Dr. Momma’s

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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

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/

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