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Mommy Monday: Weekends

I’m writing this on Sunday night, at the end of a really fun weekend. Saturday we spent the morning browsing our neighborhood tag sales, and in the afternoon we explored the natural foods store and bought Minnow a bigger car seat at Target. For the evening, we hired a babysitter, so that Fish and I…

Question: Prioritizing my research time

After my hard week, I am taking the weekend off, and I’ll have limited time to work Monday and Tuesday. However, I’ll have some work time to “spare” for a few days after that. Would my time be better spent: a) Writing a third grant proposal for ~$10,000 to fund one student for one semester…

The hardest week so far

This week has been the hardest week so far in my first 8 weeks of professorship. I had a grant proposal due today, and two lectures to write on topics I’ve never formally studied. Monday was chewed up by a doctor’s appointment, meetings, and errands, and there were the normal distractions of grad students, office…

October Scientiae is up!

Read all sorts of wonderful posts by/for women in science at this month’s edition of Scientiae. This edition of the carnival was ably hosted by Wayfarer Scientista who selected the theme “mentoring” to get us all going. Thanks, Wayfarer for doing such a great job putting together the carnival. Next month, the full will be…

RSS Feed now working

Just a little announcement to let everyone know that the RSS feed now seems to be working for the new website. To subscribe click the RSS button on the upper right or enter: http://www.scienceblogs.com/sciencewoman/index.xml into your feed reader. Hopefully within the next few days, my posts will start showing up on the ScienceBlogs main page…

Think back to when you were in elementary, middle, or high school. Was there a special science teacher or a really cool experiment you did that turned you on to science? Maybe there was a field trip to an aquarium or zoo that had you bubbling with excitement for weeks afterward? Did you check out…

Mommy Monday: How I became the Hippie Mommy

When I lived in Utopia, I was pretty mainstream. I drove to work, but shopped at the cooperative grocery. I liked to hike and get outdoors, support local businesses, and compost. So naturally when I was pregnant, I consulted my instincts and my mommy-friends and made some decisions about how I was going to parent.…