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Beat the Summer Doldrums

All opinions expressed are solely my own and I was not compensated for any statement made here. Summer is in full swing, so much so that we may already be approaching that time of the season where parents begin to steal glances at their calendar and tick off the days until school starts again. The pressure to […]

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Just Be a Human

“What is it that made you want to be a pediatric nurse?”  The question was posed in my interview for a position to work with a pediatrician. It was a question that I would answer many times over in the coming years, but my answer would always be the same. I remember the exact moment […]

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Where did you go Mayberry?

A few days ago I was watching the news.  The news report seemed to be the same disturbing reports that we are all too accustomed to hearing.  It seems that good news has almost become non-existent.  This makes my heart ache for something that I had as a child, but especially, something that my granddaughters […]

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The Tampon Code

It happened just as it always does. Recently, I was on a trip and the group I was with needed to make a pit-stop for a bathroom break. We all veered, our suede booties clicking the pavement and Louis Vuitton/Madewell/Target purses in tow, into the closest public restroom. Upon entry, there was a woman standing […]

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I’m Still Here, Friend

You called me a week ago and I still haven’t called you back. You texted to see if I could grab an early dinner, but my kids had soccer and baseball practice on the same night. When you planned a girls trip, I had a sick baby and had to pass. The gang was headed […]

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