Bethenny Frankel On Being A Single Working Mom: You Don’t Complain, You Don’t Explain

Bethenny Frankel is going through a bitter divorce and a nasty custody battle but she says that her motto for managing her life is: “you don’t complain, you don’t explain.”

The 42-year-old mom appeared on the new talk show The Real where she explained how she’s juggling working on her own show and parenting her 3-year-old daughter, Bryn Hoppy.

“It’s just like Nike says – you just do it. You have to be organized, what choice do you have? You don’t complain, you don’t explain,” she said matter-of-factly.

Bethenny said her philosophy is an old fashioned good work ethic.

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“I always say pros play hurt. You’re tired too bad. I’m so lucky I have such a blessed life. I’m organized, I’m on my game.”

She said that she is able to compartmentalize between being a mom and being a talk show host.

“When I’m working I’m working and then the second I’m not working I’m with my daughter and that’s all I want to do. It’s just quality time.

Bethenny and her estranged husband, Jason Hoppy, have been waging a war over custody of their child, but she said she is always able to focus on Bryn when she’s not at work.

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“You’re not on your Blackberry, you’re not distracted, you’re not worried about nonsense.”

A former Real Housewives of New York City star and now the host of her own talk show, Bethenny said that she recognizes that her job isn’t a live or die situation.

“We’re not curing cancer. We’re doing a talk show.”

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