I Don’t Have The Stomach For This

“I don’t have the stomach to be a nurse and I don’t like science enough to be a doctor” I had a mentoring session this morning and when I asked my student what made her choose child life, this was her quote that I quickly scribbled down as I felt it was so relatable to…

A Hip, A Hop, A HIPAA Violation

This past week, I participated in my first ever Schwartz Rounds held at our hospital. What I thought was going to be a lecture, turned out to be a ‘join-me-at-the-table discussion’ with doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, child life specialists, volunteers and students. We discussed the very delicate topic of “What Happened To My Patient?”…

Go With The Snow

This past week, we got hit HARD by Mother Nature and all of the snow she could possibly have wanted us to have she dumped right on us along with freezing temps (wind chills bringing us to -40 degrees)! While it’s already not fun being in the hospital when it snows, it’s especially not fun…

Un-PEE-lievable

Urine for a treat!  Get it? I have kept in journal entries and Facebook posts throughout the years of memorable moments with patients; I highly recommend this for anyone pursuing child life or anyone who works closely with children. Some of my favorites to look back on have been the ones when the bathroom is…