On Finding Your Person

If you have spent any of your single life in a church, you probably have a minimum of 2 lists. 1) A list of what you want in a mate. 2) A list of what you don’t want in a mate. You were likely encouraged to start with deal-breakers (loves Jesus, treats me well…). You […]

Hiding the Word in Little Hearts – St. Patrick’s Day BONUS

Every once and a while, Michael and I re-evaluate things that we feel that we could do better. Pretty basic, right? Budgeting, time management, marriage…But sometimes, we look at how we are doing with teaching the girls about our faith…which is a pretty big deal when you think about it. We have been given clean, […]

Why National WOMEN Physician Day

I was standing in the OR, obviously pregnant with our second child, when the attending surgeon, whom I had introduced myself to seconds before as his medical student for the day, turned to the male medical student with anesthesia and asked “Are you married?” “No, sir.” “Do you have a girlfriend?” “No, sir.” “Good. Women […]

On Being Pregnant…Again

First, I want to get the “usuals” out of the way. Yes, we know what causes this (I’m a freaking doctor, for crying out loud). Yes, this was planned. (See #1). No, we were not/are not “trying for a boy”. We always knew we would have “3 or 4”…(see #2). And this is how we […]

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Well you know you’re in trouble on your birthday when the waiter brings the entire male staff to sing your “Happy Birthday” tune while making jokes about it being your 22nd birthday. Apparently I have truly entered adulthood, though I blame that on the fact that I had both of the kids with me. But […]

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: 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 […]