Can you please tell us about the recovery? I'm very interested in this surgery, but very scared about the recovery.
I think it's really important for parents of special needs to take some time for themselves once in a while. A lot of effort goes raising a child with special needs on a daily basis. At times it is physically and mentally exhausting, just like it is for a parent of typical kids. If you take a little break once in a while, you will go back in fully charged, more focused, and more determined. When you take care of yourself, you can better care for others. It's easy to neglect yourself from time to time when you’re so focused on your family's needs. I just was at the point, with all that was going on around me, that I needed a little break away from it all. I had been wanting a tummy tuck for years, so I decided to take the time to myself and take care of my belly at the same time, right then and there. If not then, then when?
It's also just as important to take time away with your spouse once in a while. Date nights are great! Couple time is key to a strong and healthy marriage. I really enjoy my husband.
Can you please tell us about the recovery? I'm very interested in this surgery, but very scared about the recovery.
I think you are an amazing mom!! Good for you for doing something for yourself!! I can't stand Teresa, all I say when I watch the show is " Karma baby" . You take care of yourself and your beautiful family and good luck with Nicholas.....
You go girl!!! Its abt family nothin else matters but that circle that links ur family. And just keep thinkin when Teresa tlks "What doesn't come out in the wash comes out in the rinse" I truly believe in this. Look at whats already been happening. Just keep ur faith ur a superrrrrrr mom and Chris is a superrrrr dad. You both r great role models just don't forget that!!!!!
I'm sorry, I made it through page 5 and then I had to sto reading. You need to just stop talking - period!
You are the only reason I watch the show, well and Caroline... I think you are beautiful, kind, loving, honest and good hearted. Im so jealous of your tummy tuck...I had 4 kids and 3 c sections..not pretty..and am glad to hear it went well for you...but do tell sometime if it was a tough recovery please. I am a nurse and my friends are telling me how bad the recovery is...also your Ashley is so beautiful and your family is loving and awesome! I will always wish that Teresa could get some therapy...that would work...but theres no hope for her..or Joe...they are just not right...you and Chris are good people...stay true!
I couldn't get over while watching last week's episode how much your son CJ resembles your Father! It was very endearing to see how concerned your Dad was about your surgery...listen to your parents and husband - you are beautiful the way you are!
Jaqueline! I loved this episode of you and teresa, you two were always my favorite group to watch because i felt like its just like any other girl friendship we all have. And clearly your husbands get a long very well, they seemed very excited to finally hang out because the wives made up. Wish you all the best!
I think you have shown, to all, how strong and dedicated you are with family. When you act in ways that show loyalty to your family, it also reveals how you are with friends. I think Teresa will come around and realize her failures.
Love you Jacqueline. So happy for you and Ashley. Glad you and Teresa have moved past the problems. Be strong and work on getting that beautiful baby better. I wished I lived in NJ, you and your family look like so much fun to hang out with. Hold you head up high.
Jac a thought about your comments about you feeling hurt over Teresa's inability to appreciate your efforts at patching up her family relationships made me see that you might have deserved what you got....hurt feelings will always follow the person who tries to see herself as the savior of another person....swooping in to save that hurting family was such an unrealistic thought process, that it makes me dizzy just thinking about it...when have you ever heard of a person single handedly being able to help a family get through a relationship dilemma...tell me you were not serious....tell me that you just didn't have anything better to say in your blog....so now we are like .."uh duhhhh"... who knew?
what could you possibly do for Teresa and her brother and sister in laws relationship? You didn't grow up with any of them....did you even know Joe Gorga well? and what about Melissa? Did you not realize in meeting Teresa that she had her own life strategy and plan?
Jacqueline, You know what it is? You're angry @ Teresa because she has not admitted to ANY wrong doing on her part and frankly she NEVER will, and that pisses you off. That makes you feel like she NEVER invested as much of her " blood, sweat, and tears", into the friendship as you did I don't blame you, we all want back what we give, if not the same maybe even a little bit more. Teresa might not be that type of person, she seems selfish like she has to be the one who is in the forefront of the friendship. Teresa seems like she always has to be the center of attention. Now I can only guess because I'm coming off from what I see from the weekly shows, but she rarely let's anyone finish their sentence.
Pluck Teresa out of your circle with a smile and move on. When you chose not to associate yourself with her the first time you did it with spite and anger, it didn't work because you continued to give her the "MANA" (in Hawaiian that means power) Teresa went on with life as usual, maybe behind closed doors she was hurting, maybe she had all these legal problems, but still she was getting to you and she didn't have to lift a finger to do it. Just by the mention of her name through Caroline or Melissa, or how bout that phone call when you grabbed the phone from Kat, not too classy. When we take our focus away from the things that are important and put it on things that are not worth a "Blink" we end up acting like fools. So just be honest about it, tell her straight out you forgive, yo don't think your friendship will ever be back to where it was and frankly if our friendship got this bad and to this place, then it was "toxic" and I wouldn't want to revisit that. So now you have to concentrate on your son that's number one and you have no time for nothing else.
After that just keep your comments to yourself, then when you have something to say about anyone you tell them straight to their faces, and that goes for everybody. The problem with ALL the housewives is that you ALL talk SHIT behind each others back, tell um straight to their face, and if you don't like that person why the hell you hang out with um?!!!@%^&(*)*)
Jacqueline, You are by far ahead of the bunch at NJH. You are class personified, and don't forget it or ever let that go or ever stoop to their level, let them rise up to you and your Family standards! You and Caroline are the best!!!! You are so right on with your perception of Theresa, she can't see it cause she does not have the same integrity or class and even (ok I am going to be mean here, she does not have the same intelligence). You go girl, and hold that special head high, you are so deserving! May God continue to bless you and your family!
Jacqueline, Please stop justifying your tweeting because of Teresa's stupidity and ignorance. It's Teresa, remember? C'mon now....
Jacqueline you're the greatest I'm so happy you got your surgical intervention. I hope the show continues, Jacqueline, your family and friends are very entertaining. (minus the Guidice who cares who are such fakes in so many ways,as well as Kim D.
If you pay attention to all of the episodes from the beginning you can figure out what has brought Jac and Theresa to where they are today. It's very sad to see a friendship of so many years fall apart. I think Jac did try to help her friend navigate the sticky situation she was in due to her brother/sister in law and cousin coming onto the show. When bad things were in the press she tried to talk with Theresa and straighten things out but Theresa for whatever reason couldn't be honest with her (or the viewers) about her troubles and their legal issues. Good friends talk about things like this and are honest. I'm certain this was VERY frustrating. I'm frustrated just watching it on TV. I can't imagine living it.
Remember all of the magazine articles that kept coming out about Theresa and her family??? They were hurtful to everyone around her. A lot of mud slinging went on in those articles. Has to make you wonder why everyone but Theresa got bad press. There is no doubt that Theresa was making money off of the magazine covers/articles. Theresa sold her soul and dignity in those articles.
It's a really bad character flaw to not be able to see where you have hurt people and say you are sorry. I wouldn't want to be a friend with Theresa either.
Hi Jacqueline. I have twin girls just like CJ. They are 24 years old and the state of Illinois did nothing to help us. They went thru the public school system in special ed. They were made fun of from day one. I taught them what they needed to know. To the schools all the girls where was more money!! Finally when they graduated we moved to Iowa. Iowa has been there every step of the way!! I need help for them they are there. One twin is now learning to sew and the other twin volunteers at Goodwill. I am very proud of my twins. You are doing everything right. My husband (of 28 years) helped as we have 2 older children. Everyone pitched in the help the twins learn what they needed. I will not say your road is going to be easy,It's not!! But, the way we see it is God give special children to special parents. Ones he knows will show patients,love and guidance.You are doing that. Just keep it up. Don't loose focus and always ALWAYS know your never alone! God Bless!!
Jacqueline, I only wanted to tell you one thing. I LOVE YOUR SON CJ!! He is adorable God bless him and he seems like such a good big brother to Nicholas. I loved watching him with you when you were having your "private" time with him. I wish you the best of luck with him and of course with Nicholas. I pray every night for all of you. CJ is a special little boy, who is growing up very quickly! He looks so much like his dad, it's unreal. Anyway, God bless you all today and always. Love you guys!!
Jacqueline- You are a wonderful person! I think that you do the best you can in every situation that you are put in. You have done nothing wrong and do not deserve to be treated the way you are. I am a special education teacher and I think you are dong a wonderful job with your son. Early intervention is so important and you are the best advocate for your son. Keep it up!!
Jacqueline: You are a people pleaser. I'm not saying that as a "negative". You are a sweet, almost innocent person at times. Let Teresa wallow in her own problems. I would not take her comments seriously. She's as dumb as a rock. Just continue to be the sweet, unassuming person you are. You're doing a great job with Nick. As the Grandmother of a child with Autism, I know, first hand, how "challenging" it is to be Mom..Just hang in there and keep up the good work. Concentrate on your family, especially Ashlee. I'm so glad to see her back in your life and living with you. She's a beautiful, smart girl, who just needed to find her own way. CJ, is just like you. Sweet and loving. Above all, don't pay any attention to some of the comments here. Most of them don't know what your life is like. Just stay strong..Love ya Classy Lady!!
Jacko it sounds like you still have so much anger. Move on from talking about Teresa. Please! And btw, doesn't it seem so crazy (or sad) how much calmer, more refined and at peace Ashely is now that she's moved away from your immaturity and negativity? That's very telling.
You have three gorgeous kids, a handsome, classy man who adores you, cool parents and a fabulous home. Jacqueline, IGNORE ALL NEGATIVE COMMENTS ! People envy what you have, sweetheart! God bless you and all of your family!
You were vile to Teresa the past 2 seasons. On twitter, magazines, web media, etc you betrayed secrets, claimed a child was anothers, wished a person to jail and threatened a friend with recordings. Is this how you treat all your best friends of 10+ years? Yet she the malicious one? You and Melissa deserve one and other.
Does anyone remember what started the problem with Teresa and Jac. Jac was worried about Teresa legal problems as any good friend would. She asked T because she was worried about her T said nothing is going on. Well fast forward. T has a giant legal issue and needs all the support she can get.
One night, one night you had to go w-out alcohol and you couldn't do it. THIS explains a lot about your twittering and actions. Get some help. You are obsessed with Teresa. She's not a sociopath-- she's a little self involved, but not malicious. You give manipulative and self serving a new meaning. Hope you're happy with your witch hunt.But you never win when you play dirty.. jealousy ate you alive. I'm happy for Ashley that she moved away. NOW I see what she was talking about...
Good for u doing what u want, doesn't matter what anyone says. Us as woman got something we love to get rid just the cost might be impossible for some us. I know what u mean hubby, family tell ur pretty but no matter what it's what u feel and want. Good for u Jackie. Move past the bs with Teresa.
not going to talk about jac said i wouldn't again bc i think she really does need professional help and i dont want to pick on someone who really is sick... so this comment really has nothing to do with her, but her doctor during the episode... what a jerk i thought he was completely unprofessional did he not know he was being filmed...really that kind of fat is on sixty year olds granted i never have seen her tummy but find it hard to believe it was all that bad
I am actually shocked but very happy at how Ashley has turned out! She is a beautiful, mature woman now and am very proud of her! Also, if u wanted to get a tummy tuck to feel better about yourself then u do whatever u want! U have to deal with so much with nick that u need to take care of yourself and do whatever u need to do to feel good about yourself
@Sue54 I had to move on with my life and leave people where they act and pray for them, some people never get, I believe Teresa was like that as a child. I hate that because she is a beautiful girl and wonderful kids, they are such a darling. Jacqueline is sweet and not use to dealing with deceitful people.
@Sue54 This is total BS if anyone thin ks that is the only reason Teresa is "mending fences".
@Mclark66 I don't know who you are, but I highly doubt Teresa paid Melissa, Kathy, Caroline and Jacqueline to publicly verbally abuse her and her family on all those magazines. The ones who got paid were the Gorgas, the Wakiles, the Manzos and the Lauritas.
I do remember correctly Jacqueline opening up the article that speaks about their possible jail time on national TV. I do remember Teresa telling her please not to talk about it. NOT IN FRONT OF THE CAMERAS. What true friend does that? I don't know why it was in the magazine in the first place unless the Guidice got a good deal. And if they did, and it's about them and no one else, then so what. Intelligent people would realize that they probably only said things in the magazine that couldn't be used against them in a court of law. Speaking about it on national TV to please thoughtless Jacko was mean. Then after many hours, because this went from breakfast time to clear to the night Caroline shows up to further attack and publicly announce on TV the Guidice's law case. Really Jacqueline...I know you know there are so many dumb viewers who fall for your innocent act. You offend me and everyone else who is not fooled by it. The get together was to voice things that made each other mad. So of course the conversation started negatively. Get it? You made me mad because you bought me flowers? NO. You sold me down the river and I think you're evil. Then you called her by the name the social media has given you: Sociopath. Sorry Jacqueline, you really do need help.
@Rainedrop61 I wish people would get names right... if you really watch the show it is Nicolas that has autism, not CJ.
Uhh...except they don't own that home.
@deborah.randall.58 Sorry but T's problems are her own damn business. J could of minded hers but instead she decided to add to the feeding frenzy under the pretense that she cared.
I am AMAZED at how judgmental someone like you are who has not walked a mile in Jacqueline's shoes! Have you a son with Autism? Have you lost 3 or 4 children through miscarriages? Once you have, God forbid, gone through these horrific and terribly hard situations(and sad), then you come back and I would bet you 1,000% that you would not be as hateful toward Jacqueline as you have been here. I feel sorry for you, actually. I hope that you are not as judgmental in real life toward family and friends! Have a nice day!
@LoveShackAus @Mclark66 why is ok for Teresa to do articles and covers for magazines like In Touch or Star highlighting her financial problems but its not ok for her friends to ask her about it after they see and read the articles? That's what Jaqualine found so upsetting....Teresa did that all to herself.
@oldjerseygirl2 @Rainedrop61 geez....ever accidentally call someone the wrong name or are you perfect? I believe the content of her post is clear and she's simply sharing a story and trying to be supportive....calm down and back off and continue to be perfect!
@Mary99 @LadyLuck umm, what's the point? Most people have a mortgage....not many can purchase o home out right? Did you? Or don't you own your home either Mary99? The bank owns mine for another 18 years...really what is your point???
You are entitled to your opinion but the fact has been set. Jac turned her back on Tre. Please tell me why she would do that to a best friend? For you to insinuate that Jac is sane is questionable. I would like you to go back a please watch the show from day 1. Tre is not a manipulator. She is not that quick to the punch as all the women have stated in the very first season. If you watch the Reunion, the other cast members laugh when Tre talks because she's non-viscous. You can tell her a joke, and she will take a few minutes to think about it and maybe laugh. People even throw jabs at her and later on she's like "Did she just say something bad to me?" On the other hand, Jac is a master of this traight. She has been trying to tear Tre down since her brother came on the show. If you ask me, I think she's jealous that Tre has gotten so many endorsement deals. And do you know why? Because she is easy to get along with and that's why people are attracted to her. Tre is the only one in this franchise to make it big. I could keep going but it's been like this ever since the Gorgas came on the show...and my lunch break is up :)
@Playnicepeople @LoveShackAus @Mclark66 These are T's problems, it's her life and it's her story. She can tell anyone that she wants to about them. She and J used to talk to each other on the phone daily. First thing in the morning. Why didn't you ask her over the phone without the camera's? Why would you bring up your best friends financial problems on international television without talking to her about it first? Sorry, Jacqueline. If you were confused it was your own fault. You didn't ask the questions in a respectful or considerate way.. Bad friend.
Good morning Sunshine!!!!!! Once again......we have someone who must have taken one of the "hater's" tablets the other day! The more I see, the more I see why there is trouble started in this world! Now, tell me please....why was it necessary, really, to make that hurtful comment? Just wondering how certain people's minds work. Have a WONDERFUL Sunday!!!!!!! P.S. Even if her father might have made that terrible comment(I hadn't heard that)......no reason in this world why YOU had to repeat it to the world. Do you see what I'm saying? Or not.