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Hello again! Here we are, week 2, so tell me what you think. So far so good? I hope so.
I loved the scene with Richie and Joseph at the gas station. I always made sure my kids knew how hard their dad worked to support us and the sacrifices he made for us. It’s great that Richie did the same thing with Joe. Kids have to know that nothing comes easy, work, work, work. The kiss at the end of their trip put a ribbon on it, very nice, Rich Wakile, very nice.
The whole Ashlee plane saga was nuts. You have to understand that we use humor to alleviate frustrating and uncomfortable moments. No one is safe, and we take everything with a grain of salt. Ashlee found her way to the gate the next day and has moved on and is doing well for herself. You’ll learn more as the season progresses. The good news is that her relationship with Jacqueline has never been stronger. Tough love, it hurts the parent a thousand times more than the child. It was clearly evident as we watched Jacqueline struggle with Ashlee’s departure. I sometimes wish kids would understand what a parent goes through. If they did, life would be a dream.
On TV you come across as a very honest, loyal person who sincerely cares for her friends & has great love for her family. If i were any of your friends I would be honored. I like a friend that you know where you stand & will give an honest opinion even if it's something one doesn't want to hear..as well as loyal. You are like friends i have,they are not easy to come by, they are rare.
Regarding Teresa} You are a very fair & tolerant person. I would have told Teresa off a long, long time ago. That girl truly needs help! She says things & later doesn't even realize she's has said it or changes it around to fit at that time.
You just keep being you. Your family & friends are blessed to have you, truly blessed.
The cookbook....get over it already. Are you and the others that sensitive for relatively minor stuff? Really!
My household loves you and your family. I think that you are a great mother and I love that you see how Teresa really is. Do you talk to Dina?
I just wanted to say that I have a lot of respect for you and your family. Every time I watch the show I can see how much love exists between you, your children, and your husband. Your children are very respectful and it is because of the yours and your husbands excellent parenting.
I wish you the best in life and don't change for anyone. I have met many people in my life who were toxic (like Teresa) and unfortunately I had to drop them and move on. Keep your head up and keep on truckin!! Love yah!
You're not saying anything about Teresa because you're getting very little support from the viewers Caroline!! Truth is...there's NOTHING that Teresa could say or do...you've all decided to band together and attempt to take Teresa down. The thing is...the more I watch your horrible treatment toward Teresa...the more I DISLIKE you!!!
I don't know how people cannot see thru you You r the problem, you and your puppets are mean and jealous. You need to be in control of everything and everyone, you were mad at Theresa and mean to her looong b-4 the book and so were your kids. You should be ashamed of yourself, but people like you never admit wrongdoing never. Your own sister knows better..... read between the lines people. Theresa did nothing to you nothing, and you suddenly befriending her sister-in-law and the rest Joe Gorga, Kathy, Rich, comeon Caroline. Caught, it was in a book, your a mean person. Your mean to anyone who does not agree with your ways... Sick you are Oh and don't try using Menopause. Theresa nuts if she apologizes to any of you, she does not need you mean jerks to make money, she is doing just fine on her own. And you don't like it. So you and your buddy Andy find someone else to hate. I wouldn't be surprised if there is not problems in your paradise!
By the way, where has your husband been? Haven't seen him in ages in any of the family scenes together. Are you two separated now, or what?
Doesn't surprise me one bit that you have "Eliminated" Teresa from your life, saw it coming for quite awhile now. Good luck with that, and God help your other castmates when you get angry with them too.
I enjoy reading your blogs so much. You are always so positive and VERY real. I am not going to lie, it sucks seeing you and Teresa not friends anymore, but she did this to herself. I am looking forward to the rest of the season and seeing the reunion!
I am struggling with my weight so it is conforting to see you that I am not the only one in the world. I hope Lauren gets to wear that size 4 Chanel dress. As far as Teresa is concerned I think you are finally making a wise decision. If you don't like her fine but don't add your 2 cents in the Guidice, Gorga and Guidice Fued. STAY OUT! If anyone is taking one for the team is Teresa and Joe's Parents. Mr. & Mrs Guidice are being humilated wathing there children fight on camera. As you always say "Cameras don't Lie" Joe Gorga agreed to hair out the family dirty laundry to make his wife happy. You can't anble him. He should apologize for that.
You are soooo right about how hard it is to be an effective parent. I try to temper my friendship with my son Richie with alot of loving, but firm parenting. You seem to have a great balance, Caroline
Caroline, I'm just disappointed to see the way this show has changed you. You are mean and use words to cover up your negative behavior. We have eyes, we see...maybe you should "buckle up".
I have to say that it wasn't until i moved out of my parents house at (21 years) did i realize all the things that my parents did for me. I am now 24 and i have the up most respect and patience now for my parents decision. My sister is 14 going on 25 and i see all the things that she is puting my parents threw, and what they are having to deal with and i cannot say it enough but how Sorry I am that they have to go through all these things. I see how much it hurts my mother, and i wish i could shield her from that. It hurts my heart that i cannot be their to help my mother. if i could go back and do it differently i would. But now what i do is show my mother how much she means to me and thank her everyday for what she did for me. With out her i would not be here. I want to thank her for being her. and i just wish more kids could see this and understand. i hope that my sister will someday.
Caroline ....I just want to say how much I admire you for having wisdom, common sense and for seeing people for who they are...
I just have to say that Christopher is hilarious. His commentaries always crack me up. He and Albie are just adorable.
I can't blame you for not buying Teresa's apology, but I do hope that her current efforts to mend fences are sincere. She has beautiful children and has had to deal with a lot; I hope someday you two will at least be civil again, if not besties.
HUGS, I JUST LOVE YOUR FAMILY SO MUCH....I KNOW HOW MUCH YOU LOVE LAUREN BUT SOMETIMES YOU REALLY NEED TO LET HER SPEAK FOR HERSELF....SHE NEEDS TO KNOW SHE'S ALL THAT AND A STRONG WOMAN HERSELF....BY ALL MEANS STAND BY HER BUT PLEASE DON'T SPEAK FOR HER, THO SHE APPEARS THAT SHE'S WORRIED ABOUT SAYING THE WRONG THINGS IN FRONT OF YOU....LOVE AND LET LIVE...SOMETIMES 'WE' TRY SO HARD AS PARENTS THAT WE BLUR THE LINES WHEN THEY ARE YOUNG ADULTS.
I PERSONALLY THINK SHE IS BEAUTIFUL RIGHT NOW...SHE NEEDS TO LOVE HERSELF TODAY...NOT WAIT FOR A MAJIS WEIGHT...THATS ALL AN ILLUSION ANYWAY...THO ITS HEALTH WISE.
GREAT BLOG :)
Caroline, If you haven't already taken her, ensure you take Lauren to an endocrinologist. I too couldn't lose weight and found a phenomenal endocrinologist here in Beverly Hills.tuens out I have a diseased pituitary gland including very low HGH and hypothyroid. Long story short, a doctor not specializing in the endocrine system very often misses the mark on thyroid, as my OBGyn missed it and a male endocrinologist as well. I LOVE my endocrinologist and she continues to monitor me and she specializes in hormones. Good luck.
Caroline, Amazing Mom, that's all I can say. Please do not let Teresa pull you to her world of dillusion. Pray for her, something is seriously wrong and only friends like you can help her. Love you and your family.
Hi Carolyn, about Lauren.. if her family tells her how beautiful she is as is and stands by it.. she will then feel free to decide how she wants herself to look and not feel like she has to lose weight for other people's perceptions or she can decide not to lose it (it's her body). There are plenty of big beautiful women and they live rich full and happy lives. There is nothing wrong with having a little extra padding.
About Theresa, at least forgive her.. you don't have to forget it and your actions are understandable as far as distancing yourself.. but as far as all you two have been through.. do you feel it's appropriate to completely cut her off or just tell her "I need some distance.. that was hurtful and I don't feel you are sorry or calling it like it was.. a dig" God Bless I loved your radio show!
I like Caroline but Teresa has apologized a few times. Regardless of how she said "sorry" she did say it. If you expect people to forgive you, you should also be able to forgive. Caroline also keeps saying they were never "friends", but then says how she was a "good friend" to Teresa during those hard times. You can eliminate someone from your life but also forgive them. Teresa shoud've apologized and Caroline needs to at least accept the apology.
I don't know if you read any or some of these, Caroline, but what the heck, I'll take the time to speak my mind. I've been watching Housewives since the beginning. The table flipping seems so long ago, huh? I have to admit, I didn't care for you then, but have made a complete 360. I think yer pretty awesome. Yes, I only see what's on the show, but there are some things that can't be edited or twisted. I have no doubt you are a wonderful Mother and your kids and husband adore you. You are wise and you make sense. I watched the reunion and so understood the comment about, the longer the show goes on the dummer you're getting. I so got that! I once knew someone exactly like Teresa. As much as I tried to get through to this person and make them understand common sense, compassion, loyalty, etc., it never, ever got through to her. Why do people confuse wrong and right with an opinion. It's either wrong or right! Period! This person I knew was the Queen of Denial, until I was exposed to Teresa. She's a pro at back handed compliments and twisted apologies that always include a BUT, look at the good things I did, or you were crappy too, etc. I cringe every time I think of my relationship with the same type of person I had for so, so many years. There's absolutely nothing that could change that behavior. I believe that even if she hit rock bottom, she wouldn't comprehend. It would be everyone else's fault. You are role model and as we're on the subject, nothing again Jacqueline, because I think she's a beautiful person, inside and out, but how different would Ashley's (I refuse to spell Ashlee) life be if you had ahold of her. What a lost child with no respect for anyone, not even herself. I'm watching her "almost made it on the plane" episode right now. Poor Jacqueline. No mom should have to deal with that. Just because you love your children, doesn't always mean you have to like them. Be well! Menopause! I'm in the beginning stages of it now. Mother Nature does not have a good sense of humor. Hot flashes....not so bad! I have a fan by my bed with a remote...lol. It's a challenge I'm will to take on. You will too! Take Care!
Love your family! It is great Lauren shared her story - very relatable!! :) She was still a cutie even with a little extra weight - warm eyes, great skin and enviable dimples! I'm sure she will feel better with a little loss. It's really how you feel.
Didn't watch the show last night and don't plan to anymore as long as you are on it - will stick around to tell you on your blog every week that you are Garbage (just in case you forget) counting down the weeks until you are off my favorite show and hoping I can look forward to Season 5 without you!
oh, so it is ok for YOU and your family to "use humor to alleviate frustrating and uncomfortable moments. No one is safe, and we take everything with a grain of salt" but if Teresa does it there is a motive involved? Check yourself.
Wow. You've eliminated her from your life? Harsh words from an unforgiving heart? I guess I should be better at "reading between the lines" because I haven't seen anything that warrants eliminating someone from your life. Sad.
Caroline I do not like you at all. I wish bravo would not renew you for another season , you are fake !
You take everything with a grain of salt??? YEAH RIGHT. You say you joke about things and situations but I gues that's ok for the Manzo's. They are the only ones aloud to joke on others and it's ok. Hypocrite much?
Caroline, You are my favorite housewife because you tell the truth and don't put up with any BS. You have a wonderful family!! Teresa should've known not to say those things about you in her cookbook because god forbid you say anything about her husband or kids, she would've been upset also. So tired of her cattiness and jealousy and you, Jacqueline, Kathy and Melissa don't need to associate with her if she is going to act like that. Wish you guys would all make up, but Teresa needs to take responsibility for her own actions. Take care!!
Looks like this is season 4 of the Trash Tre show. Season 1 and 2 were the Trash Danielle Show. Not reading between the lines cause it is so clear you are all out to destroy another HW again. Don't blame it on menopause. ALL women go through menopause. Being mean is not a symptom of menopause. It is a character flaw.
I love your tough love style! I wish more people were as real as you are. You speak the truth ( good, bad or indifferent ) and it may sting at first but the point gets across. Kudos to you! Stay the way you are. Kathy G.
My thanks go out to you and to Lauren for sharing her struggles. My 23 year old daughter is also going through a depression and at times anger. She has been dealt some lousy blows in life - i.e., her father passing from lung cancer, and is also dealing with a weight issue. As her mother I want to help so badly but I can't. She has to help herself and has to want to help herself. My heart braeks for her watching her struggle with herself. I pray for both Lauren and my daughter that they can find true happiness and be content with who they are. Thanks for sharing with us.
You need to let things roll off your back and not take things so seriously. you act like your above the women and the drama but it seems you thrive on it.
I think that Teresa just needs you to be a friend and help her. She had a couple of bad years and she in her own way is acting like Jacqueline's daughter. When your friends have bad days, that is when you help not just only when they are having good days. I think that Teresa is just crying out for help!!!!! It sounds so sad when you mention that you have removed her from your life, I feelthat you do that to something that is a material object, not a friend......
ON the one hand you excuse your own family's inappropriate comments by claiming that's the way your family handles humor, but reject the possibility that Theresa does the same thing. What a hypocrite you are. And what a bully. When Theresa and Joe walked into the party--and you were talking about them--it was so uncomfortable. I guess Bravo either forces them to show up because of contract obligations or Theresa is still trying to make peace with you pack of wolves. What a hypocrite you are. For real.
"I made a decision to eliminate her from my life, and I’m standing by it." THEN QUIT TALKING ABOUT HER! I am so tired of hearing all the gossip and the digs, the Manzo's just whine and complain this season. We all get it, you guys don't like the Joe & Teresa anymore. Move Forward or move on!
"You have to understand that we use humor to alleviate frustrating and uncomfortable moments. No one is safe, and we take everything with a grain of salt". If this is true then why are you so upset about Teresa's cookbook? You all look pretty shallow this season.
Using humor to defuse the situation is ok for the Manzo's but not the Guidace's. You are such a hypocrit. I liked you the first season but not since then. Oh, yes I am and have been reading between the lines on you Caroline. You need to back off and take car of your own issues with your family in private. You don't get it. There is no show without Teresa. As the matriarch, of your family, could you please get Jac to quit whining and crying. Again, I say get rid of New Jersey Housewives give Teresa her own show.
I'm going to stop watching this show. I can hardly take watching the horrible comments family and friends are saying about each other. Can y'all please stop talking about Teresa over and over again. It is so malicious and boring. I had to change the channel. I'm so over this show.