After I found out I was pregnant with my third child, I decided to approach my boss about reducing my hours at the hospital where I work as a labor and delivery nurse. Her reaction, after subtly and offensively also quizzing me on my age? (27, in case youâ€™re wondering.), was as follows.
â€śI donâ€™t care if you go part-time,â€ť she told me. â€śBut I want you to know that if you do this, everyone will hate you. People will say youâ€™re not a team playerâ€¦â€ť More
When I became a Starbucks barista during my college years, I envisioned days of learning how to whip up frothy coffee creations and a lifetime supply of free baked goods. What I didnâ€™t expect was to absorb, however, along with the smell of freshly-ground espresso, was a preparation for my future as a parent. Who knew there could be so many parallels between serving up coffee to sleep-deprived college students and motherhood? Although, I admit, maybe I should have seen the sleep deprivation thing comingâ€¦ More
As a labor and delivery nurse, I am used to well, intimate moments with my patients. But sometimes, things can get a little too intimate for my liking. Through the years, my co-workers and I have witnessed a few X-rated scenes on the OB floor, including the delivery room. More