I want to start off by saying that I really enjoyed giggling at every scene that involved Joe, Teresa, her labor and birth. Hilarious! Teresa goes into labor so she first decides to make her bed with a gazillion pillows. She then packs her bags for the hospital with brand new clothes (I saw the tags hanging on them), a whole makeup case (OK ... maybe I would have done that too) and plenty of jewelry (you know, the norm). Don't you all bring a good jewelry selection while you're on bed rest in a hospital bed for days? No? Yeah well me neither, but welcome to Teresa World. While Joe is taking his time, drinking a fresh cup of coffee with his shirt off, Teresa is checking her emails, making french toast for her daughter, all while she is already an hour late to check in to the hospital and in the process of losing her birthing room. "Teresa is late, Teresa is always late." That's why I suggested that maybe she knit a sweater for the baby before it was born. She seemed to have the time for everything else. I loved when Joe said, "I told you you couldn't wear your own outfit." Then Teresa said, "Gross." Typical Teresa. I had that epidural when I gave birth to Ashley. It's not very enjoyable. Wish I didn't actually see it. DANG THAT NEEDLE IS BIG! All of you expecting Mommies, have no fear, it goes so fast you won't even remember it. It looks worse than it actually feels. Joe knows just what to say to Teresa to calm her down. She's in the delivering room, screaming her ass off, while he's talking about the fear of throwing up his hamburger. Haha! That was good TV. This is all real non-scripted reality TV GOLD! REALLY Teresa ... one and a half pushes??? That's IT? You have been doing some serious Kegels my friend. WOW! God Bless you. You are truly an amazing woman!
Audriana is born. A.U.D.R.I.A.N.A. Beautiful baby! I thought it was really sweet for Nicholas to bring her a rose. Too bad he wasn't awake to give it to her personally and be a gentleman by taking his hat off in the presence of a little lady. He slept through it all. Typical man. I hope he didn't blow his chances one day. First impressions are so important. It would be a sweet story someday if they ever did end up together. Teresa and Joe's family were family friends and Joe was at the hospital the day Teresa was born as well. True story. I wonder if he brought her a rose.
How many of you cried at that touching scene when Teresa told Dina she was the Godmother? That was the sweetest moment between friends. They have been friends for over 15 years. It was meant to be. Can you only imagine what Audriana's Christening will be like? Think wedding. Seriously, you will want to stay tuned for this one.
The life coach idea was something that a friend of mine suggested to me. It is something that had helped her. The life coach asks you a series of questions about your interests, your skills, your strengths, your weaknesses, and more and can help lead you in a direction that you didn't even think of or knew existed. They can help guide you, give you a focus, and give you or lead you to tools to accomplish your goals. I figured that since Ashley wouldn't listen to us that she just might listen to an outside source. It was just a suggestion. Ashley and my husband apparently thought it was a nonsense approach and we are clearly not on the same page with that one. Can't blame me for trying. I guess I will just leave it to Ashley to figure it out since she knows everything. It is, after all, HER future.
Who cares if she changed her name? Or how many times? Who cares if she got in trouble 20 years ago? Everyone has made mistakes in their life, including you. I'm not defending her - - she has her share of problems, but you are hitting below the belt and acting holier than thou. If she did these things 5 years ago, I can see the apprehension, but 20-25 years ago, you guys are just looking for stuff and you know it. I wish everyone can be as perfect as you and your family.
You are by far...my favorite housewife! Not only do you have a great personality and the best hair :) your a caring & loving mom as well. I see a lot of my mother and me in the relationship you share with Ashley. Things will get better in time...just stick to your guns! She's lucky to have you and Chris as her parents and although she doesn't see it now...she will one day. I really like how Chris was calm cool and collected when she came back home with her list of demands to which he slightly bent the rules without giving in to her completely. Great parenting:) I love watching the show and really like how all of you(minus Danielle) get along. I am originally from the East Coast so watching the show brings a piece of home along with it. Im glad we get to see more of your personality shine through this season :)
Keep the blogs going...you crack me up with your witty-honesty. Again...you are my fav!!!
Danielle is a piece of work. She takes everything said to her, or about her, and makes it seem like she is being attacked. I was shocked at the behavior of Danielle and her "friends". Watch out for Kim G. She apparently has been snowed by Danielle. She will repeat anything you say. Enjoy the family and ingnore outsiders.
keep your focus on your family and your energies on the positive your enemies will dig their own graves as they suffocate with negativity bless you and yours be well and happy
You so sweet and Ashely will grow up and be a good kid you have 3 lovely children and CJ is so cute when he was cooking, Don't listen to silly people that think they are in high school i can talk louder, i have a mega phone hehe i hope you get to peaace you want. Keep being you
Love that you actually know how to spell Emanuela's name, and Danielle, who claims to be sooo involved with her family managed to spell it incorrectly everytime she wrote it on her blog :P
Just keep being you and don't let any one change you. I love that you have a strong mind and a strong family... don"t let danielle take that away from you. I felt sorry for her in the beginning, but now not so much. Just keep being real!!
Jacqueline, I like you because you are REAL and you tell it like it is. I think you have a good heart and are a good person. I agree 100% with everything you've said!!!!
@Nicky B. obviously the babies are first cousins if Teresa & Jaqueline are sister-in-laws....DUH as my kids would say, even they figured that out
Jacquline, you are the best. You are sweet and still get your point across without being a b@#$. I wish I had a mom like you that would of suggested a life coach at the age of 18. So many kids are misguided and confused about their profession and not utilizing the God given talent. Not just "the job" that they first get in college and decide that is their career. Try to push her or gently guide her to see a life coach. It would enhance her life. She just doesn't know it yet.
I have a sister just like Danielle. I feel so sorry for anyone who has someone land in their life like a tornado and reek havoc.
Jacqueline, I want to start off by saying,you ARE the show!You remind me alot of myself,in that I stand up for any and all my convictions,I am also quite the peacemaker,and wanted to let you know lastly,our parenting skills mirror one another.I also have a teenage daughter & am just as frustrated!LOL I truly believe they will get it,good luck sweetie,& hug your precious babies and gorgeous hubby!
You are your own woman and do not cave to Danielle's pressure. That girl is misguided and just plain trouble! Stay away from her toxicity! I'm proud of you for not jumping on the bandwagon, you can love your family without joining their campaign. As for your daughter, I hear you! It's hard and some day she will see what you tried to do for her. Continue the course of being her parent and not her friend! You are a sweetheart and Chris is a lucky guy!
My sister saids you remind her of me. And I take that as a compliment, because you seem like a generally good person. I have to agree with you on the way you handle things with Danielle. And the way you earlier in the season said you had no problem with her. Thats how I am if i have no problem with them then ill be nice to them unitl i have a problem with them . Nicolas and the rose was adorable. You are a awesome mom, like when CJ told you that, he also seems like a good kid. :)
I love this post! You are always so truthful without being overly mean and I love that. Sinking to her level wouldn't ever help anything. Stay Classy!! :)
Jacqueline, You are amazing!! I really hope that you stay away from Danielle. She is OBVIOUSLY not playing with a full deck. I don't think think she even has the deck to play with!! I think You are the sweetest woman, mother and friend that anyone could ask for. Chris is a Very lucky man. Best of everything for you.
While I can respect you wanting to respect your husband's wishes the whole not needing to tell someone that you are cutting ties with them is to me a bit childish (and you all have your childish ways). If someone thinks you are their friend, you send them roses but you don't return their calls to thank you for those roses or choos to ignore the call even though you are near the phone that sends very mixed messages. It's what we did in kindergarten. Be an adult and be able to tell that person and tell them plain and simple that we need to part ways. Oh and grow a backbone to your family. As far as the whole Frank thing, talk about judgemental. People change even if they do have a criminal past. You don't even know the guy. Danielle is entitled to bring support at the event. Family isn't always right and don't allow them to have mind control over you. Snippy and bitter isn't a good look on anyone but I guess Caroline is controlling your buttons now. Good luck with that one!
J you are the best. Im 25 and raising 2 teens and a 2 year old (none are mine) its hard at times, the teens think that they are grown too. So, with the life coach, try it, try anything we all have different ways to teach them some will work some wont.I'm so glad that you see Dan. as the true person that she is. Look at everbodys blog the comments that people write on hers are mostly mean, but true, then look at yalls great things are said, true things. Bless you and your family. Love,Love,Love ya
You are by far my absolute favorite housewife of every series! You are so genuine and real, I just adore you!!! Keep on smilin girl!
what type of fertility bracelet did Dina get for you when you were trying to have Nicolas I love you guys you Dina, Caroline and Theresa rock
Jacqueline Luv how you all carrie yourself's all of you dont show any fakeness on like Danielle when i've seen her on TV theres this vibe that she's not trustfull (atleast in my opinion). I also see how good of a mother u are trying to guide your daughter in a succesfull path, belive me within time she'll know what you mean. I sincerly admire you and the rest of the gals, I wish you guys lots of success. I am a huge fan and hope one day my Husband will make my dream come true and take me to New Jersey,and meet all of you!!!!
J, Your baby is adorable, and you are doing a good job with Ashley, no matter what. You have your own style, so what if you are not "iron fist" like Caroline. You try and keep her on track, rest is up to her. As for Chris' guns....Yiiiiiiikkkkkkkkes!
Jacqueline I love your little baby boy! He is such a cutie! You have to tell us where you get his clothes from! I love the belt and the funny shirts!
I love you and your family soooo much. Keep up all of the good happy vibes my lady. I will keep watching the show as always and I hope that you shut that b**ch down.
Jacqueline, you have gotten so annoying this season. Reading your blogs is like reading a 13 year old girl's diary. Relax, drama queen. You are beautiful, have a great family, and live a charmed life.
JACQUELINE LOVE YA BEING MARRIED TO A FIRST GENERATION ITALIAN I GET ALL GIRLS. FAMILY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING AND WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOU NEVER FAIL. PROPS TO YOUR HUSBAND WHEN HE GAVE YOUR DAUGHTERS BOY FRIEND THE TALK IN THE KITCHEN IT WAS THE BEST THING EVER
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMLIY CIAO
I really like how real you are. You seem like such a sweet, genuine person. I'm really happy for you and your new baby!! CONGRATULATIONS, he's beautiful!! That gives me hope, that maybe some day i will have a happy ending too after all my struggle in trying to have children. I have had 3 miscarriages and still no baby. I wanted to ask you about the fertility bracelet that Dina got you. Where can I get one? Maybe it will work for me?
I have always been the great friend who is there for people and defends the people who I care for but I learned people disappoint you. Even if your sister-in-laws drive you crazy, you know they are your family and will always have your back. You have a right to be angry with Danielle - perhaps you have more right than any other cast member.
We LOVE - LOVE -LOVE you !!! stay strong and dont let anyone keep you from enjoying that beautiful family of yours !! Aloha
Jacqueline - congratulations on standing your ground and making your own decisions, especially about "Danielle". D has not changed for the better and it's sick when a child has to rein in the mother, as Christine must do all too often. I hope Dina takes your advice and stays away from her. No good will come of a face to face, better to letitgo and move forward without stirring the drama pot yet again.
Owning guns is a right and a privilege. Aiming a gun inside a home where children reside and making jokes is not funny. You children should attend classes on gun safety, as you have obviously not.
So glad to see you fighting back. You can only be pushed so far till you have to let out the truth. Keep doing what your doing! Love watching you ladies- minus the Danielle drama.
Jacqueline I have been waiting to see the way you really feel about DD and guess what I am so happy to see you finally say it the way it is. I also wanted to say something to you about your daughter "this too shall pass" I say it from experience and its a hard road when you think you know it all but in the end she'll look back and appreciate all you have done and tried to help her with even if she doesn't tell you like I said I know I've so been there! I moved out at 18 and I had to go back to my mom's a few times but in the end I knew she was right and I am grateful to her for showing me how to be a beautiful women a fabulous mother and an over all great person.
Jacqueline: Why tell Caroline anything about Danielle. She insulted you by calling you "the weakest link." You can handle the Danielle situation without Caroline's help. DO IT. And don't tell Caroline or Teresa anything about it.
I really kinda felt bad for Danielle last season, but that's long gone. Glad you saw the light to... Best wishes!
You were sooo funny imitating Teresa in pain!! Great blog...I like the snarky Jacqueline. Nicholas was super sweet with the flower, too. Thanks for being real! Funny how Danielle says her past was over 20 years ago but still brings the ex cons around today. Glad they got all that on camera...the real crazy narcissist Danielle has really shown true this season. Everyone I know just feels for her girls having to deal with her issues.
Jacqueline you are my favorite housewife!!!! And I would like to see you one day tell Danielle off maybe that would teach her a lesson. Just think positive and maybe all the negative (Danielle) would go away!
love you lots have alsways been a fan but i would NEVER allow my husband to have a safe in the house that *I* dont know the combo to. its not a trust thing its a safety thing. worst case scenario - he gets in a bad accedent and dies. you're stuck with a safe you can't open. or his gets in an accedent or gets hurt and for some reason there's papaers etc. in the safe that you and the family need to access...well...you can't. get that combo girl.
Can one of you write a blog that does not involve talking about Danielle?? I mean really, is it possible? None of you all have a story and your show should be cancelled. Now your on the "Everybody Hates Danielle" bandwagon. Its so last season. GET OVER THAT!!! YOU and your sister in-laws!!