Making a “sound” impression- Why I chose Ultrasound as a profession

Making a “sound” impression- Why I chose Ultrasound as a profession

Several readers have reached out to me with questions regarding my career in Ultrasound, such as how I ultimately decided to become an ultrasonographer and what it is I enjoy most about my profession.  So today, I proudly reply to that question in hopes of answering everyone's inquiries as thoroughly and honestly as possible!   [...]

An open letter to my childcare provider(s)…

An open letter to my childcare provider(s)…

Dear Childcare Provider(s), Just 12 short weeks after the birth of my children, I reluctantly and timidly left my children in your protective care.  Forgive me for being an emotional wreck that first day.   I didn't sleep the night before that dreaded day, and I arrived for drop off sooner than I should have [...]

The Sympathetic Sonographer

The Sympathetic Sonographer

There has recently been a growing focus on patient satisfaction which is playing a more important role in health care than ever before.  Patients want to feel like they matter, that their problems or concerns are being addressed, that they are being heard, and most importantly that they are being respected. Think about why you chose a [...]

Am I done having babies? Am I sure?

Am I done having babies? Am I sure?

As I put away laundry, I can’t help but notice the pile of outgrown clothes just keeps growing and I continually ponder the same question, “Where should it all go?” Do I keep them in totes in case we have one more?  Or should I give them to friends/family as hand-me-downs or donate them to [...]

Do you need a ‘Digital Detox’ as bad as I do?

Do you need a ‘Digital Detox’ as bad as I do?

God forbid we let our digital devices out of our sight or leave the house without our phone (gasp) which is basically an extension of our arm.  For goodness sake, my three year old knows how to navigate my phone better than my parents and she even tried to swipe the checkout monitor at Hy-vee when she was just one and a [...]

My Idol, My friend….My Mom

My Idol, My friend….My Mom

What can I say that would accurately define who my mother is and exactly how much she really means to me?  How do I fully express my gratitude towards the woman who has done so much for me?  In all honesty... there aren't enough words to capture the amount of love, respect, and appreciation I have for [...]

Interview of a proud father, loving husband, principal, coach, friend, and fellow blogger, Zach Bruner

Interview of a proud father, loving husband, principal, coach, friend, and fellow blogger, Zach Bruner

Today, I am stepping out my traditional blogging routine to introduce a recent online interview with Zach Bruner. I enjoy reading Zach's honest and positive blog posts as well as his one-on-one interviews.  The goal of this interview was to pay it forward to a guy who selflessly showcases others in his community and to give him a chance to shine a light, so [...]

Where I’m From

Where I’m From

I am from a small, traditional, quiet, family driven community in North Central Missouri. The charming, picturesque, community-minded, boyhood home of Walt Disney, beaming with tiger pride. I am from the frequent sound of train whistles, comforting home cooked meals, Sunday morning church pews, front porch swings, Friday night football, the Bell Game, beer, bonfires, and, [...]

Reflect and Remember; Don’t let the commercialization of Easter overshadow the true meaning of why we celebrate

Reflect and Remember; Don’t let the commercialization of Easter overshadow the true meaning of why we celebrate

The story of Easter is the foundation of Christian faith.  Easter Sunday is the day Christians celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Yet, somehow, Easter has become overly commercialized to represent bunnies, eggs, and candy.  So much so, in fact, we tend to forget the true meaning of Easter and the real reason behind why we [...]

Forever Changed; Forever Mom

Forever Changed; Forever Mom

My heart quadrupled in size the day my daughter was born.  From that moment on, I knew my life would never be the same. I didn't realize, before I had my first baby, the incredible amount of love my heart was capable of feeling for another human being. There are times just looking at her sweet face [...]

More than Mediocre

The world is continually trying to conform us to its image.  People will always try to fit us into their mold, partly due to their own insecurity.  Becoming a people pleaser is one of the easiest things we can do, but it can ultimately make us very unhappy.  Be courageous, and break out of the [...]

Postpartum Depression; an overwhelming sense of hopelessness and loneliness

Postpartum Depression; an overwhelming sense of hopelessness and loneliness

I worked up until the week my daughter was born. As an ultrasonographer, I had the pleasure of chatting with a lot of my patients about motherhood. Everyone was so eager to give me advice; what it’s like, how to eat, when to sleep, proper ways to exercise, etc. While becoming a parent seemed magical [...]