Cast Blog: #RHONY

Try Your Best

Ramona on Her Divorce From Mario

Carole on Elitists and Bitches

Heather Says That's a Wrap

Sonja: Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously

The Countess: Sonja and I Are on the Outs

Aviva Says Bye for Now

Kristen on Surviving Her First Season

LuAnn: For Ramona Ignorance Is Bliss

Who Cares How Carole Wrote Her Book?

Carole on Stupid Things You've Heard on Bravo

Aviva's "Foul Ignorance"

Kristen: Ramona's Out of Touch with Reality

Sonja Is Very Private

Ramona on the Grueling Reunion

LuAnn: Sonja Is Off the Rails

Heather: Et tu Ramona Singer?

Aviva on Kristen's "Gatemouth" Look

Kristen: Sonja Could Be Successful

Sonja's Glad Aviva Threw Her Leg

Carole: Waiter, We're Done

Ramona: Aviva's Leg Scared All of Us

Heather Focuses on What Matters

LuAnn: Sonja Only Has Herself to Blame

What Else Does Aviva Have in That Bag?

Aviva: Leggy Blonde

God Gave me a Great Ass and His Approval

Sonja on Her Harry Situation with LuAnn

Ramona: Where Did the Time Go With Avery?

Heather Tips to Plan a Party for Carole

Aviva Rises Above the Nonsense

Love Kristen Tender

Sonja and Harry Aren't Good for Each Other

Ramona: Mario's Voice Is So Sexy

Aviva Defends Her Asthma

Heather's Sasha Fierce Moment

Nothing Is Too Romantic for Sonja

LuAnn: I Sing When I Feel Like Singing

Kristen: This Show Has Helped My Marriage

Carole: Oh Beautiful for Spacious Skies. . .

Ramona: Just Don't Ask Me to Go Every Year

Try Your Best

Ramona talks about Avery's upbringing, motherhood, and the lessons in Sonja's burlesque performance.

Hello, again.

Wow. I have been busy! I find myself on planes more than anywhere else! On Wednesday, I landed in Tampa, Florida for my new HSN show airing 1-3 pm EST. I'm really excited about the new pieces and hope you all tune in! After my show, I’m headed right to Atlanta, GA to do two appearances. On Monday July 11 from 5-7 pm, I will be at Hinton's Wine store in Alpharetta, GA, and on Tuesday, July 12, from 4-6 pm I will be at Sherlock's Wine Merchant in Decatur, GA. A portion of the proceeds from both signings will go to the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. Hope you can all come out to support a great cause!

Now, onto this week's episode. . .

It's amazing how Avery has become such a young woman. I really enjoy the time we spend together in a different way from when she was younger. Our relationship is continually evolving, and I am loving it!!

That's one of the reasons why I brought her with me and Sonja to go "burlesque shopping." She also really enjoys Sonja's company, and it was such a fun store to go to! We all tried on different things, and it was a lot of fun! I had really planned on wearing something more conservative to the party that I already had, but being in the store I found myself getting more into the spirit of Sonja's burlesque party. So, with the help of Avery, we found a great bustier, lace leggings, and a short feather skirt I felt good in the ensemble and, most of all, my daughter gave me her approval!

With Avery being 16, I really want to be the best role model I can be for her. I know I am not perfect, but I know I am trying my best and that is all we can do as mothers: "Try our best." I always communicate and share everything I do with Avery. I wanted to let Avery know that she could come to the party if she wanted to with some friends. Did I think she would? No! But, I asked her anyway. Just as when Avery was very young and she would eat at 5 pm, I would still invite her to the dinner table at 7:30 pm with Mario and I and have a place setting for her. Eventually, she would have two dinners, and now finally she has only one with us. So, now I always ask her if she wants to come with us in the evenings. Sometimes she does for a little bit or even the whole time. I know, just like she joined us for all the dinners at the table, she will join us for many of our nights out.

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.

Hope you enjoyed the episode! As always please connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and to sign-up for my newsletter and see all my current businesses visit!

Carole on Elitists and Bitches

Carole says what she really thinks of Aviva and all of her talk about her book and things being "ghetto."

Dear Fans,

Let me start with something I stole it from Twitter this week. "The most dangerous liars are those who think they are telling the truth."

I'll say it again. The blonde at the end of the right couch, the one who's prone to lobbing limbs and insults, is an Insulting. Bitch. Some of you didn't believe me. Maybe some of you still don't. But after watching the reunion shows I imagine it's harder and harder to cheer for the anti-hero. Just when you think she can't get any faker she does.

The story according to Aviva makes me laugh: We were arguing, she insulted me, I called her a psychopath and that prompted her to affectionately compliment me on my age. Sure. Her disdain for the intelligence of the audience is palpable. It was too stupid for me to even reply. But as I was watching the reunion, and particularly Aviva and the way she treats people, I was reminded of something my Grandma Millie used to say. (I love everything Grandma Millie used to say.) "At 25, you have the face you're born with. At 45 you have the face you deserve."

I'd rather be 50 and me than be 45 and Aviva, any day of the week. She aged worse this season than a president in his first term. Holy short dress, I don't mind at all how I look. Overbite and all. I'll take it.

When I first met Aviva she was lovely. Really lovely. I meant what I said on the couch, I wish we had seen more of that. Her easy laugh and funny neurotic ways. Instead all we saw was a mean and angry woman. All because I asked her if she hired a writer -- a writer she did hire. It makes no sense. Three years ago she told me she'd read my memoir, What Remains. This was a book published in 2006 about my childhood, my family, my career and marriage, and then the death of my husband, Anthony Radziwill. A man I loved more than anyone I had loved before or have loved since. She gushed over my book. She quoted from it. We hugged. She seemed so sincere. Flash forward and she now believes it was written by a ghostwriter. She even knew his name, and it wasn't Truman Capote. It was Bill Whitworth, she told me. She repeated this over and over to anyone who would listen. And it doesn't matter how many times she repeats it -- it will never make it true.

When they stopped listening she started saying in the press and on social media that not only was my book written by someone else but that it was not my place to have written a book about my life, and my marriage. And, as if I didn't remember, she reminded me that I'd written about people who had died. Um, yeah. I know. It was my husband and my family and my closest friend who died. Just. . .wow. But I wasn't important enough to tell my story because my husband's family was famous, or historic or whatever she said. Because they had money and privilege and yachts. Really. Who do I think I am?

I’ll tell you. I’m a girl from upstate New York who grew up in a loving, if sometimes kooky, Italian working class family. I worked for everything I earned, just like my parents did and their parents before them. I have a proud family history of hard work and small but precious rewards that followed. My family won't be in any history books. I didn't grow up privileged. We didn't spend summers in Europe or Christmas in Palm Beach. A day spent at the town pool or playing in the woods behind our house was great. Much like Heather, I was taught strong values and decent manners. I learned to live with integrity and honesty. I'm proud of my upbringing and the woman I became, as was my husband. As is his family to this very day. I've known people who lived in what Aviva would consider the "ghetto" who have more class and decency than she shows.

All this talk about class and ghetto -- you'd think we were living in communist Russia. Here is the thing. This is America. In our country it doesn't matter a lick where you are from, it only matters where you're going. So don’t let anyone tell you that you aren't good enough because you didn’t grow up on Park Avenue or in a family that had some history, or because you enjoy saying mother-f---er now and then. I’ve met people from all walks of life. I spent time in refugee camps in Southeast Asia, and in the projects of Chicago. I've been to State dinners with Presidents. I met the Queen of England on a beach in Anguilla. No one is any more valuable or important than you are. No one is more important than your family and your friends.

Let the elitists go slow into the night.

In spite of the BookGate dust up I had a great time this season. I made wonderful new friends in LuAnn and Kristen and my friendship with Heather is more special and important to me than I could have ever imagined just three years ago. Friends have each other's backs. I love her, madly. And while we didn't always act appropriately, we had a lot of laughs. I hope you did too.

Thank you all for your supportive and funny and brilliant tweets. And while we didn't all agree on everything all of the time I enjoyed your participation in the show. Even the mean tweets about my skinny neck and my overbite were amusing. Like I said, I've stolen some tweets already. You may see others as dialogue in my next book, and yes, you can all say you were my ghostwriters.

As always,

With love, Writer Girl xoxo

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