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Coffee with RealHouseWife

Updated on August 31, 2012

Ever heard about Instant Connection?

I have had in many cases and even though I have not had the opportunity to meet my connections, I have been able to communicate with them in this big wide world. Thanks to the Internet.

Amongst many such Instant Connections that I have felt, one of them is Kelly aka RealHouseWife.

She is a multi-talented lady who wears many feathers on her cap. She is a mom to 3 beautiful girls, a devoted wife, and a successful career woman.

She has been seen juggling around the 3 most time consuming jobs efficiently and is yet a perfection personified lady, who is always gracious to acknowledge others.

Amazing huh!

I thought such people have ceased living on our planet.

But, that explains how she has attained the Hubpages Elite title. Her magnetic persona has made her friends with many pen pals of our hubpages community.

I got an opportunity to contact some of the prolific writers and get views about this magnificent lady.


Just Ask Susan aka Susan has quoted her as:-

Austinstar aka Lela recalls going on a fun trip with Kelly and has quoted the below for her.

"Kelly is fun and exciting and the excellent housewife. She is down to earth, beautiful and a genuinely nice person, but she has a lot of common sense too and she uses it. She's an absolute blast for going on trips with! I can't think of a better travel companion than Kelly U. She loves life and everything in it."

Barbergirl28 aka Stacy reminiscences about her friendship with Realhousewife

" Kelly is the Real deal. I should know - I have met her in person. She is one of the sweetest and kindest people I have known. And even before I met her... there was never a shortage of items to talk about. She truly makes me think outside the box and I am so glad our lives have crossed paths."

I managed to sit virtually with the woman of the hour with her favorite cup of espresso and cream and asked her a few questions.

  1. What made you give yourself the title, “realhousewife” on hubpages?

I wanted to describe myself in a word. I think more than anything I am a housewife, but I am a real one. I am not one of those fancy wives on television. I think I represent the housewife of the 21st century. I am living proof that a woman can be a wife, mother and business owner. The ladies now days are educated, resourceful, fun!

2. I see you are a queen of many careers such as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist, and have your own real estate business besides being an active writer/commenter on hubpages. ALL are time consuming so, how do you manage to squeeze in the hours working towards them and then still manage to be a real housewife? What’s your secret for time management?

Time management is so tricky. I really can’t plan my life more than a day in advance. I try – it just never seems to work out. I no longer work in the sleep lab. I opened the business in 2005 and by 2006 I no longer needed to work outside of the home for financial reasons. I did love my job but it seemed selfish to keep going there. I was needed here. My husband took the business over and works more than full time and I have less and less involvement there. I micro manage it now. I just check all the emails and make sure all the clients are happy or help out when Dave asks for help.

Dave and I work together – he isn’t too proud to do housework and I will make his coffee.

The kids all have jobs. We all work together to make a happy family. We all do our parts to contribute. I feel super lucky!

Dave and I are also both addicted to work. He works downstairs in his office until 12 a.m., 1 or 2 a.m. and I work upstairs until he is done. This is the time I use to research and write.

3. I see your hubs are very educational, informational, and some are debatable. How do you come around choosing the topic for your hubs? What inspires you do so?

Oh I write about all kinds of stuff. I get ideas from everywhere. Usually I write about things that make me laugh or piss me off. I write about things I hope other people are interested in. I write a lot about personality, communication, linguistics, codes

4. What/Who is your inspiration behind writing?

That is a hard question to answer. I think writing just came naturally to me. I have always had it in my blood – even as a child. I wrote all my thoughts and observations down on paper. I had an English teacher, Mrs. Dickinson, in 8th grade and she told me I should try to get my work published. That was very encouraging for me. My husband loves reading my work – he is a huge support.

5. Besides, Humans you have many souls living in your home sweet home. How do you manage to look after them in spite of your tight schedule?

I do have many pets! The African Grey is my assistant. He keeps the dogs in line. I love all of my animals. Everyone helps take care of them. The girls feed the dogs; Dave is currently on bird duty. I do the floors! I think the girls learn a lot from having the animals. They know that there is another living thing that depends on them

6. What are your hobbies besides writing, coloring within the lines?

I love to travel. I have a hard time staying still. On the weekends, my husband and I spend as much time together with the kids as possible. This weekend we hope to take the girls to see all the historic sights in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.

I also love photography though I am not very good at it. I love summer time, floating and camping. Ok well, to be fair, I camp lady-style. That means I float on the river, hang out and then check into Holiday Inn. I love being outdoors but I don’t want to live outside!

7. Do you have a favorite track that you usually hum while working?

No, I don’t even have one favorite song. I love music and my taste is varied. I appreciate musical instruments. I go to concerts a lot. There are several terrific concerts venues near me but my favorite ones to go to are the outdoor concerts. Verizon has a theater about 15 minutes from me – I go there a lot.

8. In one of your hubs you mention that it takes 2 dysfunctional people to make a marriage work? How is that possible? Care to share your secret?

Yeah I think everyone has issues. We are all flawed. My oldest girl is 23. I always tell her to pick a guy that has issues she can live with and settle down. My husband is very quiet and more conservative. I am very outspoken and I have a horrible temper. We balance each other out.

I do think the secret to a good marriage or relationship is to be a team. That means you work together and you share common goals. If you have a problem you don’t focus on the problem – focus on solutions. I think having a sense of humor is vital…we laugh together a lot. My husband likes that I am a straight shooter. For some reason he is very amused by my hot temper.

Not too awful long ago – I was really irritated and Dave was being his normal rational self. “I don’t know why you are so annoyed!” he was saying in that quiet, cautious voice you might use if you were talking someone down off of a ledge. I looked at him and said, “God, I want to punch you in the face SO bad right now!” Then we both burst out laughing. Now, every time I get annoyed with him I can hear him muttering, “I bet you want to punch me in the face real bad right now!”

Then we both start laughing again. We work really well together. If we were alike we would surely have gouged each others eyes out by now.

9.You have been hubbing around for 15 months and made many friends who share your interest. Any comments towards the social networking sites, which have made distances, seem smaller for you in connecting with your pen pals?

I love having HP as a resource. Not only have I made some really cool friends, I have an encyclopedia at my fingertips. There are some writers that I like being able to chat with outside of hub. We do have a FB group where we get to know each other better. I have a blast popping on there to see what is happening. It makes my day more fun. There are some hub people I chat with daily. We help each other, bounce ideas off each other and support each other. I love it!

10. What is the dream of your life? Are you living it at present?

I really am living my dream life. I roll out of bed when I feel like it. I do what I want and don’t answer to anyone. If I feel like flying to Argentina tomorrow I could and no one would be surprised if I did something like that really. I am in control of my life and I live it the way I want.

My kids are very independent. I am positive they could take care of themselves if they had to. My oldest is in college and working full time and living a fun life. The two younger girls are both always honor roll and have sports they are really active in. I am in a very happy place.

11. If a genie could grant you two wishes. What would they be?

Only two wishes? Well…in that case I would have to wish that I was Jeannie from I dream of Jeannie! Then I could just bob my head and get whatever I want! That annoying neighbor? No problem! I’d just bob my head and shazam, she’d be gone! Those pesky dirty floors? A cinch!

My second wish would be to find Jimmy Hoffa!

Wow, now is'nt she the happiest girl in the whole of USA?

Happiness comes from within. IF we are happy and satisfied with whatever life has offered and take it graciously. We all can be one happy souls!

Kelly is a caring mom, a loving wife and a good citizen. Style and Woman always blend well and she has proved it.

Realhousewife, it was a pleasure to know you and I am sure the readers will also understand you more beneath that smile that you wear all the time...Cheers!


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    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Thanks Rema. I am glad you enjoyed this interview :)

      Thanks lovedoctor. Yeah, she is a down to earth person. Happy that you enjoyed this hub...cheers!

      Thanks diggnet.

      Thanks shiningirisheyes. I am glad you enjoyed it.

      Thanks Shampa. I am happy that you liked it. cheers!

      Thanks prasetio, I am glad you enjoyed it.

      Thanks Brett. Yes, she is a humble person.

      Thanks Nell. Always a pleasure to read your insight...cheers!

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      Rema T V 

      7 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Ruchira,

      Enjoyed every word on this hub. Wonderful. A great presentation that gave us a beautiful picture of Kelly. Thanks. Cheers, Rema.

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      7 years ago

      This is a very good tribute to Kelly. The interview questions are great. I really enjoy reading her hubs. The one on road rage is one of my favorites as well as the ones where she writes about her daughter and dating life. Kelly seems very down to earth and cool. I watch the Housewives from Jersey and Orange County and most of them are so catty and dramatic! When will I get to see the Housewives from Missouri? I live in Florida.

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Thank you staypos. Your profile name also indicates a lot about you. will check out your hubs shortly.

      Thank you Wesman tod. Yes, Dave is a lucky guy :)

      Thank you Peggy. I am glad I could entice you. You are a talented woman, yourself. Cheers!

      I am glad Kelly that your coffee beans taste extra crisp and special each morning. Cheers to that, my friend!!

    • diggnet profile image


      7 years ago from US

      Great interview, i enjoyed a lot :)

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Thank you tonipet. Yes, she is a kind soul.

      Thank you neeleshkularni. I am glad I could highlight your favorite writer...cheers! Was a pleasure to hear from you!

      Thank you motown2chitown. Yes, our hubbing community has great writers and I am fortunate to be friends with you all...Cheers!

      Sorry for the late response, guys! Appreciate your comments!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Vicki,

      Oh! I would love to meet you all talented souls. TG for Facebook that we could stay connected via that social media site. Thank you for your wonderful words of appreciation. Always a pleasure to hear it coming from an awesome writer like yourself. Bless you, my friend.

      apologize for the delay!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Thank you Cyndi. Yes, kelly is the real deal and I love taking inspiration from such people. Cyndi, you have also touched many hearts and I am glad to be in touch with ya. Happy Friday, my friend. Apologize for the delay in responding back.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      7 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Ruchira - Thank you for this wonderful interview with Kelly, a.k.a. Realhousewife. I look forward to getting to know her through her hubs as well.

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Thank you mythicalstorm273, tobusiness, iamaudraleigh and BBG, cclitgirl for such a wonderful comment.

      Yes, she is a magnificent person and her infectious smile captured my attention :)

      Apologize for the late acknowledgment.

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      Shampa Sadhya 

      7 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and interesting!

      You have presented RealHousewife very straightforwardly. A work well done. It is the best way through which one can know another in a very clear cut manner. Once again I must say it is very perfectly done. Thanks for presenting such a good stuff.

    • prasetio30 profile image


      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Beautiful tribute to a great hubbers like Kelly (realhousewife). It gave me much inspirations. Thanks for writing and share with us. Take care and voted up!


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      Brett C 

      7 years ago from Asia

      You asked some great questions! I liked her opinion on relationships ... so true, too similar rarely works!

      Shared, up and interesting.

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      Nell Rose 

      7 years ago from England

      This is a great interview and insight into RealHouseWife, I love reading about other hubbers and to see them in their real lives, wonderful job!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Kelly,

      Yes, whenever you are feeling low or are overwhelmed...check this page out. Your spirits will be elevated seeing how many well wishers you have :)

      The pleasure to know you was mutual, my friend :)

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Ardie,

      I was fortunate to have got her precious time. Looking at her busy schedule :)

      Hi Frank,

      I am happy to introduce you a well accomplished writer and a human being :)

      Hi Bill,

      Thank you for your kind words. Always a pleasure :)

      Thank you Modern Lady. I am happy that you enjoyed...cheers!

      Hi Angi,

      Yes, the coffee was virtual but, we enjoyed our selves :) Thank you for stopping by. Yes, we are lucky to have found each other. You are a gem yourself, Anginwu :)

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Ruchira - I'll say it again - you are so wonderful - and my hub friends always make my coffee taste so much better! Good Morning! Lol

      Thanks so much everyone for such nice comments - they really make a housewife feel great!

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Ruchira,

      What a fun interview to read and it is nice to get to know a bit about RHW from reading her answers to your questions. She seems like a fun person to get to know. Heading on over to one of her hubs now. Thanks!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      oh Tammy you said it ALL. She has all the above qualities. Sure, she should have her own show :) Thanks for your support!

      Thank you Vinaya. I am happy that you enjoyed it! Cheers my friend!

      Thank you Brian. I am glad you enjoyed reading about your favorite author and friend...cheers! Pleasure to meet ya!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Thank you traslochimilano. I am glad you enjoyed it :)

      Thank you pdxkaraokeguy. such a pleasure to know that you enjoyed the above. She is a magnificent lady :)

      Are you serious Lord...RHW where is your guitar :) bring it on, lady. While we hum along the above song :)) Thanks Lord for stopping by...appreciate it!

      Thank you Anamika. I am happy that you liked the above...Cheers my friend!

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      7 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      SOMEBODY got their self a lovely and brainy wife!!! Thats all I'm saying, except she's awfully nice too!

    • StayPos profile image


      7 years ago from Florida, USA


      Thanks for giving a well deserved shout out to Realhousewife! It's always great reading her hubs! You've written some nice hubs too, keep up the good work:-)

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Thank you urmilashukla. Yes, she is a Fun-tastic lady :)

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Thank you Dexter. Appreciate it!

      Thank you Ruby for your kind words. You are a wonderful writer and have been my right hand as I tread along this hubbing community. Always appreciate you and your wise words!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      haha...I am glad kelly you have something good and pleasant to fall back upon and make you smile upon yourself :))

      Cheers, my friend!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Thank you teaches12345. Kelly is a talented person yet grounded. I am fortunate to have interviewed her :)


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      7 years ago

      Ruchira, what a beautiful tribute! Kelly is wonderful, and you captured her inner beauty and kindness so perfectly in this hub. Thanks for encouraging fellow hubbers in such a way!

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      7 years ago from new delhi

      as a confirmed kelly fan found this fantasticccccc

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      Tonette Fornillos 

      7 years ago from The City of Generals

      Realhousewife from the name itself sounds it's real essence. Kelly must've been really a fun and exciting housewife to make things around her so light and genuine. Very bright and encouraging attitude RealHouseWife! Thank you for this Ruchira. My votes up and across.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Two of the nicest people around--Ruchira and Kelly, that Real Housewife! Kelly IS the real deal. She does so much with her family, with her pets, HubPages. She is so encouraging. I love hearing her comments about Dave and her family like. Susan, I would like to meet her (and you and many others!) in person, too! Maybe one day. For now I'll continue to enjoy this bright, encouraging wonderful person I see often on HubPages. I adore you, RealHousewife! Great job, dear Ruchira!

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      Cynthia Calhoun 

      7 years ago from Western NC

      Ruchira - what an inspirational hub you have shared here! Bravo to you! What cool things to learn about Kelly - er "realhousewife" - wow! She is one of those people that "has it all": brains, looks, great career, great kids and a great husband. She could write a book! Ruchira - you could be the editor! Hehe.

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      Stacy Harris 

      7 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      I have had this one roasting on the back burner for awhile... I knew I needed to get over here and read it and I finally did. I tell you - when it comes to people in general - Kelly is the top of the list! You just dont' get much better than that. I was fortunate - I got to meet her. The only downside of the meeting was it was far too short of a time. However, I did get to see her twice as I stopped by as we were driving through the area.

      Great hub for a great person!

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      7 years ago

      This was an amazing interview about a really great person! You asked great questions that you outlined very well. I hopeto see more of these interviews over time! Voted up gor its geatness!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      What a great tribute to a friend, and a brilliant idea for a hub. This is simply marvelous, Ruchira well done.

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      7 years ago

      I greatly enjoyed this. I have talked to RHW for many months now, but somehow the conversation is always goofy or about me and I greatly enjoyed learning more about her. I am so glad that you took the time to do this! Great hub and great interview!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Susan, I am glad that you helped me with your testimonial regarding kelly. She was happy and I was thrilled to get another writer on my precious hub :)


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      Kelly Umphenour 

      7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Thanks everyone for the nice comments! So many of my friends checking in! Lol. Ruchira - now aren't you just about the kindest person I've ever encountered? Now when I need a smile - I'll just look right here and I'll have so many!!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Thank you Rajan. I am glad you liked the above. It was a pleasure to get your input.

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      oh yea, Vellur. RHW is a real deal :)


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      7 years ago

      Even though I do not know realhousewife well, I feel like I learn a ton from your hub. I'm sure you had fun, chatting over coffee with her. Glad that this is such a friendly community. Thanks for the enjoyable read.

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      Modern Lady 

      7 years ago from Chicago, IL

      This was really enjoyable. Thanks!

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      Bill Holland 

      7 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well that was so cool! I missed this hub and I'm so glad I found it because it was written by one of my favorite hubbers and it is about one of my favorite hubbers. Well done Ruchira!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      well said indeed, Sharyn.

      RHW is a real deal :) Thanks for stopping by apologize for the delay in acknowledging.Cheers!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      7 years ago from Shelton

      Good work Ruch I mean I am not a fan of her hubs.. but that doesn't mean she isn't a terrific writer :) Great Job

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      7 years ago from Neverland

      Ruchira, you picked one of my most favoritest people to interview! RHW is such a sweetie and you caught the real her so perfectly in this Hub :)

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      Brian Slater 

      7 years ago from England

      Kelly is a beautiful woman, we can all see that she is a very talented writer, I am lucky enough to call her a friend of mine and I love her to bits, thanks Ruchira for sharing, a wonderful tribute I loved it, voted up :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      what a wonderful hub to read about the author I love reading and following on hubpages.

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      7 years ago from North Carolina

      This is a great interview Ruchira. RHW is one of the first hubbers I met here on Hubpages. She is a happy, positive, mischeivious, fun, and bright hubber. I think she should should get a show on Bravo. She is much more fun than those mean housewives. Voting way up!!!

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      Anamika S Jain 

      7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Wonderful Interview Ruchira. She sounds like a real wonderful person to know.

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      Joseph De Cross 

      7 years ago from New York

      Wonderful interview... where is the guitar? We know RHW! loves that electric guitar. We now know better about our Kelly.

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      Justin W Price 

      7 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Greta interview on one of my favorite hubbers and nicest people in general. Good work. UP and shared

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      7 years ago from USA

      Interested interview Ruchira....

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Paula,

      Such majestic words coming from a prolific writer like you...awesome! Will treasure it :)

      Thank you!!

      Oh yeah...Kelly sure is a mix of all good components. Her attitude is positive and that makes her so special.

      Thanks once again!

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      7 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Fantastic job Ruchira. Thanks for presenting this lovely lady. Voted up!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Great interview Ruchira. I am not acquainted with RealHouseWife, but any friend of yours is a friend of mine..Thank's..

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      Dexter Yarbrough 

      7 years ago from United States

      Great, great interview! Kudos!!!

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      So Ruchira - I just had to run over here with my coffee (hope you don't mind I'm still in my PJ's! So nice to see wonderful things written about ones self! Thanks to everyone - I can assure you I am so grateful I did stumble across hub. I have so many cool people to chat with, learn from , laugh with:). Now when I am doing boring old housewife stuff - I look forward to finishing so I can see all of you!

      Thanks Ruchira again and that's to everyone for all the sweet comments. I'm not all that nice though! Lol ask Dave! Hahahaha!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      What a great way to highlight a fellow hubber. I enjoyed the read on this one, your interview Q & A were excellent. RealHouseWife is an example of what hubpages is all about and a real inspiration to women. Thanks for sharing.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great interview Ruchira! I'm very happy to have met Kelly online here at HubPages and hope to meet her face to face soon. I'm sure you know how it is when you meet someone and you just click. It's no secret, I think the world of Kelly and so glad that she is part of my life. She truly makes my life brighter.

      Up and awesome!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Ruchira, this a wonderful interview. I think I know Real housewife a little better now! Your questions were well put.

      Kelly, it sure feels better to know a little more about you.

      Thank you both, ladies! Voted up and very interesting.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      7 years ago from Dubai

      Enjoyed reading - a great interview. Realhousewife sounds awesome.

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Ruchira ~ what an enjoyable hub. I must say that I didn't learn anything new that I didn't already know about Kelly. She is the real deal! And she certainly knows how to make me laugh. I am honored to call her friend. Great interview. I hope many others have the opportunity to meet the RealHousewife!


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      7 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Ruchira....I believe you have found your niche! Move over Barbara Walters and Paula Zahn!! HubPages has the Rock Star of all Interviewers!!

      What a wonderful job you did of presenting Kelly to the community (those who know her and those who may not have.) Your questions are so thoughtful and interesting.

      Kelly appears to be the "model" for the present day American Housewife. Long gone is "June Cleaver!!" and that is a very GOOD thing!! Free to be who and what we choose and balance it all with grace and a bit of spunk!

      This is a wonderful collaboration. Kudos to you and Kelly.

      UP +++

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      7 years ago from United States

      Hi emilybee, Yup she is a brilliant writer and a terrific person. :)

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      7 years ago

      Great hub. RealHousewife writes awesome hubs, glad to learn more about her.

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      7 years ago from United States

      Aww...that's such a nice thing to say, Lela.

      Thanks to Kelly...I got to know you as well. Thank you for the prompt response and helping me with your input about her. Appreciate it!

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      7 years ago from Somewhere near the heart of Texas

      Great interview with a colossally great woman. Kelly is just so bright that some of the stars in the sky are embarrassed. She's a St. Louis Star!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Thank you Jacy. I am glad you enjoyed it as much as I did writing about her :)

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      haha...I am glad you liked the above. I tried to keep it a little entertaining by putting in this song, which I feel after reading your answers to the questions is are total awesome and your perspective towards life is refreshing.

      haha...yup, i sure was sneaky huh. Surprise!!

      I am glad I made you visit your sweet memory days...that was the motive :)

      btw, pleasure was all mine!!!

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      7 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Great interview, I really enjoyed reading it.

      Voted up and awesome.

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Ruchira! You are just about the kindest individual I have ever encountered:) Now how many times have I said that to you? lol

      Thank you so very much! You are so awesome - and you did a great job asking fun questions! Dave was laughing so much when he read my comments - I don't know why he thinks it is so funny when I get mad! LOL Oh well - whatever works!

      And how sneaky of you to get Austinstar and Susan in on your effort! I had no idea! You really knocked yourself out and I thank you and Lela and Susan so much!

      I used to love that song when I was a little girl and I sang it all the time! Oh my, now I better shut up - I am showing my age!

      Thank you again - so kindly!!


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