career and parenting

How this ecologist ended up a pre- and perinatal consultant

I set out, once upon a time, with passion to become an ecologist, to research solutions that would enable us humans to live harmoniously on the Earth indefinitely. I was on this track since high school, and I stayed in school a VERY long time, cultivating my expertise. Then I had kids, and slowly discovered that the 60-80hr work weeks, unstable income, and frequent relocations of a researcher conflicted with my parenting philosophies.