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Category: Nurse Life

I love sharing my experiences and ideas related to my life as a registered nurse.

How To Start A WordPress Blog On Bluehost

So you have something to say, do you?  Why not start a blog? Starting a blog has been one of the most exciting and challenging things I have ever done in my adult life.  I set out on a blogging mission to create a space where I could use my nursing degree to share self-care ideas with other nurses who are also moms.  And I’ve been enjoying this ride ever since. I want to make it super easy for others to start a blog.  So if you are an aspiring blogger like I once was, continue reading to see how easy it is to set up a blog of your own…

Recommended Blogging Resources For New Bloggers

Blogging can be overwhelming and confusing for a new blogger.  When I was just starting out as a new blogger I had absolutely no idea what I was doing.  I searched the internet for information for months.  Then, I became overwhelmed because there is almost too much information.  Who is a new blogger supposed to trust? Now that I have an established blog up and running I am often asked for recommendations on different tools, training,  and other resources  available for new bloggers. These conversations encouraged me to put together a list of recommended blogging resources that have been instrumental in my success as a new blogger (I will add to this list as I continue to try new things…

Nurse Burnout: How Hospital Administration Can Help

Hospital administration can help prevent and better manage nurse burnout. Here are a few ideas that hospitals should consider to help nurses take better care of themselves so they can continue to give excellent care to their patients…

9 Helpful Blogging Tips For New Bloggers

Blogging can be overwhelming and stressful for a new blogger. Here are 9 helpful tips to help new bloggers step in the right direction…

Best Holiday Gifts For Pregnant Nurses

Here are the best holiday gifts for pregnant nurses!  These gifts are perfect as a baby shower gift , a stocking stuffer or as a gift under the Christmas Tree.  We all know that nurses are amazing caregivers by nature.  Why not celebrate that with a gift the reflects all of her many talents…

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…

My Podcast Debut On ‘Your Next Shift’

I was recently interviewed on ‘Your Next Shift’, the most innovative internet show that helps nurses thrive in their careers.  A few of the topics I discussed were the importance of continuing education to prevent career stagnation and why you should never let fear hold you back. If you love listening to the challenges and accomplishments of your fellow nurse peers, then you need to check this out…

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 I Became A Nurse Blogger

In 2015 I became a nurse blogger and created a website. Here is how I went from operating room salesperson to registered nurse to finally rediscovering my passion for writing…

Nurse Life: How To Achieve A Work Life Balance

Many nurses struggle with finding a work life balance.  With increasingly demanding 12-hour shifts, it can be tough to stay healthy and sane when you are constantly going mile a minute. Here a a few tips on how to achieve a work life balance between your nursing career and your personal life…