Aimee Tiu Wu

Adult Educator, Higher Education Professional, Lifelong Learner.
Aimee Tiu Wu has written 16 posts for Mother Academic / Academic Mother

Women can’t have it all, says PepsiCo CEO Indra K. Nooyi

Late last night I was surfing online and came across this interview by PepsiCo CEO Indra K. Nooyi.  A woman I have long admired for being a great role model for minority women like myself, I was stunned/disappointed/semi-crushed to hear the painful truth that “women can’t have it all”. We pretend we have it all, but in … Continue reading

Ph.D. in Parenting blog

Dear Doc Mommas and Papas, I stumbled upon this really interesting blog about a woman’s eternal quest to achieve her “Ph.D in Parenting”. Parenting is indeed a lifelong learning process and while we’re not being graded (oh wait, our perfectionist selves does that), we feel like we’re constantly preparing for the greatest defense of our … Continue reading

What Nobody Tells You About the First 3 Months of Motherhood

This blogpost is a raw look at the early stages of motherhood and the unexpected waves of emotions new mothers go through. Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/catherine-alford/what-nobody-tells-you-about-the-first-3-months-of-motherhood_b_5519562.html?ncid=dynaldusaolp00000241

Of course I forgive you!

Like most days, today, I’m rushing from point A to point B, chore to chore with little time to spare in between tasks and errands. Somewhere between the hustle and bustle, the loading and unloading in the car, the running and barely making it, I lost my temper with my 3 year old. Like any … Continue reading

Work-life balance is “everyone’s issue”

Summary: In this report, Kelly Wallace, CNN’s digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life, and a mother of two girls, interviewed President Obama about the summit the White House is holding on issues affecting working families. A recent Pew Survey showed that working fathers, like majority of working women, find work-life balance a challenge and … Continue reading

Graduate Students/Mothers Negotiating Academia and Family Life: Discourses, Experiences, and Alternatives

This dissertation examined the experiences and perceptions of graduate students mothers. The study contended that institutional discourses and practices forcefully categorizes graduate students mothers into difficult positions and roles as “mom” and/or“student,” showing unfailing commitment to either “family” or “the academy,” and choosing between “self” and “success.” The study ended with action-based alternatives based on the needs of … Continue reading

Mommy guilt

This blog post talked about mommy guilt, and its manifestations in the lives of doctoral student mothers. Source: http://doctoralwriting.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/mother-guilt-and-the-phd/

So you want to be a grad student mama?

This blog post about mothering while pursuing graduate school spoke authentically about the struggles of being a graduate student mother. Source: http://blog.commarts.wisc.edu/2011/08/02/grad-student-mama/

Why so few doc-students parents?

This article by Mary Ann Mason, professor and co-director of the Center, Economics & Family Security at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, talked about challenges facing doctoral students in graduate school and their unintended implications in the doctoral students’ decision to start a family. Source: http://chronicle.com/article/Why-So-Few-Doctoral-Student/48872/

Moms-to-be with limited English speaking skills find comfort in prenatal support groups

Summary: In a study led by Japan native Sahoko Little, M.D., Ph.D., physician in the Family Medicine Department in the U-M Medical School, the researchers found that pregnant Japanese women who met with each other for regular prenatal group visits felt less anxious and better prepared for childbirth and motherhood. The study published in the Journal of the American … Continue reading

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