Hello everyone, here we are at week five already! Where did the time go? I feel like the party is over before it got started! LOL!
OK, let me think, I watched the show a couple of days ago and my mind is like jello...
Dina - OMG Dina! Lexi came back from her trip with no diseases and she's not married! Lexi had a great time, and Dina used that time away from Lexi to really figure out where she needs to be in her life. All in all it was a learning experience for both of them. Lexi learned about her heritage, and Dina learned about herself. I will say, however, that Lexi was thrilled to be home, admitting that it was a bit too long to be away, but she is getting older, so this too may change. Dina handled it well for the most part, but like any mother, she worried, and you can't blame her for that. By the way, did you see the get up she brought back for Grandma Wrinkles! Too funny!
Teresa - Hooray! Teresa finally got her boobies! They look fantastic and she is very happy! I just need to know one thing - did Joe wear a thong while caring for her? If so, I think the nation needs to see pics of that, don't you? LOL!
After watching 5 episodes I realy can't find fault with either you or Dina. I think you both get a bad rap. I hope if the show comes back next year that Danielle isn't invited back. Like your sis Dina I have ZERO tolerance for drama. You both remind me of some of the members of my family (my mom is one of nine kids - I am the oldest of thirty cousins). I LOVE that you are so honest and that you all realy love each other. I wish both you and Dina (and Teresa and Jacqueline) all the best! I can't wait to see the finale, and hope to see the FOUR of you and your families next year.
You CRACK me up. My girls and I watch you (we're in South Jersey) and are envious! Keep doing what you're doing. We LOVE IT. Would love to hear back!
Caroline you have a really beautiful smile and an honest quality about you that shines in your eyes. And your kids seem really happy and well-adjusted and that is a mothers' greatest achievement and can only come from a home of genuine love. You are awesome and very lovely.
I LOVE your gym and would LOVE to have my family work out with a personal trainer! You really seem to appreciate your family and your life very much! I just wish the season wasn't so short!!
Caroline....I LOVE YOUR HAIR!! How do you get all "poofed" up. PLEASE PLEASE tell!! I can't believe the show is almost over! :-( I tell my family...quiet my GIRLS are on!!
Caroline .... You are my favorite!!! There is something that is real about you and the love for your family shows. I also think you are the prettiest of the group - your eyes are beautiful and you look natural - the botox and the implants etc.. on the others cannot compete with REAL ..... you go girl !!!
Caroline, You are definitely my favorite. You say exactly what you mean to whoever about whatever. No talking behind the back, that show's real class. And you are the most down home person of all. You seem to sit back and just take it all in but God help whoever crosses your family. Oh and the gym thing, by no means are you a fat ass and you looked just fine with no makeup. I would be proud to have you as a friend even if you didn't have a penny to your name (of couse that's the only way we could be friends, LOL). Still, you are one amazing woman and a force to be reckoned with. You make the show what it is without a doubt. May the sun always shine upon your shoulders.
I think you are one brassy lady. You and I are a lot alike. We protect our own and don't let anyone walk all over us. I commend you!!!
Hi Caroline! I have to tell you that you are my favorite housewife. I love that you are just very straight forward and don't hold anything in. You love your family and always put them first no matter what. You also have the brightest smile. You are such a great mom and I wish I was apart of your family. Can't wait to see the season finale. Kisses! Micaela
I just love the show!! Will ya all have a RHNJ fan party. Yes I'm from Southern California but it would be fun to have a "girls roadtrip" with my girlfriends
Love the show!!! Will ya all have a fan party? It would make for a fun "girls roadtrip" for me and my girlfriends for the summer!
I absolutely love, love, love you!!!! You are wonderful and a welcome breath of fresh air to all of the drama that has transpired so far.
I love Caroline, she is just like me; she barely acknowledges Danielle. I love it. I am the same way, why waste my time on some bullsh#t.
Who is Bonnie? Were we watching the same episode??? Jacqueline's parents were not in it. Also, Ashley was not given the car in this episode. Thanks for spoiling next week ;) J/k it looks like there ia a lot of stuff in next week's episode b/c none of the things you just mentioned were in this episode.
Hey Caroline, I can relate to you the most. I tend to observe people a little with caution before I get attached to them and if someone comes at me like a freakin "Bull in a china shop" too friendly, I tend to think "ok what are you tryin to hide". I love your kids they have a great outlook on life and that girl of yours is a hoot..ok in the south that means funny has heck, she may have a relation down here in o'l flo-rida, my 17 yr old daughter that wants to be a hair dresser and not wash peoples heads, would like to skip that part of beauty school. Well keep up the good work. Love the show, you are all the best. My fav show of the housewives!!
Carol, I am very impressed you continue to work out no matter how much you hate it. I can see where your kids get their work ethic from.. The mom is the heart of the family.
On another note, you expressed last week that you peeps did not make Jackie chose and it was clear this week that you sure had. You said clearly and so did she that she had to choose her friendship over family. If Jackie wants to think she can save a soul... why stop her??? She is going straight to heaven as a saint of lost souls. Its something she must do and to impede her passions is a crime in itself. It is not hurting anyone if your family chooses not to engage. period! Leave jackie alone!
Ok. done.. Thanks
Oh my gosh Caroline...we all should look that good without makeup. While I was watching tonight I was thinking how great you looked without make up I thought it was very brave of you to go on TV without make up, but you certainly pulled it off. So don't be so hard on yourself, your beautiful!
I love all your scenes! If only more people had your take on diet and exercise - we'd have a much happier country! You don't have to deny yourself yummies!
hi caroline, i'm interested in knowing why you never touch on your career or day job on the show? i watched an online clip with one of your boys saying you do real estate, but there is never any talk of that on the show...how come? is real estate in new jersey good?
also, i was wondering if you do a lot of cooking at home (it seems like you do in that one scene) and where you get your recipes? do you encourage your other boy to pursue being a chef?
one more question- why do all the husbands appear on the show, even briefly, but not Dina's? Tommy is Al's brother and your brother in law, right? can't you talk some sense into him- he can't be away from his family as often as dina says he is...he was funny in that vh1 special so i think he will add some spice to the show! tell dina to get him to reconsider...maybe for next season?
I just have to say that it's refreshing to see a mom that cares for her family so much. It seems to me your whole family is very family oriented and you all even sit down for dinner together. Very appreciated to see some "normal" family behaviors!! :O)
The more I watch, the more I love you and your family. Y'all are so funny and cute. Your children are one of a kind. I really think you guys should get your own show after this. I just watched a clip for next week and I cant wait. Kudos to all of you for doing this show and letting everyone see into your lives.
Caroline Don't worry about the gym scene, if you did wear makeup, everyone would be commenting on that. You're showing that you really are working out. Good for you!!!
Danielle? Love It
Caroline, You are my favorite, I love the show, I have been waiting a long time for it to show, it was worth the wait. You have a beautiful family, stay true and good luck with the show. can't wait til next season
caroline, first of all you looked great in the exercise scene and secondly nothing is better than laughter unless your laughing with the people you love.
I dont think that you should be concerned about the workout scene,there are so many other issues that you should be concerned about...that the nation has viewed!! Get a grip girlfriend.,You need to sit and review all the episodes.
You are precious!!! your kids make me laugh so much with their antics. We watched the scene with you and your family for your anniversary...what can I tell you...your husband loves you so much and like you enjoys every minute with his family. God bless you all.
Dina she is a great mum, good for her that her business is doing so well. Her priorities are her family and friends as it should be. In the long run Lexi will benefit from having Dina put famioy first. It's hard when women have to make decisions between career and family. Dina has done the right one.
Love you all.
caroline i know this is petty but i'm curious. In the scene where you were making your big family dinner was that MacKenzie dishes you were using? if it was ...wow
Another great show!! I know there are some people who have not enjoyed "The Real Housewives of N.J.," but I think it has been one of the best in the series. I know you all are wealthy, but you actually seem to have the same kind of lives as those of us who are "middleclass" economically. The same family problems, the same "suspect" friends, the same family closeness and fun, etc. Danielle is the only one who really never belonged in this scenario and I am curious as to how she landed on this show. I see the connection with the rest of you, but I don't know how she fit in (even before the notorious "book"). Anyway, I hope someone "cleans her clock" before the show ends!! Best of luck to all of you.
Hello Caroline ! We need more women in this world like you! Hey, can you please ask your daughter where she got the Tshirt at she was working out in with the skull and the hot pink flower? XOXOXOXOX Family is forever!!!!
You are definitely my favorite(not that we have ever actually met) but still....the way you are with your children and your family is priceless. Who is this Danielle and why does she have such envy and animosity towards all of you? Why does she think that Dina is the only one who could have spilled the beans about the dreaded "book"? Evidently she thinks Dina is the only one who goes to a library, bookstore etc....Anyone in the whole city could and probably would have told about that. Isn't that sort of human nature....when someone is on t.v especially a reality show, you have to be prepared for you past(the good, bad and the sordid) to be dug up. JMO
Caroline you're not fat at all!! I would love to have your body, and you're beautiful with or without makeup silly. I loved last nights episode, but sad that next week is the last week. You are by far my favorite housewife, with Dina, Teresa and jacqueline right behind ya. I hope you all come back for a second season.
Caroline You are freaking awesome!!!! I love your straight forward attitude. I love that family comes first with you! I come from a family that carries the same values as yours. So i feel like i relate to you. All my girlfriends who watch the show say you remind them of my mother (which is a compliment b/c she's fantastic! lol)
Thanks, Erin B. Proud Pennsylvanian! :)
P.S. God also blessed me with a large chest area! THEY ARE REAL PEOPLE! lol.
Hey Caroline, just wanted to say you go girl that what we say out in here in the wild west you are the realeat one and no taken no mess from anyone especially Danielle.You know a snake when you see one. High five for getting down to the real nitty gritty. Best Real Housewifes show can't wait to see the finale! Also Albie is quite handsome just will have to keep your eyes on Danielle. Love Ya
Caroline - You are totally fabulous! I love your attitude and dedication to family. :) I have an 18 1/2 year old daughter, Andrea Lauren, that I would love to be able to introduce to your oldest son, Albie!
Hope to see you all back next season - one is just NOT enough!
~Laurel in the Catskills
Caroline -- you look FABULOUS without makeup. Your love for your family, and your no b.s. attitude, is so endearing. Glad to see you went to AC, and that you had a good time. You deserve the break!
Did I miss something last night because I do NOT remember seeing Jacqueline's parents in this episode????
Kind of love you!
I have to say, was a total naysayer about the show and you did scare me at first -- BUT YOU ARE Dead on and by far, the most real housewife in all three shows. Loved your comments at the Botox house party. I live in Botox land as well and as someone who shuns the practice, I loved your comments about being there as a kind of anthropoligical reasearcher
You are a mother after my own heart, and I absolutely admire your ability to not only accept, but thoroughly embrace the full impact of being that “type” of a mother, especially in this day and age. Children, more often than not, have become little more than status symbols of our new version of the American Dream, and these days, are usually raised by someone other than their own parents. It’s almost like kids are on the “to-do” list, when people are on the road to success; good job, check…nice house, check…trendy car and purebred dog, check…what’s next? Oh yeah, we need a kid now! You, on the other hand, obviously have no trouble recognizing how important it is to love your children more than your very own life, and I applaud you for not allowing popular opinion or modern-day trends to dictate your level of dedication to your family. Working mothers have been in existence since mothers were created, so it is ridiculous to blame a lack of parenting on the fact that women are expected or needed to be breadwinners as well as bread bakers, and I love that you prove this fact by being such a stellar example. I like that your family likes each other and knows the value of living, laughing and loving. It’s abundantly clear that you’ve done an excellent job raising healthy, productive individuals who will be a positive contribution to society, so, consider yourself patted on the back. (Good job!) I thought you should know there still are some mothers who think exactly as you do with regard to family first, and they appreciate someone like you telling the audience that it’s okay to be that kind of a mother. (Thanks!)
Oh, and BTW, you looked fine in the gym scenes; don’t worry so much. Most of us would kill for a rack like yours, especially after kids and at our age. Besides, make-up or not, you’ve got a killer smile and a genuine inner happiness, so you’ll always look great, on or off camera.
Sincerely, BJ Ferguson
I just love this show - you and your kids make it so funny to watch! Your blogs are great by the way - to the point and right on target. I like the fact that you don't allow yourself to get dragged in all the ridiculous drama. You're a class act.
I am an athlete as well (a runner) and a girly girl one at that, so I can understand your horror of being on national TV with no makeup on and sweaty, but to be honest - you looked great, so no worries!
Hope you have a great summer!
Caroline, you ladies are too funny! Loved the show last night. Can't wait til next week. I really think you should write your own cookbook. I would love to know how you made the sausage and potatoes and I'm sure you have some other delicious recipes in that beautiful red head of yours! The food at the Brownstone is awesome too. I've been there many times for weddings, etc. Won't you share your 20+ years of expertise with the rest of us please?
Congratulations for your commitment to exercise - but get a real trainer!!!! For many of the exercises, the form demonstrated was not only poor, it was dangerous. Exercise science evolves, we keep learning more about the body, and you need a professional to stay up to speed and safe.
Caroline...GYM SCENE...Iwhile I was watching I was thinking how great you look with no makeup & working out....I know we are all OUR WORST enemies! But you looked FAB!!! Serioulsy!
dont worry i make a lot of facial expressions when i work out too my mom even makes fun of me when i got to the gym with her haha...i know how u feel
I wish there was a little more of you and your immediate family. You guys crack me up! Your "old-school" attitude is fantastic and I love your protective nature for those you lose. That's how it should be. Don't ever change a thing! You remind me of my Mama and I can't wait to see you set Danielle straight in the finale. You rock, Lady!