Here is the place where I hope you’ll feel free to share your own stories, experiences, comments, suggestions, cautionary tales, helpful hints.
No judgements, no negative comments (please), just sharing, discussion, ideas that just might possibly lead to change. Change in us, change in the way things are, change in the future.
My father always told me to do what I love. But he never told me what to do when the two things I love bump up against each other. In my case that was getting a career in science off the ground, and keeping my family grounded.
These are things we need to figure out for ourselves. But sometimes it helps to know we’re not alone – in whatever route we take. Be it pursuing that coveted tenure-track position while wading through piles of diapers and milk-stained bibs, or hacking your way through the underbrush of your own unique path, keeping one hand in science, and the other around your child’s shoulder.
This isn’t just for new parents or new scientists but also for those who have been at it a while, be it science or parenting. As a parent with kids just entering the teen years, I am told that those sometimes those surly, independent teens who push us away with a roll of their eyeballs – really do appreciate us – and not just when we come to the rescue.
I’d like to make this a collaborative, more wiki-like where everyone can add their own story or begin their own thread and have equal “billing.” To add your story you must be signed in (that’s just the way the site works.) Once you are, and I’ve added you to the list of users, click on Dashboard, click on Write, give your page a title, and under Page Parent – on the right hand menu – click on the drop box and highlight “Your Stories.”
Then begin to write!
Alternatively, if you’re not ready to write and post your own story you can also comment on anyone else’s post by writing in the “comment” box below.
If you would like to add a page but are not signed in – please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.