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New Blog

by heather
Hey everyone who has read my blog through the years. I have decided that it is time to call it quits here. My life isn't really about food storage anymore. I still use it on a fairly regular basis, but I'm too busy with school and the rest of my life to do much creative with it. This blog was helpful to me as I researched issues with the LDS Church and processed my own feelings and I hope that it was helpful for many of you also. (Ok, I know it was helpful for several for many because you told me Read more [...]

Adolescent Sex Education: History and Policy

by heather
This is a paper that I wrote for my Health Care Policy Class last semester. I thought the topic was important and could lead to some good discussions. I think parents, healthcare workers, policy makers and concerned citizens need to be more aware of these issues and how they are handled. In light of the recent Hobby Lobby ruling, I think it is even more imperative that the public is given accurate medical information about sex. Adolescent Sex Education Policy and Effects “One of the great 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 [...]

Mormon Journey Part 2: Truth Seeking & Healing

by heather
Part 1 Back when I was a youth, my mom was once asked to substitute teach my Sunday School class. Normally, she taught Relief Society where the class members are eager to participate. The 14-18 year olds are less eager. So she kept putting me on the spot because she knew that I would have to answer.  (Now that I myself  have spent some time teaching teenage girls, I completely understand how difficult it is to get them to say anything.) I remember one of the questions she asked is, 'If you could Read more [...]

Book Review: Queen of Common Cents: Over 1001 Tips & Facts To Save Time and Money

by heather
Queen of Common Cents: Over 1001 Tips and Facts to Save Time and Money by Michelle Snow RN, MSPH, MSHR, PhD When I saw this book I noticed that the author is a registered nurse and has a Master's degree in Public Health, plus several other letters after her name and thought 'She's a nurse, she's probably really know what she is talking about." I felt like I identified with her. We're both LDS moms, we're both nurses and we're both trying to help people save time and money. So I bought it. As Read more [...]

Help for Teen Suicide

by heather
Yesterday I took care of an adolescent patient who had failed in a suicide attempt. As a pediatric nurse I have done this before. They come to our unit to be medically stabilized and then are transferred to the psych unit as soon as a bed is available. This is a part of my job. What is alarming to me is that I only work two shifts a month and I have had 5 patients like this in the past 6 weeks. (I work in a small town hospital.) When I was working full-time I used to see one, maybe two in a year. Why Read more [...]

Road Rage for Charity

by heather
Yesterday my family and I were driving home from California through Las Vegas. And a very angry and inconsiderate driver nearly killed us. Thanks to my husband's quick reflexes we were ok, but the experience was unsettling. As we continued on our way we discussed the matter. Road rage is a symbol of what wrong with many people today. It's about people being selfish. It's about people not caring about other people around them that they don't know. It's about people feeling that their existence Read more [...]

Heather’s ‘How to Run a Half Marathon’

by heather
Back when I was in college/high school I enjoyed running. But since having kids it's been hard to get in the habit. Once I'm in the habit, it's fun again. It's just getting there that's hard. You just have to start and get moving. So I signed up for a half marathon. This was my first race that was longer than a 5K and when I signed up I had not done any running since before I was pregnant with Miss Cindy Lou Who (so about 14 months). Here's what I did to get my booty in gear. 1. Find an enthusiastic Read more [...]

3 Things That I Recommend to Every Pregnant Woman

by heather
I am pregnant with my third child, and there are few things that I wish I had known about the first time around that I thought I would share.1. An exercise ball. My husband is a computer programmer which means that he spend a lot of time sitting at a desk. A co-worker recommended this for lower back pain. After trying it out he bought one for me too. Whenever I am sitting at a computer for more than 2 minutes I sit on this. It eases lower back and pelvic pain. Frankly it's a good idea for more than Read more [...]

Vitamin D during pregnancy could prevent RSV in infants

by heather
 This week a study was published online from the American Academy of Pediatrics that found that a deficiency of Vitamin D in cord blood is associated increased rate of RSV in infants. So it stands to reason that if an infant is not starting out Vitamin D deficient, they are decreasing their chances of catching RSV. The study suggested that if pregnant women increased their Vitamin D intake, it would decrease the rate of RSV by about 20%. That is AMAZING! And not only would it decrease the number Read more [...]

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