We came in together. Nervous from day one about what the next two years had in store for us. Yearning to make the world of music education a more inclusive space - to bring to the forefront issues that are both important to us and important steps for music teacher education, or music education at large. The four of us, the quartet as we were lovingly called, have come such a long way since that first meeting at the Intermezzo Cafe.
Welcome back, friends! It is nice to see you again. When we last had a conversation I let you know what brought me to this wonderful campus to study music education. This time, I’ll take you through what it is like to be a scholar and a parent simultaneously at UIUC.
This is not going to be a sweet post about how wonderfully balanced my life is as both a student and a mom. Don’t get me wrong, I have a great life, but balancing student-life and mom-life is a STRUGGLE that has only been exacerbated by the pandemic