'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills': Let's judge their mothering skills, shall we?

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We typically try to stay away from talking about the housewives' kids, so we're going to keep our high standards and talk about their mothering skills. See how we did that?

After all, "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" did an entire episode on being mothers, so doesn't that give us permission to judge?

Taylor Armstrong: She threw an over-the-top party for her four-year-old, which she was too young to appreciate. Taylor and her friends seemed to have a great time, but none of it - the specially written song, the expensive jewelry or the Mad hatter theme - quite registered with her toddler. What did register? Taylor's husband gave her a puppy. Yep, it's the simple pleasures.

Camille Grammer: She took her kids (and her team of nannies, a house manager, and some fat, old guy who leered at her bikini'd bod) off to a relaxing vacation at their home in Hawaii. Oh, the preparation was intense. She had to pack and check in with her house manager. Poor Camille.

Adrienne Maloof: She has three boys and says they have changed her lifestyle completely. She does have a nanny and a chef, but she leads an active lifestyle, which includes chasing the boys around. She also seems to relish being with them.

Kim Richards: She was pretty much moving into her new home in this episode, but we know she is very attached to her children. In a previous episode, she and Kyle got into a fight, because her sister didn't support her decision not to let her daughter stay with her father for the summer. Kim feared she would never get her back.

Kyle Richards: She threw a birthday party for her two-year-old daughter. While it wasn't as decadent as the one Taylor threw, it still had live animals, a bouncer, and she used a party planner. Nevertheless, Kyle was pretty hands-on (which seems to be her mothering style, as well) and did some of the food and preparation herself.

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Oh, Taylor. My wedding cost less than this.

Lisa Vanderpump: While we knew she had an empty nest, Lisa opened up about the troubles she's having with her adopted high school-aged son. It's clear she loves him and worries about him just as much as the daughter she bore herself. She sent him to finish school in Idaho, because she discovered he was ditching school with a bad crowd. But he's almost ready to graduate and wants to attend a music school in Hollywood. She wants to support him, but his record makes her wary.





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