He Finished What He Started

He Finished What He Started

I’m thrilled to both congratulate and feature hubby Bob Socci, who ran the 125th Boston Marathon last week as a member of the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism charity team. We supported him all along the way: Over months as he trained and raised 

Extraordinary Ordinary Days

Extraordinary Ordinary Days

Yesterday we awoke to a plain old March Saturday, sunny but cool, rain expected overnight. The newspaper featured all the same depressing news and then some. There were no holidays or travel to prepare for, nor workday overflow to catch up on. We had no 

Free Books

Free Books

“But that’s one of my favorite books! Why would anyone ban it?” This morning, my kids and I ran through a list of children’s books that are currently banned by school districts and libraries across America. As we read the titles, much incredulity, outrage, and 

I’ll take my steak rare, please

I’ll take my steak rare, please

This “what to eat when you’re expecting” post was originally published in May 2011, when I was pregnant with my daughter and craving bloody meat. Being the medical geek that I am, I researched the subject enough to justify all that roast beef, and wrote 

Near miss

Near miss

It’s the kind of thing that can happen to anyone, and when it happens to you, you have to tell someone. I was driving my daughter home from a classmate’s birthday party this Saturday afternoon, just me and her in our beat-up going-on-ten-year-old grey minivan. 

Thankful

Thankful

Yesterday was Friday, typically a long day in the office for me, with clinic in the morning and afternoon. I also schedule office time before and after patients to catch up on paperwork, results review and reporting, messages and phone calls… This week, I’m also 

Vacation Re-set

Vacation Re-set

Just a brief post about vacation, a word that can mean many things to different people. For me, vacation is a break in the routine that allows for a re-set. And this vacation in particular has been a fantastic re-set. Right now, we are up 

Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Medicine

Having animals in our lives is good for us. I know this for a fact, but science says so, too. Just type “Pets” and “Health” into Pubmed, there’s tons of evidence. One review article titled The Best Medicine examines numerous research studies and concludes that 

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Leaving on a Jet Plane

March was miserable, but April’s already an improvement. Not only because the office politics are settling out, but because I left the country. Let me tell you, THAT really helps! Yes, we managed to jump through all the pandemic travel hoops, and here we are 

Guided by Dog

Guided by Dog

Alot of people warned us that if we got a dog, we’d never sleep in late again. But they were wrong. WE got a dog, and I’VE never slept in late again. This pup is up a bit after dawn every day. He sleeps on