Meghan King Edmonds' parenting woes continued during Season 10 episode 9 of "The Real Housewives of Orange County." In previous episodes, the reality TV newcomer revealed that step-parenting husband Jim Edmonds' children hasn't always been a walk in the park. The 30-year-old struggles to cope her desire to be, as she put it, "a  cool step-mom" and a good parent. On top of that, it seems Meghan wants children of her own.

During a mi-day cocktail hour with the ladies Meghan's relationship with her step children became the center of discussion. The "RHOC" rookie shared with her castmates that she fears she'll never have the same love biological mothers and daughters share. While it appeared she was looking to the ladies to disagree with her, a majority of the cast -- especially Vicki Gunvalson -- were in agreement that she should respect her boundaries as a step-parent. This created tension in the group as the episode went on with Meghan, Heather Dubrow and Lizzie Rovsek creating one mini-clique and Vicki, Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador creating another.

Despite their differences, each trio decided to head out for a night of champagne, shots and gossip. Meghan, Heather and Lizzie ventured outside the resort to a local beach club for dinner and drinks while Vicki, Shannon and Tamra hit up the hotel bar. Determined to out "whoop" one another, the ladies knocked back shots like there was no tomorrow. Sadly it seems they'll be paying for it next week in episode 10.

Previews for Season 10 episode 10 suggest tensions between Shannon and Meghan will rise once more. Be sure to tune into Bravo next Monday at 9 p.m. EDT. Check out a preview for the episode below: