Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Update on November 3, 2017: 

We had our newest little one in October. Although this post is in desperate need of a real update, I have no idea when that will happen. Suffice it to say, the children are growing, and the pseudonymns are hanging on. I'm grateful to be a staff writer for our diocese and CatholicMatch, but this does mean less time for blogging. I still doodle with words on the blog now and then, especially when thoughts bubble around in my head until I have to get them out.


When I first started blogging six years ago, I had considered the use of pseudonyms for my family and myself. Most of the blogs that I read at the time didn't use nicknames though, so I decided against it. However being more involved in the internet now than I was then, I've been pondering the idea all over again.

A blogger I've followed since way back in 2008 has recently gone the pseudonym route for her husband and kiddos. The reasons she gave for the change echo the ones in my head, and it was just the impetus needed to help me decide.

I have culled out the posts that are "real name" heavy and will change them when I can get to them. I've kept my name around, but everyone else has a new moniker. Since using cute nicknames like "Cupcake" doesn't work well with teenagers, I decided to just go italiano:

My husband, Antonio, watching OU football with the baby:

Sofia, fifteen years old:

Pietro, thirteen years old:

Paolo, ten years old and Giovanni, seven years old:

Beatrice, just about to be one:

I kept my name since I'm all over the place anyway.

©2014-2015 Emily Woodham

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