June - Blissful, Exhausting, Beautiful

I have been behind on posting my dairy entries on here. I am happy to have made time to post today, on national women physician's day. A...

A Second Birth Story

I write this with so much love in my heart. I sit here on the couch, looking through my phone, blogging for the first time in over three...

On Mothering and Residency

Once I had my son, the most important thing in my life became doing well at my new role of being a mother. But very high up there, on my...

July - Banking Those Precious Moments

As a perfectionist who has a lot of responsibilities, I am plagued by feelings of guilt. Before becoming a wife and a mom, I was able to...

June 1.0 - Brother, It's Been Seven Years.

This past Monday, I saw my brother Richard for the first time in 7 years. Last time I saw him, he was more of a boy. Now, he is a man. It...

May 1.0 - Kick, Kick, Paddle, Paddle

I said those words so many times these past 2 weeks as my little Tobe learned how to swim and ride his tricycle. For a few nights, I had...

Bring the Toddler Along

Taking your kids out is the right thing to do. But sometimes, when the child in question is a toddler, you just want to leave him or her...

April 1.0 - Family

Near or far, they make our lives easier, happier, and worth living. I have been far away from my immediate family for the better part of...

A First Birth Story

This is part 2 of 4 of my stories about becoming a mom during my first year of surgical residency. I'm posting this to document. I'm...