Month: November 2014

The Everyday Things I’m Thankful For….

The Everyday Things I’m Thankful For….

Okay, I’m a couple of days late on the thankful post. But today I was inspired by a colleague’s post on the Mothers In Medicine blog: I’m Thankful For A Bridge . In this piece, she describes that when a bridge she barely noticed had to be […]

When Am I Going To Study For The Boards???

When Am I Going To Study For The Boards???

I graduated from residency in 2005, and took the boards. I did a Med/Peds combined program, so I took both the pediatric and medicine boards back-to-back. Somehow, I managed to pass both. But. It’s now fast approaching 2015, and board re-certification looms. Granted, this time […]

MiM post on Unruly Kids

MiM post on Unruly Kids

Great comments from other mothers in medicine, in response to my post asking for advice: How Do You Discipline Your Kids- In Public?

Parenting Advice From A Patient

Parenting Advice From A Patient

Last month, I met a lovely patient for the first time.* On taking her social history, she mentioned that she had four grown children. I asked her how they were doing and what they were doing. She matter-of-factly and succinctly described four extraordinary citizens. All […]

We Finally Surrendered… Or, At Least, I Did

We Finally Surrendered… Or, At Least, I Did

Yesterday morning, I woke up with a backache. And it was raining hard. And I was on call. There was a flurry of pages in the late morning, all “real” calls, with sick patients. I was talking on the phone and working on the computer […]