Something Important Before You Sign that Contract

Disclaimer:  I’m not a lawyer or accountant, so please contact your specialists for any clarification on this topic.   I talk with Docs all the time.  Now that I’ve started this group, I am in contact with all kinds of people in different stages of their careers and it’s really fun.  When I look in the mirror, the not so flawless face reflecting back at me represents someone in the middle. ... read more

My Child Sucks His Thumb – What Should I Do?

  Grace was a very difficult newborn.  For the first six weeks of her life she screamed all night, every night.  We were so sleep deprived and desperate, we would have tried anything.  Eventually, she started to sleep and we achieved a routine and some normalcy in the house.  Shortly thereafter, we started her in daycare and she had a difficult time adjusting.  Her daycare provider mentioned to... read more

The Agony and Ecstasy of Family Pictures

My mom loved getting family pictures.  I’m not really sure how often we had them done, but it felt like we were getting them all the time.  And on these frequent visits to the photographer, we all had to wear matching outfits.  Shopping for the correct attire was always a big ordeal as we had to find something the girls could wear and then find the corresponding outfits for the boys.  If you browse... read more

Cinco de Mayo – My Life Changing Day

Five years ago, my life changed dramatically on Cinco de Mayo and I didn’t even know it.  I was happily practicing orthodontics with my husband in the office we opened together.  We were totally oblivious to what just happened on a go-cart track in San Diego.  A man died.  He was someone we met a couple times, but did not know.  The phone rang to let us know of his untimely passing.  We were... read more