Month: August 2016

That’s My Girl

That’s My Girl

I’m inspired. I just read a sweet post over on the Mothers in Medicine blog  that made me smile. It’s written by a pathologist, titled Stop and Smell The Roses Baby . She describes how she looked forward to her infant’s naptime as the only […]

Seeing Is Believing: The Makers of Epipen Stick It To Patients

Seeing Is Believing: The Makers of Epipen Stick It To Patients

Just last week, friends of ours had a frightening experience: They were on vacation, and ordered takeout from an unfamiliar restaurant. They specifically asked about peanuts: Are the egg rolls fried in peanut oil? Our daughter has an allergy. The server replied: No, no peanut […]

A-Hiking We Will Go, Dammit!

A-Hiking We Will Go, Dammit!

Today was August hot but September breezy, and since it was my one weekday with the kids, and school starts next week, and Hubby’s on the road, I was determined to get outside.  But they wanted to play Legos in the living room. My enthusiastic […]

The Lottery of Life: Have You Won?

The Lottery of Life: Have You Won?

“We’ve won the lottery of life,” I declared.  It was a typical workday evening. Hubby and I were sitting eating leftovers reinvented into a beautiful southwestern salad: roasted veggies, corn, avocados, cheddar. The kids had finished their dinners- a pile of sliced honey ham for […]

I’m So Lucky I Get To Be a Nerd

I’m So Lucky I Get To Be a Nerd

The firstyear medical students are here! Today was the first day of the Interviewing and Communications Skills course that I co-teach. Last year, I wrote about how amazing this course is: Amazing that it exists (I never had a course like this) and amazing how […]

Awesome Post from a Trauma Surgeon/ Mom

Awesome Post from a Trauma Surgeon/ Mom

Hot Heels, Cool Kicks and a Scalpel posted an inspiring opinion of what it means to be a better mother. “Better” being different for everyone, and yet following the same definition. Nicely done and highly recommended reading. 

To Fly a Kite

To Fly a Kite

It took a physician and an engineer two hours, twenty tries, and one lost kite before we succeeded.  It was a prime beach day here in Kennebunkport, Maine. Goose Rocks Beach at low tide, a vast expanse of sparsely populated hard- pack sand, sunny and […]

Case of the Week: Mumps

Case of the Week: Mumps

Until this week, it had been a long time since I’d seen a case of the mumps. The last was in Central America over a decade ago. And until this week, I had never personally diagnosed a case. I can’t go into clinical specifics, other […]