You may or may not remember the post I wrote a while back about my itch to have another baby (“Time For Another Baby???”). At that time, I was mosquito-bite itchy and my husband was not—in any way, shape, or form 😜. Well, fast forward a few months, and we both started to realize that […]
We Moved to North Carolina and The Feds Seized Our Money!
What’s wrong?” I asked. I looked at my husband as he sat on the floor of our closet, surrounded by clothes and shoes. I had just run upstairs to check on him since I hadn’t heard from him in a while. Micah was downstairs eating his dinner. He looked at me with a strange look […]
New Things and Impossible Dreams
Ever since my husband and I met at the tender young ages of 17 and 18, we’ve always had the amazing ability to talk to each other for hours on end (Read about how we met here). Our personal best was over 9 hours spent on the phone, talking until the sun came up around […]
I Just Started Taking this Exercise Super Pill!
If exercise could be packed into a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation. -Dr. Robert Butler, founder of the National Institute on Aging That single statement was the motivator that finally got me to the place where I was ready to work. Shortly after having […]
Journey to a Healthy Home: How I’m Getting Rid of Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Household Items
Being raised a vegetarian, I’ve long been aware of the importance of what we put into our bodies. As a society, we’re often educated about the importance of eating balanced meals, limiting refined sugars, and cutting back on processed foods. But what about what we put onto our bodies? It’s easy to forget that our […]
Micah was Sick on Thanksgiving!
Two weeks ago, I spoke about my excitement in being able to share with everyone again, and then I went silent one week later. So, I just wanted to take some time to update you on what’s been happening. Last week Sunday, Micah came down with his first cold 😢! As usual, I took […]
The Season of Mom Guilt
It’s been one year since my last day at work. And if I’m honest, I’ve thought about returning or, in some way, what I’ve been missing, every day since. No exaggeration. Every. Single. Day. I’ve asked myself questions like “What am I doing with my life?” or “Am I really making that big of an […]
Our Anniversary Trip to Cabo!
For the past two weeks, I haven’t written and I apologize! Hubby and I were celebrating our anniversary, and it took some time to recover. That being said, I’m excited to tell you all about it! DJ and I recently came upon three years of marriage and nine years of being together. My sweet mama […]
Is A Year-Long Maternity Leave Possible in Residency?
Hey, just so you know, I’m going to need about 20 minutes to pump every 2-3 hours throughout the day.” It was a familiar, yet not particularly enjoyable, conversation I had grown accustomed to having with each new senior resident at the beginning of every rotation. I had just finished maternity leave and was somehow […]
Can Parents Have Separation Anxiety Too?
This weekend, hubby and I had the rare luxury of going out on a date. Yay!! As parents of a one-year-old, who live hundreds of miles away from extended family, dates, doctor’s appointments, even grocery shopping all take a little bit of extra planning. Thankfully, a close friend of ours, T, was in town and […]