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Danielle & Twins


Twin mom.
Dog lover.
Texas A&M Aggie.
Half crazy.
All busy.



Also, I guess I am a blogger, since I’m the one hitting “publish” on all these posts. Sometimes I get delusional and believe I’m a writer who is also a doctor, but the truth is I was just a procrastinating medical student back in 2010 and decided to start writing.

I love traveling, DIY projects and refinishing furniture, yoga, cooking, reading, movies, Texas Aggie football, Chicago Cubs baseball, golf, and gymnastics. That is quite the laundry list of interests for someone with as little free time as residency affords and as such I get around to each of them approximately once per year.

I’m passionate about patient education, I truly believe empowering patients to be confident & knowledgeable about their conditions builds physician-patient relationships and improves patient outcomes. Someday, I’d love to get involved in medical volunteering or missions, either in the US or abroad. My family and faith in the Lord are extremely important to me and I am wholly convinced that I would not be where I am today if it were not for those two things.

I’m married to this guy, he’s really handsome and incredible. He’s also a bit of a nerd, so we go well together. To top that off, he happens to be a really wonderful photographer. He gracefully puts up with the manic tendencies of a wife navigating her way through residency, does the laundry more often than not, makes sure our utilities don’t get turned off, and on average completes 499 of the 500 things on our weekly to-do list. He’s basically a saint. I’m pretty sure anyone who can look this good and be this smart with a wife in a surgical residency and twin toddlers automatically gains entry into the promised land.

Speaking of twins, oh yeah we have a set of those. In 2012 we walked into a dark room praying for a heartbeat and found two. My mommy instincts told me they were both boys and on their birthday I learned a very important lesson: Whoever supplied my mommy instincts left off the uterine-x-ray-vision package. More importantly, I learned that girls can wear “boy clothes” and look adorable if you just stick a (small and appropriately proportioned) bow on their head.

We have three dogs who were our children before we had little humans in the house. We love them a lot…probably more than anyone should love three crazy, delinquent, escape-artist canines…but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Family Photo

6 Comments + Add Comment

  • Only in Texas (and SC as of today) can you get away with short sleeves in December!

  • I don’t know you but I praise God for the blessing he is allowing you to experience during this time of your life. You will be a fabulous Doc! God bless you and your precious family! Hope to hear back from you soon! :)

  • I’m a first-year medical student and I just happened to stumble across your blog, and let me just say- thank you! You have the perfect combination of humor, knowledge, faith and advice that will help not only all of your fellow medical students, but also your future patients! Thanks again, love it!

  • You are a very wonderful person.May God bless you for your good vission

  • Great to see a Mom pulling this off! Hope to do the same.

  • wish you all the luck in your oddessy but dont abandon your faith

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About The Author

I’m an Ob/Gyn resident (that means I went to medical school to become a doctor) and now I'm working like a crazy person to learn my trade before I'm on my own in the wild. Once upon a time I birthed a couple of babies of my own, they're friggin' adorable twin toddlers now. My life story through November 2010 can be viewed here. The events in the many years following can be summed up as wedding bells, books, exams, babies, and doctoring. I only started this blog in hopes of landing a role in a Lifetime movie so I could quit medicine and move to Hollywood, so if you wouldn't take medical advice from Angelina Jolie, you shouldn't take it from me. I may not even be a real person. In fact, I'm probably a spambot. Or possibly a 15 yo boy blogging from a dingy basement. If you're really interested you can read more about me here. If you have any questions or want to guest post contact me.

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