Physician Family Life

Bagels Are My Love Language

Life can be pretty hectic for families. Kids in school, activities to participate in, no extended family nearby, building and maintaining friendships (we all need a village), work and illnesses and aging parents and let’s face it, the list goes on and on. Some families have one spouse who travels extensively. Others have financial stress or job instability or need…

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Today – Parenting In The Moment

  Today, the breakfast I made was healthy, timed well, balanced and delivered without meltdowns and tantrums. Today, my workout actually happened. The stars aligned and I was able to be true to my personal goals. Today, my child ate his beets (because although both kids have loved beets since they were babies, they have joined forces and sworn off…

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Books and Book Clubs

Five Great Books For Pre-Schoolers

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Five Great Books for Pre-Schoolers As a lifelong book lover, I often find myself wondering what books will appeal to my little ones. I have been reading to them since they were a week or two old in the hopes that I will foster in them a love of reading and all that books offer. I decided to begin compiling…

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Books and Book Clubs

The Five Love Languages – A Review

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The Five Love Languages, The Secret To Love That Lasts, by Gary Chapman Worth The Read I read The Five Love Languages a few years ago. I did not know what to expect from the book but it came highly recommended so I gave it a try. I was so happy to find that it resonated with me so well,…

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Recipe Reviews

Honey Garlic Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

  Honey Garlic Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner This simple sheet pan dinner courtesy of Life In The Lofthouse has become a favorite of ours. We have been making it almost once every week since I found it, and we switch up the type of potatoes we cube or the veggie we use (green beans are a favorite for me in…

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The Sport of Competitive Parenting

The Sport of Competitive Parenting To Camp or Not to Camp Summer camps. I knew nothing about summer camps until my oldest son Sean was turning 3. Someone mentioned it to me, asked if I signed him up for any. I was stumped. Camp? For a 3-year-old? I had no idea this was a thing. I thought camps were for…

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Sometimes There’s Poop

Sometimes There’s Poop   If there is one thing I have learned from this adventure in mom-ing it is that sometimes there’s poop. I won’t get into how much this has been true, it’s too early in the morning to discuss this topic in-depth. I bring it up as it relates to our most recent adventure with how much poop…

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My Child Was Unhappy

My Child Was Unhappy A great piece from Scary Mommy that got me thinking…   Science Confirms We Are Only As Happy As Our Least Happy Child   Unhappiness Can Be Contagious I had a bad week. The kind of week that lands me in my room (several days), behind a closed and locked door, crying while sitting on the…

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Self Care

Mom’s Sick Day

Mom’s Sick Day The Night of No Sleep I have been sick the past couple of days. Three nights ago, as I began to feel the worst of this cold come on, my children took a night off from sleeping. This decision to forgo a night of sleep happened to take place on a night my husband was on a…

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Little Helpers

What Did I Do Today? I get to the end of most days and wonder what in the world actually got done. How it is that I can be busy all day and yet it feels like I accomplished nothing. How is it that there are people out there who have multiple children at home, a neat and tidy house,…

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