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Top 12 Tips for Nose Surgery Recovery

So, you're about to go under the knife to repair your nose. What should you expect for your nose surgery recovery? I'm here to tell you!

So, you’re about to go under the knife to repair your nose due to injury or because you’re simply not happy with how it looks. What should you expect from your nose surgery recovery? I’m here to tell you! A couple weeks ago, I fell and fractured my nose. A head CT showed my nasal bones were aligned and I didn’t need it reset. About …

Four things I’ve learned my first year as an L&D nurse

Today marks my one-year anniversary of becoming a labor and delivery RN. If you had told me when I was in nursing school that I would someday be a labor nurse, I would have laughed at you. It was never something I thought I wanted to do.

Today marks my one-year anniversary of becoming a labor and delivery RN. If you had told me when I was in nursing school that I would someday be a labor nurse, I would have laughed at you. It was never something I thought I wanted to do. I was convinced in nursing school that I wanted to be a mental health nurse because of my …

30-day Mental Cleanse Challenge – Week 1 recap

The first week of the 30-day Mental Cleanse Challenge is complete! I love this sign that I have displayed in my writing nook as it reminds me that every day we have the choice to make the next a better one. And that’s what this challenge is about – making choices to make subsequent days better days. Below is a reflection of the first week …

30-day Mental Cleanse Challenge

Last month, two bloggers I follow – Kiara at Blissfully Brunette and Erin from A Welder’s Wife – undertook the 30-day Mental Cleanse Challenge. I enjoyed following their progress weekly and have been motivated to give it a shot the month of March. It just sounds like a nice way to ease into spring and something my mind and body is telling me it needs! …

8 tips to become more organized

8 tips to become more organized - Jennadesigns

I’ve always considered myself an organized person. Lazy, at times, but mostly organized. I love it when every item has a place where it belongs. I thrive on organization, almost to the point of being a little OCD about it. Knowing where everything is saves time and is a huge benefit to being organized. The past few years, I’d slipped a little. Well, actually, quite …

Q&A with the girl behind the blog

The girl behind the blog - Jennadesigns

I realized the other day, it’s been a long time since I stepped in front of the camera. Somehow, over the past year, I became very comfortable going without makeup, without doing my hair, even when I go to work. Most days you’ll see me bare faced with my hair pulled back with a rubber band and a headband. Maybe it’s because I work night …

Self-care to nourish the body, mind and soul

For 2017, I’ve chosen the word “Nourish” as my mantra. I’m really looking at ways to nourish my body, mind and soul. I spend so much time being a mom, being a wife, being a labor and delivery nurse … I don’t get to spend much time just being me. And I want to get to know myself a little better and be kinder to …

There’s actually a name for how I feel things

There's actually a name for what I feel most moments of my life: Highly Sensitive Person, or HSP for short. - Jennadesigns

Last week, there was a moment I thought I was going to totally lose it. We were downstairs, Mike, the girls and I. Hannah was riding around the basement on her hover board, Ella was banging wooden balls thru a toy my parents had got her for Christmas and Mike was simultaneously playing music and watching a TED talk on TV, all while trying to …

A day in the life of an L&D nurse

I don’t blog much about work on here … mostly because I’m very conscious of not violating anyone’s HIPPA rights and it’s hard to really explain what I do while staying within what I’m actually allowed to talk about. But I wanted to write this story down, and share it with you, because it was amazing and deserves to be recognized. I’ve been a nurse …

What to do when you lose it all

I love notebooks. I love making lists. I just function better in life if I’m able to make a list of whatever it is I’m supposed to be doing. Maybe it’s a list of my errands for the day or the clothes I need to pack for vacation. In one particular notebook, I kept a running list of all the things I wanted to blog …