This helpful resources page is where I am going to share the items that make my life a little bit easier, more organized and less hectic. I hope you might find here something that makes your life easier too. Comment and let me know if I missed anything and what helps you to stay sane, organized, and keep moving in a day to day life.
For student life:
- A good planner
- Rolling bag
- Kindle (or any other type of reader, but I really LOVE my Kindle Fire). I find Kindles inexpensive, lightweight and very convenient option to have all or most of my textbooks and books in one place. In addition, it has a lot of other functions and apps that you can use in your everyday life
- Essential oil diffuser. I use it in my office to help me concentrate and in my bedroom to help me relax and unwind at the end of the day.
- My favorite speaker to listen to audio recorded lessons or videos
- I don’t love writing academic papers. In fact, I hate it. I hate it even more, when you get points off for minor (or not so minor) grammatical errors that you just overlooked. So one of the tools I came to love is called Grammarly. It is an add for Word or a plugin for Chrome, that helps you to catch those grammatical mistakes, typos, and even helps to avoid plagiarism. Here is the link if you are interested:
Helpful Resources For Nurses:
- Comfortable nursing shoes
- Pens (I love my multicolor pens, I am a very visual person, and it’s been hard to find these in stores, but they are online)
- A good planner
For Midwifery/Midwifery school:
- A good quality stethoscope, I recommend either Littmann Cardiology or Vorfreude Cardiology Stethoscope
- Comfortable shoes
- Kindle (or any other type of reader). I find Kindles inexpensive, lightweight and very convenient option to have all or most of my textbooks and books in one place. In addition, it has a lot of other functions and apps that you can use in your everyday life
- A good rolling bag or otherwise comfortable bag or backpack for those long call shifts (pack your books, phone charger, notebook, laptop, snacks, headache medicine and whatever else medicine you might need during the 24 hours, a change of clothes might be a good idea, after all, labor is a messy business)
My Favorite NP and Midwifery Books:
- Varney’s Midwifery
- 5-Minute Clinical Consult
- Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery and Women’s Health
- Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination and Practice Preparation (M.A. Fitzgerald)
- Certified Midwives Exam Flashcard Study System (by Mometrix Test Preparation)
Helpful resources for Family/Mommy life:
- KindleFire (or any other type of reader). I find Kindles inexpensive, lightweight and very convenient option to have all or most of my textbooks and books in one place. In addition, it has a lot of other functions and apps that you can use in your everyday life. I take it everywhere: appointments, games, field trips, you name it… and if I have an extra minute or few, I always have my reading with me. You can have your recipe books and motivational books on it as well! and crafting, and novels and whatever else you enjoy!
- A good quality speaker. I use it to listen to audiobooks, listen to favorite tunes that help me to complete my daily chores or study, or when I watch movies on my phone or tablet.
- Mommy planner
- Amazon Prime membership. SOOOOO convenient, I buy a lot of things from Amazon from dog and cat food to school supplies, textbooks, electronics, phone cases, anything, and it is by my door in 2 days (Free delivery!). What can beat that?
- KitchenAid Standing Mixer – it has so many functions! you can add attachments to it and the sky is the limit on what you can do with it.
- InstaPot or Pressure cooker. This little kitchen treasure saved me so much time preparing meals for the whole family. It’s like a slow cooker, only it’s fast! Love it 😍!!! And everything comes out DELICIOUS!
* I will try to keep this list updated. I will add more items, their descriptions, and the reasons why I find them helpful or love them.
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