Before

There is nothing like being in the presence of those who knew you before. Before the husband, before the children, before the move. Before the JD, before the phd, before the dissertation. Before kindergarten, or first grade, or second grade, or third babies. Before losing baby teeth. Before you even remember you. When you are […]

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The Finest Things

Sacrifice. Life requires so much of it, especially when you are married, or otherwise partnered. Especially when you have children. Things don’t go smoothly unless you are willing to sacrifice something, be it something you wanted to do, or be, or have. And even if you are used to sacrifice, even if it’s been drilled in you […]

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focus

I’ve decided that I’m really going to focus this blog on gradmommy-hood, rather than being a catch-all for all that’s on gradmommy’s mind. I think often about value-added – if someone does it better than you, and you aren’t all that jazzed about doing it anyway, then why do it? Especially when there is something […]

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a fam affair

Lately I’ve been thinking of how to marry my interests in the family and crime and deviance. Obvious choices come to mind, in particular looking at crimes committed by family against family, such as domestic violence and child abuse. But another thing that has gotten my attention is the role of the family in deterring […]

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