Katherine Kuzma-Beck

An academic mom.

Elizabeth Kostova was first published in 2005 with her best-selling historical vampire thriller, The Historian. Today, there are more than 1.5 million copies in print and a Sony film adaptation is in the works. Much like that novel, Kostova sets up The Swan of Thieves. The Artist and the Academic Here, Kostova creates a central, academic hero that becomes …

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Today my pregnancy app told me that I would probably feel kicks soon and that this may make me feel more attached to my baby. I’ve been feeling the butterflies from him for a couple weeks now and I saw his little face that looks like a baby already just two weeks ago. We’ve named …

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My week started off with a trip to the ultrasound place. We both were looking forward to it for a week because we would have gotten the envelope that had the sex of our baby in it. Only, baby had other plans. The moment that she put the wand on to my stomach, we looked …

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I am 15 weeks pregnant. And I just submitted my doctoral comprehensive exam. All 50 pages of its 13,000-word glory which I wrote when I spent much of the writing period in bed battling the worst flu I think I have ever had. Getting sick when you’re pregnant is kind of one of those sick …

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I saw a status from someone who began teaching around the time that I was deciding to commit to teaching myself. She wrote that her former students were shocked that she had had a baby and that just because she has high expectations and wasn’t a “nice” teacher doesn’t mean she wasn’t a nice person …

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