Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Is this really my life??

Gah!  I’m so sorry it’s taken me so long to get another update posted here.  Things are a bit beyond crazy at the moment. Where do I start? Well, I took the AMCB board exam on June 29th, and I passed (!!!!).  I am now a Certified Nurse Midwife!  I still have to get my […]

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UK midwife responds

My post last week on the UK’s new birth agenda Maternity Matters prompted a UK midwife, Anna Skye, to write the following response on her blog Tales of Midwifery—the Truth. Rather a much-needed reality check, I suppose, to someone (yours truly) whose knowledge of the matter was based only on what she was reading in […]

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Spring Break

Spring break is here at last!  The beloved boy and I are off to London for the week to visit his family.  Just think: no clinicals, no school, no presentations or deadlines hanging over my head, nothing to do but study during the day and hang out with my British friends by night.  How luxurious, […]

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The pitfalls of blogging

This is the simple truth: when life is incredibly busy and overwhelming, and you’re doing all you can just to hold on by the seat of your pants, working through your clinical rotations, attending classes, studying for exams, and also putting in the odd work shift as a nurse so that you can continue to […]

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An update on the Toys ‘R Us nurse-in

Apparently, 300 people showed up to last week’s Nurse-in at Toys ‘R Us! Wow! Go NYC breastfeeding community! It’s so sad that actions like this are even needed in the first place, but I bet Toys ‘R Us will never make the mistake of harrassing and calling security on a breastfeeding woman again, and every […]

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We’re moving! Yay! However, this means that I’ll be offline for a few days…possibly the week (eeegads, a whole week without internet? Can we survive???)…until whenever we can get internet installed in our new place. We’re moving tomorrow, so the internet deprivation begins manana. See you on the flip side.

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And now for something completely different

I’ve been tagged by Melissa over at A Womb of her Own to answer a meme, which is not my usual fare, but hey, what the hell. Anything to lighten the mood. Here are 8 totally random things about me: 1. When I was a young child, I had an imaginary friend named Whaley. I […]

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Bring on the Summer

DONE!!!! I’m done with the semester!!!!!! Done! Done! Done!!!! Omg, off to go party. Byeeee.

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New Comments policy

Just a quick note to say that the spam track-backs on this website have become a bit unbearable lately. I’ve increased the security on the comments so that no comment can be posted without first being approved, so if you comment and it doesn’t appear immediately, don’t worry—it’s just because I haven’t gotten around to […]

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Happy birthday, Belly Tales!

Oh, and I nearly forgot: a year ago today I wrote the inaugural post for this website. Wow. Was that only a year ago???

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