Real Housewives of NJ tell all!Mara Siegler
Season 2 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey has been drama filled on-screen and off, but the underlying message of the show is always family first. Sisters Caroline and Dina Manzo, their sister-in-law, Jacqueline Laurita, and long time family friend, Teresa Giudice picked fights, shopped, drank, gossiped and fought with series villain Danielle Staub. And when the Garden State ladies weren’t flipping tables or discussing their buh-bies, they were playing mom to kids of all ages – with Teresa even giving birth on the small screen. We caught up with the ladies during Project Ladybug’s 4th annual Ladies Night Out fundraiser to chat about nannies, disciplining through spanking, and why they’ve chosen to put their kids on camera.
This stay-at-home mom dishes to us about raising kids on TV, “bringing” her sons to work and what it’s like to parent babies and an adult at the same time.
The founder of Project Ladybug (a nonprofit helping kids with cancer) tells us what it was like to date as a single mom, her thoughts on the direction the show took and why she’s resolved to keep her daughter off camera.
The matriarch of the RHONJ family, Caroline chats with us about how she survived three kids in three years, how she got them to eat vegetables and why she wants her grandkids to watch the show.
The cookbook author and recent new mom (for the fourth time!) spills to Babble about disciplining her kids, her biggest parenting challenge and one lesson she really wants to teach her daughters.