Bravotv.com: Has your mom been a good source of support during your issues with Apollo?
Phaedra Parks: My mother is and always has been my rock. She is a tremendous source of strength for me, and provides me with guidance, love, and faith. I know that I can rely on her, and that she will always be there for me. Much of what I have learned about being a mother comes from my mom, and she has instilled in me a very good maternal instinct on which I rely everyday. I am incredibly grateful to have my mother there for both the good and the bad times.
Bravotv.com: Do you have story time with the boys every night? What's their favorite book?
PP: We have story time and pray every night before bedtime. As a parent, instilling core values and faith-based principles is important to me. Currently, their favorite book is Granny, Who Is God? by Carmen Bogan.
Bravotv.com: Were you surprised that NeNe, Porsha, Cynthia and Kenya were able to squash all of their beef?
PP: Like I have said many times, this is none of my business, so I am going to stay out of it. I will say that, as with most things in life, time will tell. I think it was a great move on NeNe’s part to get everyone at the table to lay a foundation for a more peaceful existence. There was a lot of emotion and even more history sitting at that table, and it’s going to take a lot of work on everyone’s part to get along. Whenever there are conflicts like this, I think it is important for each person to recognize what the others are and are not capable of. If you understand a person’s limitations, and adjust your expectations accordingly, there is a much greater chance of success.