First things first: hello to all of you. Thank you for your comments. The sweet things you say about me and my girls really make my day!
To answer some of your questions: Yes, filming a season of Housewives takes a really looong time. We started filming Season 2 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey back in September (when I was still pregnant with Audriana), and we wrapped when she was 5 months old. And as I’m sure you saw tonight, we are coming back on May 3!
Another common question: Where do I find time for my husband and four kids? The same place you all do - wherever I can! Joe and I have "date night" every Friday night, but beyond that, we sneak in as much time as we can. And no, I don't have a nanny. Besides Jacqueline and Caroline, I think I’m the only other Housewife without "people" (but I do have the most kids!) I don't have a nanny, a chef, a personal trainer, or a publicist (what you see is what you get with me). I do the laundry, cook all the meals, take care of my kids and I love it.
And yes, I think you’re all right - Kelly’s daughter said, "Talk to the BOOTY, 'cause the hand's off duty." Gia confirmed I had this wrong too. Oops!
Finally, the comments about me bashing Bethenny ... please. In my last blog, I said she "exhausted me," that we’d make a funny team, and then complimented her dress and her hair. That’s bashing? I totally get that you might be a huge Bethenny fan, and that’s great. You can like both of us. I’m not the kind of friend who demands you only like who I like. All of your friends aren’t best friends with each other too, right? I’ve said that I liked her a lot in the first season, and that I think she’s changed this season. Love her or hate her, you know it’s true. People change. They get successful and change. They get unsuccessful and change. We’ll see where she ends up (hopefully it’s in a good place because she needs to be a good mommy to that little baby!) It’s still early in the season...