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Grad school and family building

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nathanael Apr 21, 2014. 10 Replies

Is it a decidedly bad idea to start having kids while in graduate school?Having only 1 more year of undergrad left, I have started looking at graduate programs. Also, having every reason to believe…Continue

Shared Occupational Interest

Started this discussion. Last reply by TKM Jan 31, 2014. 13 Replies

Having recently decided that I was ready to start pursuing a relationship again, I have a question about matters of mutual interest. How helpful is it, in your experience, to have an occupation that…Continue

The Week Before the Mudder

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Monster Aug 4, 2013. 5 Replies

I have my first Tough Mudder next Saturday. I've been training fairly regularly leading up to it and know that where I'm at now is where I'll be next week. Do any of you veteran mudders have any…Continue

Surviving the End of the Semester

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Dec 5, 2012. 4 Replies

Memento mori, my fellow men.It is the end of the semester, and I have nothing left in the tank. No interest, no willpower. Yet I still need to do a lot of work for a philosophy paper, as well as…Continue

 

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Nathanael replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Grad school and family building
"What field (besides law) are you considering?  What sort of financial support can you get from a school while studying it?  Why add a law degree? Generally, humanities programs don't offer great support, especially for those just…"
Apr 21, 2014
Jack Bauer replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Grad school and family building
"Is that an official announcement?  Heh. JB"
Apr 21, 2014
Matthew Williams replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Grad school and family building
"Right now I'm thinking a master's at the very, very least. I am seriously considering a dual master's/law degree. Ph.D work is highly likely, but I'm in no hurry to get there if it isn't urgently needed. The lady will be…"
Apr 21, 2014
Sean replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Grad school and family building
"Some people can pull it off, others can't. I thought I could work on my Ph.D supporting and raising a family at the same time.  It turned out I was wrong, and I eventually abandoned the degree.  You may be able to pull it off, but it…"
Apr 21, 2014
Jack Bauer replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Grad school and family building
"Not at all.  My oldest was born while I was in law school.  Everything was fine.  You tend to have more time when you're in school than when you're in the real world, actually.  And, babies aren't as expensive…"
Apr 21, 2014
David F. replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Grad school and family building
"When I finished my masters, we had our son.  I could not go back for a third degree for about 2 years.  The first two years of a little one's life take allot of energy time and focus. The first year is running on little to no sleep.…"
Apr 21, 2014
Nathanael replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Grad school and family building
"Quite a few of my friends in grad school are married with children.  It certainly can work, though more factors need to be considered. What kind of degree are you planning on?  What are your lady's plans?  Will you be close to…"
Apr 18, 2014
Matthew Williams posted a discussion

Grad school and family building

Is it a decidedly bad idea to start having kids while in graduate school?Having only 1 more year of undergrad left, I have started looking at graduate programs. Also, having every reason to believe that the lady I am dating will be my wife in the future has me thinking about the children we will probably be having. I'd rather not delay in starting a family for too long, but I also want to be able to dedicate enough time to being a father.Naturally, this post is primarily (though not…See More
Apr 18, 2014
Matthew Williams replied to Dave KG's discussion What are the most influential character-developing books you've read?
"One of the most insightful books I've ever read."
Feb 26, 2014
Sebastian replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Shared Occupational Interest
"i think mutual interests are very important in a relationship. I absolutely love to travel and in case I would have a girlfriend who hates to travel, I couldn't enjoy this part of my life with her. I would always want a girl who loves o travel…"
Jan 31, 2014
D Whaler replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Shared Occupational Interest
"I totally agree with this as well.  Having had dated someone for over two years who was easy on the eyes but a complete space cadet I will agree that being able to meet at a similar intellectual level is necessary for a good relationship. …"
Jan 30, 2014
Regular Joe replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Shared Occupational Interest
""I think it's best to have someone on a close-enough intellectual level you can understand each other" I agree with this. IMO it's best if you have a partner who's in your intellectual ballpark. Not necessary absolute…"
Jan 30, 2014
Regular Joe replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Shared Occupational Interest
"I hear that. My wife is a lawyer. I'm not. But I was with her throughout lawschool and I've worked at an international law firm so I'm familiar enough with the industry that I can have an intelligent enough conversation about it.…"
Jan 30, 2014
Regular Joe replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Shared Occupational Interest
"It certainly helps if your wife respects what you do but it's certainly not a must to find someone who works in the same field."
Jan 30, 2014
Steve Fine replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Shared Occupational Interest
"better to be in two different professions - allow time and space for each other to grow and develop into what they can and want to be. Come together to encourage one another, support one another and love on each other."
Jan 29, 2014
Sir replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Shared Occupational Interest
"I think it's best to have someone on a close-enough intellectual level you can understand each other (although some don't need this; one couple I know is half engineer and half had-a-tough-time-in-HS).  But there's a drawback for…"
Jan 29, 2014

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Your favorite things about raising a boy

So today my wife and I found out that we are having a boy. This is our first child, so we are still experiencing everything for the first time, and it's a wild ride. We're very excited. I thought that since we're having a boy, I'd ask all you fathers of boys what your favorite parts of raising boys are. What do you enjoy most? On the other hand, what do you enjoy least?
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