The Atlanta-based attorney recently soaked up the final days of summer before her young sons, 6-year-old Dylan Nida and 9-year-old Ayden Nida, head off to school this month.
“’Sunsets like childhood are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting’ ~Richard Paul Evans #quote we #love the #beach #momlife #vacation #sunset ⛅️,” Parks put in the caption of an Aug. 7 photo of her and her boys on the beach in an undisclosed location.
As fans soaked up the sun-drenched scenery behind Parks and her kids, they remarked about how great the star seems to be raising up her sons.
“Oh wow! This is seriously the most beautiful family photo I’ve seen on Instagram. Love it💕 #BLESSEDLIFE.”
“Rocking motherhood per usual 💯”
“Your boys always look happy, Phaedra you’re a proud Manma great very smart great job.”
“@phaedraparks mother and kids looking fabulous 🙌👏🙏🏾🙏🏾”
“I see so much love in this picture. Your boys are handsome and goodness they are growing up fast. Enjoy your vacation and family time.”
Nida was jailed at New Jersey’s Fort Dix Correctional Facility where he was sentenced to serve 96 months after being charged in 2014 for conspiring to commit mail, wire and bank fraud. He was released early after spending about four years behind bars.
Currently, the one-time Bravolebrity is residing in a halfway house in Philadelphia.
Nida was originally due home in time for Father’s Day in June, which his young sons were excited about. Parks told the Daily Mail that they had prepared trinkets to send him at the halfway house. But Dylan and Ayden were disappointed to learn Nida was back behind bars instead.
“There’s a box of Father’s Day cards, mugs, little plates and things that they’ve made that I was going to send him,” she said. “And so my youngest son was like, ‘So, daddy will be here for Father’s Day?’ And I had explained to him, no. He couldn’t come anyway because he was in the halfway house transition home. But you know, they can’t talk to him at all now because he’s back in prison.”
Parks also said she hopes Nida will stay on the straight and narrow, if only for his sons.
“I can’t make him be what he doesn’t want to be,” she said. “He has to want to change.”