Tag: work/life balance

When Work and Home Collide: Industry Edition

When Work and Home Collide: Industry Edition

My workdays have been spilling over into my evenings and weekends, folks. There– I said it. I haven’t wanted to admit that I’ve been, well, busy. It started with a couple of large and complex communications projects in late winter, at the same time that 

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 

Walk the Walk

Walk the Walk

Sorry to open this post with a view of my dog’s butt, but this is my visual multiple times a day, since I’ve been mostly working from home. (Good thing it’s a cute fuzzy butt.) Now more than at any other time in my life, 

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 

March On

March On

It’s been a month. Meaning thirty days since my last post, and also, a particularly intense stretch of time. It’s all work-related, but I’m not going to go into details. Our nine-year-old daughter summed it up recently when she announced: “Mom, I really hate your 

Running for the Finish Line

Running for the Finish Line

I feel like I’m always writing about how crazy life is right now. I think it’s because everyone’s lives are crazy right now, for a different mix of very good reasons. I’ve been physically caught up in our hospital’s COVID-19 surge planning, literally, as our 

Feeling Thankful for the Therapeutic Mom’s Night Out

Feeling Thankful for the Therapeutic Mom’s Night Out

All work and no play makes anyone a little depressed. It’s not that work is boring. There’s never a dull moment over at Man’s Greatest Hospital, that’s for sure. I’m taking busy to new levels, taking on a lot of new responsibilities, inventing some even, 

The Working Mom Workout: Getting the Most Out of the Gym

The Working Mom Workout: Getting the Most Out of the Gym

I rarely get to the gym, and when I do get there, I’m on a tight schedule. So I want the biggest cardiovascular benefit and most calorie burn in the least amount of time. Plus, I’m a Type A, perpetually multitasking, frighteningly nerdy medical professional… 

On Call At Home: On Pagers and Parenting

On Call At Home: On Pagers and Parenting

If I wasn’t a parent, being on call wouldn’t be so bad.  Except for these pathetically outdated pagers with the visually challenging black-on-green screens. One is forced to squint — painfully — in order to read the message.  There was an effort to switch over 

Shake (Run, Stretch) It Off

Shake (Run, Stretch) It Off

My blogging bandwidth was squeezed considerably by clinical and personal stressors¬† this past week. I was on call for our practice, and while there were few actual pages, they were mostly middle-of-the-night legitimate medical problems. Like, Doctor, I’m coughing up blood; as opposed to Doctor,