Originally Posted by rock_dr
And maybe I just have to wait till AGU to meet with other geo mamas
(I submitted an abstract so am committed now!)
Eeeek, you're ahead of the game! Are you what, abstract #52? My goal is to get in under 9000 this year.
I'll be there, but my kids will be at my parents' house. I'll be staying there and take the train into the city, so I'd be up for lunch! I've notices that slings, strollers, and backpacks are pretty common at AGU now.
On mom's groups: I've really struggled finding a "tribe." I'm slowly finding a few jr faculty with kids. We're now a group of 3.
There's a pretty active jr faculty group here, organized by a woman in this dept, but it's dominated by single people. As I find people with kids I invite them to join. It's a tiny thing, but it does help me feel as though I'm not totally alone in my quest for tenure while parenting.
There's a "working mother's support group" on campus that I tend to avoid. It's not just for faculty, and it's dominated by staff. While there's nothing wrong with that, I'm finding that I'm really out of place. Also, the parenting styles there have me even more an outsider.