Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.



mouse's picture mouse

I remember my parents took me to a movie the night before a math competition. I was mad at them for "breaking my focus," but I realized they were right--I wasn't going to magically do any better if I spent a couple more hours worrying, and relaxing may have helped.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I'm always torn--I'm glad L. isn't too consumed with feeling he has to study non-stop, but on the other hand I wish he worried a little more about it all!

I always tell my students that it's good to take a break from studying--sometimes that's more important than cramming at the last minute.