Hi, y'all! My name is Mandy and I'm from the Dallas, TX area. I help moms in grad school feel empowered, encouraged, and entertained so they can complete their degrees while actively parenting their kids. I’m a mom to three sweet kids... Twin 15 year old boys and a 10 year old girl. My kids aren’t babies anymore, so my role as “mom” is changing. When I’m not working, you’ll find me going for a run, playing with my dogs, shopping for things I don’t need on Amazon Prime, or watching Gilmore Girls!My boys were born towards the end of my master’s degree, and my daughter was born the first semester of my doctoral program. My husband and I traded off working and getting our masters degrees, but we jumped into doctoral degrees at the same time (we must have been crazy!). I have been the mom in graduate school... and I survived! I’m now on faculty in the biology department at Texas Woman’s University, and I love my job. It was all worth it... but I won’t ever say it was easy.
Balancing being a mom and a graduate student is a tough gig... but I’m proof that you can do it! Don’t let anyone tell you not to go for it. I actually believe that being a mom in grad school helped me focus my priorities! I had to work efficiently to get everything done. Were all my dishes done and my house perfectly clean? Nope. But we made it through. And I’m here to help you do the same. No matter what type of degree you’re seeking - you’re welcome here.