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Who Cares About Tag?

Who Cares About Tag?

Here is Babyboy in the cockpit of a Boeing 737. He is SO happy when surrounded by electronics, computers, mechanical things… He’s five years old. He’s loved to take photos on the iPhone for a year or more. He knows how to take bursts, experiments […]

When Work and Home Collide, Episode #5081

When Work and Home Collide, Episode #5081

It’s two in the afternoon on a Thursday, and this is my living room.     I was just finishing up my morning clinic yesterday when Babyboy’s school nurse called: “His teacher brought him to my office during recess, because he’s just coughing uncontrollably. I’ve […]

Yucky Bug

Yucky Bug

Another workweek, another GI bug.   Babyboy was up multiple times vomiting last night. I marvel at his ability to get it all in the bucket. I’m very thankful for his ability to get it all in the bucket.  It started with me late morning. […]

When it’s -20 degrees (and you’re home with two small kids)

When it’s -20 degrees (and you’re home with two small kids)

Being athletic people from New England, Hubby and I are pretty resistant to the cold. We’re intentionally fostering a love of outdoor winter activities in our kids.  I remembered the snowmageddon of last year, and being home alone with both kids for two of three […]

Long Days, Long Nights

Long Days, Long Nights

Our hospital system has upgraded to a complex new electronic medical record, and I’m one of the volunteers helping colleagues learn and adjust to the system. Problem is, I’m sort of learning on the job.  I was on call for this first weekend, which forced […]

International Humiliation

International Humiliation

Two major events yesterday: Babygirl had a monumental temper tantrum, and we were interrogated by armed guards. What do these two things have to do with each other? I’m in Guatemala with Babyboy, Babygirl and Nana for a family wedding and mini- vacation. Respectable family […]

Vacation Mode

Vacation Mode

Apologies for the delay in posts! I’m at a family wedding in Guatemala with Nana and the kids. Of course, traveling with kids provides ample fodder for parenting posts… Stay tuned…  

The Best Kind of Gift

The Best Kind of Gift

It’s after midnight on the night before Christmas, and all of the presents are finally wrapped. The kids are asleep, all snug in their beds, with visions of… chickens? dancing in their heads… It was Thursday today, and so, with the kids being on Christmas […]

Two Things To Teach My Kids This Thanksgiving

Two Things To Teach My Kids This Thanksgiving

I was chatting with a doctor-mom friend about our kids today. We’ve both recently managed illnesses and injuries, but in the end, everyone is alright, and we are thankful. We discussed a case in our practice that touched us both: a woman who was babysitting […]

My Poor Sick Pooky

My Poor Sick Pooky

Many doctor-moms tend to be laid-back about sickness and injuries.  If not laid-back, then at least, non-alarmist. After all, what is medical school and residency but learning to recognize sick vs not sick. Sick is real, acute illness, and actually, isn’t that common. Not sick […]