Friday, January 31, 2014

I want my health care team to woo me

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Scratch that - I want my health care team to provide professional, quality care. 

Since having my son, my trips to the health clinic have increased by probably 1,000 percent. What used to be an annual appointment with my doctor is now a mandatory screening every few months for check-ups and shots, not to mention all of the appointments in between for rashes and colds. I'm convinced we are single-handedly keeping the clinic in business. A feeling I probably share with most parents.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

5 things I said I'd NEVER do when I became a parent

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Does this even need an introduction? Let's get to the list.

1. Use a pacifier. I've never liked seeing a child walk around with a pacifier stuck in his mouth for no reason. First of all, it looks ridiculous. Secondly, who wants jacked up teeth? I vowed I would never use a pacifier. Bahahahaha, hilarious, right? At first it was easy to resist temptation (you know, to put a plug in it) because my son wouldn't take it. He'd spit it right back out. But one day in desperation I tried his pacifier one more time and it magically worked. I said I'd only use it at nap time or when he's teething or when he's really upset, but it's SO easy to give it to him any time he cries. I have to deliberately stop myself from reaching for the pacifier. I love it so much.

So it begins

This blog is a work in progress. Eventually I hope it will be a place that you visit frequently and leave feeling more fulfilled or motivated. Right now, it's a small seed that needs lots of water and a dump truck full of fertilizer. My vision is probably much too broad and in time, I think I'll be able to narrow the focus to something that both of us mutually care about. Until then, please feel free to leave comments with feedback. It's all appreciated, but try not to be dramatic. At the end of the day, it's just a blog.

Cheers,
Jen