Almost 1,000 people bought tickets to hear my climate talk in the sold-out state theatre of Mainz tonight. Great discussion and at the end ovations as if I were an actor. Quite an experience for a humble scientist!
There's an impact of family leave you might not have noticed.
(unless you've gone through it yourself as a PI - a person responsible for raising grant funding to pay your lab)
I spent 30% of my startup funds to fill the funding gap caused by the birth of my babies.