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Self-Care Act of the Day

I have dedicated a little corner of my daily Hobonichi planning page to this little item. Thus far, my self-care acts have included things as varied as: staying all day at work on a Sunday to catch up while on call (I recognize this…

February 6, 2019

It’s February, and I Feel Behind

First of all, I have to say that while I am having a busy call week, I am dealing with some heartbreaking cases in the hospital that are providing automatic MAJOR perspective. At the start of call, 2/3 of my kids developed gastroenteritis (I…

February 1, 2019

Weekend & More

I am off today, but am planning for a massive catchup day as I prepare for my first week on call in some time. Big items planned: sign kids up for gymnastics and maybe one more activity (I have been purposely slow to do…

January 28, 2019

5 Friday Thoughts (and some very pricey pants)

1- It has been a very busy work week, and I am about to head into a mostly-solo-parenting weekend (Josh is on call). This is my first one in quite some time, and I really want it to go well! My strategies are going…

January 25, 2019

My Planning Approach: Using the Hobonichi Cousin Daily Pages

Let me preface this post by making it very clear that there is absolutely noΒ rightΒ way to use the Hobonichi planner (or any planner, for that matter!). Every person has their own needs when it comes to developing a planning system, and what is on…

January 23, 2019

weekends, pants, workouts & more

Well. Another weekend on the books. We are in a phase of life where each weekend is a mashup of fuzzy feelings of family togetherness spiked with intermittent bursts of frustration and exhaustion. Josh and I tend to look at each other on Sunday…

January 22, 2019

Friday Grab Bag

I’ve had a lot of momentum this week.Β I think it’s a combination of new year energy and the fresh start that comes with a move, but I’m finally tackling a lot of items that had been on my list for months. WHEW! On my…

January 18, 2019

My 4 Day Workweek: Am I Doing it Right?

Clearly, I spend a lot of time thinking about how to best prioritize and use the hours that I have. Like most parents in a busy phase of my work life, there is a lot going on. Which really is a great problem to…

January 16, 2019

New Everything

Good morning! It’s Tuesday, it’s quite early, and I’m trying to figure out what my new routines should look like in our new home. Thus far, I have been failing to reach my prior level of AM productivity, but I suspect it’s a matter…

January 15, 2019


Hello from WordPress land! After many years of procrastination, we are here. I did not do it on my own (at all) – I worked with Amanda (find her site here). I was going for a clean, fairly minimal look but I definitely wanted…

January 10, 2019