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When you’re a mother of four, you don’t have a lot of time for yourself—or much of a chance to spend quiet romantic moments with your husband, either, as he keeps reminding me. And since I became one of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, my schedule has gotten so crazy that filming all the time and traveling for the show and taking care of my kids and my husband and trying to look good through it all just leaves me exhausted. Sometimes it feels like there’s no time to breathe! I look in the mirror and think, “Oh my God this show is aging me!”
And then, again, I just have to laugh.
If you’re a working mom, you know exactly what I’m talking about. I have it a lot easier than some mothers, of course. I really respect and admire women who have no choice but to work and put in long hours away from their family, yet still manage to keep everyone and everything going all on their own, some without even the support of a husband.
I’ve always been fortunate. Anyone who watches Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, or just Real Housewives, as I refer to it, knows my family lives a comfortable life. You might even assume that in real real life, all of us who live here just sit around sipping champagne and getting our hair done when we’re not lunching or limo-ing, while the kids are off who-knows-where with the nannies.