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The Advanced Guide to Power Dressing for Mom MDs

The Advanced Guide to Power Dressing for Mom MDs
As a woman in a competitive and previously male-dominated profession, you’re probably familiar with the basics of power dressing: dress as plainly and severely as a man in order to convey a man’s level of authority. Now that throws all the fun of dressing up for work out the window faster than you can say “natural breast enhancement”.   Contemporary rules of power dressing now allow for women to be more expressive with their style. Women no longer need to fit themselves into a man’s mold; they’re now empowered enough to challenge the mold and change the workplace in ways only a woman can,......
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Tips for Moms to Detect Medicare Scams

Tips for Moms to Detect Medicare Scams
Medicare fraud is one of the worst plagues upon the nation. This is because the crime is carried out by the very people who are tasked with ensuring that the general public is healthy. These are people who are in need and who are helpless. But fear not — while these scams may be elaborate, a little bit of vigilance and knowledge will not only save you a lot of money, it’ll give you the ability to help others avoid these scams as well. Now, as managers of the household, it’s our responsibility as moms to ensure that we aren’t wasting money, and that each penny spent is a penny well spent. Medi......
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After Birth

After Birth
For days on end, she looked out of the bedroom window, rocking her baby back and forth on her glider. The maple tree waved at her daily as the breeze came through its branches. Gradually, the leaves made their annual change from green to red and orange and yellow. She watched as the leaves transformed, jealous of their seamless change as she struggled to make her own transition to motherhood.   Eventually, the leaves turned brown and one by one, fell to the ground, allowing the tree to gather energy from within to make it through the cold winter. She wondered whether she would ever have ......
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10 Truths and Challenges of Being a Doctor Mom

10 Truths and Challenges of Being a Doctor Mom
Being a doctor mom is a beautiful paradox of feeling like a badass one moment and a frazzled I-don’t-know-what-the-heck-I-am-doing mess of a person. Being a female physician, the majority of us feel there is a societal and cultural pressure to be perfect all the time in every sphere of our life: as a professional, parent, and person. Speaking with my friends who are also doctor moms, there are some common themes and challenges. 1. Work often comes first and may not end when you leave the office Unlike other careers, our work as physicians don’t doesn’t end when you leave the office. We are on ......
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How to Help an Addicted Partner Without Enabling Them

How to Help an Addicted Partner Without Enabling Them
Addiction is a difficult subject and circumstance to confront, but it takes on an entirely new level when it happens to someone you love, especially, a significant other. As their partner, you will naturally feel confused, helpless,or frightened at times when your partner isn’t sober. During these vulnerable moments, it is imperative that you remain self-aware of how you treat your partner, do not enable them in any way to continue their addiction, and maintain your composure. Enabling an addict means helping them in a way that prevents them from suffering or understanding the consequence of......
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