A Happy Birthday Love Letter to My Nina

by Isabella on November 17, 2017

To my sweetest Nina, Happy 3rd birthday my adorable little girl! [click to continue…]

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A Prayer for my Grandma Nina

by Isabella on February 28, 2015

It’s interesting how memories form. From an early age, you see, you experience, you feel, and you store them somewhere in your brain. As we grow older, newer and newer memories fill your head, pushing older ones deeper away.  We run around, busy with our lives, working, doing, achieving.  Sometimes it is only when someone you’ve known and loved your whole life is just barely holding on to theirs that you realize how important it is to slow down and just remember…. [click to continue…]


Happy Birthday Love Letter to Eitan

February 16, 2014

My Dearest Eitanchik, omorrow is your 2nd birthday, and here I am writing you this letter.  You know your shapes, colors, counting till 20, and even know the alphabets of two different languages, but still, you won’t be able to read this until much later.  When you do though, I know it will embarrass you, […]

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Meatloaf – Italian Meatball Style

June 29, 2012

So last night I was thinking about what to make for dinner tonight and wanted to utilize the frozen beef I had in the fridge.  I looked into the refrigerator and saw that I have an unopened jar of Prego and some fresh basil and spinach. I realized that those ingredients would lend themselves nicely […]

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PANRE/PANCE – Gastroenterology part 7 – anal fissure, rectal abscess/fistula, hemorrhoids

June 29, 2012

Hello again everyone!  Again, I’ve been missing in action it seems 🙂  Life has been filled with baby adventures, visiting family and just trying to get sleep, so I decided to take a small break from studying, and as a result, you have taken a break as well 🙂  See what a good teacher I […]

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Cauliflower Broccoli Soup

June 27, 2012

Hi everyone, I’ve been gone for a few days.  We spent the weekend at Simon’s parents house, celebrating his mom’s birthday.  It was so much fun that we decided to stay over for two more days.  We enjoyed spending time together, especially Eitan, who loved the extra time with grandma and grandpa.  While we were […]

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Saving Hope is Hopeless!!

June 21, 2012

So since summer is here I usually look forward to watching some new pilot show in hopes that I can distract my brain from its tiredness with an hour of TV a day.  Every week night I have a dedicated show that I watch, but didn’t have anything to watch on Thursdays. So last Thursday, […]

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PANRE/PANCE – Gastroenterology part 6 – Diverticulosis/Diverticulitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease

June 21, 2012

Hi everyone, sorry for taking a few days to post this lecture.  I’ve had a crazy few days with the baby, he’s been kinda all over the place with his eating and sleeping 🙁  This lecture was written in parts over a 3 day course, and the topics are not even that long.  Anyways, I […]

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Shakshuka ( Israeli Poached Egg ) Recipe – Izzy Style

June 19, 2012

So this Shakshuka recipe was created because I didn’t feel like going shopping and Simon and I needed to eat lunch on Saturday, so I put together whatever I could find in the fridge, and as always, incorporated my trusty friends, eggs 🙂 Shakshuka is a traditional Israeli dish of eggs that are essentially poached […]

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PANRE/PANCE – Gastroenterology part 5 – Choledocolithiasis, Cholecystitis, Appendicitis, Pancreatitis

June 16, 2012

Can you believe that we are already on part 5 of GI and still no end in sight…it’s almost over, I promise. GI and Cardio make up the majority of the exam, so these are the topics we have to tough through together.  Here’s a recap of Gastroenterology part 4 – what babies complain about […]

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