Katherine Kuzma-Beck

An academic mom.

My husband and I were together for almost 4 years before we got married. We took our time, we dated for a year and a half before we moved in together. Then we lived together for a year before we got engaged and were engaged for a year before we got married. We enjoyed each …

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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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Anyone else love the show Mad Men? I have watched it in its entirety at least twice. I loved the clothes, the attitudes, the smoking even in doctor’s offices and of course, just how broken Don Draper is and how he affected everyone around him. And then, of course, there was my lady love, Peggy. I …

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I want to get back into my writing. I have really missed it. I also have such great ideas for things too. However, life seems to have given me other plans for a bit. After a really long summer of interning, teaching college and working full-time in a hotel to save for the wedding, I …

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Is a honeymoon mandatory? I would think not, but as I began to plan my wedding, I realized how quickly people were willing to give you both solicited, but really mainly their unsolicited advice and opinions on what you should do on your day. We had been dating for 2 1/2 years when Phil had asked me to …

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