Month: April 2017

Caffeine, Wonder Drug

Caffeine, Wonder Drug

I came across this nifty research review article while writing a post for Harvard Health Blog. Ah, caffeine. What a fascinating little chemical! Don’t feel like reading an eighteen-page scientific paper? Here’s the gist of it: Anything you thought your cup of coffee was doing […]

Autism post at Harvard Health Blog

Autism post at Harvard Health Blog

Last week, I wrote a post about our personal experience and preferred evidence-based approach to autism behavior therapy over on the Harvard Health Blog, titled: “A Strengths-based Approach to Autism“

We lost our s–t with the stranger who criticized our kid

We lost our s–t with the stranger who criticized our kid

…and I wrote all about it on the Mothers in Medicine group blog: We lost our s–t with the stranger who criticized our kid    

The Truth Behind Happy Cutesy Facebook Posts

The Truth Behind Happy Cutesy Facebook Posts

It’s school vacation week, and I spent yesterday with the kids. Last night, I posted this on my personal Facebook page: Within moments, someone posted:  “Impressive!”  Which is totally cool. But I immediately felt bad, like a successful, yet conscientious, con artist.  Because while it […]

One Badass Woman… Wait, Make That Forty-Three 

One Badass Woman… Wait, Make That Forty-Three 

Today was Marathon Monday. The Boston Marathon… Hubby called the action for radio today, from a rather precarious- looking scaffolding perch for the media, above the finish line. I had clinic, but followed along online. The Boston is steeped in story lines. There’s just SO […]

Run for your life

Run for your life

Even if you’re overweight, smoke cigarettes, and drink, daily running can extend your life. Don’t think you’re in shape to run? Just five minutes a day is enough to see a significant effect.  There is a growing body of scientific evidence suggesting that people who […]

A practicum in problem solving, a crash course in creativity, and some cupcakes

A practicum in problem solving, a crash course in creativity, and some cupcakes

Holidays and baking. It’s our thing. Doesn’t even have to be a holiday.  Yesterday afternoon, Babygirl pulled out her cupcake and cookie decorating book she’d gotten for Christmas and flipped to “Easter bunny cupcakes”. The cupcakes were topped with white frosting dusted with cocoa to […]

Autism Awareness… and Coolness

Autism Awareness… and Coolness

I don’t know if it’s an autism thing or what, but many nights Babyboy cannot go to sleep until he’s completed some particular task or project. If we try to pull his attention away from, say, writing a comic strip in Chinese, he ignores us. […]

If You’re Pushing and the Door Won’t Open…

If You’re Pushing and the Door Won’t Open…

We’ve got a lot going on. In addition to our normally nuts two-working-parents-two-kids lives, we’ve had several other crisis- level family issues. And in the midst of all that, I’m attending a highly anticipated annual conference for doctor- writers, held at a very fancy downtown […]