Dear Spouses of Stay at Home Parents,

 Imagine receiving an email that says something like:“Attn:...more
Oh my gosh, you hit the nail on the head with this one!  I think most people think that staying ...more

A Day in the Nanny Life

I’m often asked “what it is nannies do all day”. And I tell people, “I sit the kid in front of the TV and smoke cigarettes and drink whisky.” Had you there for a second, didn’t I? Haha.No, I don’t do any of those things. In fact, I’ve decided to draw up a little schedule of my day with Glo-Worm so that you can see what I really do!Okay, on a normal day, my day looks like this:8:30: Wake up, take my vitamin, get a drink of something (juice or tea) and something small for breakfast....more

Thursday Things

This morning I got up, fed the dogs, put them out, got showered, and ran to the doctor for my yearly girly girl appointment.  While I had my legs up in stirrups, I asked him how old do I have to be before I can quit doing this yearly thing and his answer was maybe 65 but probably never because I am considered high risk.  Joy joy. ...more
@elaineR.N. my weekdays are like that... super fast motion! i'm the best procrastinator in the ...more

At Least My Bangs Are Clean.

 3:15am Deep sleep. I am in heaven. My job does not exist and I spend my days on a beach lounging hand-in-hand with Matt Damon and engaging in something called “couples massage.” Husband watches jealously while collecting dirty towels....more

Race For The Cure

Race for the Cure 2011 Portland, Oregon photo: jparadisiI'm watching runners, women and men, young and old, Running (some are walking) for The Cure this morni...more

Scrubs Magazine Features JParadisi Paintings in Fall 2011 Issue

Three Vases, Two Dollies, and a Thong....more

Of Med Errors and Brain Farts

I read the physician's order carefully, looked up the medication in the nurses’ drug book, and consulted with our pharmacist before I gave it.  While signing the medication administration record (MAR), I read the order again, and I did not see the same dose I had read the first time. Image Credit: Dawn Huczek...more
I pretty much keep my work life separate from my blog life, but I had to chime in on this ...more


On Art and IV's

    I want to discuss what it's like to be an artist and a nurse. The visual art pieces are the easiest for me to post: I take a photograph of one of my images, down load it from the camera and upload it onto the blog. Poof!  I am the curator of my own Internet gallery. I can explain the images, or not, or use them for illustrations of random posts....more

Six Degrees of Separation: How Close Is Too Close?

I stand in the fluorescent-lit hallway, waiting my turn at the window to pick up two units of blood from the blood bank. Ahead of me, a woman whose hair is swallowed up by a paper bouffant cap wears blue scrubs and hot pink Crocs on her feet. I assume she's from OR, because of her garb. The blood bank is located in a staff only access area, and the hallway is narrow. Loitering, I feel the same awkwardness I feel standing on a sidewalk while waiting my turn at an ATM. What's the socially acceptable separation between the person I'm waiting behind and myself?...more