouble maker she had no business going back telling Kim that. And my question is WHO the Bleep is Kim!!!! She is a total waste of space and no need for any discussion. Kandi my advice to you would be feed Sheree with a long handle spoon because she obviously needs the attention. Marlo love you! Phaedra you are growing on me. Cynthia work it! From your South florida fan.