Parenting

Tips for Pumping While Traveling

Over the last few months I’ve needed to travel for work at least once a month. Most of these trips were sans kids, which meant I got to pump (woohoo!). Ok, so pumping is no one’s idea of a good time, but you do what you’ve got to do as a mom. Before I left for my first trip I…

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Misc.

Best Banana Bread Ever

Baking with my older daughter is one of my favorite activities. Yeah, she only pays attention for 3-4 minutes and all she can really do at this point is help add things to the mixer, but I still really enjoy it. Generally I’m the “mean” mom that substitutes applesauce for the butter and sugar and adds extra fruit so I don’t feel…

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Parenting

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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