Is It Time To Night Wean?

Many parents stress about night weaning as they realize it may be the only way they can “officially” sleep through the night. Unfortunately, I see many families rush into this too soon, not understanding that there are many other foundational day to day things that can be addressed before night weaning begins. I personally don’tContinue reading “Is It Time To Night Wean?”

Normal Infant Sleep

Dear mama, I know you’re tired. I know you’re worried about your baby developing properly. I know you would do anything and everything you could to make sure your child succeeds. You’ve read all about drowsy but awake, all about linking sleep cycles, and all about sleeping through the night. You’ve read that you needContinue reading “Normal Infant Sleep”

Leave Your Shoes, Take Everything Else: Cartagena, Colombia

Well it had been awhile since I traveled outside of the country (almost a year!) and I was certainly getting antsy for an adventure.. so off to Colombia we went! People keep asking me – why Colombia? Honestly, Scott and I never really had a “honeymoon” so I wanted to go somewhere warm, but IContinue reading “Leave Your Shoes, Take Everything Else: Cartagena, Colombia”

I’m No Dave Ramsey But… Student Loans 101

I’ve gotten many questions recently in regards to paying off student loans. There are a few different options that you can take when addressing this issue, but I will talk you through what I have been doing. To give you some background, I had undergrad and grad school loans totaling about $160,000 after graduation. PeopleContinue reading “I’m No Dave Ramsey But… Student Loans 101”

Quality of Life vs Burnout: A Real Healthcare Dilemma

When thinking about what you’d want more – improved quality of life vs feeling burnt out, the answer is almost always very clear. A better quality of life, of course. Nobody wants to feel run into the ground, under appreciated, underpaid, etc. to the point of hating or quitting their job. That’s common sense. ButContinue reading “Quality of Life vs Burnout: A Real Healthcare Dilemma”

NPS and Pediatrics – Part 1

The world of Nail Patella Syndrome can be scary and intimidating at times for yourself, your child, and your family. While most of the time, NPS is genetic and passed down from a parent, there are also times when it presents spontaneously and your child may be the first one to have it in theContinue reading “NPS and Pediatrics – Part 1”

What We Say Vs. What They Hear

“Did you fall on your elbows?” The nurse practitioner asked me as she did a quick visual scan of my appearance at my employee occupational health visit. Did she mean any harm by saying this? No, of course not. Does it make me feel a little awkward? Yes, definitely. “No, it’s actually from a rareContinue reading “What We Say Vs. What They Hear”

Japanese Outpatient Clinic Experience

As I approached my last few days in Japan, I was honored that one of my students who I was helping to teach English to wanted me to visit his very own physical therapy clinic! I had been working with Masahiro for a few months on conversational English, grammar, some medical terminology, and a fewContinue reading “Japanese Outpatient Clinic Experience”

Opening up a Japanese Bank Account – Yokosuka

A few months ago I was told I had to have a Japanese bank account in order to get paid from a small job I did. Google helped, but ultimately it was word of mouth and trial and error that helped me to open my account. To help others out who may be in theContinue reading “Opening up a Japanese Bank Account – Yokosuka”