REAL Housewives of Orange County’s Meghan King Edmonds celebrated her first solo Mother’s Day on Sunday, and now she’s opening up about the hardships of being a single mom.
The 35-year-old reality star revealed she’s been feeling “terrible” and “guilty” watching her son with special needs, Hart, “regress” in his development during lockdown.
She has three kids — daughter Aspen, 3, and twin sons Hart and Hayes, 2 — with ex-husband Jim Edmonds.
The parents split last year after five years of marriage, and Meghan has been quarantining as a single mom with her three kids.
In the essay she penned on Friday about her new single life, she shared that while she has a live-in nanny helping out, she’s still feeling “worn out” because three kids with lots of energy are a lot to handle.
Mostly, Meghan’s concerned about the progress Hart, who has a brain injury called Periventricular leukomalacia, is making with his development.
The mother-of-three explained: “PVL mainly affects his motor skills (he struggles with balance); his proprioception (he struggles to know where his body is in space, causing him to trip and fall often).”
“[Also] his language (his tongue has difficulty making the proper movements to communicate the words his brain already knows); and his attitude (he screams out of frustration very, very often and also hits and bites).”
Hart participates in speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy multiple times each week, and the RHOC star has been struggling trying to “takeover these therapies.”
Unable to keep her son’s “focus” while caring for her other two kids has been leaving Meghan feeling “guilty all the time.”
She’d already seen Hart’s progress begin toe plateau in therapy prior to the start of the stay-at-home orders, leading her to feel “very alone,” and not being able to help much now is only making her feel worse.
Meghan wrote: “Even special needs mamas don’t talk about these plateaus… so I was completely blindsided by this demoralizing development.
“But that demoralization was months ago. February. Now we are in May. And Hart has regressed.
“That’s right, Hart’s current status is below the level of that depressing plateau I just told you about. His balance is much worse than it was at the end of 2019.”
The RHOC star let her fans know that this “blog post was written by an exhausted mother of three who has been locked in her home for the past nine weeks.”
Meanwhile, her ex Jim has been flaunting his new relationship with girlfriend Kortnie O’Connor, even posting a bunch of photos of the two of them on Sunday, despite the special holiday.
Kortnie made her relationship with Jim official earlier this year after first having a threesome with him and his then-wife Meghan.
The Real Housewives star previously called out her ex for moving on so quickly.
Meghan said on her Intimate Knowledge podcast: “Why does Jim have to go back to this low-hanging fruit?
"Can’t she go find somebody else? And just disrespectful on his part.
“It’s just so hurtful. I never told anyone that I had a threesome because it just felt just like something I wasn’t proud of, and now this is the woman [he] is with and spending money on her when he can’t even come to give me the money that I need?”
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