Saturday, November 15, 2014
I travel often for either work or pleasure, but it seems lately more domestically, my goal is to get back to Italy soon and do my normal visit and stay in our home town in Italy. There is nothing like Italy and it's my second home, but America is my first and our lives are here. I'm sure many children of immigrants struggle with this sort of identity crisis. I love my Italian family as well and sometimes I get upset when I hear they think Americans live like KINGS, and in essence I feel we work very hard with every reward earned. Today was a day of reflection and an inside scoop to the journey of getting back to Italy. I will be in Italy in the next few months, stay tuned.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Its been a while, yes I dropped off the map a little from my Italian American Girl duties on line, but never in real life. I've had a lot of challenges lately with life, career and everyday happenings. Thank God, nothing terrible but the usual. The "usual" in my life includes the Italian American upbringing, I don't know I was having a discussion with my sister the other day and asking-- do people think the way we do or is it because of our upbringing? I know I can't function without my family and we all collectively make decisions and know that what we decide always affects the family. Yes, the family.
Its funny, I go back on some of my old posts and see what I've written or talked about when it comes to stereotypes, struggles and the daily task of fitting into Americanized cultural traditions and no matter how much time passes; I realize these things are always a challenge and never change. You can't forget who you are or where you come from.
I am so consumed with work and my daily life that sometimes I feel like the outside world wants you to forget about your cultural upbringing and I struggle with this hard core. Understanding American-isms is part of everyday, but at times I know those "isms" are the very thing that could easily erase who I am. I can't have a conversation with anyone without talking about my culture or how the way I was brought up influences my social mannerisms or how I engage with others. Does anyone else think about this?
Wow, so the ultimate question is, "Where have I been?" I'm here just looking in and listening. I want to regroup, re-energize and come back strong on Italian American Girl.
You, the readers of IAG, have made this blog so successful and the next step has arrived, I want more!
I love that saying, "Love what you do and never work a day in your life." That most certainly applies to the Italian American Girl site.
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Friday, October 2, 2009
Here are a few pictures from our very own family archive:
1. Rome--1963 My mother and father on their honeymoon.
2. Reggio Calabria--1950s- My mother as a child with my nonno.
3. Rome--1950s--Pope's Mass in the square. Tweet
Monday, June 1, 2009
First generation Italian American, Rosella Rago recently launched her new online cooking show called, "Cooking With Nonna."
Inspired by her love of food, her passion for entertaining and acting, as well as her love for her family and community, Rossella Rago will be starring in and hosting Cooking with Nonna, the online cooking show and food webisode series launching on June 1, 2009. Cooking with Nonna will feature recipes passed down throughout the generations that are simple to make, delicious, and rich in their history.
To watch Rosella's episodes go to http://www.cookingwithnonna.com
***Rossella will guest on Cosmo Radio: Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 111 - June 3 @ 6:00PM EST Tweet