Combating Misinformation About Vaccines

Combating Misinformation About Vaccines

This is something I’ve been wanting to write about for a while, but this writer has done an excellent job. I’m in my first year of medical school and have seen too much factual data to not get fired up about this topic. Please read. You may hate me, but it’s the truth. Consider it […]

Lessons from Having a Sick Baby

Lessons from Having a Sick Baby

1. Even though I’m in medical school, I still panic like any other mom. I think I might panic even more because I know all of the horrible one-in-a-bagillion chance things that can go wrong or that it “could be”. No fun. No fair. 2. School isn’t that important to me. Don’t get me wrong. […]

Productive

Productive

If you’re one of those “go with the flow”, “glass is half-full”, “I’ll get it done tomorrow” kind of people, you may not understand this. Opposite people (like me) will understand this completely. I hate not being productive. Yes, I do my fair share of slacking off and socializing…now. Believe it or not, that was […]

Passion or Compassion

Passion or Compassion

Alright. Stick with me. I think it will be worth it. I debated on whether to put pictures and such…but…I think it would be more of a distraction about cool places or (if it were me) digress to pity. And pity is absolutely NOT the point here. Without further ado… “And there came a leper […]

Be All There (Part 3)

Be All There (Part 3)

Yesterday, I was absolutely overwhelmed at the response to my post. I was truly excited, truly humbled… And then truly confused. “Why are people even reading this? I don’t know anything!” And then truly ridiculous. “How am I going to write anything that people are going to care about again? I don’t think I have […]

Awe.

Awe.

“Awe (noun). a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder:” Studying Neuroanatomy is pretty awful for me. Awful in the “very bad or unpleasant” sense, sometimes. But, many times, it blows me away how intricately we are created. Do you realize that there are tracts in your body specifically designated to help you […]

1…2…3…4…5!!!

1…2…3…4…5!!!

Today we visited Abby’s great-great-grandmother Faye in truly rural Hollis, Oklahoma. (Seriously. This place is so rural, a Sonic can’t even survive there.) However, this is one of my favorite places to be—all five generations in the same room—just being together. No expectations. No obligations. Just enjoying each others’ company. (Even if I did miss […]

Be All There (Part Dos)

Be All There (Part Dos)

Yesterday didn’t start off the greatest. Baby girl woke up at 1 am throwing up. We gave her some Motrin to get her fever down, but it didn’t seem like anything we should take her in for. (To all those wondering, the stuffed kitty kat came out of the wash just fine.) Didn’t sleep much—and […]

It’s Not the 4th of July…

It’s Not the 4th of July…

My first phrase as a kid was “I do it myself”. If you know me at ALL, this probably doesn’t come as a surprise. I mean, c’mon! See how good I was at getting toilet paper? I was a pro! I definitely understand the whole “I might as well do it if it’s going to […]

Be All There (Part I)

“Wherever you are be all there.” –Jim Elliot   I think I first heard this quote in college. I’ve been working on it ever since. It has become increasingly important in managing life, especially since there are now more people in my life (mainly hubby and baby) and more difficult tasks to tackle (I won’t list […]