Things I Hate About The Pediatrician’s Office: Annual Forms Update

We all hate going to the pediatrician with a sick kid, or even worse, MULTIPLE sick kids. Even if you’re there for a seemingly benign “well check-up” your child will more than likely pick up some rogue germs that will get him or her sick which leads to yet another sick visit. Some of the words I dread hearing the most, besides a serious diagnosis or “your deductible hasn’t been met yet, you owe 84 million dollars”, is “It looks like it’s time for you to update all 500 pages of your child’s medical and insurance forms! In fact, go ahead and complete the forms for all four of your children… they’re all out of date.” Can you relate?

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Deep Thoughts During Yoga Class

Yoga has been my go-to for stress relief and exercise for years. Guaranteed kid-free quiet for an hour, fighting the mom weight, and justifying drinking Starbucks Frappacinos is a triple win in my book. One of the funny things about the hour of basic mental solitude is that my inner-dialogue (like those of most women) runs nonstop. I find myself noticing things, making mundane observations, and developing creative ideas, all while bending myself into strange poses that leave me relaxed and in better shape. Here are many of the thoughts that I and many other women (I’m sure!) have during yoga class: 1) I just love the color of my new mat! I wonder if anyone else notices it… yep, ladies I’m a regular. 2) Oh hell no…. That is MY spot. Who does she think she is? 3) Crap. I should’ve made a trip to the ladies room before we got started. Now if I leave I will disturb the the Darth Vader breathing and everyone will LOOK at me. Better hold it. 4) Yes, yes we know. Going back to Child’s pose is the protocol if we get too tired and need a break. Like I’d need a…

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