Happy New Year! I always feel the New Year is bittersweet. Saying goodbye is not always an easy thing, and a new beginning can also be equally as hard. I am an optimist. I look at the year that has passed as a time for reflection, a time for me to look at my life and relationships. I try to reevaluate my direction and set new goals and expectations for the New Year ahead.
Caroline has settled into her radio show with such ease. Her sound advice has helped so many people. At the same time I find that she has been an inspiration to so many stay-at-home moms that have found themselves coping with an empty nest. What a positive way to put her experiences as a wife, mother, and friend to good use.
As I watched Melissa in the car listening to Caroline's radio show, I can't help but see how nervous she is about calling Teresa. I have to give her credit though, that didn't stop her from calling. I have felt the same way myself. I never know where a conversation on the phone or otherwise is going to end up with Teresa. Melissa's goal was to get the kids together and she stayed focused. How lucky those kids are to have mommies that are not letting their differences stand in the way of making their kids happy. It was well worth it, I was tickled when they jumped into each other's arms as Antonia opened the door.
Kathy you are a great addition to the show. I hope someday you and Teresa can put aside your difference and find a common ground of peace. Best wishes in your future endeavors!!
Kathy, I love reading your blogs. They are always to honest and real. You and your family are amazing, your husband is hilarious and you kids are just beautiful. You are a great addition to the show and a good example on how to act in tough family situations. God Bless and keep up the amazing job!
It's good to see that you have a great husband that stands by your side as well as friends. You tried to mend things with Teresa, but she refuses to make please, it's her lost. I also admire Melissa, and I don't know how she puts up with the women Teresa and her nasty husband. You have a great family, so you are ahead!
I LOVE YOU KATHY AND YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY. You have wonderful children, and wonderful children come from wonderful parents, so there you go. I would love to see you do a cookbook with all of your family favorites with a big dessert section....and please include some recipes from your adorable mother. I am also Italian who understands all that craziness that comes with family drama.....it's wrapped in hurt, anger and yes, even love, but still crazy. Keep your head up, Kathy; you are a CLASS ACT.
Kathy, you are my new favorite "HW" this season along with Caroline. Both of you are of sound mind and judgment and set example of how to handle difficult people and rise above them. You have a wonderful husband and a beautiful family. Continue putting the "real" in Real Housewives.
Your children are beyond amazing! They are beautiful, well mannered and behaved. You and Richie should be proud!
You are a classy lady and so talented w/ your desserts. It's obvious you are greatful and happy with your life - this is why you continue to be blessed.
I have always thought you have a great family and you seem so down to earth and normal. But in the Teresa-Kathy issue, I initially leaned towards Teresa. However, after this episode, I am on Team Kathy!
Teresa is clearly overwhelmed with her problems but she really needs to take a step back, watch the show, and rethink her public actions.
I feel you and your husband have done a great job with your kids. You have tried several time to put the past in the past and move on. You and your husband are the best.
I love you and your family. You have two fantastic kids and a wonderful husband. I'm enjoying all of you on the show and hope Teresa comes to her senses and stops her nonsense.
Kathy I think your kids are fantastic. I hope you and Teresa iron out your differences. I think you should sit with Teresa and discuss what is keeping you apart. Family is very important.
You have an adorable family! You are truly a class act, absolutely beautiful! I have really enjoyed getting to know you, your husband & children. Best of luck to you in everything you do, especially in all your relationships!!
Your kids are so great. They give me hope for our future generations. The Manzo kids do the same. Solid, real and refreshing. No matter what else has transpired you and your husband should be proud!
Kathy - I really enjoyed getting to know you and your family. You guys are great parents and you seem to be a fantastic cook/chef!
You, your husband, your little daughter and adorable son are the best family ever! What an incredible example of showing togetherness, happiness and devotion when your children gave you the laptop. . .you're going to go VERY far. . .some people may be popular "for the moment," but you've got class and when you make a bang of your business you'll be popular for the long haul. . .also, unlike other people, you are TRUSTWORTHY and honest. . .best of luck to you!
HI You have a beautiful family, God bless you. I was wondering if you would be willing to touch on the topic, in your next blog, of how your cousin Teresa has transformed? Not to cause trouble. But, as a seasoned watcher, it's extremely clear what is going on here. She has really changed. Do you think that she feels insecure about her beautiful sister-in-law and level headed cousin being stars on "her" show? You don't come across as the type to tak behind someones back or start drama. But, Melissa and Teresa both have given backing to whats going on in their blog and why they say or do what they do. It would be very benefical to hear your side of the story.
Kathy - do you have a delicious sugar recipe you can share with us? I'd love to see book of your recipes with ideas of how to decorate a dessert table like the one you did for thanksgiving.
I understand that you want peace with Teresa, it's a good thing to want to achieve! Family's family and shouldn't be at odds with each other for such a long time. .....but do you really think snide comments are the way to go? I understand that Teresa may deserve some of the comments you've made....but it never helps to add fuel to the fire--not this type of fire, anyway.
Best of luck.
Kathy I admire your family and enjoy you on the show. I wish you success in your business venture. As far as Teresa, you can only apologize so many times. It is not your responsibility to change her, it's God's job. Pray about it and let Him handle her. Focus on your family and your goals!! Luv u.
Gosh, it's a mystery why Teresa doesn't care about being in your life. I'm sure these passive-aggressive hate-o-grams will make her realize what she's missing.
Kathy- you and Rich are the best. I don't quite get some of the conversation and name calling with Joe Guidice but I guess it is a guy thing. Your children are amazing! God Bless you.
I also laughed when Theresa implied that SHE inspired you to cook. Where would you be without here!? lol... And your hubby wants her? You are always so humble, gracious, and honest. I respect you and love the addition of you and your family to this show.
I love you and your family. You have such a great dynamic. BUT, why do you always speak down about Theresa? Rise above it.
Kathy, I find you to be a great addition to the show. Even when you finally had a strong reaction to Teresa at the Christmas party. It was great, pure, and real. I like you and your family. Don't get me wrong though...I still love the other Housewives. I hope you and yours are having a great year and don't change.
First let me say how wonderful your children are, you and your husband are very blessed. I feel that Teresa has every right to be upset with you, because at the end of the day you are her blood relative and Melissa is not. Regardless of how you feel; family is family, and Melissa is only related by marriage. I come from a very close knit Mexican family and we would never choose an in-law over blood. We might not always agree with family, but we always have our families back. I think you should let Teresa know when you think she is wrong, but it needs to be done one on one, you never take someone elses side over family.....period.
I originally sided with Teresa this season but I have to agree with a lot of others, you and Melissa are really coming out on top lately. None of the viewers can know what all has gone on between your families in the past but I think taking the high road has really worked in your advantage not just in how the viewers see you but it also looked like you were all having a lot more fun. Keep at it!
Dear Kathy, Could you please talk to your husband about his filthy mouth. You do not talk like your husband but he does not care who's around. Would he want his children to talk like him I don't think so. I don't think you would be happy hearing your son talk like his dad either. You try so hard to raise your children to be respectful and then he is constantly around them talking so crude. I can't believe no one has brought this up. It's just so obvious when ever he appears on the show. I hope your family can work things out such wasted time. Good Luck Kathy
Love you Kathy. No matter what Teresa says, the love shown by your husband and the way in which your kids behave and respect you says so much about you. I'm glad you and Melissa have a great relationship. Please don't let Teresa or a tv show ruin that. And, PLEASE write a dessert cookbook!
You write your blog in a way that seems positive but it is filled with digs at Teresa. I noticed that you did not address the negative comment that your husband threw towards Teresa at the end of the evening after you were talking to him. Also Teresa does not need to be very thankful for having friends. She is a nice person and has good friends on the show since the inception. What I was shocked is that you pulled Joe away from his mom and dad and sister on Christmas when they are attempting to reconcile. Especially given his trouble with his parents.
Kathy, I think inside you are a good person, and i love your family.
I do want to say this tho:
About Richie: He adores you and we love him for that but he is out there and has a way of speaking about people, it makes sense that he would make comments about Teresa's lifestyle, and shed eventually get sick of it and go her own way.
About you & Teresa, You call, go to her home, or send her a letter or email, telling her you want to mend things, and that you will give her the space she needs and hope she will give you a chance to talk. Meanwhile, stop talking about her
I think what really is bringing you down is your friendship with Melissa, we all like you but her, She seems like she always wanted to be famous, hated when Teresa got her show, hated that Teresa couldnt get her on it, and now she got what she wanted but wants to play innocent.
I really hope Danielle Staub posts her messages with Melissa and the truth comes out. Maybe then youll see and understand why Teresa is annoyed, making comments left and right and can't stand anyone right now.
I know there has to be Drama for there to be a show... but Melissa took it too far.
im not saying Teresa is perfect, even her fans can see her flaws, but theres a difference between flaws, and someone whose heart is not in the right place like Melissas.
Take Care Bless you and your family
Can't you see that the hurt runs deep? It takes more than one aology for a person to get over the resentment from a lifetime of continuous slights and insults. Maybe if you stop saying things about Teresa and her immediate family she'll be able to forgive and forget.
Kathy, you have two great kids and a wonderful husband. We've all seen your talent for baking and how yummy all that stuff looks. You took some of it to the Brownstone to give to the Manzo's, which was really nice of you, and I'm sure they were tickled by it. Small gestures like that go a long way. Why don't we ever see you baking something to give to Teresa? I like you on the show, but I'm having a hard time trusting the things you say when it comes to Teresa. You say you want to be close, then go out of your way to do something thoughtful for everyone BUT her, and toss out snide little digs... like your "flower girl" comment in your blog. It's comments like that which thwart your "olive branch" efforts. It's the LITTLE THINGS that make or break a relationship, and you keep breaking your own olive branch with all those little digs. You're becoming friends with the Manzo's now Caroline is throwing out those little digs to Teresa. What is it that you're really trying to do?
I just dont understand why Caroline continues to befriend Theresa?? Everywhere Theresa goes theres always DRAMA!!!! It truly baffles me. Theresa is a trouble maker and Caroline is very smart theres no way that Caroline doesnt see this! WHY DO YOU CONTINUE TO ASSOCIATE WITH HER?
i wouldn't bother putting in any more effort with Teresa; she's so not worth it. I laughed with her comment that she inspired you to cook too; she's so full of herself. i think your family is wonderful but thought Richie acted a little "ghetto" when the guy was dancing with Victoria. I would've been annoyed too if that were my daughter, but he could've handled it better.