3 Reasons Why Nurses Need To Wear Compression Stockings

Being a nurse often requires being on your feet for 12 hour shifts or longer which can cause various venous health issues over time. Here are the three most important reasons RN’s should start wearing compression stockings at work…

I’m 28 Weeks! How This Pregnancy Is Different From My First

I am 28 weeks pregnant and officially in my final trimester. While I do love some aspects of pregnancy, there are a lot of differences between my first and second time around. Oh the joys…

I Love Being An Emergency Room Nurse: How Adopting A New Specialty Reignited My Passion For Nursing

In March 2018 I got the opportunity to cross-train into our Level 1 Trauma ER. And I love it! These are my top 6 favorite things about working in the Emergency Room…

Nurse Revelations: Why I Will Always Be A Working Mom (At Least Part-Time)

I will always be a working mom in some capacity, even if its just part time. And I don’t feel guilty about it. At all. In fact, I think there are a lot of benefits to keeping one foot in the career door while my children are little. Here are 11 reasons why I will always be a working mom…

Look For The Helpers: Acts Of Compassion After The Las Vegas Massacre

On October 1st, a single shooter sprayed bullets into the crowd at a country music festival in Las Vegas killing 59 people and injuring over 500. This article talks about some of the acts of compassion that have resulted since the massacre and how you can help. There are always helpers in times of darkness…

Fast And Easy Olive Oil And Sea Salt Roasted Pumpkin Seeds In 15 Minutes!

I look forward to roasting pumpkin seeds in the fall every year (even more now that I have a Halloween baby). This recipe is by far the easiest, fastest way to make delicious olive oil and sea salt roasted pumpkin seeds. They are still just as tasty and crunchy, without all the time in the kitchen. You have got to try these…

How To Prepare An Emergency Supply Kit In Case Of A Disaster

September is National Preparedness Month and it may be a good time to put together an emergency supply kit so you are ready in case of a catastrophic event. Read more to learn about how to create a basic emergency supply kit for your home and find resources to help you prepare your family in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist attack…

The Joys Of Pregnancy At 24 Weeks

I am happy to announce that our pregnancy is entering its 24th week! Our little boy is growing faster by the day and weighs about 1.2 pounds. In a few more weeks I will be starting the 3rd and final trimester. I talk about many of the joys of pregnancy I get to experience during my 24th week in this post…

Pregnancy Brain: Is It Real?

Is “pregnancy brain” real? Like many pregnant moms I am finding myself being unusually forgetful, feeling more mentally foggy, and even using the wrong words in conversation. This article discusses the normal brain changes that occur during pregnancy and how these changes may be nature’s way of transitioning women into motherhood. In fact, pregnancy brain may actually be a good thing…

Why Nurses Need To Practice Yoga: Self Care For The Caregiver

Nursing is a challenging career. In addition to physical problems such as chronic back pain, being a nurse can contribute to additional issues like burnout, compassion fatigue, chronic stress or even depression. Nurses need to make self care a priority. One way to do that is by developing a regular yoga practice. Read more to learn what the research says about the benefits of having a yoga practice…