Well, it’s 3:30pm on Thursday – time to pick up my sons from after school care, drop one off at dance lessons, meet up with my husband to do the kid trade-off, then head back to the lab. Maybe I should eat something now? Nope, don’t have time. At least I have a flexible schedule so I can make it work, and a very understanding boss. This is my life as a postdoc with school-aged kids.
It can be hectic, but having kids and being a postdoc certainly can be done. However, you do need LOTS of support. I am lucky in that I have a very supportive husband who also has a lot of flexibility with his job. Without that, it would be extremely difficult, and I probably wouldn’t be able to put in the required hours. Well, maybe if I didn’t sleep, but I really need sleep!
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