My Little Family

About The Author

family

 

Wife.
Twin + 1 mom.
Doctor.
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 once a procrastinating medical student (circa 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 such limited free time and as such I get around to each of them approximately once per year.

I’m passionate about patient education and women’s health, I 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 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 my manic tendencies, 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 all the while putting up with myself and our circus of a family automatically gains entry into the promised land.

Speaking of circus, while we do not have an elephant, we do have some monkeys kids. 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 birth day I learned a very important lesson: Whoever supplied my mommy instincts did not upgrade to 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.

In 2016 we welcomed “Baby Brudder” – don’t laugh, that is not his blog name. This kid literally answers to “baby brudder.” He’s fat and squishy, like every baby brudder should be.

We have three dogs who were our children before we had little humans in the house. <— I don’t have the heart to fix/update this sentence. Mae is our only current 4-legged friend, she’s a Red Heeler and we’ve had her since 2006 (actually, my husband had her before he had me…and he loves her more, too). We had two other dogs who were tragically killed after digging out of our yard while we were on vacation. We loved them a lot…probably more than anyone should love crazy, delinquent, escape-artist canines…but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Someday we’ll add another 4-legged critter, but for now there’s plenty of feet in this house.

Family Photo

6 comments

  1. Audrey

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

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  2. Ruth

    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! 🙂

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  3. KJ

    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!

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  4. pastor chinweuba Nkwachukwu

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

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  5. Selina Meehleib

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

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  6. ayanda

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

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