Katherine Kuzma-Beck

An academic mom.

I had not realized the toll my PhD had taken on my well-being until very recently. As a PhD candidate you are always teaching or writing. Then, when you’re not you don’t know what to do with yourself and often, there is a sense of pervading guilt that you’re being “lazy” by not being involved with …

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I didn’t mean to take such a long break from writing, in fact, there is SO much I have wanted to write about, but I never seem to have the time anymore. Our son was born a week before my birthday in August. I want to eventually write my birth story, but the entire ordeal …

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In June of 2015, I was on the brink of turning 29 and had just signed all the papers to become the new owner of our little house by the ocean. A week later, I would be fully enrolled in a doctoral program. I have never done things small. Today, I am on the brink …

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The Baby: He’s getting big and strong. I read to him Berenstain Bears books and I started to play classical music to him at night. It makes him get super active so I think he either loves or hates it. He kicked my phone off my stomach on Friday. Last night, he found the area …

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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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Martian Child

Dr. Katherine Kuzma-Beck Hart

It’s icky and cold here in New Jersey today. It was very hard to get up with that 6AM alarm. By me, it was just beginning to rain, but by the time I got into the capital city to teach today, the roads were slick and the rain had become the ever so lovely mix …

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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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