Fruit Picking

I’ve heard it said that we should be careful what character traits we ask The Lord to give us…because in order to become patient, one must be placed in a position that requires patience. Things like loving our enemies, being joyful no matter the storm, choosing direct kindness instead of writing someone off… We want […]

What the Last Day of Medical School Feels Like

March 11 was my last shift as a medical student. A doclette. A wanna-be-doctor. A short coat. Whatever you want to call it. I was excited and knew it was a big deal. It was all I thought about for a week. What I didn’t expect were tears. Tears of pure relief. Medical school is […]

Match Day!

Well you all hopefully understand the process a bit better, and now all 4th years that have matched are ready to be FREEEEEEE!!! We are excited to announce that: 1. I will be training as a Family Medicine Physician at OSU for 3 years beginning July 1, 2015!!! 2. WE GET TO STAY IN TULSA!!! […]

Why All 4th Year Medical Students Currently Look Like Zombies

Until Monday, every D.O. student participating in “The [scariest-thing-you’ve-ever-had-to-wait-on] Match” will be counting down the days. It’s been happening to me every morning completely involuntarily for about a week. You see, we have each typically spent (at least) 4 years getting our undergraduate degree and now 4 years of medical school to officially be called […]

Breastfeeding for the Working Mom: Final Thoughts

A Reminder for All You WONDERFUL Mommas 28. Surround yourself with support. You have probably already heard this and will hear it again BECAUSE IT’S TRUE. LaLeche groups are everywhere. And now, there are Facebook groups, too, in case your schedule does not permit making a trip across town on a regular basis. If you […]

Breastfeeding for the Working Mom: Back to Work

You’ve decided to breastfeed. Check. You’ve brought baby home. Check. But now maternity leave is coming to a close. Some people will cry for the first week. Others will have a celebration on the way out the door. Whatever your situation, here are some things to help you make the transition while still producing milk […]

Breastfeeding for the Working Mom: Baby is Here!

Yay!!! You’ve nested, labored and delivered, and now you have finally met this little person that will absolutely flip your whole world upside down. It’s the greatest feeling in the world and the scariest, too, the first time around. But don’t be scared of your newest love. Take a deep breath. Here are some things […]

Breastfeeding for the Working Mom: The Nesting Phase

You’re pregnant! You’ve decided to breast feed. Congratulations- on BOTH counts!!! These are some things that you can actually do/purchase/prepare when you’re in this lovely energetic phase! (Please read the first post in this series before reading any further. By reading the suggestions in the following posts you are agreeing that you understand that this […]

Breastfeeding for the Working Mom: My Story

Michael has been hounding me for a while to make a blog post. Haha, I don’t know that this is what he had in mind, but he seems to think it’s pretty well done. Apparently it was Breastfeeding Week…which is the perfect time to begin this post that I’ve been working on for a while. […]

German Adventure (part three)

Well, I think that we have finally adjusted back to Tulsa time. (excuse the cheesy link) What an adventure we had in Germany. It was great fun it to reconnect with our German friends, be used as an instrument of blessing into the lives of the churches there, and build up the local church worship teams. […]