The Professor’s Kids’ Summer Schedule – Preschool at Home

One of the perks of academia is getting summers “off”. I put off in quotes because many professors, myself included, teach summer classes, attend workshops and conferences, and maintain their research activities. Despite the work I will certainly be doing this summer, aside from a few obligations here and there, most of my time will be at home in running shorts and…

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Academia, Parenting

Four reasons we didn’t move for an academic job

Years ago my mom told me a story about her mother-in-law (my grandmother) being aghast that she was not willing to blindly follow my father where his career may take him. Times have certainly changed. Generally, in academia there is one of each specialized position at a university (possibly more if you’re going R1, but that is a different post for…

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