Month: January 2017

A Miraculous Cure for a Cough?

A Miraculous Cure for a Cough?

I’ve been coughing for three weeks now, gross gacking fits productive of thick wads and plugs of mucous. Lovely. It’s a combo of postnasal drip and reactive airways, a cough triggered from above and below. I’ve learned that I better stay on top of the […]

Quality American Civics Lesson

Quality American Civics Lesson

“Mama, this is a very pretty march! So many people are wearing pink, and so many signs are pink, and even have kitties on them!” So observed my five-year-old girlie-girl daughter yesterday, Saturday, January 21st. There were marches in support of women’s rights (and everyone’s […]

Heroic parenting win or just a huge pain in the ass?

Heroic parenting win or just a huge pain in the ass?

My five-year-old daughter shoplifted today. It’s a January Saturday. I’m feeling crappy and need to puff my inhaler every four hours or I get nasty coughing fits, but I keep forgetting. Hubby has a huge game so it was just me and the kids for […]

Primary Care Specialist

Primary Care Specialist

A physician colleague posted about what being a primary care doc means to her. I read this on my morning commute, and was moved to tears. Though I’m internal medicine and she’s family practice, how she describes all the different types of little things we […]

Cooking With Kids: Homemade Butter

Cooking With Kids: Homemade Butter

Stuck at home with the kids over the break? This is part recipe, part science experiment, and part educational vacation project.  Start with heavy cream. Bonus for organic, super bonus for local! Our neighborhood grocery had few options, and so: Cream and salt are the […]

New Year’s Resolution 

New Year’s Resolution 

My post from the Mothers in medicine blog yesterday.