lainwen asked: I don't find the ideas negative, and I'm not ashamed, maybe I sould have said cliché
I see. But… a cliché is “an expression, idea, or element of an artistic work which has been overused to the point of losing its original meaning or effect, rendering it a stereotype, especially when at some earlier time it was considered meaningful or novel.”
I can see how for you, this is true, since you said that your grandparents could relate to this blog, and that you just find them to be old traditions that have stuck in the minds of people outside of Italy.
But there are many Italians in Italy who have said that they can relate to some of these posts. I suppose it just depends on, not necessarily where you grew up, but how you grew up in your family.