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A Bumbly Dr Mom

12th March 2017 | 1 Comment

On the eve of my firstborn’s ninth birthday, I sit straddling the precipice that is working motherhood. The tenuous balance should not be lost on anyone, especially those that have experienced the climb.  For those that haven’t, do not pretend to understand. Nearly a decade of wondering how to balance. Nearly a decade of second […]

On giving thanks.

28th November 2016 | 1 Comment

I have so many things to be thankful for this year. This time of Thanksgiving allows us to share with others the bounty that we have received. Of love, three beautiful girls that greet me with hugs and exclamations of “Mom’s home!” at the end of a hard day. Of love overflowed, a husband, who […]

forme fruste: 30 days to WILDLY successful

8th September 2016 | 0 Comments

Lawyer: Even for a surgeon, wouldn’t you call that kind of schedule grueling? Miranda: YOU could say that. I wouldn’t. I would say it’s wildly successful. But then, I would never put a woman’s success in the “con” column. ~Grey’s Anatomy The first thirty days. The learning curve is as sharp as Sisyphus’s mountain. The […]

Bubbles and princesses.

1st August 2016 | 0 Comments

The fields lay in the distance full of ripe soy beans and corn. Nearly ready for harvest. The sun rests just beyond in a burning orange as it begins to slip past the horizon. The children’s shrieks of laughter come from behind as they run through our front yard and the yards of our neighbors. […]

Puzzling it over…

12th July 2016 | 0 Comments

I spent many summers around a card table with my Gran putting together puzzles. She started at the edges. Instructing me that if you lay a good foundation with the border, all the other pieces are easier to place. I preferred, and still do, the haphazard method.  I find a piece and try to find […]

A very merry unbirthday to you!

1st July 2016 | 0 Comments

Alice fell down the rabbit hole chasing the white rabbit. Many allusions have been made to falling down before finding success. We all have a rabbit we are chasing. And time is always running out. Medicine is no different. Medical students find their passion. They chase that passion through fields of angry flowers. In a […]

Sparing consciousness, but not the heart.

11th November 2015 | 0 Comments

Dementia is a terrible disease. Defined as senility, it covers a ‘broad category of brain diseases that cause a long term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think’. It robs you, like a thief in the night of the person that you once knew. Dementia robs the patient of their independence, personality, skills, memories, and ‘selfness’.  It spares […]

Do you know why the caged bird sings?

5th November 2015 | 0 Comments

We’re PRISONERS. Handcuffed. Placed in a 6 x 8 cell. Told what to do and when by wardens who have no idea how to handle a ward. When you are fighting the uphill both ways, barefoot in the snow battle to become a physician no one mentions THAT in the brochures for medical school. But […]

See you later alligator!

17th August 2015 | 0 Comments

“I love crocodiles. They’re like little tiny babies,” number three reports from her seat in the back. The next question: “Mom, do you love little tiny babies”, hits me from left field, but I swing with an, “Absolutely. I love you, baby. Yes ma’am.” However, lately, I’ve been up to my armpits in alligators. And, […]

Care from cradle to grave…or the other way around.

6th January 2015 | 0 Comments

I love my job. The reason I know I love it, is because I come into your room in the dark of the night to take care of you. I take care of you and yours when my own need taken care. I set aside the recitals, the school programs, and the PTA events to […]