Most mornings, I can be found putting on makeup and lacing up some ugly MTB shoes with SPD cleats. Usually, I do this before my toddler are ever awake. I then ride to work with the sun coming up. It’s the best part of my morning. No car, no university parking congestion, no emissions. Just […]Read More I’m That Mom on a Bike
Better living through science, they say. That’s been my life since childhood. I was a sick, sick kid. Due to my constant exposure to latex through a number of operations and procedures as a young person, I have a latex allergy. Due to the constant in-and-out of the ER, hospitals, and specialists from South Bend […]Read More My love-hate relationship with medicine and why it’s the real truth
Tonight, I had R sing solfege back to me. She tried to match my syllables first, then my pitch, and finally my rhythm. She’s definitely not the next child virtuoso but she can repeat simple lines from songs (most notably, her rendition of “Uptown Girl”) with just the melody. For a two year old, that’s […]Read More Can you dream in a world without art?
We built a home gym this week or started to. I’m thankful it survived the great flood of 2019. Our basement survived some awful flooding due to 11 in of rain in 72 hours (5 inches in about 4 hours) and serious rain wrap and cloud rotation. Last week, I realized self-care needed to be […]Read More Self-Care and How I’m lowering my barriers!
R started preschool this month. Overnight, her language improved, she slept better, and she seems to be listening more. She loves her school and we do, too. It is culturally-aware. She’s learning some Hebrew, which is cool even if we don’t speak it. Overall, I thought it would help her social schools to be back […]Read More Universal Early Childhood Education Gets You the Most Bang For Your Buck
Last I wrote, we were in Missouri and I was at my old job. Wow. A lot has happened since then. In April, I accepted at job at my alma mater with a new start up center. Here, I get to help Hoosiers and am still responsible for connecting university resources to the outside […]Read More We Moved (And Stuff)
This last week has tested my strength and stress level. I am loving the work I’m doing. It is meaningful, I am appreciated by team members, my graduate students, my boss, and my big client sent a glowing review of my collaboration with his people this week. I’ve been working so hard on this university […]Read More Finding male allies in parenthood.
Dear Paul Ryan, So, you’ve stumbled on the crisis of revenues vs. spending that everyone studying basic economics and the Congressional budget process is aware of. Thanks for joining the party. I’m glad you’re concerned about this. I’m glad you’re suddenly worried about elder poverty, paying for Social Security, and taking care of infrastructure. I […]Read More Dear Paul Ryan, I will have more kids when…
My baby is now 12 months old. She is a TODDLER. A year ago, I pushed out a baby who has been a joy since day one. Honestly, I feel like I got away with a crime having a baby who eats anything, sleeps through the night, and loves to go out. Today, she got […]Read More 12 things I want to change for new moms