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Caroline Throws in the Towel

Caroline shares her thoughts on all the reunion conflict.

Hello everyone! Sorry I'm late, been a busy couple of weeks, but here I am!

We're nearly at the end of the road. I'm finally getting myself into relaxation mode, and I'm happy, happy, happy.

First and foremost, let me give a shout out to my girls Lauren Manzo, Amanda Cassese, Caitlin DeCunzo, and Lindsey Andrews! Lauren and Amanda were the beauty team from Lauren's store Cafface responsible for making me look as good as a 52-year-old can look on HDTV! They are doing an amazing job at Cafface, and I couldn't be prouder of them and the rest of their staff. I can't forget you Lia Cagliostro! Caitlin has been doing my blowouts for years and she will be at Cafface soon too. She gave birth a few months ago to a very handsome little man named James, who has become the Cafface "mascot." Lindsey designed and made my dress not knowing I planned on wearing it to the reunion. She came to N.J. from Rhode Island four years ago to follow a dream to get into the design field. What better way than showing off her design to a few million people, right? I surprised her the night before and she literally stayed up the entire night tweaking a dress that needed no tweaking at all. I'm proud of her and I have faith that one day she will be a household name. Follow your dreams girls, you're gonna set the world on fire, wait and see. xoxoxo!

I thought the reunion was pretty tame all things considered. This makes me happy; I hope you all feel the same. We've had enough drama for a lifetime, agree? Part 2 airs Sunday, let's see if we can keep the momentum going. Wishful thinking?

The back and forth between the Gorga-Guidice clan was predictable, and to be honest, at this point in the game I'm throwing the towel in. Both believe they are right and innocent, and frankly, you can't berate someone for speaking what they believe to be their truth. One day the sun will shine down on them all and there will be peace in the neighborhood, you gotta believe folks, believe.Nicholas is gorgeous and the light of our lives. Chris and Jac are phenomenal parents and have devoted themselves to recovering Nick while sharing their journey to raise awareness to the mystery of Autism. We need to talk to one and other and share our stories; I've seen how important this is first hand. The Autism community is huge and parents need to know that they're not alone. Bravo to Chris and Jac, and most importantly our little man, Nick. Love you all too, too, much.

Let's clarify the infidelity remark, shall we? My point is simply this -- in life you should never say never. That goes with many other things besides infidelity. For example, never say that your kid would never do drugs, or drink, or swear, or get with the wrong crowd. Never say that you are exempt from cancer or some other debilitating disease. Never say that you will always have a roof over your head and food on your table. Never say that you will always have a perfect relationship with your siblings or children or spouse. WHY? Because life just doesn't work like that. My philosophy is very simple -- what makes me so special? What makes you so special? Life is full of twists and turns and sometimes you get knocked on your ass, and when you do, you better be prepared. So, I simply say, why not me? Then I give thanks to God every day for my blessings. We have our health, we are happy, and we are together. I have lived a wonderful life with a good man that loves me to death, and vice versa. If you don't believe me, so what, if you do, thanks. End of story.

When Teresa told me she lied in her blog that Al and I fought throughout our Arizona trip I was speechless. I'm not going to say anything other than shame on you, grow up. What she tried to do backfired. It didn't hurt or cause any drama within the Manzo household, it only made a decision very easy for me -- I'm done.
See you all next week!

P.S. Check out my new website www.carolinemanzo.com and don't forget to listen to our Manzo family weekly podcast on iTunes! "Let Me Tell You Something" is free and fun!
 Follow us all on Twitter @carolinemanzo, @albiemanzo, @laurenmanzo, @chris_manzo, @cafface, @littletownnj, @blkbeverages, @thebrownstonenj. 
Last but not least big hugs to those who bought my book Let Me Tell You Something, it means the world to me! xoxo.

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Dina: What am I Doing Here?

Dina Manzo explains what it's like to sit on the reunion couch.

Hi all, 

I kind of meant what I said on that couch -- this show is so f---ed up. As I sit and watch the reunion, I wonder what goes through people's head sometimes. Bobby literally spitting on me as he screams at a friend of 10 years, Jim whipping out his files and then of all things says I have a fat ass, LOL! For what? Fame? I literally sat there saying to myself time and time again, "What the hell am I doing here?" Again, not ever saying I'm too good, but just different. There is something really beautiful that came out of this though...I am seeing some real proof of my practices. Take a look

Sending you a ton of love for your support! 

Dina xoxo

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