When you are only honest in your head: Mental replies versus reality.

We're supposed to be honest. We're also supposed to be nice. Here lies a real dilemma. Many times honesty is not nice. So we find ourselves stuck in a bizarre limbo between what we say and what we actually want to say. For example... Parenting advice: Parenting advice is frequently unsolicited. Unwanted and unneeded advice … Continue reading When you are only honest in your head: Mental replies versus reality.

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.

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

I am a Pinterest Fail

Pinterest is the epitome of smoke and mirrors.   Pinterest has completely convinced me that I can do anything in only 78 easy steps.   Case and point I volunteered to cater my mother's retirement party.   I'm a nurse, a mother of 3 kids under 5-years old, and not a damn caterer. It all … Continue reading I am a Pinterest Fail

RN Culture: One Big Dysfunctional Family

Working in the field of nursing is challenging.   Constant changes are just part of the job.  One thing that never seems to change is the family atmosphere of the nursing profession.   It only makes sense. Staff spend late nights, weekends, and holidays together. Often times we see each other more often than many of … Continue reading RN Culture: One Big Dysfunctional Family