Mother guilt and the PhD

In the two years of completing my MAT, I certainly had similar feelings of guilt and frustration. For me, family support (husband, in-laws, mother, sisters) was crucial in getting through deadlines and time spent away from the three kids.
Admittedly, I prefer the computer to the kitchen, study group sessions to playgrounds. Nonetheless, there is a season for intense intellectual engagement, and a season for intense parenting.
Now that my kids are growing up and as I consider an academic career, it’s about finding the balance and stealing time for whatever needs to be done. There will never be a perfect balance nor a perfect solution but I believe in pressing on and nurturing both my mind and my children.

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