A day in the life of a Sci-Mom

My first post on this blog was a ‘day in the life’ post (you can read it here).  I re-read it recently (inspired by Kelly’s Show Us Your Life series), and so much has changed since May of 2011! Thus, I’ve decided to repeat it.

Yesterday was a pretty average day (for a more thorough accounting, see here):

Morning at home- wake, nurse Nemo, put dinner in the crock-pot, get Mabel washed up and dressed, get ready for work, kiss hubby and baby, gas up the car, drop Mabel at preschool, and head off to work.

Day at work- try to cure cancer, work on poster for upcoming national meeting, lunch meeting, rush home.

Evening at home- nurse baby, cook the rest of dinner, tag team baths for both kids with Mac, sing lullabies, say prayers, tuck in Mabel, nurse Nemo, tuck in Nemo, tuck Mabel in again, and again, and again until she’s finally asleep, take 5 min for myself (i.e. work on this post), go to bed.

My little family, Thanksgiving 2012

My little family, Thanksgiving 2012

The abridged version of who I am- I’m happily married to Mac*, my husband of 4+ years; we’re raising our 3 year old daughter Mabel* and 9 month old son Nemo*; we live in the suburbs of NYC; now, after decades of schooling, I have my dream job at a biotech company doing cancer research.

I started this blog almost 2 years ago, and it’s been a lot of fun.  I started it because I love reading other people’s blogs, keeping up with their lives, trying their recipes, learning from their experiences, enjoying their photos and stories.  So, I thought I’d give it a whirl, with a science spin.

I’m blessed with a wonderful husband who juggles freelance work and being a stay at home dad (which has major perks and lets me work full time at the aforementioned dream job). I’m enamored of my preschooler who brings joy to everyone she encounters (which makes me jealous of the time I miss with her while at aforementioned dream job). I can’t get enough of my little guy and cherish the time I spend nursing him in the evenings after Mabel is in bed.  I’m enjoying married life, motherhood, and (for the most part) my research. I’m really looking forward to Spring which means many weekends at the family camp in the Catskills.

Online I love reading ‘mommy’ blogs and science blogs, I get worked up over the public misunderstanding of science, I shop for bargains, and I blog about the science side of motherhood (like cord blood banking, breast feeding, vaccinations, C-sections, VBACs, etc).

I suppose this is my take on the ‘mommy blog’- a ‘SciMom‘ blog- that I think captures all the aspects of my life– being a wife, a mother, and a scientist.

The reality of parenthood, taken 30 seconds after the first, Thanksgiving 2012

The reality of parenthood, taken 30 seconds after the first, Thanksgiving 2012

Whether it’s oncology, marriage, or parenting, I’m working on getting it all down to a science.

*Blog pseudonyms.  Mabel and Nemo were actually the nicknames we used for them when they were in utero.

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