When the Going Gets Tough…

June 5, 2008 | Blog

Sorry for the long absence. I’ve been working on a large grant proposal and it’s all-consuming. It’s nice to get lost in work once in awhile, but the mommy/prof balance thing is on the rocks. This week my son started to take his first steps (assisted) and I missed it. Yes, my nanny promptly notified me, but when I got home, Conor didn’t want to walk with me. Tonight he chose Dada to put him to bed. He can probably feel the tension in my shoulders and sense my exhaustion– and what fun is a worn-out Mama?

I suppose I’ve not yet learned the secret to have a wildly successful career and leaving it at the door when I arrive home. Anyone with tips on this challenge, please share. Seems like a great mystery at this point.

3 Comments

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    eduwonkette

    June 6, 2008

    Hang in there, Sara. We are all cheering for you!

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    Sherman Dorn

    June 6, 2008

    Sara,

    I promise you that the second I discover a Time-Tuner, you can borrow it... well, the third time I turn it over.

    But more importantly, congrats on the hard work on the grant proposal, congratulations to Conor on walking, and you'll get your turn with him. Yes, you and I could probably write much more intensively without our children, but they're absolutely worth it!

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    Sherman Dorn

    June 6, 2008

    (For those who don't read my blog, I have two teenagers in the house, the first one born a week after I earned my Ph.D., and the second one born at the start of the summer I wrote a book.)


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