Motherhood and academia are in many ways an uneasy mix. And even more so when it comes to single motherhood.
My wife and I had the first of our three children during my first year as a faculty member, so I’ve never really known what it is to be a professor or a father without simultaneously wearing the other hat.
To the series’ credit, it often “goes there”—into those contentious waters of clearly gendered dilemmas about women’s work, motherhood, and guilt that were a mainstay of a lot of 1980s and 1990s drama.
In the nearly three years since I joined the motherhood, I’ve noticed differences in the meanings I make and in what stays with me.