Can You Say, "Random?"

***  Part of this blog is a running blog and to be honest I haven't been running all that much.  For all the running blogs I do follow, I'm sorry I've been a bad bloggy friend.  I haven't been commenting because I haven't been reading because I haven't been running consistently.  And if I'm not running, I really don't want to read about you running.... which brings me to the point.... the running blogs I keep up with and read, you guys rock because you inspire me to run.  So, back to running!...more

Tips From the School Nurse: Sleep and How Much Our Kids Need

Sleep. Most of us feel like we don’t get enough and that includes our kids. I know when I don’t get enough sleep, I’m cranky, short tempered and can’t focus. I’m just at work and then carting my child around to various activities. I can’t imagine having to pay attention to teachers at school, coaches at practice, putting forth the effort in practices and then having to do homework on top of all that. ...more

In 4th grade my usually exuberent daughter went through a significant behavior change where she ...more

The Life of a School Nurse: I Was a Kid Too, and I Know All the Tricks

Growing up and going to school, I never really noticed a school nurse around, and I would have been the person to notice one. I would try to get out of school all the time. I would fake stomach aches, have the mysterious "I just don't feel good" symptoms and, at times, fake a fever. And these things would happen at school because I knew my mom would never, ever keep me home from school unless an actual fever or vomit was produced. If there had been a school nurse around, I would have been her worst nightmare. Fast forward 20 or 30-something years, and now I'm a school nurse. ...more
Thank you for this! I just received a call from my daughter's school nurse for a headache, and I ...more