Speaking of the need for support or lack of… It’s so funny to me that our conversations always end up about breasts or should I say “bubbies.”
It seems that Gia has her own personal tug of war starting. What a tough age, those tween years have to be the absolute worst for both a young girl and her mommy. She has one foot on being a little girl and the other on being a young lady. So many emotions and so much going on in her little body. Good luck, Teresa. It’s a hell of a roller coaster ride, and you have to do it four times! I don’t envy you, but I have to say you have the right approach. I loved the way you were laughing it off, and it was so cute to see how shy Gia got talking about it in front of her dad.
I actually liked your blog for the first time ever. It was very insightful, and you were kind to everyone. No one likes a negative nancy! Keep it positive and you might gain me as a fan! Just like your sister rosie does!!
You seem to be starting to come around to Teresa... I sure hope so... after watching tonights show... she is in a bad place. I feel sorry for her.
Kathy, I don't know how you do it! I guess when you have nothing to hide, you hide nothing. You are just a genuinely kind and loving person who absolutely knows the difference between what IS important in life and what ISN'T. We all love Rosie and after seeing you and her on WWHL w/Andy, we know your integrity and grace runs in the family!!! Love Richie and the kids too!
Can you and Caroline collaborate on a parenting book please!!! I have so much respect for the both of you and your obvious natural ability to parent and produce well rounded, successful and respectful children. I could really use the help with 4 little girls myself. Thanks and please hurry while my baby girls are still little enough to mold! Love always, Emily
Thank God for Kathy! What Chris says seems accurate. You really balance the show. You give a different insight and your always just. Teresa is really missing out in what could be a great relationship with her cousin. I have to add I love Rosie!! Your family is great I saw mama put her word in and I now where you get your way of knowing when to step in and when to go by your own mind and not with the crowd. You guys looked great on the show. Rosie needs her own show. I love you both. And also I grew up with gay relatives and even though it might have been obvious to others I was in shock at 14 because I just loved them and didn't see anything else. You guys are great!
Way to go Kathy - I hope Caroline & Jac watch back this episode over & over to learn how they should have comforted little Gia. Well done Kathy - you were sweet & loving & it came from the heart.
You are right Teresa is doing it the right way. I feel so bad for Ashlee. Her mother is being forced by Caroline to treat her a certain way. You know Ashlee is very confused as to who is really in control. That's sad.
I just love your Family the best on NJ Housewives!! You all Rock!! I like that you are respectful of others and do not have to be bleeped every 5 mins. :)
It was really sweet Kathy watching you talk to Gia at the end of the show. That is how it should have been. Someone from her family that she looks up to sitting her down and calmly explaining what is okay and what isn't. Carolyn should have left the scolding to someone close to Gia not take into her own hands (she claims she wasn't even friends with Teresa so why did she get involved?) I hope you and Teresa become closer it seems like at one point you did great together and I think those girls really look up to your daughter as a role model and big sis of sorts. I hope it works out!
Kathy- You are such an amazing woman with a big heart! You bring sanity to an INSANE world :) God Bless you and your beautiful family~
Absolutely love you and your family Kathy. I think it's great that they added you to the cast. You are pure of heart and think it's nice to see that not all of the Jersey housewives have to be constantly surrounded by drama. You should be very proud of your kids. They seem like they are both on the right track to adulthood. Richie is a trip too. Laughter keeps us young and clearly there are a lot of laughs and love between the two of you. Thanks for showing the rest of the world what a Real Jersey Housewife is all about.
It was great to see how you interacted with Gia. Of all the Housewives series, you're my favorite mom to watch. You do it right.
Thank you Kathy for not writing anything about your cousin Teresa!!! Now please talk to your husband about it.
It is so nice to read a blog that's not full of negativity and hatred towards Teresa! Thank you finally for being supportive of one of your family members and her child. Keep up the positive thoughts and all the other girls should remember that drama doesn't always equal more fans.
I wish more blogs are like yours . I love the way you took Gia to the side and talked with and not at her . At her age that is what she needs.
OH my good!! Half of the comment are what are wa going to tel you and so proud of you you for the first time in the show. Best blo ever.. not trashing Teresa. all positive!! and nice. the way it should be on your part all this pass time. hope sticks this ways. I thinks you are a great mom, person , wife. But your action on the show and over Teresa and Kiss Caroline A#@ Has been horrible.. Keep the good in your family. like you say!! You can be THE GLUE. and you are.. But stop twisting thinks and kep away Caroline negativity. She is really a Very very BAD and poison apple. And Teresa. She can be anything but is your cuz and I know you know very feel what she its going trough and its not easy. but also you know that she always reacts like that. so to come to a national show a trash her like that as a family member no matter what!! its worst than anything.. Keep i like this week Great BLOG...
Kathy, I admire your calm, sweet and loving approach to all the chaos around you. You were the voice of reason during your personal little talk with Gia. Poor little Gia, reaching puberty. All us little girls went through that period and remember it well how our emotions and hormones were going haywire. I love Gia, she reminds me of "me" when I was her age. Kathy, you and your family (even crazeee Rich) are a real positive influence to the show and the more I see you and listen to you the more I grow to look forward to seeing more of you. Rosie is a blast, love her honesty and great sense of humor and hope we'll be seeing more of her antics as time goes by.
I always love your kindness & big heart!! Christopher said is right about U being like rainbows & such (ha ha). I just wished it could spread to the rest of the clan;)) U have raised two wonderful kids & did a great job on taming Rich (haha), nah..he's a great guy too, makes U happy:)) Stay true to yourself & always be the person God intended U to be & U will be happy in life:)) Love U girl!!! ~~XOXOX~~
You have no role other than to bash Theresa...why did you not bash Jac and Caroline? What if that had been your daughter?? This will all come back and karma will get everyone who hurt Gia
Kathy, all I can say is you are the only one on this show that could calm Gia down after the fiasco with Caroline and Jacqueline. You set her down and she was smiling after you talked to her. You remind me of my sister so much. She had the same type of personality. Teresa should be glad Gia had you to talk to.
Kathy I truly believe that you love Teresa and have compassion towards her situation with her family. You could be a great person for her to turn to with Gia if she could let down her guard with you. Right now, she is in a "protective mode" when it comes to her husband and children. When Jacqueline asked her if she heard from her brother, she didn't exactly lie if she considered it meant a phone call and not a text. I pay more attention to phone calls and voice messages over texts and e-mails.
For the first time I like you. Maybe you saw the light, maybe you heard what your mother said about family. I thought the bra thing was cute too. Young girls are different then they were in my day. More open, it's a good thing.
Kathy- have always liked you!! But Have been really disappointed in the recent past with your mean-mean- digs to tre and the way your husband talks about her. Yuck- But IT WAS SO NICE OF YOU TO HELP GIA WITH LOVE!!!! NOT JUDGING LIKE CAROLINE!! I was soooooooooooo happy when you spoke nicely of her on WWHL, as well. TRESEA really does have a good heart. SOME Support from her family would be great.
Actually, he called her a fu***** b****. Some brother he is. He seems to say all the right things when the camera is on him then when Teresa comes.....not so much.
I like how you handled the situation with Gia last night. Now, maybe think about helping your cousin too. You know what she's going through Kathy. Don't you think it would be nice to be a good cousin instead of the kind of friends and family that Caroline and Joe G is. She needs you.
I really think you are a great mom and genuinely nice person. Remember, Teresa is family. You have years of memories together. Friends come and go. Be loyal to her. Everyone is ganging up on her and she needs someone in her corner.
While I don't approve of the way you, Richie, and Teresa interact, I was so happy to see you treat Gia with love and comfort. I was appalled at the way Caroline and Jacqueline treated her. I'm glad you were there to balance out their ugly behavior. When Jacqueline was "reading" to Gia and CHASING her down with that book, I was disgusted. There is no way she would EVER have done that if Gia's parents had been in the room.
Kathy, thank you for not bashing Tre this week, it's nice to see. I hope that you've had a chance to grow from watching yourself on the show. I can't be easy to see some of the stuff you guys have done to Tre. Not saying she's perfect but, it is so clear to many that she has been bullied. Keep up the good attitude. Love your kids by the way. I do think your a great mom, but Richie need to stop bashing Tre. Take care. Ps I saw you on Wendy and WWHL Your looking great, your hair was fantastic!
Thank you, Kathy, for trying to be the one positive force in this whole mess! I was so happy to hear you and your sister being supportive of Teresa and her family last night on WWHL. But, I don't agree with you that it was your family's decision, alone, to come on this show. You had to have known how it would affect Teresa and her family; and, you at least owed it to her to tell her beforehand. I really think that, for the sake of your family, you have to stop letting Caroline and Jac interfere in your private family business. Take a step back and see that they were supposedly good friends of Teresa's before you and Melissa came onto the show. Their sudden loyalty to you two doesn't make sense. They are trying to eliminate Teresa from the show just like they did Danielle. I think you're smart enough to see through them and suggest you keep them at arm's length before they turn on you.
Thank you - instead of antagonizing a 10 year old - you reasoned with her and got her to smile. Jacqueline has NO BUSINESS trying to reprimand someone elses child when her own child is spiraling out of control and Caroline does not remember what it was like to have a moody 10 year old girl around . You were the silver lining and I appreciated that from you. LOVE ROSIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kathy, you have the patience of Jobe and a heart of gold. You are truly what a matriarch in a family should be - terersa should pay attention and try to learn something from your class and grace as a wife, mother, and friend. I wish yu and Rich and the kids would get your own show.
Kathy, I want to like you. I see good qualities. Unfortunately, we all know how this season ends and it saddens me. Also, we saw you on the Wendy Williams show continue the Teresa bashing. I cannot for the life of me see how you justify JoeGo's foul mouth and disrespect for his family by the way he treats his sister on national tv. Twice I have heard Tre say she didn't want to talk about problems, the Soltisce(sp?) party and the pool party but was drug into it anyway. She knew it would be useless.
I am starting to like you better, but don't be afraid of Caroline. You should have told Andy the truth, Caroline butts in too much and she was wrong with Gia. Caroline is the show bully and you are a grown woman who does not need her advice! Don't be afraid of her!
I agree, that this is probably one of your best blogs since you started the show. But I have to ask, why do you all assume Joey is telling the truth - anyone can say they "sent a text"! If his apology was sincere, he should have gone to his sister & apologized on camera! I applaud you for the way YOU helped Gia. I believe Jac & Carolyn had other motives for their efforts. No wonder Ashlee has problems, if that's how Jac handles her children's behavior. Jac should have been a mother to Ashlee like she's trying to be to Lauren. Keep it going with Teresa, she needs your love, support & understanding. But please, Kathy, STAND UP, to those who are being negative & mean to her!
Caroline and Jac were out of line. Who pulls out a book and accuses a little girl of being a bad sport. Not only a bad sport but a LIAR on national TV. They set out to " TEACH HER A LESSON " and through her Teresa. What kind of people do that to little kids. If little Gia was feeling bad what they did was NOT meant to help her but USE HER to make a point. BEWARE as Lauren let slip their true intentions to have the show all to themselves cause they DON'T like OUTSIDERS and from what I hear not much of their own family either..... just the ones who cow tow to Don Caro.
Blood is thicker than water. You have come around a bit this season, but you should have been disgusted with what Jaq and Caroline did to Gia. Call it what it is - the bullying of a child. Why sugar coat it? Gia is your niece and you should have been upset with those two.
Kathy you are my ABSOLUTE favorite housewife! (Not just from NJ, but out of the entire franchise!)....I think you are REAL and SWEET and it shows!! THANK YOU for your refreshing point of view! :)
Loved you Kathy....from the beginning. Lately though, I feel like you really chase after Teresa and long for her approval. You seem to be taking advantage of the strife betw all the families to gain favor. It's great that you're trying to make amends w/your cousin but be careful not to throw Melissa, Caroline, Jacqueline under the bus in order to get into good graces w/Teresa. They were kind to you when she wasn't and her husband is continuing to poison...she could easily turn on you again, I think. Loved you and Rosie on WWHL. You are both very nice ladies and looked great! Still hoping you put out a dessert cookbook. I need so much help w/that! I'm a pretty good cook with appetizers and entrees, but not so much w/the sweets!
your like a sour patch kid candy one minute your sour on teresa next minute your sweet get off the show wet blanket
I have to admit I didnt' care for you. You have really grown on me and totally loved your positive blog. So, glad no bashing of Teresa. I loved you and Rosie on WWHL. Please be careful of Caroline and Jac. Seriously, Teresa is your family and rather anyone wants to admit it or not. Teresa is the show. Yes, she can be crazy but that is why you just can't stop watching her. I think Caroline and Jacqueline should go. Let's try just Teresa's family show. I am not crazy about Melissa and I think she is the problem. However, I would rather watch her than Caroline and Jacqueline.
FINALLY..A blog that is NOT trashing Teresa left and right..Its like every week I almost don't open the blogs for fear its all about Bashing Teresa..Don't get me wrong Teresa has her issues, she can throw out the comments just like everyone else but the Key Words here are "Everyone Else".. and everyone has stuff to "Say" ...Your her cousin and you do seem to know her better than anyone else...you Grew up with Teresa...NOT Melissa.NOT Caroline and NOT Jacqueline...I am just a person who believes that bullying is the worst and EVERYONE speaking about Teresa in EVERY episiode and blog is really just not fair...and I feel for Teresa that way.The Reunion was a prime example, I and many other people felt so sorry for Teresa..it was really painful to watch.
I know some of the things that are coming up on the show due to the "internet Spills" and I feel that the show is headed for a BIG Trashing of Teresa, but if the reunion is once again lets "Bash Teresa reunion"..I won't be watching...
It was very nice to see you talk to Gia with a calm, non judgemental voice..thats what Gia needed I think...
I would hope as a family member you do not condone what happened with Gia. I was surprised you didn't comment on that. Blood is thicker than water.
Kathy, this is the first episode that I acutally liked you. You handled Gia beautifully. The other two were just angry at her mother and taking it out on the child. All children have tantrums. She was not being competitive, she was upset because her beloved uncle was clearly cheating. Children ususally see only in black or white, wrong or right and it upset her that he could be that way. I think people need to separate their feelings for Teresa from her children as you clearly did. You concern was only for Gia.
Kath you were great. I like Jac but seeing her in action with Gia shed a ton of light as to why Ashley is the way she is. I hated watching the Gia meltdown scene with Jac and Caroline. It made me sick to my stomach. If it were my kid in that position I wouldn't have been as nice as Teresa was.
you look great on Bravo Live... I heard Rosie mention siblings,I never heard mention of more in your family nor do you see them at your family gatherings.Are you close with the rest of your family.Gia a very sad little girl,she listening to all this bashing of the family,that can't be healthy .Kids need to be kids and left out of the TV drama.