Cast Blog: #RHOC

New Balance

Heather Dubrow tries to find a way to kickstart her acting career again.

Well! I thought this was a really fun episode! Lots of action and interesting relationship dynamics!

First things first.... My first audition back! It was so hard, so stressful. The baby has a fever. I know she is in good hands, but I hate to leave her like that! This is exactly why my career has taken a backseat to my children. I always want to be there for them! Thankfully, I have my amazing assistant Natalie to drive me, so we can drive in the carpool lane! I should be home before the baby wakes up from her nap and in time to pick up the other kids from school! I am so grateful that I have the choice to be home with my kids. I know there are many people that have to go to work. I miss my career though and I'm hoping this is the first step in my journey to figure out how to be able to work and satisfy that creative part of me -- but not miss my children. Anyone else out there understand this situation? Tweet to me @heatherdubrow or Facebook me. I would love to hear how you all deal with the work/home dilemma.

Speaking of home... Terry and Nicky playing pool was sooooo cute! I love my men!!! Terry and I have such a strong partnership. I can share anything with him. He always listens and gives me his honest opinion. We are a team and make decisions based on the good of our family and what makes the other one happy. I am so grateful for all that I have -- Terry is so supportive! I am a lucky girl!

On the flip side...

I found Jim to be so negative. Poor Alexis seems like a child asking for permission to pursue a dream. She looked sad sitting behind that big desk waiting for Jim to lay down the law. It's the polar opposite of our relationship. I hope Jim was paying attention.On to VEGAS!!!

Terry and I are sooo excited for Gretchen. Her rehearsal sounded good! I know she is nervous, but she will do great!

OMG -- the PCD director is hilarious!  He needs his own show! "Diva, Diva, Beyoncé..." too funny!

OMG! Poor Alexis and her makeup! She told us the story when she got to dinner -- but man -- it didn't even start to do it justice! I felt so bad for the makeup artist - she was probably nervous.  Thankfully, Alexis is a pretty girl and fixed herself up quickly!

Dinner I thought went well. Everyone seemed to get along.

The banter about fertility was funny. Btw, you all know I'm not a fan of bedroom talk in public. However, this wasn't "sex" talk -- it's seeing the funny in a stressful situation. Infertility is difficult, depressing, and exhausting. We were lucky enough to get some wonderful children through the process. The fact that we could keep our sense of humor through it was a great thing!

Finally,

I'd like to say I'm tired of Alexis saying I am picking on her. The nature of this show is to say what you are thinking and how you feel about the other ladies . It's what is expected. Everyone on the show does this. When we first met , Aleixs didn't know me at all and yet she trashed me. She called me pretentious , made fun of my career, and the fact that I have a brain. This is catty and not empowering of women at all. I am now reacting to all of that. Yes, I agree, calling her dumb was not very kind. Very childish on my part. Although she does hang herself out there for it, I am sorry for those kinds of remarks. My personality is I call it like I see it. The moment anyone calls Alexis out on her behavior, she plays victim. I have said from the start that I am trying to figure her out -- she can be sweet and fun, and then she says other things and acts in a way I don't condone. It's phony. All of the ladies see it and are commenting on it as well. At some point, if everyone says you are dead, LIE DOWN!

OK, enough of that rant.... Vegas was really fun and I hope you are enjoying the trip! See you next week!

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Shannon Settles the Score

If Andy's asking "What's the score, Shannon Beador?" Shannon thinks she's definitely won.

This is Blog #20, my last Blog for the season! The past year was been a wild ride for both me and for my family. I have come to many realizations about myself, made lifelong friends, experienced some tough moments, and embarked on a path to a more peaceful self. So to use Andy’s phrase, “What's the score, Shannon Beador?” I would say without a doubt that I have definitely won.

I am happy that the viewers got a little glimpse into my sometimes unconventional ways! For me, it's all about good energy. I love that Vicki’s business has clearly benefited from trying feng shui with Elaine Wright. If you can't get hurt, there is no reason to try anything holistic. If you actually benefit, why wouldn't anyone want to go the natural way? If my children tend to feel better after seeing Dr. Moon and not have to take antibiotics, then I am a happy mom. It's all about creating a healthy balance!

I am an open book and am often criticized for it, but I am who I am. I don't know many couples married for 13 years that have a perfect relationship. Everyone has ups and downs, and although it may be difficult and require effort, it is possible to move through it and make things better. I have said it many times in the season that divorce is not an option. I will always fight for my marriage and my family. It truly touches my heart that so many fans have been and continue to root for David and I. I am so appreciative and grateful for all of your positive comments! Thank you!

Do Tamra and Heather truly want to move forward and potentially develop a friendship with me? Only time will tell. But for now, I have amazing friends surrounding me, including Vicki Gunvalson and Lizzie Rovsek. And most importantly, I have been blessed with the most incredible family anyone could ask for. That is where all of my energy is focused.

I will never forget this entire year, both the good and the bad, because each moment took me on the journey to where I am today. And today, I am in a phenomenal and happy place. Thank you for taking this journey with me!

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