Little Girl Big Dreams

Nablopomo writing prompt:“When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?”...more

The Story of the Forgotten Menstrual Cup

Warning: this post contains graphic descriptions.  Men and ladies of quality, be forewarned.  But I recommend reading it anyway, because it’s pretty funny.   ...more

I'm not a doctor, but I play one at bath time

Philip hates doctors' offices.He developed his anxiety early on. I don't know whether he associates getting shots with the exam rooms, but as soon as he sees one, he will cry. In fact, we were at a children's museum with an area set up like a doctor's office, and he cried when he saw the exhibit....more

Day 12 - Sad Panda

Last year I wrote about the fact that I look at a LOT of films...And, sometimes I see things that aren't there... like that parrot...Or what I call the "sad panda"...more

What Do You Do With Spirited Children?

"Mama, I don't like the doctor appointment."My daughter said that sullenly as we walked out of the door of the pediatrician's office this afternoon.They didn't get any shots, and they usually love the doctor (weirdos), but this time it took an emotional toll.After the weighing and the eyes and ears, the doctor came in. And she checked them physically and said everything was fine with a big old beam on her face....more

Choosing a Doctor

We all remember the movie, Knocked Up when Katherine Heigl visits several doctors and after finally choosing one, he is on vacation when she goes into labor.  Of course, she ends up being stuck with the one doctor that she despises. Maybe you already have a fabulous doctor that you have been seeing for years, but for those of us that do not have a doctor practicing obstetrics it is back to square one....more

5 Reasons Not To Be Afraid Because We’ve Never Been Safer – Part 3

If you think your body – or the body of someone you love – might be at risk of being overmedicalized, keep reading! In Part 1 of this blog series, I discussed The Shocking Dangers of Medical Overdiagnosis & Overtreatment. In Part 2, I shared How To Avoid Medical Overdiagnosis & Overtreatment....more

Mammogram: Modern Day Torture Device?

I have dreaded my yearly mammogram since I received the prescription from Doogie Howser a few months ago. Although I acknowledge that regular mammograms are extremely important since early detection of breast cancer saves lives, I look forward to having my boobs squished by a machine about as much as I enjoy going to the gynecologist. ...more
This was a really funny piece--thanks for seeing the humor in the experience. It is quite ...more