Month: February 2016

When The Doctor Is Sick:  Just a Sinus Infection…

When The Doctor Is Sick: Just a Sinus Infection…

Yeah, it’s just a sinus infection, but man, it’s a sinus infection. Here at our house, it’s been one illness after another for a month, and ten days since I got a nasty cold virus from the kids. I was just getting better, when things […]

When Work and Home Collide, Episode #5081

When Work and Home Collide, Episode #5081

It’s two in the afternoon on a Thursday, and this is my living room.     I was just finishing up my morning clinic yesterday when Babyboy’s school nurse called: “His teacher brought him to my office during recess, because he’s just coughing uncontrollably. I’ve […]

Doctor-Mom Fails

Doctor-Mom Fails

  We seem to be stuck in an endless cycle of GI bug and/or upper respiratory illness and/or medical crisis of some kind or another. Every night this week has had major disruptions with one or more of us hacking, or puking, or both. And […]

Yucky Bug

Yucky Bug

Another workweek, another GI bug.   Babyboy was up multiple times vomiting last night. I marvel at his ability to get it all in the bucket. I’m very thankful for his ability to get it all in the bucket.  It started with me late morning. […]

When it’s -20 degrees (and you’re home with two small kids)

When it’s -20 degrees (and you’re home with two small kids)

Being athletic people from New England, Hubby and I are pretty resistant to the cold. We’re intentionally fostering a love of outdoor winter activities in our kids.  I remembered the snowmageddon of last year, and being home alone with both kids for two of three […]

The Biggest Pain In The Ass Cat You Could Ever Love: We’ll Miss You, Raffy

The Biggest Pain In The Ass Cat You Could Ever Love: We’ll Miss You, Raffy

Back in 2008, when Hubby and I were newly engaged and just settling into the Boston area, we decided to adopt a cat. I went down to the local animal shelter, determined to bring home a cat, or two, that may otherwise have a hard […]

Long Days, Long Nights

Long Days, Long Nights

Our hospital system has upgraded to a complex new electronic medical record, and I’m one of the volunteers helping colleagues learn and adjust to the system. Problem is, I’m sort of learning on the job.  I was on call for this first weekend, which forced […]