We wanted to know why it’s so worth being a #ScienceMama. So, we asked the #ScienceMamas on twitter! Let us know why YOU are a #ScienceMama and we will add your thoughts to the blog!
Do you do #science #research AND have a family? Are you a #ScienceMama? Tell us why this is such a rewarding #career #ECRChat #PhDChat #familylife #WorkLifeBalance
— Julie Gould (@JuliePCGould) November 24, 2017
Hey! Yes! I love it, children make it all better (nothing like a hug when an experiment doesn't work!) Also – I want to make their lives better – so do research. Nice question! https://t.co/GMTlUqnGOn
— Eileen Parkes (@eileen_parkes) November 24, 2017
Science isn’t a why, it’s a how. Scientist is usually something you are, not do. So no choice. Must science to be happy and happy parents make happy kids. Why not ask about #sciencedaddy?
— Joanne Kamens (@JKamens) November 24, 2017
One thought on “Why are you a #ScienceMama?”
Science + 5 kids = “Sciencemama” ? I think the “why” has to do with how you identify your primary role. For me, “science” is what I do, but it’s also a part of who I am. Just like one of my roles in my home is a mother, but to my kids it’s who I am to them. I’m very much looking forward to this dialogue and building a strong support for mamas. Yes Dad’s are important too, ( I could not do this without the support and encouragement of my hubby), but I think as we continue this conversation we will see where our challenges are the same and where there are very different and why this platform is needed.