I am a wife to an amazing husband, a mom to three awesome kids, and an emergency medicine physician. After an unintentional 15 year hiatus, I’ve again picked up writing and have fallen in love all over again with the power of prose. I am new to the world of blogging, but am loving having somewhere to collect my thoughts.  It is a wonderful experience in itself to relive and recapture these moments in life through words.  Please leave me your thoughts, I’d love to hear from you!

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  1. Oh my gosh. Your life resonates with me. I have twins- 4- and a daughter- 8- plus 3 stepkids. I don’t save lives like you so but I am present for their destruction. I am a divorce attorney and most of what I tend to everyday has nothing to do with the law. I am present for pain, loss, heartbreak and fear. I listen. I practice empathy. I sit still. And then, maybe, when they are ready I help.

    I love your writing. I love your power of observation. Your humanity. And the fact you have a shit ton of kids and a career!

    Keep writing. Please.



    1. Thank you for your support and for sharing your thoughts about your own profession. I love knowing we are not alone in how we approach our professions. Sometimes comments on the internet can be so negative, and I truly appreciate your kind words and positivity! Thank you. Cindy


  2. I really like your blog because you’re a working mom and we’re the same age and not many people in that demographic blog! So, thank you for taking the time to do it. Surprisingly my life appears to be heading in the same direction as yours! I have 2.5 year old twins and a week ago found out I am pregnant with (hopefully one) surprise …. so they will be 3 years 3 months when the baby is born. I am a psychologist, so not as stressful as your job, but still busy with patients and charting after hours etc. How bad is it? I am dreading it, but you make it sound just about manageable. I’d love an honest opinion!


    1. Thank you for your message, Jessa! Sorry for the late reply, I have been meaning to get back to you! I hope your pregnancy is going smoothly. I have to say, having a third was truly, truly amazing for us. It was so different than having the twins. I felt like with our twins, being our first and also being twins, we were just always overwhelmed, exhausted, and anxious! I felt as if I never really got to enjoy their babyhood until it was too late. Having our little one has been so, so different. Now I understand what it is like to enjoy your infant and toddler. I felt like with the twins, I was always operating at a heightened level of anxiety. I have enjoyed my singleton in ways I just don’t think I was able to enjoy the twins as infants. It has been SO wonderful having the twins be the older kids, because they had a constant playmate when I had to focus a little more on our infant and they didn’t need my constant attention. They are always a team and have felt like a team of caretakers for their little sister. I would be honest with you if it was more stressful/not enjoyable/etc, but honestly, we just absolutely love life with three. It is so much better than we ever anticipated. Don’t get me wrong, infants are still infants that don’t sleep and it is rough going at first, but since she started sleeping through the night and now that she is a toddler, I love it. I hope it is the same for you!!! Take care of yourself through the rest of your pregnancy and best of luck!


  3. I recently read your guest post on Coffee + Crumbs, and it really touched my heart. The timing was uncanny; I read your post the day I miscarried my first pregnancy. A first pregnancy after more than two years of struggling with infertility.

    My own experience at the doctor’s during a threatened miscarriage was anxiety-producing, but I was glad to know that you are working at a hospital somewhere, reaching out to a woman like me when they are in that situation.

    As I am thinking about how to go forward from here, I remember your story each day and remind myself that I can keep going, keep trying, keep waiting.

    Thank you for sharing your story.


    1. Oh Jill. My heart is with you. I just paused mid-dinner prep and reading your comment brought tears to my eyes. Tears for so many reasons. You are a strong person. Thank you for taking the time to comment. It truly means so much. I have so much hope for you! Big hugs!


  4. I just stumbled upon your blog today. And I love it! To be honest, aside from being parents and our shared love of writing – we are probably completely different. However, that only makes reading your writing more enriching and mostly because it reiterates 1 of my core beliefs about humanity and life, we can be different in so many ways yet are so alike as well. The feelings, the characteristics, the struggles, etc… And also the way your words flow and you articulate your day to day and also your past, from trivial to tragic and from growth and exuberance, it resonates and speaks to me. I read all the stories back to back. Thanks for sharing and much love to you and yours. Also thank you for contributing through medicine!


    1. Thank you for your incredibly kind comments. Everything you said, just means so much to me on each level! Thank you for taking the time to read every post. The fact that we can connect through our different life paths is all I ever wanted for my blog. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts with me!


  5. Just found your blog today. As a fellow physician and soon-to-be (fingers crossed) first time mom in a few months, I find your posts very inspiring. Please keep writing!


    1. Congratulations Jamie!!!! Mom-dom is ridiculously tough but ridiculously amazing! Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to let me know that my writing has an impact. It means so, so much to me!


  6. Hi, I just discovered your blogged. I’m a wife, mom of two amazing daughters (3 years old and 9 months old), and a third year medical student. I’m not sure if you’re still active with this blog, but I’m searching for other women who understand the trials and determination it takes to not only pursue ones dream, but also excel in a profession so hardly worked towards. At times, I feel so guilty, and at other times I feel so accomplished. I struggle to find a medium between finding satisfaction in performing well academically and being an awesome wife and mother. After 3 years of performing my best academically, being a mommy, and an understanding and supporting wife, I find myself struggling with my daily activities. I feel like everything I once thought to be so easily attainable, is now aging me incredibly. I’d love some insight on how you’re able to juggle everything.


    1. Anika, I know exactly how you feel. It is a struggle every day. I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes, you feel as if you have accomplished the most difficult of achievements, some days, you feel small and so wrought with guilt. I know how you feel. You are not alone by any stretch of the imagination. Give me some time to put together my thoughts, and I will get back to you. I woke up to your comments, and I needed to send you a message and let you know, there are so many of us that feel this way too. And we are here to lean on one another.


  7. I just read your Kevin MD article about the woman with Alzheimer’s, whose condition was made worse by a UTI. Been there, done that, with my mom. I even wrote a book about taking care of her, called,”My Mother has Alzheimer’s and My Dog Has Tapeworms: A Caregiver’s Tale.” I applaud you for bringing to people’s attention that sometimes a problem with one end of the body can cause issues with another end. I also have written some things for Kevinmd, and I think we all learn from each other.


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