Estimated reading time: 6 minutes, 15 seconds

I also think it’s interesting how we try to create words of stability and regularity for our children, but they create so much uncertainty and instability in our lives as academic mothers. I think having young children forces us to train our minds to be constantly flexible, so we can toggle between “Mommy, Mommy, watch this!” or cleaning up spilled juice to grading papers and processing our academic work.