Avery is my biggest love and best accomplishment in my life. I knew I did my job well when she dedicated a paper on who her biggest role model is, to me. (Please read the entire paper she wrote on my newsletter.) I find myself very fortunate that I work for myself, which allows me to make myself available for Avery. Of course, sometimes it means making several calls while I'm with her but it beats being stuck in an office from 9 am to 6 pm where I never would be with her. Besides, she is learning about business and dealing with people when she listens to me work. I cannot begin to tell you how overwhelmed with emotion I was when she finished reading her paper to me. I only want Avery to be the best she can be and was hoping that she would learn how to be a great mother, wife, businesswoman, and friend by example. After she read her paper, I knew I had accomplished this with Avery. I have no doubt Avery will be one fine woman and her children will write a similar paper about her!
I did freak when she said my age of 54! I am now embracing it, and my Tru Renewal Skincare has helped me tremendously! That's why I developed it. For me! LOL!!
I thought Sonja was beyond spectacular at her burlesque party! She captivated everyone with her performance. I loved her line "the jealous b---hes are usually the snitches," which to me meant they are the ones who make up stories, lie, and exaggerate. I told my daughter, in life you will come across women like this but you need to have a strong sense of self worth and know who you are. If you keep this is mind then women like this can't hurt or harm you.
I love you! You are so real and speak your mind! LOVE IT! AND you are the only one that can ruffle LuAnn's feathers! HAHA! Can't stand her!
Ramona, Avery has grown into such a beautiful, intelligent young woman! She is truly an inspiring young lady, just like her mother! Also, I was shocked when she said that you are 54. You look awesome!!
Oh, my goodness. Loved the pictures at your party that you shared for 5 seconds with Sonja!! Your husband hasn't aged a BIT, and he's even cuter today than he was back then! YOU ARE VERY LUCKY.
What can I say? Love, Love, Love you. Avery is such a together young woman. I know that can only come from Mommy and Daddy doing all they can for her. People don't understand how hard that is. Marriage is a lot of work, parenting is neverending. You are such a exceptional mother and person. You have overcomed your past with flying colors. You like your wine and at this point in your life you can demand what you want. They should all be so lucky. You and I are. Live life and don't ever let people walk on you. You truly seem to care about people. I know you come from a place of love. I am on your team thick or thin.
My hands off to you Ramona! What an awesome job you have done with Avery. I too, own two businesses and have to balance my businesses and home life. I have a daughter who is 19 and one who is 15. Both girls have grown up to be extremely balanced individuals and wonderful girls and I too am very proud. I know that the proudest moment had to be when Avery wrote the essay stating that you were the person she admires the most. As parents, we try to balance everything, as well as, provide a good living for our families. It isn't easy and since I have never written on a blog prior to this evening, I felt placed in your shoes and decided I should let you know how I feel. Keep up the good work and God's blessings on you and your family.
Your daughter is a joy! What a practical 16 yr old. I think she's great. What brought me to tears was the sad revelation that her parents go out leaving her at home unaware as to when they will return. She told you she sits at home not knowing whether to eat dinner by herself or not. How can that be? So sad.
Ramona, I absolutely ADORE the 2 necklaces you wear on the commentaries. One is a beautiful silver starfish and the other is a sand dollar. I want one! Where on earth did you get them? Please, Please, email me and let me know where! I cannot find any that large online!
Don't fret that Avery outed your true age. Shout it from the rooftops because you look amazing! Embrace it.
It is abvious that you have been a good mother. No matter what mean thing people can think of to say about you, you have done this well. As a parent of teenagers, I know that children don't wake up one day and become an Avery. It took many many years of consistent and attentiveness of the parents to raise a well adjusted child. From the moment Avery appeared on the screen when the series began, I could tell that she was extremely bright, kind and well adjusted. You can tell that you have a close relationship. Bravo Ramona!!
A totally good mother... And, REALLY??? 52??? You go girl... We love you in Hawaii, well, at least I do... Keep being the awesome woman that you are...
Wow you and Avery, what a precious moment, brought me to tears. Your life is complete. Wonderful daughter and devoted husband. That is something some "people" might be just a bit envious of. Saw you on HSN today. You are not only a role model for Avery but for every life you touch, strong, independent, confident and successful. Enough said.
Wow!!! what a powerful moment between you and your daughter last nite. How special ! it brought tears to my eyes. So good to see Sonja having fun . Last nite was one of best . Jill cracked me up, she and Cindy with there Smutt negative comments couldnt kill the fun everyone was having . You ,Alex.simon and Sonja are the life of any party . BOTTOMS UP !
You are blessed and so well loved by your family. It is a tribute to your openness and caring for your family, as well as your friends. When you hurt someone's feelings you are always ready to try to make amends and take some responsibility and apologize, a trait that is not found in many people (the "countess" could certainly take some lessons from you on working out her problems with others). You and Mario are both outgoing and gregarious people. You have nothing to worry about, at Sonja's party he was just having fun, it is great he can be so open around you! Kudos on a warm and loving family!
Avery is clearly her own person, her comments in the first season about her mother's choice of what to wear to a party attest to that. Other incidents show her shaking her head at some of the crazy things Ramona was doing, the unspoken “this is my mother…just the way she is.” Delightful.
First off love you! you are spunky smart and fun.....I think you should of been honest with LuAnn about why you did not want to be in the video, instead of throwing patenting out there, you both have amazing daughters.
LuAnn though she seems so snobby and just pretentious (hope I spelled that correct) in the real world where most of us live being kind and being a good friend is classy. LuAnn does not get it.
xo Have a great weekend!
Ramona Avery is a mother's dream daughter. She is so beautiful and intelligent and Yes you have and are doing a outstanding parenting job with her. WELL DONE !
"in life you will come across women like this but you need to have a strong sense of self worth and know who you are. If you keep this is mind then women like this can't hurt or harm you." Amen!
What a BEAUTIFUL gift to receive from Avery. You have every reason to be proud of her and proud of yourself for bringing up such an amazing young woman. You may not realize, when all the cattiness is going on, but you are also setting an example for the other women on your show. Hopefully they will want to emulate your kindness and sense of humor. Keep being you and maybe someday they will want to stop with the unhappiness they are sending out into the world.
Ramona - you keep on being you girl! the heck with the haters and the fake housewives. You have truly shown how you have transformed over the years and while I didn't care for Sonja at first and her outrageous behavior towards Alex (she NEEDS to apologize to Alex btw.. and accept how wrong she was to her) - your very telling emotions towards her show what a mixed up individual she is and yet, she IS a good person.
Keep kicking butt on those classless HW's - we ALL know by their cattiness what they truly are, and you are FAR better off without them as friends. Heck, I wouldn't even want to acknowledge them as acquaintances!
When Somja was shopping in Patricia Field on last nites epi wearing the black fur hat I realized she looks alot like Barbara Streisand. Check it out.
Last nights show was great! Very little drama and a lot of very touching scenes. I thought Avery was extremely sweet. Even Ally was great. Two awesome children form two exceptional women.
Of all the Housewives franchises you are my ALL time favorite. Funny as heck! You're the only one who see through all the BS around (and Alex to a certain extent). Avery is turning into a lovely young woman, you must be so proud. My favorite moment of this season was your comment when you saw Luann come downstairs in her "singing" outfit. You thought she was a drag queen! LOL!
You are quickly becoming my favorite housewife. The show doesn't always portray you in the best light but as I watch all of the episodes, you really have your act together and I see you as a successful inspiration! Go Team Ramona!!
The paper that Avery wrote was sooo sweet! It goes to show that she really loves you, even though she gets those typical "16-yrs-old-girl" mood-swings, LOL.
Ramona, your relationship with Avery is similar to ther relationship I have with my daughter. You are open with her. She is able to tell you what she thinks and what she is able to handle. Avery is truly lovely. You and Mario have done a great job!
I think you tend to be misunderstood and I think we are a very nice person.
You remind me of my Aunt who came from a similar background and I think of her when I see you on the show. She grew up with an alcoholic Father and they moved from place to place and things were never stable or in control.
You are wonderful and enjoy your success and it is okay to let go because you are in a good place and everything will be fine.
I loved the scene with Avery. She is at the age when she still needs to be mothered, but becoming aware that her parents have their own lives as well. Mothers shock their daughters at that age all the time by just breathing! However, the bottom line was expressed in her paper dedicated to you. You have every right to feel proud of Avery and to revel in your relationship with her. The fact that she can express her feelings openly to you also says a lot.
Your acceptance of people and your support is a beautiful thing. Again your interaction with Sonja shows these qualities.
RAMONA, HONESTLY-YOU DO NOT LOOK 54!!!!! YOU LOOK FANTASTIC! YES, AVERY'S LETTER WAS A WONDERFUL THING FOR A MOTHER TO READ. SHE'S JUST YOUR TYPICAL 16 Y/O AND SHE'S REALLY A BEAUTIFUL GIRL. SOMETIMES WE CAN PLEASE THIS AGE GROUP, SOMETIMES, NOT.... BUT, THERE IS A LOT OF LOVE THERE AND THAT'S THE BEST FOUNDATION POSSIBLE! TAKE CARE.
Ramona, your daughter is lovely, and what an honor to hear that she wants to be just like you. Good job Ramona.
Ramona, you look better at 54 than I do at 43 - embrace it and tell the world!
I loved Avery's essay so much. Like you, I had a crappy childhood, and I can't imagine ever writing such a thing about my own mother. That relationship wasn't there and still is not, never will be. It was so nice to see and kudos for a job well done.
You've done an excellent job with Avery. You look great at 54! I'm glad Sonja has you since you're honest with her and she needs honesty right now. She seems to be stuck in another decade and hopefully she's going to wake up and come out of this okay.
54? Wow! Embrace it and BRAG about it, because you look terrific!! Avery's paper about you is a beautiful tribute. Good for you!
Ramona you rock!! From this day forward if any of those other jealous, two-faced beyotches (or anyone else for that matter!) try to put you down you can simply show them a copy of Avery's paper!! That's it; nothing more needed - the unconditional love, respect & admiration of your child, well, it does not get any better than that!!! Well done Ramona - YOU know what is really important in life! Keep up the good work : )