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My Wishes For You Over Your 10 Decades of Life

  As my mother turns 60 this week, I was thinking about how fast time goes by.  Many people have written articles on what people would change about their lives, but I instead decided to write about my hopes and dreams for my kids.  So here are my wishes for them over the decades… 10 years old I hope you don’t grow up too fast.  You have the rest of your life to be older and sophisticated.   I... read more

Quitting Your Job in the 21st Century

With the evolution of technology, everything is changing at the speed of light.  As I raise my children, I am trying to teach them proper manners and protocol for life despite these technological changes.  All of my kids have personalized stationary where they are learning to write thank you notes.  They are learning to regularly use please and thank you and to look people in the eye when they are... read more

Who’s Taking Care of the Kids?

I had my first child when I was still in my orthodontic residency.  I was only able to take 2 weeks off to recover and then it was back to school.  I know that it’s technically not legal to require someone to come back so quickly, but I chose to suffer early instead of repeating a year of school.   I was very lucky that my mom was able to stay with us for the first 6 weeks and help us out. ... read more

It’s Hard Being the Boss

It’s hard being the boss.  And I’m going to expand that statement and say, it’s hard to be a female boss.  Before I had my own practice, I would have never thought that was the case.  After working for me for a while, multiple staff members have disclosed that they were very afraid to work for me.  Did I come off that mean at the interview?  The answer is always no. Then they tell me that... read more

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