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Happy New Year! Hopefully your holidays were all that you hoped for, and 2012 has found you with a renewed sense of purpose. This is the time of year for reflection and resolutions. The New Year spirit fosters anticipation of a tomorrow that is better than yesterday. The year 2012 is significant, as the number 12 represents order. Historically, the number twelve has great significance; most noteworthy, Jesus appeared in public and uttered his first recorded words at the age of twelve; there were twelve sons of Israel; twelve apostles; twelve imams in the Islamic religion; and twelve astrological signs of the zodiac.
Similar to the number 12, in the past three episodes, we are inviting order into various aspects of our lives. Sheree and Kim give great attention to their physical beings –- by keeping their bodies in perfect tune. Kim and Kroy strive to bring order to their blended family. As they settle in to their new home, they address and set the tone of order by clearly communicating their expectations to their daughters. NeNe attempts to bring order to the relationship between her and her business partner. Cynthia and Peter open their hearts up to bringing order in their marriage as they receive counseling from Pastor Pollard and patiently work on communicating effectively. Lastly, Apollo and I explore order as it relates to our funeral home venture and our friendship with Cynthia and Peter.
Phaedra thank you, thank you, thank you!!! It was so wonderful to see you and the other ladies donating your time, energy, and resources to the orphanage in Africa. In some of the other reality shows, I have seen the women get together for a fundraiser...but you ladies went above and beyond and set yourselves apart from the rest. You purchased and delivered your donations, and then spent time interacting with the children. I commend you and the other Housewives of Atlanta!
YOU ARE MY FAVORITE BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS!! SO ENTERTAINING ON ANY LEVEL!! MARLO? SHE JUST SEEMS TO BE THE MOST FAKE, PHONY, POOR EXUSE IN THE BOOK. HOW DARE SHE AFTER SEEING THE CHILDREN IN THE ORPHANAGE, DEMAND A WAITER BECAUSE HER SHRIMP WAS "RAW" ? SHE IS DISGUSTING AND A DISGRACE TO THE SHOW.
Hello Phaedra, I have to say that the idea and planning of the trip to South Africa was really nice. I agree that its important to help improve the consciousness of your friends. I only have one drawback thus far and that is the sneak peak of the upcoming episode where you all meet with the "Medicine Man," well actually during the entire trip when you ALL were so judgmental, negative and complaining about their lifestyle, cultural beliefs, religious beliefs, etc. I was appalled and embarrassed to say the least that there was a group of AA women in South Africa with so many negative responses to their culture. My mom used to tell me that you can always tell when a person has real class because they have the ability to make everyone and anyone around them feel good about themselves. Now, some of the previous posts on your blog say you do not have class and I disagree, I think this is a case of (to use your words), "When you now better, you do better!" Just because their traditions is different from yours doesn't make it negative, bad, ugly, stinky or simply put, not right! As a Christian, one of the first things we learn is to love others like Christ loves us. To me, that means in every way. So, even though the medicine man was throwing "bones" doesn't mean that it was negative or demonic in anyway. As Christians we have prophets, evangelists, people speaking in tongues to send a word, etc., so I was very shocked when I saw the group's behavior. What he was doing was very similar to what I've seen in the "Christian" church my entire life. Now, I will say I'm COGIC so perhaps there are Christian based religions that don't have guides, prophets, healers, prayer warriors, etc. I don't know but I'm sure if your AA and Christian, you have heard of the above mentioned. So, my charge to all of you is to participate in different African based cultural events as to learn more, educate yourselves about OUR people and then venture out to other cultures. The more you are exposed to differences that are actually similarities (we just think they're different because that's a lie we have been told to uphold the division amongst AAs, especially AA women), the less you will be turned off by a difference in lifestyle. We have got to come up a little higher! I'm charging you with this because I know you can do it! With Much METTA! Dr. J.
'When you know better you do better'.....so true girl! I love watching you each week! You're a real lady and a class act!
Girl I love when you speak, elegant and culture. Mature woman. Please rub off on your two other friends. I hate messy woman who talk too much and throw one another under the bus. Kim would have never went on the trip way too many Black people. Yes I said it because someone needs to be real about it.
very humorous and wears great clothes, but needs a grammar course. May be a lawyer, but did not get an "A" in English course.
Pheadra ~ you are one classy lady...do not change!! YOU HAVE RAISED THE BAR FOR THE SHOW! Let's banish Marlo!!! Trouble from the get-go..........
Dr. J was right. I will add to that the visit to the slave exhibit. You acted like fools trying to peak at the male statue's private parts instead of showing reverance.
Dear Phaedra, I am going thru a bad custody battle against my X over our youngest son. What happened between us was back in Feb. 16, 2010, my x attempted suicide and I saved him. Since then my life and our kids (2 boys ) have been put thru hell. It is a complete mess. To top it off he has been living with his parents and is going thru a mid life crisises.. He will say he is not, though. But anyway, recently we had a mediation to figure out a way for him to rebuild his relationship back that he and our youngest has been destroyed. At the mediation, he took so many jabs ame during this and I felt attacked. I tried not to do that and be the adult here, but the Judge, I felt like she was on his side.. So, on what we tried to figured out I didn't sign. I feel at a loss and don't feel comfortable and what we came up with. His contact with our son (Clay) has been strained. He says that I have poisioned his mind. I haven't! I feel somewhat confused and have been on the fence to try and figure out what to do.. Can you suggest anythin.. Help! Thanks..
Totally love you Phaedra!!!!! Love your quick wit and attitude. You keep it real and seem to have a big , giving heart! Stick with the smalls and keep it classy as you do!!!!!!
You n Kandi need to keep hanging out n let the others, as old as they are, go find themselves. My 19 yr old daughter acts more mature than they do even if she's as stingy as all get out!
Pheadra Parks, you are too cool for that fool Nene and way to classy for the idiotic Marlo and way to intelligent for cynthia (wait a minute - anyone is more intelligent than cynthia) haaa! Way to go Pheadra Parks.
Reverance, Please, the group did not have to feel the same way that you or anyone feels, really if they decided to have a laugh at the statue they can. You have your Opinion and the ladies have thiers, it is a free country and no one has to view things the exact same fashion as you do. Some people go to far, you can't tel people how to feel, really, go get your life!
Phaedra you are sooooo crazy. Not only are you smart but you have class and a great sense of humor. I'm so glad you gave Sheree dumb ass the name of another attorney. She trying to pull some sympathy votes by not sending his ass to jail for none support payments. I just wonder how she feels now??? Keep Kandi close I love the friendship!!!
Phaedra I know you must have heard this before, but I must say it. Please find yourself some NEW FRIENDS. you are so out of place and class with this group of women, all except for Khandi. I feel embarrassed for you every time you have to appear in public with them. For them to bring all that pettiness and drama to S. Africa was truly sad to see. I'm so glad you didn't let NeNe press play on you. I loved it. she couldn't get it popping with you to save her soul and it was the best scene of the season!!!
Phaedra, I love you. You need your own show. I enjoy your comments about the ladies. You are the only reason I enjoy the show.
When you first came on the show I didn't know if I liked you or not. Now, however, you have become my very favorite lady on the show. You are so funny and I love your little fast quips you shoot off. You and your husband and son are such a lovely family and you show so much love and appreciation to each other. I like your Mother too. I am a 71 yr. old grandma raising my grand-daughter and not as young as you girls, but I so enjoy watching you, especially you! Keep it real with the ladies. P.S. I really don't know why Kim is on the show...she adds nothing.
Phaedra is extremely pleasant and a refine woman of her day and i am glad to have known her see her and appreciate her realness as a Black woman who is BLESS and Favored by our Lord.
Phaedra you are extremely beautiful and i love what you add to this show really i thing that you are the bomb you are the reason is watch the show keep it real and that is you God continue to Bless and keep you have fun ICU !
Phadera should get some major points for trying to be the bigger person on the show. You have proven that unity among some of the women is possible without drama all the time. NeNe, who I love is all about drama although she says she's not. NeNe I love, but Phadera is really getting the ladies to get along sometimes no matter what their issues are. I have enjoyed watching them while they vacationed in Africa. The unity created by watching how hard a life they have in South Africa and yet they are happy. All the ladies were touched by that and it help them bond a little. Marlo is a character and I like her a lot. I have always liked Kandi from the first time she arrived on the show. I am not a Sheree fan and I have tried even when she became a little softer in the second season of the show. Kudos to Phadera for being a true leader when it comes to helping the others find some common reason to bond.
I WOULD NOT CALL YOU CLASSY. UNLIKE.... BUT YOU HAVE GREA HUMOR BUT STOP BEING SO TEAM HATE NENE AND MARLO (KETTLE) STAY TRUE OKAYYYY. ESPECIALLY UNDER THE LARGER WIDE EYE OF AMERICAN VIEWERS.
AND STOP SAYING PRETTYGIRL TO GREET THOSE GIRLS .... I LUV THE SOUTH... NOW SOME PRETTY GIRLS CAME FROM THE SOUTH SHOULD I NAME THEM. YOU DONT THINK KANDI IS PRETTY.. HHHMMM ISA DONT CEE WATCHHA YA SAYINNG STAY TRUE NOW OKAAAAY
Phaedra...Girl you keep me laughing with all your southern sayings. I'm very the south and have heard a few of them but you are one of a kind. You continue to show grace & humility throughout the show. I loved your trip to Africa and wished I could have been there with you. Keep it coming~~~
Phadera. Here in sweden we are only on season 2,and i can see that you and your friends have make 4 season,so i hope the follows one we will see you more as we did in the 1 season,you have so funny coments,personally,yeeh everything,realy beatiful too,yes the most beatiful of you all;))) i am a grandmother to 7 girls and 1 boy from the age 5-20,and i am 55 year 17 of may,but i still have the cid in me.;)) i look forward for the nex seasons,and as i sayd,please let us see more of you. Kiss and hugs. lisa.;D
PS. Hope you understand what i wrote,speak good i think,the writing more less. DS.