I Am Kristie Reynolds

Pierre Van ZylPracticeBalance, work-life balance

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A little snippet of a recent emailAt work, I go by Dawn Baker MD, MS. But at home, I’m sometimes known as Kristie Reynolds.I don’t mean to give away my husband’s “Wizard of Ozâ€�-type work secret here, but I will elaborate for the sake of this …

I Get To…

Pierre Van Zylappreciation, childcare, gratitude, PracticeBalance

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I had just survived one of those hyper-scheduled “days off.” Early morning short work assignment at the fertility clinic, my daughter’s first gymnastics class, squeeze in a quick workout for me (as long as she agrees to stay in the gym daycare), back…

Financial Wellness?

Pierre Van ZylCME, finance, money, PracticeBalance, wellness

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Do you know how social security works? Are you maximizing contributions to your retirement accounts? Have you ever heard of a 529 account, or a backdoor Roth IRA?I combed the archives of this blog, and while there are a smattering of posts on money and…

The Little Echo

Pierre Van Zylparenting, PracticeBalance

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Almost a year ago, I was worried about her lack of verbal expression. Now, she talks constantly. She knows so many words, it’s amazing. But I’m starting to realize that having a highly verbal child exposes your own verbal ticks.She adorably…