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Experience about Research and Infant Reflux

by heather
Yesterday I attended a poster presentation event where multiple professors from the College of Nursing shared their research findings. One of the studies (which is still in the works) was on infants with acid reflux (GERD), the mental health of their mothers and the effects of infant massage to ease their discomfort. The study found that mothers of infants with reflux are more prone to postpartum depression and less likely to effectively bond with infants, which causes the mothers a great deal of Read more [...]

April Quotes

by heather
May we hope that, when we are all dead and gone, leaders will arise who have been personally experienced in the hard, practical work, the difficulties, and the joys of organizing nursing reforms, and who will lead far beyond anything we have done!- Florence Nightingale Gratitude never radicalized anybody. I don't care if they recognize the past, I just want them to get angry about the present and keep going.- Gloria Steinem It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the Read more [...]

What I’ve Been Up to: March

by heather
What I've been up to: I helped my kids build Olafs for the snowman building contest at school. I finally got rid of all the girl scout cookies. Over spring break we visited the Las Vegas Children's Museum and Death Valley. We took a trip to Denver and stopped at Arches National Park along the way. I got an interview at the grad school program of my dreams. The drive there was stressful and I got little sleep the night before. The interview didn't go as magically as I hoped, but I Read more [...]

What I’ve Been Up To: February 2013

by heather
What I've Been Up To: I've been busy with homework. Full-time coursework + kids is pretty time consuming. I applied to graduate school. Hopefully get in this time. However if I don't I'll be ok. I have friends here. Moving is a pain. I have projects I am involved in. I can go to a different program, however this one is the one that I really want, so if I got in that would be awesome. I made this Roasted Tomato Soup from Thug Kitchen. It's delicious and has more vegetables than your traditional Read more [...]

February Quotes

by heather
"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize."- Voltaire "You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees. An evil system never deserves such allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil. A good person will resist an evil system with his or her whole soul."- Mahatama Ghandi "Be honest, be kind, be honorable, work hard, and always be awesome."- Wil Wheaton "Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence Read more [...]

Quotes from January

by heather
“In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.”— Cicero “We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls: ‘You can have ambition but not too much. You should aim to be successful but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source Read more [...]

What I’ve Been Up to: September 2013

by heather
What I've been up to: Homework! I'm having a love/hate relationship with it. I'm enjoying the challenge of school, but sometimes I get tired of so many hours in front of the computer. Ceder City Half Marathon- One of my favorite things to do is go on long runs with my husband. It is not one of his favorite things to do, but he is a good sport about it and comes anyway. Also this is just a beautiful canyon to run. We took our family camping at Goblin Valley. Lots of great hiking and Read more [...]

Quotes from September

by heather
“I've got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don't want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I'd rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before 'thin'. And frankly, I'd rather they didn't give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather Read more [...]

What I’ve been up to: August 2013

by heather
What I've been up to: I didn't get into graduate school. The program is very competitive and the fact that my application wasn't complete (One transcript office sent my transcript to the wrong school and it took 2 weeks to get a hold of someone who was even willing to write down my name.) made it one of the first on the chopping block. Of course that was a little disappointing, but I think it is for the best. I can still take a few classes online that will count toward my degree (at a lower tuition Read more [...]

My Baby’s Experience with Acid Reflux

by heather
As a pediatric nurse and a mother, I had heard other moms talk about having babies with reflux, but I had no comprehension of the misery until I experienced it myself, or rather watched my baby experience it. I am just now finally getting around to writing about the experience over a year later because it was just that traumatic, and thinking about what we went through makes me depressed. However, it is my hope that someone out there will benefit from my account and their experience will be a little Read more [...]

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