Michael and I are still enjoying our delayed honeymoon in Italy, and I’m in heaven! Is there a Real Housewives of Italy? If so, SIGN ME UP! I’m never coming home.
Just teasing -- of course I’m coming home to Jersey! Although Italy is PURE BLISS, I miss my kids way too much. Joshua and Sophie are my WORLD. No matter what’s going on in my life, my kids will always trump everything else. I love them so much; I’m OBSESSED with them.
Michael and I both refuse to raise spoiled, entitled children. We’ve worked so hard for everything we have and we want them to know how important it is that they always do the same. There are many highs and lows in life and money cannot buy you health or happiness. In life you need to work hard and be disciplined in all that you do, and that is why I expect nothing less than hard-working, respectful kids who have their priorities in the right order.
As you saw on this week’s episode, I’m on top of my kids. Whether I’m recording my podcast Just Sayin' or just being a mom and taking care of the house, I always know where my kids are and who they’re with. Being a parent is quite a struggle nowadays, don’t you think?
In our town, there’s a sign that reads: THOSE WHO HOST LOSE THE MOST! I don’t take this lightly. This is why I find my kids -– despite creating an amazing spot for them and their friends to hang out -- don’t want to be at my house all the time. (Come on! Who doesn’t want to hang out with "The Sig"?) I don’t like sneaky. I’m an open and honest person with everyone I know and meet.
Which leads me to my conversation with Teresa when we went rock climbing. Can you believe I asked her that? I CAN! That’s how I roll, take it or leave it. I believe in open, honest relationships -– what better way to start a relationship than with an open and honest question? Teresa is a very intelligent and intuitive woman; she knew that I meant no harm asking her that question. I hope all of my girlfriends know that they can come to me anytime with anything they need, whether it’s a relationship related issue or not. I will always have my friend’s back and give them the best advice!
I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know me so far. As you can see, I’m a little bit over the top, and yes it is for REAL -– just ask anyone who grew up with me!
Arivarderci! See you back in New Jersey!