Blogger Tania Lombrozo is an academic — and a mom. Here, she gives a window into what that’s like day-to-day.
6:00 a.m. I’m yanked from sleep by the little one calling from her room. “Mommy! Is it time to wake up yet? Can I get up now? Pleeeeeeaaaase?” The answer is “no,” but I get up anyway.
7:00 a.m. The little one wants oatmeal. The big one wants cereal. I just want coffee. I feed the kids, unload the dishwasher, assemble lunches and backpacks and sweaters and water bottles, brush teeth and hair. I am an octopus, all limbs in motion. Is that letter of reference due today?
8:00 a.m. My husband is taking the children to school; I go for a short run. Did my older daughter remember to take her violin to school? Did we forget the sunscreen (again)?
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