Author Archives: Torschlusspanik

A day in life of “opt-out mom”

I am afraid this week’s post will have nothing to do with science.  It will be a post that you might read on a mom blog.  I have been dreading to post my version of  “A day in life of…” for … Continue reading

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Wouldda Shouldda Couldda

If you knew then what you know now, would you have done the same thing? My graduate adviser asked me this question when I was in third or fourth year of graduate school.  He asked if I still had come … Continue reading

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My girls as rats

In my first post, I had mentioned that as babies my girls kept reminding me of rats, my former experimental subjects. Although I am currently a stay-at-home Mom and no longer actively practice science, I sometimes try observing my children … Continue reading

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SAHM formerly known as a scientist

After 6 years of being a postdoc and 3 years of a project scientist, I am now a stay-at-home Mom (SAHM) of two girls, ages 1 and 4.  What am I doing here in this blog?  Am I still a … Continue reading

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