Heavier than a Cup of Coffee

Just when we thought things were getting settled after 5 weeks of night float, the poo hit the fan, or, rather, the floor…several times. Literally. Though we are in the midst of potty training, this is not a potty training post, but the timing of several events...

Look What I Can Do!

I’ll admit, I’ve been terrified about Patrick’s residency starting. If you’l recall, I wrote this post a while back about the pros and cons of residency, which was just a way for me to mask my terror for a while. I’ve cried more than a...

Pep Talks

Over the past 8 or so years I’ve given Patrick countless pep talks. He is an incredible student and an incredible person, but has a way of doubting himself that can bring him to an almost standstill. First there were the pep talks about getting into med school...

Stolen Identity

Gottcha! My identity was totally not stolen but I thought it might get some of you to read at least the first line of this post. Ha! This is a post about my identity though and it does feel a bit hijacked at the moment, but it’s something I need to come to terms...

Residency Pros & Cons

Sure, get out a piece of notebook paper and make one column for pros, the other for cons, then decide if residency is for you and your family. Ha! After four long years of medical school and mountains of debt, you’d better hope that the “pros” column...