How about Rosie? You want the best no-nonsense nanny in the world? Just put my sister Rosie in charge! I think she should write her own book called Adventures in Babysitting, Jersey Style. I loved the scenes with Rosie, my mom, Joey, and Victoria looking after the little ones down the shore. I especially love my Joseph’s enthusiasm! I was glad that Rosie and my mom decided to stay with the kids, they sure did get a kick out of them. And yes Rosie, after seeing what an exciting time you had, I guess we do owe you one.
I’m going to call the next part the Love Boat. Well, not exactly. But I do think we gave our best effort, and it didn’t go as badly as anyone might have expected. However, there certainly seemed to be a negative undertow. I’m just glad we didn’t get stranded and I didn’t have to title this part Gilligan’s Island. I still wonder who would be Ginger and who would be Mary Ann! Hey Jacqueline, I never did see that sunset family photo you took of us.
I love your family and the way you handle your WELL behaved teens. Richie is so funny. I also want to say I LOVE your sister ROSIE!!!!
You are by far the classiest on the show. You hold your own, you're a great mom. Its a shame when families argue but whatdaya gonna do. Teresa could learn a thing or two or three from you. Good luck to you dealing with that mess we saw this evening, i'm sure the residual of that fall out is still prominent.
Kathy THANK YOU!! Thank you for not being snarky like Caroline was this episode!!
I am starting to change my mind about you! Last season wasn't feeling ya, this season, I'm coming around.
It actually looked like you were a bit over Caroline stating her opinions. Please Kathy, for your own sake, stay away from Caroline. Please. She is not good for you family.
Love Rosie babysitting....but not bringing up the statement to her Theresa. it was none of her business. That started it all. Your husband needs to keep his hands and his bashes to himself.....being mean is not funny.
I'm so glad you didn't mention the Teresa/Melissa fiasco in your blog. You seem to really understand the value of family. Old lady Manzo could learn a thing or two from you as she can't seem to butt out of other peoples' family affairs. Say something about her family or get involved and she gets all crazy, but somehow it's okay for her to meddle.... but I digress. Keep on being you and please don't let outsiders (like Caroline) have any influence on your relationship with Teresa, Melissa, Joe, and the rest of your family.
Kathy i think you're such a good mother it's fun watching you and your family interact. On another note i think you should leave things with Teresa alone and just kiss and make up. Your daughter is stunning and your son is very handsome!
Kathy, again you and your family made me laugh, as does your blog. Thank you for continuing to be the voice of humor and reason as we watch all of this unfold. All the best!
I am very impressed by how classy you have been? You have stayed out of everyone else drama which is the best thing to do.
Kathy, I wish as you read this if u do, that u have your "reality" glasses on. Watching tonights episode made me feel so bad for Teresa. Twice now she asked her family not to mention something about her husband and jail IN FRONT OF THE CAMERAS and of course both Joe and Melissa did. Not playing fair. By the way, Teresa was not the one to bring up the golddigger comment on camera Joe did. Teresa did not bring up borrowed money --Joe did. You know as well as I do, that most people share comments about their spouses with their siblings, sometimes not so nice things. Rosie seems to be the only one that understand. Carolines should not be telling Melissa that Teresa wants her out of her life, that is so not her place. Caroline has the nerve to call Teresa a bully. Teresa did not react at all when Jacqueline told her YES THEY WERE TALKING BEHIND HER BACK AGAIN. Teresa has many issues, she is no angel and yes Joe isn't husband of the year, however, she has more respect in her little finger than the rest of you put together. The cookbook was no big deal. The carwash statement well, would you let your daughter strip for a living. We all know Teresas cookbook was partly interview, so someone presented the question and she answered it honestly. Get over Caroline. Teresa apologized and yes she said if you took offense than I am sorry. Look in the mrror and when you see that you should be sticking together and helping her than and only than can you call yourself a good person
I am watching the summer solstice event.....shesh! I totally love your sister Rosie though! She is quickly becoming one of me and my family's favorite person featured on the show. I hope the show signs her up to join all of you. Sure she is not married to anyone, but she is related to a rhony so that should count.
OMG - that whole babysitting scene was absolutely, laugh-out-loud hysterical!! Rosie is hilarious and so were your mom and kids. I love your mom so much.
I would like to commend you on staying more impartial this year. Your talking head words were more measured. Thank you for not adding any more fuel to the fire than necessary. I think how you handled the whole black eye thing was perfect.
Wow! So Richie has ExxonMobil Gas stations. Thats cool, worked for ExxonMobil for 8 Years before I went on to BP. However, Rich should get an "On the Run" stores with the Mobil label, they are really nice and would trully be a classy reflection of you Mrs Wakile!
Love, Love Rosie! She is so real and a great aunt. I like how you continue to be neutral and did not bash Teresa and tried to explain why she was sensitive about discussing her legal matters. We all have pride and I think she was going through a tough time and you and Rosie were acting like family. also like how your blog was neutral and not defensive. I do think Caroline "planted" a seed in Melissa before the event that did not help the situation and since she has a problem with Teresa she is trying to create more problems in your family. Beware of her "good intentions" and keep your family business in the family.
You are just as goes as Caroline defending the comments her sons made to Lauren. There is nothing else for me to say. SICK SICK SICK
kathy You have got one of the most level heads in your family ! your kids aer beautiful and your marriage seems to be solid as a rock. Don't let a "delusional" person bring you down. Let her insults roll off your shoulder and onto the ground. You know what thy say about Karma.. I often wish I could drive the Karma bus so I could see how things play out for some evil people.. Keep smiling Kim
You Mrs Wakile, are the shining star in the eye of a hurricane. You have the wonderful gift to know when its best to just say nothing at all. I totally respect that. On another note, that Rosie is PRICELESS. She is her and she does it well. She reminds me of me. She has much love for all the kids, but God bless when iys bedtime. Your family is full of Love, thats apparent. Your children are the product of great parenting & love. Your a great Mama cub, and I like how you refuse to let outside influence to interfere with your family. And that sweet crazy husband of yours, yall fir ach other like a glove. So impressed with chaos everywhere, yall are just yall. You are a beautiful person inside and out. Thanks for keeping it real. Muah
Kathy I so love your sister Rosie and you. You both seem to have a calming spirit and Ms. Rosie don't play she is so real I pray your family can come together and be at peace. I want to see you cook something this season!!!
You look pretty in your talking head interview. This episode minimized your husbands rude remarks and highlighted your funny cousin, which made you bearable. I'm glad you didn't go to Caroline's house to talk smack about your family with the former Lookers employee. Please keep up the good work and look out for your COUSIN Teresa... because if it wasn't for your COUSIN Teresa you wouldn't be on TV or pushin that nasty drink you have out!
Kathie I really used to like your family when you first came on the show, and I even found your husband's humor funny. But his comments have become increasingly mean and vicious. Not funny. The family is in such crisis that his hateful comments just seem to fan the fire. Tired of the whole mess, wish that we could just move on from this storyline.
Wow Kathie, finally a blog where you didn't bash Teresa! Congrats you actually made it through one without all the mean comments about her too bad the show didn't go the same way. I'm sure glad I don't have a cousin like you, my cousins and I don't throw each other under the bus. I have a question, why do you people think Teresa wants to discuss her legal problems on the air and why do you think we want to see it? All of you keep bringing it up, if your husband was going to jail would you want to discuss it on tv? I know teresa isn't as clear in her explainations as the rest of you are but we get what she is trying to say, too bad you don't listen to her. Without Teresa you guys don't have a story line. Your cooking is not interesting, Melissa can't sing, Jacqueline has no story line and Caroline is boring. Teresa is the show and has been since day one......she leaves and so do your viewers. You and Melissa will have destroyed that family for nothing.
You have proven your intelligence and character by the things you have "NOT" said when attack by those without character or intelligence. Too bad everyone can not "ignore" Teresa...who tends to stir up so much trouble and then blame everyone else after twisting words....I like the way you don't respond to her ignorance. Your love for your family is a wonderful example for others to follow.
Kathy- I say this with love and respect, when is Rosie coming to the show full time? She is the funniest 'character' and I just love how REAL she is!! PS...you aren't too bad yourself :)
kathy don't make the snide remarks is not nice, the power of life and death are in the tongue!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kathy, you are one of my fave housewives. i believe you have a good heart & really love your family. wish i could taste some of your amazing looking pastries. i like to cook too. i saw the current NJ housewives show & i am not surprised there was so much dissension at the solstice party. First, Fairies aren't spiritual. the hostess said it was a "spiritual party" & a bunch of Christians (Catholics?) putting a Bindi on their foreheads is a sin against the First Commandment.( tho At least some of the guests were also wearing a cross. ) But ask a holy priest what the Church teaches about Catholics doing things like that-subscribing to other people's traditions. we aren't even supposed to go to other churches that aren't Catholic. It's in Canon Law. We aren't supposed to open our chakras or have psychic readings etc either. God is offended when people seek power like that. i'm surprised that you all didn't know that since most of you are intelligent. (i'm assuming you are all lifelong Catholics too. or are you "culturally Catholics because you are Italian?). the thing is- God is the Creator of The universe. we are supposed to seek help from Him alone.not seek power for ourselves or from anyone else. psychic readings are also a sin. Ironically Teresa said correctly that she didn't know what kind of power there is in the Bindi. It's not a good power especially for Christians to seek. thats the problem with people who were not born into Eastern religions having "solstice parties" & emulating what it all means when they have no real understanding what they are messing around with. (i was glad when Rosie's bindi fell off- knowing all of this. i Noticed that Rosie was the one who went to Teresa to try to work things out w/ her. she was the only one without a bindi. but it gave her a headache ( as i'm sure a lot of you have suffered dealing with Teresa.) (some liberal priests would think the bindi is ok- but God wouldn't. ) Tho we are to respect other people- we are not supposed to follow other people's beliefs. Some of these things are categorized under the new age because they take us away from our Catholic religion by wrongly substituting other people's beliefs for our own-even if it's just at a party.. There is a Vatican Church document about it called "Jesus Christ bearer of the water of life " heres the link- http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/interelg/documents/rc_pc_interelg_doc_20030203_new-age_en.html its an official Catholic church document that Pope John Paul 2 released before he died. With all the baptisms etc that your family is always having- they could use to learn more about our faith & what Catholics actually believe & practice & why.. there are a lot of good websites including EWTN which also has a Catholic tv station around the world. see Mother Angelica live classics. it will make you fall in love with your church even more. she's a comical nun who is wise & loving. many people who have seen this show were brought closer to God through her (before she had a stroke- (but they still show reruns & have a channel on youtube.)
secondly Teresa will never change. None of you you will ever get an authentic apology from her- she has too much pride. she can't just say i'm sorry- because she always makes excuses why she did what she did. she will never grow up or own up to how she is always seeking pity while stirring the pot (but not to make a recipe) until she needs something from all of you.She will beg you all to help & support when Joe reveals his true colors to her. When she is all alone someday- she will be needy. But the truth will always set you free. she will be upset but will probably find a way to blame all of you for his behavior. her fans are just people who are fans of celebrity. they are not people who really know her. she's lucky you have all been patient with her all along. most people would have walked away a long time ago. she is immature, self absorbed & disrespectful. i don't think therapy could help her because she doesn't live in the truth. she is seriously deluded. Joe seems to be hiding something (thats in all the media) & Teresa can't see it & won't until its too late. Joe Guidice is an egomaniac without a cause. Teresa is deluded & selfish. why would she have to insult her family & friends in her cookbook? its not funny either as she claims. she makes no sense. you can't rationalize with an irrational person. (not even rosie who is so rational can convince teresa to wake up & smell the coffee.) i suggest you all walk away while you can. pray for her. but walk away. God wants you to be kind, but He doesn't want you to be a rug. You are children of God & deserve better. i was glad to see you teaching your kids how to be. it's obvious you love them.( i'm glad you called that girl about the naked pictures. does she know that she could be arrested for doing that? too many kids are doing all kinds of wrong & dangerous things because their parents aren't aware of what they are up to.) Teresa also insulted the Catholic faith when she was so vulgar to talk about her intimate relations with her husband on national tv & in front of her family at their camp then bless herself for all to see in her family's chapel in the same episode. no wonder Caroline & Jacqueline were laughing at her. i hope she prays, but her actions make us wonder if she is sincere. Teresa has no dignity.and it seems that the housewives series is getting trashier all the time. is this really all the housewives' reality? (i know a lot of housewives in Boston that don't behave in the way some of the housewives in NJ do.) is it being wealthy that gives people license to be vulgar, hurt whoever they want, & act outrageously for attention? or are a lot of things "a put on" drama to entice your viewers? if it is real- i am sorry that those who do all the wrong things don't realize it. if they are Catholic, they need a good trip to the confessional. (but i wonder if Teresa will ever admit to her sins- she's always pointing to other people for the blame.) But she won't be able to do that when she meets God some day. He knows a lie when He hears one. i hope those of you who are Catholics won't offend God again by wearing something that claims to open your 3rd eye or by following someone else's traditions that is not a Catholic tradition even if it's when you go to their party. . i believe it's a sin because you are giving power to something other than the One True God. be careful about spiritual things- see Ephesians 6... i like Rosie too-like Judge Judy - she tells it like it is..Her comments about Teresa not being threatened by her were funny! (tho i don't know if she was joking. it gave us all a good giggle. We love you as you are Rosie. You are much more beautiful than Teresa & you were so great with her kids too. you would make a great Mom like your sister Kathy & Melissa are.) Poor Teresa- so deluded. so self absorbed. so sadly in love with her brother (& herself) its obvious she was spoiled as a child. Teresa's attacking Melissa because she can never marry her brother Joe (Melissa's husband) . thats what therapy could make her see- but she wouldn't last long enough to ever get it. she needs help more than anybody. we love Caroline too. she knows she has faults like everybody- but she has class. those who say she meddles are wrong. you are all trying to make sense of a nonsensical person -Teresa. Caroline is a good person and loves her family above all as you & melissa love your families too. . i give all of you credit for putting up with Teresa all this time. you have been sooooo patient. . when Joe reveals what he is really up to- teresa will need everyone's support. but she is alienating everyone with her drama. she need s to get on her knees (to pray) & keep her mouth shut. if she realized how wrong it is to attack the innocent-she would never do it again. but she'll have to get rid of her self absorption first. that is an almost impossible task... it would be a miracle. The Pope would come to your town to declare it- thats how amazing it would be! i applaud your efforts- but move away from Teresa's (& her husband Joe's ) bs. Just give their kids all the love & support you can.be careful to keep it in perspective as you have up to now. God Bless You all.
Is it just me, or did you send your sister, Rosie in for the kill? The solstice party could of been appropriate, except Rosie approached Teresa, "I wanna talk to you where no one can hear us...." and then, Rosie tells all of you what they talked about. By the way, I LOVE ROSIE! You, not so much. YOUR LOYALTIES should be with Teresa, NOT CAROLINE!! You did get it, when you said, "In Jersey, we use going away..." Clearly Melissa knows that too, and yet she went there. It looks like you all set Teresa up. Yep, that's what it looks like, and I really think that's how it is this season. I know you want the "old" Teresa back, but clearly Teresa is trying to support her family, remain committed to her husband, (under pretty extreme behavior) and well, SURVIVE. You, Caroline, Jacquiline and Melissa, have the luxury of having a husband that supports you...Teresa doesn't. I think in an attempt to prove how bad Joe Guidice is, you are throwing Teresa under the bus and frankly, as the youngest of 6 girls, you should be ashamed.
Cute blog! I love your sister Rosie but I do think you and your sis need to butt out of Melissa and Teresa's ongoing fued. As a matter of fact the only people who need to be talking about that situation is Melissa and Joe, and Teresa and Joe and they need to just be talking baout it with each other. Don't you think?
Love your family! Wish I had a family like that! I have beautiful children but no extended family.
Very sad what transpired. It would help if Theresa took a look and apologized for real and decided that life was too short not to love and support her family -including Melissa, who is the mother of her nieces and nephews. All Theresa needs is a little humility. I guarantee she'd be a lot happier.
Good luck with everything!
You know I wasn't your greatest fan in the begining but I think I might have a change of heart after tonights show. I can see you want to help Teresa and you are genuine. She needs that and eventually she will come around. Don't do what Melissa is doing or Caroline. Teresa is hurting and she may say somethings that hurt but you know where its coming from. She is so lost and I feel scared for her. Just don't start joining in on the slamming Teresa bit because from what I have seen Melissa isn't totally inoccent, she does twist some of what Teresa says to benefit herself.
Kathy, that video clip had nothing to do w/sibling rivalry. Did you hear what Lauren said?? She doesn't feel as good as her brothers. Lauren is just as attractive as Chris, her dad and Caroline. Vito ought to be thanking his lucky stars to have found such a great catch in Lauren...like he could do better?? Uuuggghh!
Love you and your family Kathy but I have to say I have another favorite.... Your sister Rosie is Awesome!!! I love how she just tries to find a way to mend the family She is just great. You and your cousin Joe and his wife and family are so wonderful to watch like a breath of fresh air... How I wish Teresa would come back from the green side the side of green with envy she's like a monster. And it's so sad because family is so important. And watching makes me wonder if Teresa is so jealous of Melissa that she is going to try and break up that lovely family
Kathy, you genuinely seem to love your Sis. Can you imagine if she entered into a relationship with someone that caused division and strife? Can you imagine them deciding you are nothing but a huge problem and you and only you were responsible for the fights, drama & negativity? Add your spouse has made monumental blunders, financially you've sunk to the scariest level and your parents in life threatening bad health? All of a sudden, Rosie finds it acceptable to trash you in the press? I doubt seriously, you can imagine. I've never been a huge Teresa fan. She's in no way perfect. Very far from it. But the way she's being treated? Horrific. I think there's so much good in you and Rich but as a viewer, it's very hard to see because family does not do what you two are doing. I know it must be beyond exciting, being on the show, getting "in" with other HWs, new biz ventures...Wow. But think if it were your two beautiful kids going thru this. Act like what you would hope family would act for them. All this other will go away. Family is forever.
You all left your cousin to sit alone and everyone ganged up on her again. Why are so many people sticking their nose into her and her brothers problems. The right thing to do is dont take sides and show support and show Love to both. She did not start this Rosie talked with her than Jac overacted and acted like a idiot. My best friend better have my back and she has not had Teresa's. Caroline saying Theresas bulling NO that would be the rest of you who gang up against her. She does not articulate herself perfectly so what You all Loved her before family forgives and moves on dont go on national tv and bash your cousin week after week her kids her husband her english her laugh her books her mothering skills her way of handling the hard time she is going through. If she does not want to talk about why do you all think she has to .
I really appreciate our honesty. Sometimes people try to be someone else on "the show". You seem to remember the fact that you have a family, dignity, and reason in tact. How do you deal with the unpredictible situations your cousin seems to put on you? It must be difficult, I condone you for putting up with that behavior.
Kathy, We love watching you and your family. My husband and I totally relate to trying to stay away from issues that don't involve us directly. Your a class act and doing a great job, waiting for YOUR cookbook to come out!
Rosie is the BEST thing going on this show ! Heck, I'm even starting to warm to you just for being Rosies sister.
I so wish you would make up with Teresa... you can be a sweet peson. Stay away from Caroline and Melissa... they are evil, snarky, gossiping, mean bullies.
Why did Rosie bring that up to Teresa?? Was that your idea or Melissa? Was really off and not the time or place. It had nothing to do with her at all. As you have a sister, you must know that what you talk about with her...should NEVER be put out there for the whole world to hear. Your loser cousin Joe, needs a major wake up call. He's a horrible brother and son and usually, that means he'll be a horrible husband. You should probably warn your girl Melissa.
I have to say I am warming up to you. It seemed to really bother you that Tre was having issues and you seemed to be sympathetic. I understand that its tough to be caught in the middle of friends but the way Jaqueline is handling this is like a 10 year old. Caroline needs to retire from the show. She is coming off as a witch. As for Melissa she should have stood her ground along time ago. I like Tre but she probably would have gotten more respect if she wasnt such a A$$ kisser.
When watching the show, do you see where Melissa instigates a lot of the confrontations with Teresa? To many of us, it does. Just seems sad that so many of you are kicking a dog when it's down.
I am going to chime in and give Rosie some love. I adore her, she is funny, to the point and has a heart of gold. Kathy I love your family so much. Keep on keeping on lady, you guys are wonderful.
Rosie is so awesome. I love her. The boat trip started with Joe running his vile mouth again, then Teresa running hers, and you shutting them both down. GREAT JOB !!! I think Teresa, Joe & some viewers dont remember that Joe started the tussle that caused him to get a black eye. What is it with him punching the guys in the "privates" and thinking its funny? He definitely has a real issue with man parts.Your son getting the kids off the dock was great, sure can tell who his parents are. I feel that this mess with Teresa & Joe & the family wont be coming to a end anytime soon. Keep it real Kathy, you and your family are a breath of fresh air on this show.
I love both you and Rosie to death. I wish we saw more of you guys. You're like a breath of fresh air.
You are really becoming the classiest of all of the women. Please don't become one of the mean girls!!!
I love you and your sweet Family so much! You are such a calming force and Richie never fails to keep me laughing. Your Daughter is stunning and your Son is so handsome! You should be very proud of them as I know you must be. Keep keeping it real and I hope you are on the show for seasons to come!