Tag: family vacation

Vacation Message

Vacation Message

You can have your vacation, and eat healthy/ exercise/ relax/ sleep, too! This is our family vacation, and I mean family: Grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins… The idea is very simple. We rent a house near the beach in Maine, and then everyone takes turns visiting […]

R & R

R & R

It’s been a rough stretch. A massive writing deadline met; a busy on-call week; my dear grandmom’s stroke, passing, and funeral. It’s rare for me to sign out of clinic for more than a week, and usually I feel guilty. This time, plagued by TMJ […]

From Scavengers to Students

From Scavengers to Students

Our armed guard went first, peering behind crumbling mausoleums and around trash- covered bushes; then, satisfied that no thugs were lying in wait, he waved us on. We left our bags and phones in the van, and picked our way down the dirt path to […]

Practicing What I Preach, Even on Vacation

Practicing What I Preach, Even on Vacation

I may be on a family vacation in Guatemala, but the blog goes on! This is the perfect time to share another example of a doctor following their own medical advice, in real-life and real-time. I believe it’s possible to maintain a healthy lifestyle while […]

Actively on Vacation

Actively on Vacation

It’s hard for many doctors to “unplug” from clinical duties. And it can be hard for anyone to be physically active when they’re away. But last week, we were actively on vacation in every sense of the phrase. And it felt wonderful. The week prior, I […]

Creature Beach

Creature Beach

This past week has been chock full of Cape-Coddy type adventures, but the favorite so far is the salt marsh beach down the street. Just as Babyboy’s anticipatory book predicted, there are many creatures at this beach. Give each kid a net and they’re off […]

Long-Distance Doctoring

Long-Distance Doctoring

It’s hard to really be there for anyone, when it’s over the phone. We traveled to Hubby’s hometown this weekend for our annual Memorial day weekend family get-together, and also to spend quality time with his mom, who has had serious health issues recently. When […]

Vacation… All I Ever Wanted?

Vacation… All I Ever Wanted?

Let’s face it, working parents. A “family vacation” is a bit of an oxymoron.  Multiple consecutive days on around-the-clock kid duty is wonderful, but not particularly restful. I admit, by the last day of our seven days at the beach, I was kind of looking […]

Kids, Canines, and…Kaboom!!

Kids, Canines, and…Kaboom!!

Throw a bunch of relatives of all ages together in a beat-up rental a block from the ocean; add a grill, a red wagon, some bikes, and a decent amount of good alcohol, and it’s family vacation, baby. For several years, we’ve made this pilgrimage to […]