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Teresa explains why she's not a stage mom.

Oh so here we have the dreaded stage mom episode. I knew this was coming! The day of Gia's photo shoot we were there from 9am, she was working the camera like nobody's business. She was dancing all around and having a blast. Any child would get tired, even if she was playing at the park. Eventually a kid gets tired. Believe me, my daughters love to be in the spotlight. I would never force them to do anything. I was kind of directing the shoot because I wanted to be sure that everything was done right this time. Last time I didn't put in my two cents and look what happened. They loaded her up with makeup and made her look like a pageant princess. I just wanted to be sure things were done right so we wouldn't have to do this again.

We were all joking around the night of Danielle's spa party. I don't know why Danielle got so upset about Dina's comment. By the way, I could vouch for the fact that Dina's lips are REAL. I have known this girl since she was 22 and she has had the same lips from day one.

About what Danielle said about Dina at her barbecue with Jacqueline. I have known Dina for so long, if any of those horrible things that Danielle said about Dina were true, I think I would have seen some of that over the past 13 years. Don't you think? Danielle knows NOTHING about Dina. So once again, there goes Danielle's bullshit. Damn, I wish I had that money tree...LOL. (See my last blog if you don't get that joke!)

I loved to watch Dina and her brother Jaime in action - I thought it was so cute. I would love to see them working together more.

I think Jacqueline is just trying to do her best with Ashley, as all moms try to do with their daughters. I am not even close to being there yet with my girls. I can't even imagine going through those teen years with three girls at the same time. Being a mom is the hardest job there is. When Chris bought Ashley a new car, he was just trying to be a good stepfather.

Caroline's daughter Lauren is a doll. I am sure she is going to be great in the beauty business. I could understand about the whole waxing chucky thing - I could NEVER! That scene was so cute and made Joe and me crack up.

I will see you all next Tuesday! It looks like things are about to get interesting...

Love,
Teresa