If I knew then what I know now: working/student-mom edition.
http://todayif.life/2018/08 shock feeling in index finger In the last few weeks, we’ve heard some amazing pieces of advice from both Sarah Barton, who shared with us her insightful blog, If I knew then what I know now; and the ever-inspiring Shana Makos, who honed in on that same strategy for her grad school version.
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