Every so often we happen across very special people, and make very special friendships. Steph Armstrong is one of those people for me. Steph and I met at a church we were both attending – C3 San Diego. We both love the Lord, but we also had both traveled similar journeys through Landmark Education and also PAX education. We clicked right away and have been great friends ever since. Even though Steph and I may only get together a few times a year to catch up, the connection we have will always be there. [Read more…]
So today is the first day of fall, which is very welcome. Although I must say, it doesn’t feel much like fall as it’s been in the 80’s the past few days. As much as I love summer, I love the cooler mornings and evenings, the freshness in the air, being able to get out a light jumper or sweatshirt and feel cozy. It’s a nice break from the record heat we’ve had here in San Diego this summer – heat that just seems to keep coming and coming. I’m so ready for fall and some cooler temperatures. [Read more…]
Have you ever really declared your dream? What do you really stand for in life? What is most important to you? If you could create your life any way you wanted, what would it look like? [Read more…]
I’m a gadget person, there’s no doubt about it, so I pretty much wanted an Apple watch from the moment I saw them. Dave gave me one for my birthday this year and I LOVE it. As a busy mom/ wife/ doctor/ business owner, I love things that save me time and make my life more efficient. I also love things that help me stay organized. Here are my favorite Apple watch apps and features: [Read more…]
I must say, we have done a lot of international travel given we have a child under two. She went to Australia twice in her first year, and we also took our belated honeymoon to Italy with her in tow when she was 11 months old. We also flew to Washington DC for a conference when she had just turned one. Traveling with a baby or toddler can have its moments, but here are six tips for surviving airline travel with little ones that might make it easier:
Prior to having my daughter, I attended a breastfeeding class, and thought I had all the basics down. How can it be that hard, right? It’s natural, it’ll come naturally. Ummmm, no. Breastfeeding had many more challenges than I expected, and had I been aware that it might not come as easily as I had thought, I might have sought out help earlier and had an easier time. Here are a few tips and strategies that looking back, I wish I’d known at the time: [Read more…]
Since today is a busy day with patients and there’s not much time to write, I thought I’d just introduce you to another one of our family. This is Harry Winston! He’s a four-year old cavalier king charles spaniel, and he is my “other” baby. It’s Puppy Love for sure. [Read more…]
I’ve always thought of myself as a semi-crunchy mama – whatever that means!! I didn’t know going into this exactly what would become important to me in the parenting journey, but it turns out that how I thought things would be is not always how they’ve turned out to be!
The things I associate with being A Crunchy Mama include: natural childbirth, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, cloth diapering, baby-wearing, and baby-led weaning to name a few. Some of those things I’d never even heard of prior to having my own child (baby-led what?!), and some of them I just knew I wouldn’t be signing up for. [Read more…]
So there I was this morning, sitting at Starbucks (as I do), writing away at my book. It’s a book on Lyme disease, as my others have been too – this is my fourth. Writing is really a great pleasure of mine, but it can also be a source of frustration when the words don’t seem to be coming and some days it seems I have the attention span of a peanut.
I speak to many people who would love to write a book, or a blog, or a newsletter – but don’t because they feel like they don’t know where to start. Or they don’t feel confident in their writing skills, or their ability to focus and follow through with it. Books in particular seem really overwhelming. So for those who either want to write something, or are currently writing something and have those days of struggle, I thought I’d share a few tricks I’ve learned that make it easier to focus and keep the project moving forward. Here are my favorites: