Screen time, or no screen time

As parents we receive never ending amounts of conflicting advice about raising our little ones. One highly scrutinized issue being screen time. As a former pediatric nurse, and a mom of an only child, with no pals to entertain him other than his parents, the inner conflict is real.

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Breaking Bias

A fellow nurse and a very good friend of mine confided in me that she is struggling with some issues with coworkers at hospital she works at repeatedly making culturally biased comments regarding patients. She, coming from a culturally diverse background, and having spent years living in a very progressive community, she is struggling to […]

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Own Your Uterus

I said it. Own your uterus. It’s yours, along with everything that comes with it. I understand many women prefer to keep all things uterus personal. For me as a nurse this was a struggle. I decided to be more open. I thought if I didn’t tell people they would think I was insane. I […]

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Have you ever walked down a sidewalk, and really noticed your shadow? Sometimes at the right time of day my shadow is long legged, small waisted. You know, that slightly stretched out shadow. The slightly stretched version of yourself. Most times when I notice that shadow I think “if only I really looked like that”. […]

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Here comes the sun…

As a red head, and the mom of a fair skin strawberry blonde, it is very important for us to have sun awareness in my household. Skin cancer does run in my family. Also, having my son in my late 30’s, I’d prefer not to look like his grandmother by the time he’s in his […]

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Shot shot shot shot shot… shot shot shot shot shot…time for vaccinations!

Every milestone, every birthday means its time for a pediatrician visit, and for the itty bitties…vaccinations. So for my sons two year old birthday, let’s chat about ways to help calm those little one for those pediatrician visits, and of course those shots. In the fashion of a typical nurse, let’s celebrate with some tips […]

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