Bethenny's OC Blog

NYC Housewife Bethenny Frankel gives the OC Housewives some tough love.

on Jan 27, 2009

Before I lay into this week's episode, thanks for reading, and keep the comments coming.  I read every single one, and I love it.  I have to respond to a few, however. As for the comments about how hard it is to be a stay at home mom — absolutely! I am not humoring you when I say that of all of the many jobs that I do, I think that raising more than zero or 1 child would be absolutely daunting. The difference between my writing a book or doing a spokesperson deal is that those jobs end. Being a mother and wife (hopefully) never end. My biggest struggle in life is not knowing if I can do both.

What I meant when I discussed Vicki and Jeana being qualified to discuss the money topic was for a very specific reason. There were undertones in Lynne's comments about the girls being overly concerned with money, insinuating a gold-digging theme.  These women are businesswomen and they are talking to Lynne and Gretchen about a topic that they have more experience with.  Gretchen may say that she works, and Lynne may make diamond encrusted cuffs, but by no means are they business savvy like Vicki and Jeana.

Next, as for the few and far between comments saying that I was given everything by my father or anyone else — they are downright false. Everything positive and negative that I am and I have is solely because of me. Say I'm pushy or aggressive or ugly or bitchy or that I have an overly pronounced jaw, and frankly I don't give a crap. Say mean things about my blog and I'm fine, but I won't let anyone here or elsewhere attribute my success to any free rides whatsoever. OK, now that's done.