Caroline Manzo

Caroline describes a typical family meal at the Manzo residence and shares her thoughts on Kim G.

on Jun 9, 2010


Hey everyone, sorry for the delay, it’s been a busy week. Better late than never!

OK, let me think, let me think. I guess I’ll start with Teresa and Gia. I have to give Teresa credit, those girls are involved in everything from dance, to gymnastics, to guitar lessons, etc., etc., etc. Teresa carts them around, baby in tow, looking fabulous! Not me, I’d be a hot mess. Good for her. As I watched Teresa in the waiting room talking with the other parents, an old saying came to mind. "There’s only one beautiful child in the world, and every mother has it." Now, tell the truth ... don’t we all think our kids are the best things since sliced bread? Whether or not we believe that Teresa is a stage mom, or Gia has the talent to make it, there’s one undeniable fact: Teresa is a mother who loves her children, and gives them her unconditional support. At the end of the day, when those girls are grown with families of their own, whether it be in Hollywood or New Jersey, I would be willing to bet that each of them will remember those moments with love and gratitude.

Jacqueline getting her nails done at Chateau, nothing too interesting there. I’ll address Kim G later. Just want to say how cute the "Little Fat Man" Nicholas is! He is a total momma’s boy, God forbid Jacqueline is out of eye shot. Let the screams begin! How great does Jacqueline look!? I’m still trying to lose my extra "baby weight" and Christopher just turned 21 last week!

Watching Lauren and Christopher at work makes me smile. By the way, how handsome is my hubby? Sorry, couldn’t help myself, had to throw that in. Over the years my three kids have had many responsibilities at The Brownstone. Both Albert and I felt that it was very important for all of them to understand the work involved in running a successful business, and instill in them a strong work ethic. Although it would have been very easy to put them in the front office in an "executive position," that was not an option in our minds. They started from the very bottom. All three of them have worked behind the scenes whether it be in the kitchen behind the dishwasher, sweeping floors, emptying trash, cleaning up vomit, making deliveries, the list goes on and on. It was up to each of them to show us that they were capable and motivated to move up the ranks. Once they did, they were rewarded. I am very proud of each of them, as they have all shown us that they are dedicated, hardworking kids. Whatever position they hold in The Brownstone has been earned. The best part of that is that they have formed relationships and earned the respect of all their coworkers as team players. I’ll say it again - how cute is my hubby? Sorry!