Chore Buckets 101

Chore Buckets are the simple way to get your children to not only complete their chores, but also to ask for more!

Do you unsuccessfully try to have your children complete their chores? Do your pleads fall on deaf ears? Well, listen up, because I’ve got the solution for you! *trumpets blowing* Chore Buckets! This isn’t just your average chore list. It’s a glammed-up, super fun way for your kids to actually do work, but not feel […]

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Behind the Scenes of a Three-Boy Household

Well, make that four. You know exactly why the count went up, right? For those of you that don’t, and need clarification, I’m referring to the fathers in this scenario. In this case, and in most cases of three-boy households, you’ve actually got yourself four of them at home. Yes, the husband counts. But, for the […]

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No ORDINARY Soup For You! (Korean Cuisine)

Does Korean cuisine confer any health benefits? It seems so.

Korean Cuisine My boys and I often take a drive to eat at a local Korean eatery. Only fifteen minutes away, an international meal always awaits. We love the limited menu of the place and the simplicity and flavors of the food. There’s basically one main dish to eat there: * Soup *   Hot, still-boiling, […]

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Malpractice Makes Perfect

beautiful pregnancy photo, bringing up the story of how I experienced malpractice, not only as a patient, but also myself as a physician, and what it was I needed.

I’m not here to tattle. No siree, Bob. I’ll save that for my kids. But what I am here to do is spell out a story in which I ended up down in the dumps. What Happened, Dr. Corriel? A medical mistake happened. To me. On me. I’ll never forget it. I can’t because I carry […]

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Is Thyroid Function Affected by Food?

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For many years now, a theory has been circulating that links certain foods with low thyroid hormone levels. I’ve been asked about this link on several occasions by patients on thyroid medication. The theory states that, in those with pre-existing thyroid dysfunction, certain foods cause a shift downwards in thyroid levels by being goitrogenic. What […]

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Baked It-Cod-Not-Get-Any-Easier

I call this my Baked It-Cod-Not-Get-Any-Easier recipe because it takes no effort at all. Also, other than the fish, I practically have all of the ingredients in the pantry, waiting. And, let’s face it, who really wants to prepare a hard meal after a long day’s work. We are all tired once we get home, and the last thing […]

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Eight Ideas for Staying Happy

The American Pursuit Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It’s a well-known phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence. Many of us are still trying to pursue that last bit. But what defines the achievement of happiness? Money? Love? Children? And, more importantly, can we stay happy while we’re in its pursuit? Even more, […]

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