Author Archives: StrongerThanFiction

Motherly endeavors

Happy International Women’s day! In this post, I will be talking about something specific to women -mothers in particular: breastfeeding. I had a lot of anxiety, trials and tribulations when it came to breastfeeding my baby. It took a lot … Continue reading

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New blogger!

We are welcoming a new blogger to the group – Ragamuffin, PhD. Welcome! Her bio has been added to “Who Are We?”

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Stepping through the week of returning to work

Sunday I wake, laying quietly in bed, thinking of how interesting the last three months have been… That first month of a new baby – whoa. Did the world start spinning at a different speed? A few months ago, I … Continue reading

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Workplace support

What defines a productive member of a work group? I was reading a personal account recently about a woman who’s supervisor was very supportive of her role as a new mother because he knew that she would be a more … Continue reading

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Challenges with Maternity (Disability) Leave

I will admit, this topic is nothing new, and has even been discussed on this blog. There have been a lot of great articles and media attention on this subject lately, and some baby steps in the right direction! However, it … Continue reading

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Lunch and a change in perspective

After almost two year since leaving my postdoc for a job in a government lab doing forensic science, I met up with my postdoc mentor. I desperately wanted him to know how well I was doing since leaving because I had … Continue reading

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Reflections from 2015

Since we are nearing the end of the year, a lot has been on my mind about work environments. Having recently transitioned from academia to a government lab, a few contrasts between the two are evident. This is something that … Continue reading

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