Mamma’s Diary


An Italian Mamma is like any other. She wants to teach her children the past, so they learn from her mistakes, provide the best for themĀ in the present, so they are prepared for the real world that lies ahead, and give them any help she can to make their future the brightest possible. In this diary, Di Meglio shares her personal convictions, what she’s learning as a mom, her hopes, her fears, her thoughts, and dreams. She opens her heart and soul to readers in the hope she will get advice, be inspired, and find an ally in her most important job – raising a man.

Gomorrah Hunger Game – How Food and Family Drive the Themes of Italy’s No. 1 TV Drama

Criminal Catholicism – Gomorrah Reflects on Intersection of Religion

Gomorrah Season 1 Recap

Gomorrah Season 2 Is on Sundance

Italian American Interior Decorating 101

Non-School Vacations: Should Parents Be Allowed to Take Kids Out of School for Vacations?

Learn How to Be a Good Person

International Women’s Day – Celebrate Strong, Italian Women

Lady Liberty, How I Love Thee

Reflections on the Inauguration

Grit-Style Parenting Replaces Participant Trophies and All That Jazz

A Mother’s Hope for the New Year

My Story of Being Born Unto Illegal Immigrants

The Gift of Family for an Only Child

Ciro Declares War on Gomorrah

Gennaro Is Back with a Vengeance on Gomorrah

Gomorrah Italian Mob Show Recap

America – What Has Happened to Your Priorities?

An Earthquake Devastates Central Italy

Ryan Lochte Offers Teaching Moment for Parents

Journalism, Where For Art Thou?

#TBT – When Fathers Were New to This Baby Thing

Mamma’s Most Embarrassing Moments

Being Parents Unites Us All

Why I Love My Mess

How to Talk to Your Kids about the Violence in the News

Part 2: Mother’s Call for Unity

20 Years after High School

Part 1: What Mothers Must Do after Orlando Attack

How to Teach Our Sons Not to Be Rapists

Why I Vote

Our Recent Encounter with an Attempted Burglary

How I am Missing You Now

I Want To Pray for You

My Mother’s Day Hasn’t Quite Arrived Yet

When Percocet Was My Best Friend

YouTube Toy Videos: The Bane of Mamma’s Existence

What I Want for My Son Despite the Presidential Candidates

A Letter to Teacher