7 Things to Know about Being a Nurse

Ahh the joys of nursing! I think all nurses can agree that our intentions behind joining the field of nursing are in some way, the same. There may be some variation, but by and large, we like the idea of helping. We have this intrinsic desire to help people. Some nurses have a more detailed…

My Employed Teenagers

My day job is as a nurse director at a busy hospital in Florida.  I have a staff of about 45-50 people that report to me, depending on where we are with vacancies.  In this leadership role, I have learned a lot about myself, and I really think it is preparing me for a time…

Skate Lessons

SO after a week of Caelyn begging to take skating lessons, we signed her up for classes. Is it odd that my 3 year old daughter has a busier social life than I do? Man how did this happen? I wonder if I am pushing for them to do more than they really should. I…

10 Tips To Get You Through Pregnancy

I have two small kids, ages three and five as I write this.  While no mother can ever tell you that they are an expert at anything related to motherhood, we can all tell you we learned some lessons!   So here are my top lessons learned, and my hope is that you take something away,…

7 Things I Want to do Before I Die

This isn’t meant to be a morbid post, but rather a reflection on the direction I want my life to take, written down.  I am a big believer in writing down my goals, looking at them, and re-evaluating them until I can achieve them.  Did you know that you are 70% MORE likely to achieve…

8 Things That Got Us to 12 Years of Marriage

Compromise– if there is ONE thing I learned, its that compromise is the number one thing that I attribute to staying married 12 years. There is just no way to live a healthy marriage that is lopsided, and all-about one partner.  It’s a give and take, you Cheer-leading– I love encouraging my hubby to do…

There are Two Kinds of People in this World

When my husband was in EMT school, he met a doctor that taught him something he would never forget.  He told him there are two types of people in the world: those that call for help, and those that are called to help. While he was referring to paramedics when he dropped those pearls of…

That Mom Guilt

Almost every morning my kids either wind up in my bed, or quite frankly they started there in the first place.  This didn’t start until they were 3-ish.  I’m a big believer in independent sleepers, but I have to admit, bedtime snuggles are the best! I try very hard to be super quiet in the…

How to Stock up on Dress-Up Clothes-CHEAP!

  Halloween is coming!  I want to share a tip that I learned when Caelyn was a baby, that we look forward to EVERY year! Girls of all ages love to play dress up.  I know my kid is not unique in this.  But if you have ever gone to Target and priced the little…

10 Things NOT to Say to an ER Nurse

“My pain is a 10/10″………when your scrolling FB “I’m allergic to Tylenol, Motrin, Toradol, and aspirin” “I have abdominal pain”…..when you present to the ER with a whopper in one hand and a giant vat of Mountain Dew in the other. Here’s a tip-eat an apple. “I have abdominal pain”……when you really just want a…

I learned a few things this morning

I learned several things this morning. I set my alarm for 5 AM, and finally got up at 5:20 to go for a walk outside. I told myself that I need to start moving more and doing something to help myself and start to feel better.  Since starting my position as a director, I have…

Someone is Dying to be YOU!

I want you to realize something: no matter your situation, no matter how much money, success, or love you have, there is someone out there right now envious of your life. It’s human instinct to compare your life to those around you.  Think about it, as a first time mom, how often were you checking…