Parents are everything to us...and rightfully so, since their children are everything to them. For my family and many of us, our parents sacrificed and left whatever they knew to come to this country and then worked hard to give us a better life than they had.
At the same time, they were responsible for keeping family traditions, and sharing their values and the importance of life. In the end, even if having more made it easier for us, many big things never change from generation to generation, such as love, conflict, and death. And better quality of life never replaces a family's roots and traditions.
Growing up with a Mom and Dad who emigrated from Italy to come to New Jersey, I can really relate to what is being shared about James Gandolfini. He was a true Jersey Boy who lived life to its fullest and was on a journey to Italy with his son to explore their roots when his life was cut short. It was such a tragedy and our hearts go out to the entire Gandolfini family -- they have lost a wonderful person, who always stayed true to himself and where he came from.
Kathy: This is the first time i ever seen you say that you are in a better place with Teresa. Wow. For some reason, I kinda believe it. Questions - 1) Does Teresa still view you spending time with your cousin Joe (her brother) and Melissa as "back stabbing" her? 2) Are you and Teresa spending time together or is she still shunning you, like you don't exist, as a result of you coming on the show and spending time with Melissa and her brother? Just had to ask. If you and in a better place with her, then some of these things would have to change, wouldn't they?
I think you seriously need to talk to your husband, it's not Teresa it's him he has vengeance fir your cousin. Rich has has never said one nice thing about your cousin he blames her calls her names since you two have been on the show maybe it is best to stay out of it that way lol Joe and poor Melissa have to face thing with you siding with their wrongs.
You & your family seem to think because you said you were sorry everything should go on as before. It is not first grade.
Watched tonight with your reaction to your husbands' buying of the boxes and then having the nerve to rent you a place where you can create your masterpieces. Lady, you are one ungrateful woman. Do you know how many women would want to be in your shoes? How many would love to have a husband who supports what you're doing? He SURPRISED you with the "out of the house" kitchen, were you happy? NO, you acted like an ungrateful child throwing a hissy fit because YOU didn't have input. Geez woman, grow up. As for the box issue. The bottom line is making money. If you have to pay a ridiculous amount of money for packaging, you have to charge more for the product. I don't care how good the product is, in this day and time nobody is going to pay more for your desserts just because they come in a pretty box with a ribbon bow. I think you're going into menopause or something, you have been whiny and ungrateful for quite a while now. Grow up and act like a woman and not a spoiled child.
Hi Kathy, Your desserts look amazing. Rich is dead wrong about packaging, and you are completely right, not that I had to tell you that.
Why is Joe Teresa's husband always the bad guy when he says something? No one else's????????
Kathy, be firm with your husband regarding your new business venture! Follow your instincts with your product, packaging, etc. He may mean well but he's missing the boat when it comes to what makes a product special to a customer. Those little details are VERY appealing and will help sell your product! Can't wait to place an order with you! Best wishes!
Teresa didn't ruin your party, you should thank Caroline and Rosie for that. With the exception of Chris Manzo, All the men plus Rosie are low brow and disrespectful to women.
Are you ever going to call your sister on her inappropriate behavior? You smirk at what she does/says. You have never mentioned her nasty behavior in your blogs. Just what kind of a big sister/any sister when you allow your little sister to embarrass not just herself but your family too?
Kathy = boring. Rosie = Vile. Vile makes for great TV - so for now miss boring stays on the show.
Kathy, you are by far my favorite!! The most sane one of the bunch. I'm glad you saw how things were headed for you, so you took a step back and saw the big picture. Glad to see you are doing what is right for you. You can't deal with craziness like what goes on with Teresa/Joe and Melissa/Joey. I've always liked Tre, but I can't deny the fact she's not the brightest star in the sky. So you can't reason with someone like her who will NEVER get it. I think she was raised to encompass her beauty and forget the brains.
With you Kathy, you have a great life, with a really good, healthy family and all the nice things one could want. It's so obvious where your heart lies and it's with your family, especially those great kids you have. Now Rich I can take in small doses, but I wish there was more about Victoria and Joseph. I can't stand watching Tre's two oldest disrespectful brats! You and Rich have taught yours to have manners and respect not only for themselves, but others too.
So hang in there Kathy and keep doing what works best for you. You have beauty, heart, and a better personality than the other four put together.
If it is time for you step away from the drama, than why do you shame and blame Teresa for EVERYTHING? Geez! She wasn't even at that gym and you started in on her! Why listen to Caroline who obviously loves to stir the pot? Your daughter had it right by telling you all to cut it out!
marc823 jperrotta1 If Rosie had her own blog at least we could let her know what we truly think of her, instead of telling Kathy to put her sister on a leash!
if you were are sincere about wanted to get away from the drama, then you should leave the show. You came on a show Teresa was on, and vilified her in your talking points. And your husband?
Kathy, don't even try anymore with Teresa, it's a waste of time. You are part of the Melissa group to her, that came on the show, that she didn't want to share with her family. No matter how nice you are to her, or how many times you apologize to her, for real or perceived wrongs, she will continue to treat you as insignificant, because she doesn't want you on the show. Be yourself, be positive, move on, you are somebody to us!
You're stepping away from the drama, huh? That's laughable since you, your husband, and the Gorgas started it all when you came on the show. Let's see if you can go one episoide without bashing your cousin. Actions speak louder than words.
Kathy when you first came on the scene I thought I was really going to like you! You riding you bike to the market, basket in tow to buy fresh ingredients for dinner!! You seemed so wholesome.. fast forward to the next episode the one where you accuse Teresa of leaving her daughter a lone while a fight broke out at the christening?!! Instead of going up to Teresa and saying wow I can't believe your brother called you garbage in front of Gia!! and I can't believe he caused such a scene!! Wow I can't believe he let Melissa's wicked sisters speak to you that way! Instead you chose to lecture Teresa! When in reality you really should have checked Joe Gorga for his despicable behavior!! especially in front of his sick elderly father!!!
piperbeau Let's not forget how Kathy and Melissa tried to cause drama on The View, by chasing Teresa on that show.. What many people don't know is the problem with Teresa's parents is they did NOT want Kathy and Melissa's families on the show because they didn't want the family drama on tv.. That is where the hatred is coming from and Teresa's parents are not going to forgive Kathy and Joey for doing this to Teresa and their family...
How ridiculous to hear people make excuses for Teresa's behaviour. Keep strong and being the great person you are and whenever Teresa is around you need to stick up for yourself and don't let her bully you. Teresa and her husband have badmouthed and made derogatory comments about everyone from day 1 the camera never lies. Its easy to see what a great wife, mother, sister, daughter you are especially when you see your children. Pity Teresa and Joe don't display the same qualities around their own children.
SofieAustralia . couldn't agree with you more!! i like Teresa and always have. I think the stresses and strains Tre has gone through the past couple of years is causing her to not think straight. BUT, this shouldn't cause Kathy to be tossed around for it. I too see Kathy as a great wife, mother, sister, and daughter. I think the others could learn a lot from her.
Kathy, I absolutely just love you. I hope that you are able to mend all the family drama as it is very obvious that you love them all so much and you only say and do the things you do out of anger. The smart ones realize that you do not mean it and anyone in your shoes would probably do the same thing. It is human nature to strike out when you feel hurt or when you are trying so hard. Just keep it real and try not to stoop to the lower level with digs and nasty comments. You are so much more likeable when people can see you are hurting and the love that is in your heart. Stay away from Melissa and Jacklyn as they are such awful people especially Melissa. That girl is just trying to hurt your cousin and your family make no mistake about it. Look how she is doing everything that Teresa has done and she will not stop until she has destroyed all of you. She is no friend.
Love or hate Teresa..... You are all irrelevant without her. The birthday party was a perfect example. She was't even there and it was all about her.
Ritchie has been behaving like a douche this season - actually since the middle of last season.
The problem is that Kathy has this quiet sweet voice and she throws digs at Teresa constantly and at inappropriate times, but because Teresa goes off using her loud screechy voice and Kathy stays calm and quiet...Teresa comes out looking like the bad one. Kathy starts it almost every time.
You said it perfectly. So glad to see someone sees the manipulation for what it is Thank you
Do you think it is appropriate that your husband has been making inappropriate remarks (by your own admission) to Teresa since she was seventeen? Would you be comfortable if an uncle was doing that to Victoria? For the life of me, I don't know how Mr. Gorga (when he was younger) didn't take Ritchie and a shovel on a country drive.
Does this mean that your husband will refrain from his nonstop rant against Tre. It seems every episode he has some nasty comment about her. You get to sit back and not say a word because your husband and sister take care of it. I would be really pissed at my husband for saying the things yours has said on national TV, even with everything that is going on. Once it's out there it's hard to take back.
Like I said on Teresa's blog, I love the show. I also really enjoy your family. Especially Rosie. As a viewer, I don't think the conflict between Teresa & Melissa will ever end. Not as long as they are on this show. And let's be honest, that's what makes it great TV. Out of all the moms, you & Caroline seem to be the most genuine. As side from the TV drama, you don't seem to let that affect your core relationship. Bravo to you.
Stay out of the fray. Just stay clear of Teresa and Joe's problems. Be respectful and polite when you all have to be together. It is not worth getting yourself and the rest of your family upset.
i'm so glad you're letting go of trying to be involved in the chaos around Teresa. she seems to be running-the-show, gets alot of attention, even when she's not present. like a child who "act's-out" for attention, all of you have been giving her what she wants/needs, and credibility, responding as though she had something meaningful to say. she plays the victim-card constantly, and it hooks all of you every time. why do you all even pay attention to her? ignore her (accusations, fits, poor-me, meanness,---all of her tactics) and her tantrums will increase at first, but eventually she may stop wanting attention so much from you all. and maybe, just maybe, she'll grow up and stop being a 2 yr old throwing those tantrums. you are too much of a bright, level-headed, "lady", to get involved in such nonsense.
I find it hysterical that you even blame Teresa for getting attention even when she's not around. Proves how they're all obsessed with her and her husband. You don't see them looking for anyone...
MiaAmore Yes, but more than anything, her language. I like Rosie, I think she's a lot of fun, but not when she's drinking and goes off like she does.
Rosie's frequent "hand gestures" are gross and her volatile anger outbursts are disgusting. She needs to stay home more often and take her meds.
Kathy..... hornets nets have been kicked by everyone. I am so tired of Teresa being the only one called out. It is seriously so frustrating- we the viewers are not stupid, we know how to read the blogs and can understand the comments made!
I think that you have a lot of good in you, and I really hope that your family can heal!!
This is going to take work from ALL of you, not just Teresa. I still don't understand what Teresa ever did to you to supposedly start all of this. I agree that some of her reactions have not been positive, I won't deny that- but let's be real, NONE of you guys have been good to each other. And I see that, based on what has been shown, Teresa did NOT start it.
I think I'm figuring out why you never call Rosie out on her horrible behavior..because she can say all that you want to say, and you can keep up the facade of a loving, generous, and forgiving cousin. Rosie gets your high five...and saves your behind in the eyes of the viewer.
Yes, very clever of you, Kathy not to carry the sledge hammer around it would take for you to put Rosie out of commission when she get's like that. I know I could skillfully manage Rosie's behavior with a couple of sweet nothings and gentle chastising. She would fall right in to line. How long have you been living with Rosie. I mean...you should have gotten the job done by now. *Sheesh*
P.S. Melissa's true self is slowly but surely coming through.......she is going to be her own worst enemy...playing little victim is now old.