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OK let's get to the episode.
I really enjoyed watching the Gorgas and Giudices getting the kids off to school. The excitement on their little faces were adorable, and their parents were also so funny as they scurry about to get the kids back into a routine after a carefree summer. It feels like only yesterday I was following the school bus to school as Victoria started kindergarten. I know, I know, that seems a little neurotic and overprotective, but I just couldn't help it.
That's the way I was as soon as I became a parent, and I guess you can see some things haven't changed much in 18 years. I've always been the type of person that devotes myself wholeheartedly to something I'm passionate about. When it comes to my kids, it's on a whole other level. I've always looked at parenting like this; when we leave our homes we lock them and we store away all of our valuables with such care. Well what's more valuable to us as parents than our children? I think that you would all agree that there isn't a single thing. Overprotective? Yes, that's my duty and my passion.
Hi Kathy, I understand not wanting your lovely Daughter to move away. I cried every time my daughter came home and left. The best thing for them is to try their wings, if they can't fly quite yet, bring them back to the nest and let them try again. encourage them with love as you do, and give them space to make mistakes. Thats how they learn. I know it is easier to just do it for them and keep them close, however it is not the best for them. Love your family.
Hi Kathy, I was so happy to see the episode with your family touring The University of Maryland! What a shame that you feel so strongly about having Victoria stay home for college where I'm sure you will make her bed, do her laundry and prepare her meals for her. She is missing out on an unbelievable experience and an awesome school. I'm from Westchester, NY and I'm a first generation Italian just like you. One of my daughters graduated from UMD and my other daughter is a junior there. They love it! I hope that Victoria made this decision for her and not you! Trust me, sending my daughters to college 4 hours away was hard for me but this was for them, not me.
Out of all the "LADIES" - you are a breath of fresh air. Your husband is a HOOT - your children are RESPECTFUL - your sister is GREAT - your mother is PHENOMENAL - DO YOUR THANG & DON'T LET THOSE HATERS MASH YER POTATERS!
Kathy, I think you're fabulous! One thing though. You've got to keep Richie at home when it comes to your business. He's embarrassing and even if you don't see it, he is degrading. I also think he is threatened by your success. He might need to make his own lunch once in awhile. Please, don't try to explain him to us. We do get.
My guess is Part 2 will explain why all of the ladies believe Teresa was involved in the setup; some of you are really quick to judge! Teresa was the only one at the table that knew what this guys was capable of, so yes, she should have called security or at least stood up for Melissa...like Melissa did for her in California.
She did stand up for Melissa the exact same way Melissa did with Caroline in CA.
Since the guy said "Hi, long time no see", then immediately left, what would you have had her say?
Lets face it. Without the Teresa storyline these past 2 seasons, there would be NO storyline. You all came on this show to 'take Teresa down' and to market yourselves. I watched some 2011 episodes over the weekend and could not believe every scene, every interview, every chance you and your husbands had to bash, you did just that. You all deserve what you get from her now. Sad.
Kathy, it appears that Richie is just as disrespectful as Joe Giudice! Just because Richie's deliverance is a bit more humorous, doesn't mean that he isn't just as disrespectful as Joe Giudice has shown to be at times! You shouldn't knock anyones husband for being imperfect as neither is yours!
Your husband was inappropriate last night. He can't seem to stand for anyone else having attention.
kathy i'm glad you could see that that college is great and would be a good thing for victoria.
Kathy, You and Richie are good together but tell him somethings are T.M.I. Most of the time he makes me laugh but tonight him seem like a different guy.
You seem to be very phony Katie, u like to stir things up on Theresa then pull the family and caring card
I though you and Ritchie were offended by Teresa saying things about you in the media, though I can't find anything negative. Yet, today I read an article in which you discussed the reunion and said horrible things about Teresa. Please explain.
I believe you meant for this comment to go to someone else. I have NEVER said anything negative about Tre since expressing my opinions here.
i love you kathy and admire ur family a lot, u have a nice well raised family, besides your cooking looks so yummy, am from the holy land, Jerusalem - palestine and i can relate to the way u were raised and ur husband too, best of luck and good wishes for u and ur family
kATHY..... I went to your website babe... its under maintence. Look forward to seeing whats up... xoxoxoxxo
Kathy, you seem like a great wife, mother, and daughter...wish you could be a great cousin too and take a stand against the bullies.
Hey Kathy! As a former NJ terp let me tell you...university of md rocks! Great school, but far enough from home for independence....close enough for mom when necessary. Easy train ride for holidays and long weekends! Leaving NJ was great for me, although I am proud of my roots...fist pumping and all. Learning how to move, be independent, and grow on your own is a tremendous advantage. Having a security blanket 3.5 hours a way gave me confidence to be me. Good luck! your family will do great whatever your baby girl decides.
I like you Kathy, plain and simple. The negative comments here are just that and mean nothing.
I can answer that. It's simple. Kathy's "big crime" is she came on the show to get famous and have a shot at making "huge money" off of her selected passion, "baking" on Melissa's coatails as the family members who would stop at nothing, including manipulations, mean spirited gossip and a steadfast mission to have the vieweing audience see Teresa as horrific which we HEARD every episode, because that was the storyline available, and the fact that Melissa and Kathy's exisiting jealousy over Teresa life on this show was so PALPABLE that it had its own entitiy, it made it very easy for Kathy, and WORSE, seemingly enjoyable for Kathy. It was done with forethright and was unmerciful--THAT is the big crime. For reals.......
MomLeader MzM pasquale get real momleader, they all came on the show with a motive. All of the Real Housewives of .......came on to sell a song or a product. Even Andy Cohen says that.
@MomLeader Holy Moly. That was THE longest run-on sentence I have ever read. Punctuation is your friend ...
I think you come across very well when we see you with your immediate family. Sadly, your relationship with Teresa makes you look bad. Not everyone can be close with their extended family, perhaps it's good that you are not in contact for awhile. To me it looks like there are deeper issues that go back a long time, much longer than we see on this show. In retrospect I think it was a mistake for you to join the cast.
I can relate, being a parent isn't always easy. Our children are no doubt a gift from God. Being protective is something I think most all mothers can say they have been guilty of over doing. I hope that you and Teresa will eventually get to a better place, our families are gifts from God too. No matter what family is family and you and Teresa need to always have each others back and quit with all the petty small stuff. Teach your children well, teach them how to love, then there won't be room for all the hate and jealousy that you all show towards Teresa. Peace to you and your family.
I am over protective of my daughter too - letting them go out into the 'big-bad-world' without us is so scary... It's so true that the decision to have kids is like deciding to have your heart ripped out of your chest and watch it walk around you and do it's own thing and there is nothing you can do about it.... :D love the journey...
You'll be the Wild Card....we'll ALL be looking to during the reunion Kathy!
You know I liked you in the first few episodes you were on, but you turned pretty Nasty, pretty quickly in your talking head segments, not to mention that you were so far up Caroline Meanzo's A$$ that viewers started to get a sick feeling in their stomach. What happened next? The famewhorga site happened, that's what! It was ALL over the internet! Maybe Melissa dragged you into something that you really weren't as aware of, as you could of been....maybe? I guess we'll see.
I will say this, for some reason I still hold onto a little bit of hope that you have seen past Carolines games, and that you're a good person! God, I really hope so!
I enjoyed watching your family in D.C. especially at "The Lincoln Memorial." It's a very powerful message. What it TRULY means to see past Hate & the Right to Freedom! I even enjoyed watching Rich talk to Victoria & Joseph! We saw a kinder side to Richie, and I liked it.
I do pray that the reunion is NOT the blood bath it's rumored to be! Peace Out!
BarbaraETD11 I said "viewers" NOT All viewers. It's NO secret that viewers are Disgusted & down right Disappointed by Carolines Out Of Control DISPLAY of HATE, HATE, HATE!
Too bad you weren't that "protective" over your cousin Teresa. You have sat there and listened to your husband and Joe Gorga bash his sister in a horrendous way, and you NEVER stopped it. No, what you did in the last two seasons was find the most inopportune time to "talk" with Teresa - you know, at a fashion show, at a Christmas party, in a hot tube with Caroline who clearly hates her 10 feet away. Sorry, Kathy, I tried to like you, but NO can do. Go do a desert show somewhere.
Good! Be overprotective. More parents need to watch over their children a little more carefully. You're doing a great job! And no, this is not a dig at Teresa. Every thing is not about Teresa.
kat44 No, it's just that every time I post a positive comment on one of the other lady's blogs all the Teresa fans jump on me. It's as if they assume that if I say something nice to one of them that must mean I'm hating on Teresa. I'm not a Teresa Hater. Actually I find her very entertaining. I've never posted a negative comment about her. I was just trying to prevent exactly what you did-- jump on me. But you HAD to do it. Calm down!
Love watching Kathy in her "mom" scenes. She actually represents most of the moms who watch this show. We love our kids, hate drama, expect good in others, and generally try to keep the peace. Until crossed anyway, and when Teresa got violent with you on the Napa trip with her hands on your face, I would have snapped. Wish you or Rich had taken her down.
Violent on the show? You have to be kidding me! Teresa gently put her hand under Kathy's chin so that she would look her in the eyes< Kathy did the SAME thing to Victoria when she gave her a little kiss. Please,,,it was not a violent act! And when Kathy said she didn't like it Teresa apologized and said she'd keep her hands to herself.
I can't believe how snotty you all were about the dorm room, which was the typical size you'll find on just about any campus. There are certainly larger suite-style rooms on many campuses now but it varies. A lot of people sacrifice to pay a lot of money for their kids to go to college and the size of the room doesn't matter because it's about the education, not how many shoes they can fit in the closet. The people at the university obviously put a lot of work into staging the room and it looked great - all the snide comments about it were so rude!
Dimmi She was hardly snotty, just surprised, as most people are when they first see the size of a dorm room. I have personally heard a lot worse when I was a student.
Kathy, I enjoyed your blog. I have one daughter too. I know how you feel. She is done with college and almost 21. I'm glad she is still at home though. Damn.. how fast life goes by. That's why just keep enjoying your family. They are great.
Kathy, I know how manipulative, scheming, and deceitful you have been towards Teresa. But, after reading your blog, and you chose to take the higher route and not take any jabs at Teresa, I recognize your efforts for now. Your feelings toward your daughter's departure to college was felt! Not every mom feels like that about their kids; some are happy that they are gone! ( all smiles). You definitely come off as a loving mother to your daughter and your son. You should be proud! On September 11th, we all remember are fallen heroes! We will also remember the fallen heroes that were attacked in Cairo, Egypt, and the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya! Our prayers are with their families always! WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!!
As for RHONJ, I can't wait to read next weeks blogs!! (all smiles)
You know you have perceived her as being those things! You have absolutely no idea what is in her heart.
How do you feel about Albert Manzo telling you and Rich it was too difficult to open a new restaurant and then his 2 sons turn around and open a new restaurant in Hoboken?
Mandee21 His two sons are in their twenties, not married, without family obligations, so, really,it's a whole different situation.