Katherine Kuzma-Beck

An academic mom.

I think the simplest reason why I put off marriage and even getting engaged until I was almost 30 was that I wanted to keep my 20’s for myself. At my core, I am very artistic and I am a dreamer. I have so many dreams of what I want to do and where I …

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I don’t know where this year has gone. I remember spending much of it being very stressed out about my wedding and then more recently, being hyper-focused on my pregnancy and dissertation. And then BAM, somehow it’s April. Speaking of my pregnancy, he’s getting so big and he’s measuring tall which makes me happy because that …

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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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Women are different then men. We think differently, we respond to the world differently, we approach life differently and more even more noticeably, we age differently. For men, I think life is a long continuous line of experiences and outcomes. They are born, they grow, they become old and they pass on. Women, of course, …

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There’s this Ben Okri quote in The Famished Road, a really great book that I read from the optional reading list when I took Art of West Africa as an undergraduate student at Rutgers. It say, “This is what you must be like. Grow wherever life puts you down.” As a clueless 20-something at the time, 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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