Being a Teacher and Mom

Natalie DuvallLife, Motherhood, Teaching0 Comments

Katie M. Berggren - Being a teacher and mom

Are you a teacher and mom? Finding balance between being a teacher and mom can be difficult. My friend and colleague (and unofficial mentor/life-coach throughout my doctoral program), Dr. Natalie Duvall is a teacher and mom, co-owner of a tutoring business, and about a million other things (including a confectioner!). I asked her to share some thoughts with me about … Read More

Mom Guilt

Punita RiceLife, Motherhood0 Comments

Mother and Daughter - Do you ever feel Mom Guilt?

If you’re a Mama, have you ever experienced “Mom Guilt?” Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker, for PsychCentral, says guilt is a “thinking emotion,” and that if you’re experiencing guilt over something you’re actually doing wrong, the feeling serves to alert you to it, and motivate you to become more intentional about your choices, thereby improving your parenting. That’s a useful kind of guilt. That’s … Read More

Being a Stay at Home Mom Comes with Challenges

Kelli HrivnakLife, Motherhood3 Comments

Kelli Hrivnak and her family - 3 kids

There’s no denying that being a stay at home mom comes with challenges. Today, my amazing sister-in-law, Kelli Hrivnak (of Auptimist) shares part of her story of becoming a stay at home mom. When her twins Myla and Damian were born, Kelli went back to work (and was mostly telecommuting), but unexpectedly ended up becoming a full-time stay at home mom … Read More

Becoming a Stay at Home Mom is Life-Changing

Cherie DescorbethLife, Motherhood0 Comments

Becoming a stay at home mom is almost as life-changing as becoming a mom in the first place.

Are you a stay at home mom? Getting to stay home with your babies is amazing. But, as my dear friend Cherie Descorbeth shared with me, “becoming a stay-at-home mom is almost as life-changing as becoming a mom in the first place.” I asked Cherie (who just transitioned from being a working mom for almost three years, to becoming a … Read More

An Overview of Pregnancy and the Online Doctorate

Punita RiceAcademia, Career0 Comments

In this country, if you’re in academia, you might meet folks who talk about and treat being pregnant as a debilitating condition. Even though times have changed, and who gets to say #ilooklikeaprofessor has changed, academia is still dominated by men, and/or women who ascribe to some outdated and unfortunate attitudes about sexism, pregnancy, motherhood, and what a woman can do when … Read More

Should I Get Pregnant While Doing My Doctorate? – How to Decide

Punita RiceAcademia, Career0 Comments

Should I Get Pregnant During My Doctorate - How To Decide If You Should Get Pregnant During Your Doctorate

Are you trying to answer the question “Should I Get Pregnant While Doing My Doctorate?” I can’t speak for everyone’s experience, obviously, but I can share my thoughts based on my own experience of being pregnant while pursuing my doctorate. These are some situations that might make being pregnant while pursuing your doctorate a bad combination. If you’re interested, read on…