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Skip the Loubs

Cindy introduces herself, and gives us the scoop on her babies' daddy and her thoughts on the other 'Wives.

By Cindy Barshop

Welcome to my life. . .I've come to find out that my story really IS worthy of documenting on camera. Single Mom, 15-month old twins that still don't sleep at night (or ever) and bringing my Completely Bare spas to the national level, while moving my 85-year-old parents into Manhattan (aka my hood). Ughhhh. . .you couldn't even imagine. . .and that's not even including my social life in the mix. . .

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On the first episode, I was introduced by Ramona by the rest of the ladies during my charity fundraiser at the talented artist, Peter Tunney's studio. As you saw, we painted with our feet to spell out the word "Gratitude." Note to self: skip the Loubs when paint is involved. Definitely lost points with the Upper East ladies on that one. Our painting will raise money for the Don Monti Memorial Foundation, as well as thank everyone in my life for helping me through my mom's battle with cancer. My next fundraiser, which will benefit my mom's neurosurgeon at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, is going to be even better!

Oooopss….back to the cameras….

At the event, I learned how my new friends operate. Let's just say they're not shy. Jill, my new BFF (but not at the time), interrogated me about my babies' father like she was one of the FBI. I was pretty taken aback, but she softened the blow with a compliment about my post-baby body that smoothed things over a bit.

Well here's the scoop: we were engaged at one point and planned on having a baby together, but it was harder than expected and I began In Vitro Fertilization. I think a lot of women should be aware that there are other options and not to give up. It took me over three years of IVF at three different hospitals, but finally I was blessed with my beautiful, stunning, blue-eyed rockstars, Jesse and Zoe.

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