I’ve always heard every pregnancy is different, but now I know for myself. You know you get it in your head and say, “I’ve been here and done this, I can hang.  Yep, then your body and your baby say, ‘Ma’am, have a seat.’ LOL!”  Once I listened to my body and rested I was good to go and ready to GO GET IT!!! The mind is amazing; it’s like I fix it in my mind to give it my all on stage, but as soon as I got off that stage I was done. HA! I’m not thinking about Erica or Goo trying to act like I’m old and boring.  What I knew was that was that Teddy was not going to go for a backyard full of ½ dressed men at his house.  Alana is getting married and Tina is “staying” married – LOL!  Sorry Goo, this party can’t never happen at my house!

Tina and I are the perfect balance to each other. When I’m down or low – she covers me and I do the same for her.  Sound issues or not, my sister and her baby needed some rest, so I handled sound check.  Here we go again with less than sound, but at the end of the day you do what you can and leave it all in God’s hand.  This was such a crazy time; insane work schedule and my baby sister’s wedding.  I was basically a missing in action Matron of Honor.  Gotta love Tina. She will change her mind. LOL. So glad Goo worked it out and found an amazing place to have Alana’s bachelorette party.  Now I’m sure many were shocked about the shirtless male servers – haha! Y’all can unclutch your pearls. It was all in good fun and in definite good taste. Sometimes it’s good to laugh and have a good time in the moment.  I’m just glad Alana was able to create memories and enjoy herself.

MMQuote: “If I feel like I’m about to put my baby in danger and have this baby early or have this baby unhealthy, then I’m going to have to stop.”  Mary Mary is exhausted from Promo Week, and with 3 more cities and days left on the schedule they must start taking caution.  Erica tries to handle sound check on her own, but it is not going well.  MMQuote: “Lord, please let the sound be right.”  Tina makes it to glam and is planning on performing with Erica.  As they go one stage, all the issues are left on the sideline and the sisters are there to give the people what they want.  MMQuote: “I’m gonna push myself.”  However, there seems to be an issue with the key change in “Thank You Lord”, and Tina is convinced it is the team’s fault.  The Marys talk over the issue with Gerald, and it seems as if the problem was because Tina was singing in the wrong key.  MMQuote: “Yeah, it’s in the wrong key because you started singing too fast!”  Regardless, the band should have switched keys quickly when they realized Tina was singing higher.

MMQuote: “There goes issue #1, and in walks issue #2.”  Goo is having some issues balancing her responsibilities as stylist of Mary Mary, and maid of honor at Alana’s wedding.  Erica is adamant about Goo coming to New York to make sure they do not have a style slipup again.  MMQuote: “I have to make sure the clothes are right.  I have to.”  Tina starts to defend Goo by saying it was Erica’s fault the clothes from the fitting didn’t work during the tour.  Erica isn’t putting blame on Goo, but just wants to make sure everything is right for the next city.  MMQuote: “Something’s gotta give, and at this point nothing’s giving.”  Not only are Erica and Goo unhappy about the situation, Alana is as well.  So much in fact, she hangs up on her sisters when she hears they will not be in town until the day of her bachelorette.

Even when they are home, the sisters are torn in multiple directions.  As much as Erica would love to spend time with her kids, she still needs to tend to MOH duties with Goo and Alana.  As Alana flexes her Bridezilla muscles, Goo has no tolerance.  MMQuote: “You about to be a dead almost-bride!”

Tina is just happy to be home.  MMQuote: “Mary Mary gets a break.  Tina doesn’t get a break, so it’s time to go home and go to work.”  Tina and Teddy’s house is in the middle of a repainting, but Tina wants to be home when the work is being done.  The only problem is that Tina is rarely home these days, and pregnant women cannot be around paint fumes.  WE think the hormones may be messing with Tina a bit, making her speak irrationally.  MMQuote: “Because I’m a smart husband, I never make the decisions by myself.  I always include her.”

If only this wedding planning would go as smoothly as Tina’s remodeling!  As Alana rattles off items Goo and Erica, Goo attempts to multitask and talk a bit of business with Erica.  #FAIL.  MMQuote: “Let me finish my wedding stuff, and then you can go back to being Mary Mary.”  Alana feels left in the dark about the bachelorette party, and with Erica and Goo both traveling she is not very confident that this will all come together.  MMQuote: “Check this out baby Bridezilla.  It’s just a bachelorette party!”  Erica tries to be the voice of reason, but Alana doesn’t want to compromise (and it looks like Goo doesn’t want to go to NY).  Erica finally caves, and allows Goo to stay home with Alana.  MMQuote: “I am not happy at all.  I need GooGoo in New York.”

Erica is meeting with Mitchell to tell him Goo will not be going with them to New York, but Mitchell is still heated over the last stop in New York.  MMQuote: “You just keep making excuses for her.”  At this point, this news about Goo staying in L.A. may send Mitchell over the edge.  MMQuote: “I don’t manage the wedding, I manage Mary Mary!”  Mitchell is not optimistic about this, but Erica insists that everything will run smoothly without Goo.

The Mary’s hit Brooklyn for the Something Big contest.  MMQuote: “Today is going to be hectic, and it’s going to be busy, and it’s going to be exhausting.”  On top of the press around the Something Big contest, Tina needs to show Laiah a good time in New York.  MMQuote: “I want to go back to the hotel and sleep before my concert, but I have to have fun with my baby.”  Tina is having a little difficulty keeping up with Laiah’s excitement and energy.  Between Juniors, running around the park, and looking at the Statue of Liberty, Tina is exhausted.

Back in LA, Goo and Joi interview the “entertainment” for Alana’s bachelorette.  MMQuote: “I’m nervous about all the touching and what not.”

New York must be bad luck for these sisters!  Not only did Tina make Erica feel bad about trying to force Goo to come to NY, but now Tina’s pants aren’t fitting properly.  MMQuote: “If my memory serves me correctly, someone (TINA!) told me I needed to get my stuff together in L.A..”  Tina now must sew the pockets of her pants closed to avoid another fashion disaster.  MMQuote: “I’m a seamstress.  I get the job done.”

Alana’s bachelorette is finally here, but Tina is not happy about the “male waiters”.  MMQuote: “You can’t just go disclose the details of the event at the last minute!”  This is the final straw for Tina, and she tells Goo to find another location.  MMQuote: “Backing out of your obligation at the last minute is not good, ever.  Just know I ain’t buying it and I could care less that you’re just a flake.”  Luckily, Goo finds a new location in the Hollywood Hills, and Alana looks thrilled.  It could be because she and her guests are being served by a staff of extremely buff, ripped, men!  MMQuote: “More meat please!”

The ladies get a phone call from Mitchell, and no one knows whether this is good news or bad news.    Luckily it’s good news, and Mary Mary has the #1 Gospel album in the country!  MMQuote: “Not so bad Mary Mary.”  Their hard work has definitely paid off!

Will this wedding drama ever end?  Is Tina doing too much while being seven months pregnant?  Will the issues with Goo and Mitchell finally come to a head when Justin puts himself in the mix?  WE want to hear from you!

This weekend I’m doing stand-up, going to a wedding, and trying to find a new boyfriend for Melissa. Actually, that’s not a weekend; it’s my perfect storm of happiness! Well, maybe not perfect…the economy is still bad, cheesecake is still fattening, and Ryan Gosling still hasn’t returned my calls…but it’s pretty good. When my assistant Sabrina and her husband decided to renew their vows I thought, why not do it in Las Vegas where I’m headlining? We can throw Sabrina a bachelorette party…check out single guys…have everybody come see my show…set Melissa up with somebody…have dinner…maybe see Melissa fall in love again…all the usual Vegas stuff! Melissa just can’t know that I’m setting her up, so I have to be discreet. I know– I’ll have Lynne help me! Because let’s face it, if there’s one thing Lynne’s good at its rounding up guys. Lynne just has to understand that these guys are for Melissa, not her, so they can’t have prison records, back hair, or tattoos. Seriously, I just want my baby to find love again, so if Mr. Right comes along and Melissa really likes him, I guess I could overlook just one small tattoo.

I know that we keep discussing that Joan is 78, but I am tempted to insist that she show me her birth certificate. When we were shooting the episode in Las Vegas, we shot with her all day. Our cameras followed her as she planned out Sabrina’s bachelorette party. Then we taped her live comedy show at the Venetian. During the concert, I had our crew go to the party bus that Joan and Melissa had rented for Sabrina’s party. We knew the bus would be dark, so we set up some extra lights inside it before the ladies got there. While they were adding battery-operated lights on the bus, I stayed at the theater and watched as Joan greeted a long line of the audience members who waited after her stand-up show to take her picture, get autographs, etc. Joan was really impressive to watch. Mind you, it was 11:00 at night when her show ended. Joan greeted each person — listened to each story, answered each question and patiently stood smiling as each person attempted to take a picture with her. (You’d be amazed how many people are clueless how to operate their own cameras, especially the ones on their phones). Joan was sincerely thrilled by their delight in her performance. I sometimes think that the audience adulation is the extra energy source that keeps Joan going. Like Audience Viagra, or Comic Ginseng.

It was nearly midnight when Joan finally climbed on the party bus. And you could have sworn she had just woken up from an eight hour sleep by her energy level. She was drinking and dancing on the bus – putting all the younger ladies to shame. All except Melissa, who was surprisingly adept at dancing on the pole on the bus. Where she learned it, I can’t imagine. Joan’s energy continued right into the dance club. Joan loved dancing to the Black Eyed Peas and got a second wind surrounded by 1500 gay men dancing with their arms above their heads. We did not stop shooting until 2:30 in the morning. And Joan was up for more dancing long after our cameraman gave me the eye that he was beat tired. Granted, he does have a 30 pound camera on his shoulder the entire time. It was a fun night for us all – and I had to smile as I watched Joan still dancing as we left the club.

Hi everyone,

I hope you all enjoyed the Bridezilla episode where we are helping Mommy plan her wedding with Doc. As you know, I was put in charge of her bachelorette party and decided to hire some strippers, which I thought would have been a very funny and exciting surprise for her – even though Mommy is very conservative. I really enjoy thinking outside of the box, because fun is always the best way. I mean, last year for her birthday she did enjoy the Hawaiian men; I’m just saying! But when she found out about our visit to the strip club, she was very upset. I can understand why, but I just wanted her to have fun, and there is nothing wrong with that. But hey, now I know LOL!

Me and my sister’s also thought it would be the best idea to inform our Dad about Mommy’s engagement, not because we were hoping they would reunite, but because we are working on rebuilding our family bond with him and just really wanted him to know. We knew he would be happy that she is living her life after their divorce, but deep inside (whisper) I think he is just a little bit jealous, because the first chance he had he made that phone call to congratulate her…mmmhmmmm Daddy. Needless to say, we were BACK in the doghouse with Mommy. We now understand why she felt the way she felt and we should have asked and confirmed with her before we invited him into the loop. The value of family is very important and we understand and respect her wishes.

With all that being said, I just ask that we continue to place family first and value every waking moment with them, because not many people have that blessed bond that The Braxton family has. Enjoy every minute because tomorrow is not promised. Until the next episode, enjoy your week everyone.


Towanda Braxton