Month: October 2016

Can you spoil a kid with books?

Can you spoil a kid with books?

When it comes to books, is it possible to over-indulge a child? I’m asking because I really don’t know.  The issue starts with us as parents, I suppose. Hubby and I know we have a problem. When we met, we were both carting around these […]

Yes, medicine is a life’s work. But so is mothering. Working part-time is choosing to excel at both.

Yes, medicine is a life’s work. But so is mothering. Working part-time is choosing to excel at both.

Every one of the docs in my internal medicine practice is part-time. Yes, many of us have other non-clinical work responsibilities in administration, education, or research. But no one sees patients for more than six sessions weekly. What does that mean? A session is a […]

“Surgeons Are Red, Psychiatrists Are Blue”; I’m Voting Democrat, How About You?

“Surgeons Are Red, Psychiatrists Are Blue”; I’m Voting Democrat, How About You?

My colleagues have been buzzing about this New York Times article reporting the political leanings of doctors. Researchers at Yale merged two databases: one of U.S. physicians by specialty, with another of every voter by party affiliation, and found some very clear trends.  Why did they […]

Clutter, Dirt, and Bacteria: Oh My!

Clutter, Dirt, and Bacteria: Oh My!

Our house is a mess. Two working parents, two small children, and two cats pretty much guarantee the place is consistently gross. This doesn’t bother me much, though Hubby and I marvel at the grossness sometimes. I wrote about this on the mothersinmedicine blog, complete […]

Cooking With Kids: Banana Bread Muffins 

Cooking With Kids: Banana Bread Muffins 

What do I like to do with time off from clinic? Cook! And we did lots of family cooking this Columbus Day weekend. Today when Babyboy wanted to watch television, I asked him if he’d rather help me make Banana bread instead. “I need someone […]

Cooking With Kids: Protein-Packed Berry Pancakes

Cooking With Kids: Protein-Packed Berry Pancakes

As a doctor and a mother, I’m always looking for ways to sneak “healthy” into the kids’ meals. This morning, Babygirl and I mixed up some high-protein berry pancakes, which sounds healthy, and probably would have been even more so, except that she insists on dipping […]

Good Deed Of The Day

Good Deed Of The Day

Friday six p.m. I had had a very full clinic day and was on call for our practice. I was BEAT but I sprinted in hard rain to the station to catch the train I could see coming, so that I could get back to […]