I am about half-way through the second semester, which brings me to spring break. For me it is merely a week to catch up, and I spent the first couple hours this morning cleaning and organizing emails, contact lists and calendars. I have three conferences coming up, so part of that time was ensuring all […]
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The next piece of hypocrisy for me to tackle is the idea that my style of care is more evidence based than someone else’s idea of evidence based. I love the natural birth community for many things, evidence based care is not one of them. Much of what my community supports for birth is good, […]
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I’ve come to accept that I lie to myself, even though I could never successfully lie to anyone else. I’ve also come to accept this is a pretty normal human condition. It seems we lie to ourselves more often than anyone else. I lie about how much food I eat and how healthy it is. […]
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Today I have my first day of rest in months. I have no homework, no papers, no tests, nothing to do. But not really. I still have two days at the hospital this week, and I need to prepare. I need to update the website and prepare my business accounts for the end of the […]
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I wish I could tell you that I was excited about the semester being nearly over, but honestly I’m not. I have one last paper to write (an issue brief on suggested policy change for midwifery) and two exams, so the workload is not a big deal. It is the clinical time that is overwhelming […]
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Just a reminder to myself that I stepped away from my internet “duties” and the world kept right on spinning. Good thing to keep in mind when the birth world gets a little hectic.
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So last night I couldn’t sleep. I have a few busy weeks coming up and my mind would not let go of all the work I need to do. I hate nights like that, when I am so tired but my body will not fall asleep. Needless to say, I am finding it hard to […]
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I wisely signed up for a class being held the week before school starts. Two credits towards my MPH in 5 days on a topic I find interesting, bring it on. As I finished up my last minute projects on Friday I wished for one more day to feel ready before school started. It seems my […]
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Over the last few days I have been crocheting a blanket my son and I started last winter. Just a small baby blanket made from yarn he picked out himself. It had been stuffed in a bag, set aside because school and moving and family life made me too busy to finish it. But I […]
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I wanted to share a few secrets I have for managing such a complicated life. Some of them may help you manage the chaos that comes with birth related work. But as with any technology, choose wisely. What seems like a blessing may really become a curse. My first secret is a Google calendar. Not […]
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