Tamra Barney

Tamra talks about letting loose with Vicki during their girls' getaway.

on Mar 27, 2011

So, today Tamra (in third person) woke up and decided she wanted to be a proctologist. (Because you don't have to study for that... right?) Then she realized she has enough A-holes in her life! For those of you who truly get me, you know I am always looking for the next punchline to a joke. I don't mean to rip on Alexis for having dreams of being a fashion designer, it's more me poking fun of her silly statements. No, I don't think she is anorexic by any means, so let's just get that out of the way. But the stuff that comes out of her mouth kills me with laughter. When she said she wants to be a dress designer because, "you don't need to study for that," I almost fell off my interview chair. There is some truth to it, but I think there are a few designers like Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, and Donna Karan that would love to address that comment? Sure there are a few like Coco Chanel that did not go to school, but they started sewing as a child and paid their dues at a very young age. Should I even comment about the dress she thought was appropriate to wear to the mall or market? I understand everyone has dreams, and when you're on this reality platform you want to capitalize on it. I think every Housewife wants to be the next Bethenny Frankel, I know I would! The difference is Bethenny is extremely talented and educated about her brand, and she stuck to what she knew (food and health), which is very important. When asked to slap your name on an unknown product, you should really be careful, it doesn't have a very high success rate. I wish Alexis the best of luck, and I do admire her for doing something for herself.

I cried watching Peggy's documentary. I think she was very brave to talk about her struggles with postpartum on TV. I know how hard it is to have two babies so close in age without any help. Then to deal with postpartum on top of it must have been hell!

The one thing I will say about Peggy and Micah, they are wonderful parents. They don't believe in having nannies raise their kids even though they can afford it. I have even suggested to her that she get a sitter once a week for four hours so she can get a little piece of mind, go grocery shopping without having to push around one of those huge car-style shopping carts, go to the dry cleaners without having to take two babies out of their car seats, or maybe just relax and get your nails done. This is advice that Simon actually gave me when Sidney and Spencer were babies, I was going crazy at the time! It really did help.

I know Peggy's story will be very inspiring to many moms going through the same thing. I'm sure Tom Cruise will be jumping on someone's couch to hear she overcame postpartum without any prescription drugs (which I have no problem with). Lord knows I should be medicated at times! I think Peggy having young kids and being very hands on is what drew me to her, we have become like sisters very fast. It's nice to have someone that you can vent to about the struggles of motherhood without them judging you. My biggest mothering struggle right now is sharing custody and missing my kids when they are gone. Peggy has really been there for me. It's also nice that we can do things together with our kids.

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