It's a Woman Thing

It's a Woman Thing
Bridget Buckaloo, MSN, RNC-OB
Bridget Buckaloo, MSN, RNC-OB, is Executive Director of Women's Health Services at Beebe Healthcare.
Bridget and her family enjoying some time on the beach.
Summer is my favorite time of year! Maybe it’s because my birthday is in July – as a child, I felt pretty special having a summer birthday. My birthday usually meant that I got to go to the Boardwalk and enjoy all that Funland has to offer! I even remember having my 7th birthday on the beach! Now, as an adult, I always schedule it so I can have my birthday off. It’s part of that lingering...
Bridget and Aunt Dana
I have been very blessed in my life to have been nurtured by very strong, independent, intelligent, and creative women. Starting with my maternal Grandmother, who graduated from college at the age of 18, each one has been my champion. I have learned about life, music, art, nature, language, trust, honesty, generosity, from all of them, in addition to other traits and values. But when I think of a...
blog photo just make your bed
I am one of those people who cannot leave in the morning without making my bed. I hate getting into an unmade bed. I don’t remember if I’ve always been like that or is that one of those quirky things I adopted as an adult. Whatever the explanation, I do know that it gives me joy and a sense of order. There is something calming and peaceful about coming home in the evening and seeing my bed made....
Bridget December blog
I have sat down to write this blog several times in the past few weeks only to abandon my efforts because I cannot stand how negative I was being! So here I am, on Christmas Eve morning, and it finally came to me! After walking my dog, I ran in to sit down and write it! I, like many of you, have been drowning in the overwhelming expectations of this season. The shopping, the wrapping, hiding of...
Pumpkin spice
Although I can honestly say that summer is my favorite time of year, I do love the fall! I am a die-hard beach lover, sun, fun, flip flops – the whole package. However, when the calendar rolls into September and October, I can feel a real change. The sky looks different, the air feels different, the sunsets are different, and the leaves slowly start to fall. To me there is a palpable difference...
back to school sized
I cannot believe it is that time of year again! The summer has gone by way too fast! After the school year ends, we still have plenty to do with travel lacrosse tournaments for my daughters and travel baseball tournaments for my son! We really do not slow down until July and now it is already three weeks from the beginning of school! I feel like I am just settling into the pace of the summer...
bridget blog sons mens health blog baseball no gradient
As a single mom, men’s health isn’t something I consider on a daily basis, but I do have a teenage son, so I should consider it! As I ponder this, I realize that we talk about health frequently in my home. It is part of our regular conversation and they, of course, know health is important to me as a nurse and medical professional! I always comment to my children about how healthy they are. I tell...
Bridgets mom and kids
What I learned from my mom… “You and me against the world…” The first few lines from a popular 70’s tune made famous by Helen Reddy epitomizes my relationship with my mom. My first vivid memories are from childhood when I was around 3-4 years of age and it was just “You and me.” And that’s how it went…I was raised by a single mom; the proverbial latch-key kid. Although some might think ‘how...
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I Can Do This I am a very capable person. I am not sure if that is a natural tendency or a learned behavior! Over the years, I have learned that I have a silent mantra that I repeat subconsciously: “I can do this…” No matter how difficult something seems in the moment, I can survive it. My life is very demanding! My job is demanding, and being a single mother to 13-year-old triplets is demanding....
Healthy Selfie
As the mother of three children, I often worry about how living in a world concerned with social media will affect them. When I was a teen, there was no concern about what everyone was doing, no one to “screen shot” the homework, no worry about keeping up my “streaks!” Nor, was I worried about my reputation being ruined online. I was lucky to have a “princess” phone in my bedroom and could call my...