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Moving beyond competition after graduation

I recently wrote a post about my experiences in responding to questions after graduation, the “so, how are you?” and “what are you doing now?” Imagine it. You recently graduated with a doctorate having put in numerous years and huge amounts of effort in academic pursuits ranging from conferences, presentations, to the final dissertation and … Continue reading

Creating a Vision for the New Year

I was recently confronted with a new way to think about the New Year. Instead of resolutions—the things we dislike about our lives/ourselves that we want to change—how about a paradigm shift into “creating our vision” for 2015? So what is my vision for 2015? As it turns out, I had a chance to think … Continue reading

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

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

2 Essential Tips to Move from Too Many Words to Just Right

There are times like today, where I’m working on a submission to a conference,  I suddenly saw (when I checked my word count) I am much more verbose than I realized. Unlike many other conferences, this particular one wants a full narrative essay. So, I’ve been arranging my time and organizing my materials, adding more, … Continue reading

The days are long, but the years are short.

Today is a particularly rough day juggling 2 toddlers, potty training, house chores, writing and researching new materials. After a long dinner, I’ve given in to my inner voice and resolved to turning on the TV to DisneyJr. to keep my kids engaged while I take some much needed me time to write and blog … Continue reading

Channelling writing into another avenue (A. S. CohenMiller)

Balancing Across Time (A. S. CohenMiller)

Revised post from http://hippiemamaphd.wordpress.com, October 16, 2013 As we begin this website, I am finding myself struggling a bit in finding “enough” time for analysis and writing, amidst being a mother of a toddler. Balance and Bliss in the Moment: I’ve realized (advice from a wise friend) that I don’t have to have everything in balance … Continue reading

10 AHA’s of a Mom of Two Toddlers (A. Tiu Wu)

With young tots, silence is not golden. In fact, one should be particularly dubious/worried when both kids are equally quiet. I should know better- I’ve seen my son peacefully eating dirt from my fortune plant, while I thought I had a few moments of uninterrupted dishwashing. Cleanliness is in the eye of the beholder. Since … Continue reading

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