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Author Archives: Una giovane signora

A Pride Like None Other

As I sit to write this, I feel like this post may come off as very boastful…and I don’t mean it to be. However, getting a Ph.D. is no small task.  Given that I didn’t write about it for at least 5 years, and that I seriously struggled with this degree, I’m going to take … Continue reading »

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Fast Forward to the Future! (The Future is Now)

Whoa, it’s been a really long time.  You know how hindsight is always 20/20?  That last post from 2014 is REALLY hilarious 4 years later.  How the heck has it been 4 years?  Easy. #1–I was raising a toddler/preschooler.  Time flies. #2–I was working on qualifying for my Ph.D., which is a lot of work, … Continue reading »

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My Dearest T, Why You’re an “Only” (For Now)

This post comes from a lot of raw emotion, reflection, and guilt.  I’m just going to say that up front, and move on.  Take this post for what you will. I should be working, but as all things inevitably do, my thoughts turn to my family as I’m eating lunch.  They also turn to my … Continue reading »

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Happy 1st birthday, my dearest daughter!

Although it’s not *quite* your birthday yet, tonight’s one of those nights where I have a million things on my mind, and can’t sleep.  One of those things was writing this letter, so I figured I may as well do that while I was awake. I know it’s totally cliche, but I can’t believe you’re … Continue reading »

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Our BFing Journey

As World Breastfeeding Week (and my time BFing T) comes to a close, I continue to ruminate about T’s and my breastfeeding relationship. I am by no means here to proselytize the wonders of breastfeeding.  There’s enough information out there from breastfeeding advocates that can do that for you.  I think that a mother should … Continue reading »

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Just Gotta Post

I haven’t posted in a really long time. Sometimes just starting off a post is the hardest part. But I’ve already done that, haven’t I? Phew, glad that part is over. This summer has been pretty crazy-busy thus far. We’ve had several visitors, gone to a family reunion, visited relatives and friends in Illinois, and … Continue reading »

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An Open Letter to my Daughter

Dearest Daughter, It’s been a little over 5 months since you’ve been here.  Maybe it’s just because it’s Valentine’s Day, so I’m feeling sentimental, but today I’m really glad I’m your Momma. I was rocking you to sleep for your morning nap, watching your eyes flutter open and closed as your little hand stroked my … Continue reading »

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Natural Family Planning (NFP)

A blog of this sort would typically belong on my other site, but since I feel like most people are aware of NFP, it’s a public enough topic to be discussed here. NFP typically is synonymous with “surprise” babies.  Not shockingly, NFP gets a bad rep among most.  Yet, if you’re married in the Catholic … Continue reading »

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Cloth Diapering

This is one of those weird topics that M and I had agreed upon long before we even got pregnant.  I had casually mentioned one day that people still cloth diapered their kids, and I kind of thought it was a cool idea.  (Yes, I really am a hippy tree-hugger at heart, and always have … Continue reading »

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Ah, Roma!

After many years of dreaming, I finally got to book my ultimate trip: a week to Rome.  Since high school, the idea of going to Rome has always called to me.  I loved the idea of tiny streets, sidewalk cafés, and thousands of years of history.  Last October, we finally booked my dream trip–great hotel, … Continue reading »

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