Posted in December 2013

The Piano Lesson Legacy

Recently I enrolled my daughter in piano classes.  These “lessons” for preschoolers consist of 45 minutes of music theory in the form of small group singing, dancing, and games, along with another 10-15 minutes of one-on-one time with the teacher at the piano. A couple of weeks ago, the children were each given an assignment … Continue reading

Pies, Tarts, and Croissants, oh my!

As I have mentioned before, I’m married to a wonderful husband who loves to cook and enjoys preparing delicious fancy meals for me.  This past Thanksgiving, as usual my husband did all of the cooking while I played with the kiddos and hung out with the family.  There was one change this year though, my husband … Continue reading

Redefining sleep-training

I have a confession to make. Last night when my husband was asleep, I put my crying newborn within millimeters of his face, just to see how he would respond. The response?  Nothing.  Not even a flutter of an eyelid. Isn’t that amazing? I don’t consider myself a light sleeper.  I used to think I … Continue reading

The Big Sister Syndrome

I’ve gradually been noticing my little 4-year-old daughter C develop symptoms of  “The Big Sister Syndrome”. It probably started when we announced to C that she would be getting another younger sibling.  She began to point out things that she could do independently, such as pick out her own outfits in the morning, go to … Continue reading

Chief Complaint: Fatigue

During one of my last days at work before maternity leave, an older male patient came to see me complaining of fatigue.  During the appointment, he looked at me and said, “Well, I guess it [the feeling of tiredness] could be all related to being a parent.  You see, I have a 1.5-year-old at home. … Continue reading