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The Cost of Caring

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What draws people to human services work?  Some find it professionally and personally stimulating.  Some appreciate that the work aligns with their own moral beliefs.  Some live for the personal growth they experience. And some are drawn to the work because they serve...

Dear San Francisco

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Dear San Francisco, I’m celebrating 21 years of living here this year. It’s the longest I’ve lived anywhere. Guam was dethroned nine years ago in 2011; I had lived there for ten years. Most people don’t even know where Guam...
On Nurse’s Day this year, I am even more thankful for and inspired by the work that my mother, Kathy Borowy, does as an ICU Nurse.  Thank you, Mom, for sharing your story, and thank you to all the...
Like many moms (43% of skilled American women, according to The Mom Project), I dropped out of the workforce (well, the paid one, anyway) after having kids. Once I became a mother, caring for my children felt more important...
Have you ever said, “I don’t want to go back to what I was doing.” It may be time for you to reflect and consider what may be better for you—and to honor why you want something more—now that...
(We participate in Amazon's Affiliate Program.) When it comes to major life decisions, I think a lot of us (myself included) view our options as a choice between sticking to our current path or embarking on a new one. We...
Okay, so let's be clear from the beginning—if you think you might need to fire your nanny, you do.  When your child was born, you, like all moms, became a superhero with a very powerful "mom gut." This is a...
In the area where I live, testing starts in preschool. Kids at the mere age of 3 undergo rigorous academic and social testing for acceptance into prestigious preschools. As a child psychiatrist, I don’t typically see these kids in...
I’ll admit I heard daycare horror stories when we first moved to SF. We were scared into believing that since we hadn’t spent hundreds of dollars on deposits before the twins were even conceived(!), we were basically already very...
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