Confessions of an RN: We are only human.

The nursing profession is complex. We do try to be the people our patients need and deserve but we are only human. There were plenty of examples of RNs showing their humanity... here's a few. - We probably don't practice what we preach. An RN has the responsibility to promote the highest level of health … Continue reading Confessions of an RN: We are only human.

What a mental health nurse wants you to know about mental health care.

Mental healthcare is a topic that is widely talked about but limitedly understood. I by no means claim to have all the answers but as a mental health nurse I do have some insight. We do not become mental health nurses by accident. No one just falls until mental health nursing. Pursuing a career in … Continue reading What a mental health nurse wants you to know about mental health care.

Yeah I love you, but more importantly, I like you.

The hubs and I have been a thing for a long time now. Sometimes it feels longer and than others but nonetheless, I have always liked him. That may sound small but hear me out. He still makes me laugh. I like him for that. We have two awesome kiddos together. I love him for … Continue reading Yeah I love you, but more importantly, I like you.

I turned a blizzard into a mini vacation

The forecast said 9-13 inches snow. In Wisconsin that's considered a moderate amount. What was different was this storm was armed with strong winds and was coming for us from mid-morning through the late night, peak travel times. I'm a nurse in a hospital. There is no "calling in" for a snowstorm. If the patients … Continue reading I turned a blizzard into a mini vacation

It wouldn’t be Christmas without sick kids. 

Christmas tree, presents, cookies, vomit, boogers, and fevers.   All of these things describe Christmas traditions in our home.  Since having children we have not experienced a holiday season without a gross illness sweeping through our household.  As we are driving to a family Christmas, my husband and I are praying we pull this off. … Continue reading It wouldn’t be Christmas without sick kids. 

Stealing time: Creating a break. 

I should be putting away laundry.   I really need to clean the kitchen. The vacuum needs attention.  There is an unidentified smell in the family room.   But for a moment, I don't care.  Right now I'm enjoying a moment. A little stolen moment where I can sit and do nothing. Currently I am … Continue reading Stealing time: Creating a break.