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Category: Motherly Love

Mom life is both parts challenging and amazing!  I love writing about my experiences with my children.

Simple Time Saving Tips For Nurse Moms

At work you are busy caring for patients, organizing plans of care, giving life-saving treatments, advocating for patients, all while continuing to make them feel safe and well-cared for.  Now its time to apply your nurse time management skills at home.  After all, nurses know more then anyone about how to prioritize the most important tasks first.  Our patients lives often depend on it. Here are simple and helpful time-saving tips for the nurse who is also a mother…

Nurse Mom: 8 Pumping Essentials For Nurses Who Breastfeed

Breast feeding can be hard for a new mom (it certainly was for me!).   Then, when I finally got the hang of it, my maternity leave was almost over and I had a whole new problem to figure out:  How am I supposed to continue breastfeeding while working as a busy registered nurse? Well, its been one year and I am still pumping successfully as a nurse working in the emergency department. The #1 thing I have learned is that if you don’t plan ahead, pumping at work as a nurse can be extremely difficult.  But with the right pumping tools and a lot of determination you will find that you can make pumping fit right into your busy nursing schedule! Here are 8 pumping essentials that nurses need to pump at work…

Working As A Nurse While Pregnant

By taking proper precautions and always putting safety first, working as a nurse while pregnant is possible.  Here are 9 helpful tips for pregnant nurses. Take care of yourself first, mama…

Pregnant Nurse Precautions To Consider At Work

As an ER nurse who delivered my second baby in early 2018,  I have done a lot of research about occupational hazards that pregnant nurses must be aware of when working at the hospital.  My intent was to make sure that it was safe for me to continue working in such a physically demanding environment with so many potential occupational hazards. Pregnant nurses shouldn’t be afraid to work in the hospital.  In fact, I am so glad that I was able to continue working safely because it helped me save money for maternity leave.  Read on see how you can stay safe and healthy while working as a pregnant nurse…

10 Fun Holiday Nurse Mom Gifts

This holiday season lets celebrate the nurse who is a mom. Nurse moms have two amazing talents: the one that is raising children to be strong, capable adults and the one that selflessly helps total strangers in some of the worst moments of their lives.  After all, there is a fair chance that many nurse moms are not being appreciated or recognized for the dedication and hard work they put in, day after day…

Silent Placental Abruption: Our Premature Birth Story

I experienced a silent placental abruption when I was 33 weeks pregnant. This is the story of how our “tiny but mighty” little girl made her entrance into the world and why we continue to thank our lucky stars everyday…

Baby Proofing Checklist: How An ER Nurse Keeps Her Kids Safer

To all new parents:  you gotta baby proof your house!  It all happens so fast.  First, baby starts to roll and crawl.  Then they start “cruising.” And finally, your sweet little bundle of joy takes his or her first Frankenstein steps. And just like that, you have a walker! Now, I may be just a tad over zealous when it comes to baby proofing our house.  I am an ER nurse and I have seen what can happen when a house isn’t baby proofed.  I wrote this baby proofing checklist with the hope of encouraging other parents to take an active stance in baby proofing their homes and creating a safer environment for loved ones. Please read to learn more…

How To Make A Homemade Emergency Survival Kit

As I wrote this, I took inventory of the homemade emergency survival kit I made last September and I’m asking my self the same question as I did then: is my family prepared if we had a major emergency such as a natural disaster or terrorist attack? Read more to learn how to make a homemade emergency survival kit…

How A Crib Tent Helped Our Family Sleep Again

A crib tent gave our family the give of sleep (and sanity!) after out toddler learned to climb out of her crib at 16 months. Read about how we tried to prevent “crib escape” and why a crib tent was the most helpful toddler purchase we have made, ever…

Is Nursing a Good Career For Moms?

Is nursing a good careers for moms? Here are benefits and considerations to think about for moms considering the nursing profession…