Teen Birthdays: Burlap and Jack Johnson

Not THAT long ago

April 4, 2000 was one of the longest, most grueling days of my life. After weeks of strict bed rest I woke up on my due date and said in a non-loving-more-like-loathing tone to Chris: "this baby WILL be born today!" Fortunately, one look at my Redwood sized ankles and the crazed look in my eye and my OB (whom I loved) announced that it was time. "We will induce you now!" His proclamation sent waves of joy through my unsuspecting soul. Induction began with a large tablet (the size of those things you put in the toilet tank to keep it fresh) being thoughtfully wrapped in burlap before being … [Read more...]

Open Letter To a Two-Bit Criminal

Dear Random Perpetrator/ Premeditating Ahole. First, let me say thanks. If it wasn't for your stunt last night, I would not have the joy of experiencing this piercing headache and brain fog that results from being up all night. Every now and again, a girl needs to appreciate the good sleep she normally gets. Next, let me ask you a few questions. 1. Were you just driving around a medical condo complex at 1 am and decide to randomly and forcibly break a window--a double paned window? If so, you really need a life…or a sleep aid. Either way, I can help. 2. If, as some suggest, … [Read more...]

Maisy’s New Glasses: Battle of the Wills


A few facts before I share with you a teen daughter parenting story. 1. Maisy is not materialistic in the least. In fact, I would describe her style as "consignment grunge." No further comment needed. 2. She is now a pescatarian. 3. I am not a good "follow-through" parent. In other words, I cave--often. So, last week we went to LensCrafters (quite possibly the WORST retail establishment in the world--more on that in a different post) to pick up glasses for Sam. While we were waiting (and waiting,) Maisy was browsing frames and came across a pair she had wanted for the last two years. … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to My Patients

Many of my colleagues will think I am crazy for doing this but here goes.... I feel this note is so overdue. Thankfully, a few well-timed snow days and a couple of uncensored patient remarks have forced me to sit down and say what I have should have said weeks ago. First, thank you. Thank you all for giving us the privilege of being your doctors for the last decade. I feel downright honored that so many of you have chosen my practice. It is because of your confidence in me and the referrals of your friends and family that we have experienced the unprecedented growth we have. In … [Read more...]

Today I Hate: GPS Lady and EZ Pass

You would think I was heading over the Tappanzee Bridge into Manhatten this afternoon with all the preparations I made. I filled my tank with gas, kicked my tires (even though I have no idea what they should feel like,) and even cleaned my windshield. In reality, I was going from my home in Downingtown, PA to King of Prussia to meet my mom at her doctor's visit. The trip is about twenty miles and should take no more than 30 minutes. Well, I have been caught on 202 in rush hour traffic, and it is not good. I decided to be "smart" and ask GPS lady the best way to go. She directed me … [Read more...]