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Buying vs. Renting in Residency

As you might remember, Last spring following Match Day, when we found out that we would be in the area for 7+ years, we started look for a house somewhere between DC and Baltimore. At the time, I was planning to keep my position at the large PR agency I was with and DrH was… Continue reading Buying vs. Renting in Residency

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Valentine’s Day

This past weekend DrH's hospital hosted a Valentine's dinner dance for the physicians at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. Which by the way, is a really awesome place if you have a chance to check it out. He luckily had the weekend off so we were able to attend. Anyone who knows me personally… Continue reading Valentine’s Day

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New Year, New Start

I realize that it has been quite some time since I have updated the blog world. The truth is that I was focusing any spare time I had on finding myself a new position closer to or in Baltimore. As you know, once DrH matched in Baltimore, we were thrilled that we didn't have to move… Continue reading New Year, New Start


First Married Christmas

Within your first year of marriage the average couple is excited to celebrate a lot of "firsts" together. Like every other newlywed girl in the world, I was excited to spend our first married Christmas together and start our own traditions. This was rather naive of me, knowing that I am married to a neurosurgery resident and the… Continue reading First Married Christmas


Residency Survival: Lessons Learned

Originally published on Physician Family Only six years and eightish months to go. The last time everyone heard from me, my husband was just beginning the first rotation of his neurosurgery intern year. We were eager to get started and excited to move into this next phase of the medical training process. Well, honestly, he was… Continue reading Residency Survival: Lessons Learned

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Cranberry Pork Loin (Crock Pot)

I have a very yummy and EASY recipe to share with you all. As I have mentioned before I do a lot of scouring Pinterest to find easy meals that require minimal prep since I am also working full time and commuting a total of 3 hours a day to DC. I found a crock… Continue reading Cranberry Pork Loin (Crock Pot)

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Making A Home

I have received a lot of advice in regards to surviving DrH's 7 year residency or frankly any stage of the medical training process. Some valid points and some flat out depressing. But, I'd say one of the best pieces of advice I received was to make your living space, whether it be a studio… Continue reading Making A Home


Family Time: Labor Day Weekend

My family has officially grown by two this summer. The weekend after Memorial Day DrH and I got married and 70 days later my little brother got married. Family of 4 to family of 6 in 70 days! In years past my parents, brother and I have done our best to make it down to our family's beach… Continue reading Family Time: Labor Day Weekend

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Something Sweet & Spicy

As I mentioned before, I have been experimenting in the kitchen and getting a few more "go-to" recipes under my belt. I have really enjoyed the crock-pot dinners that I have found on Pinterest because they are so easy to do and can cook while I am at work. Nothing beats coming home and already… Continue reading Something Sweet & Spicy

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Blubbering Sister

This past weekend my younger brother married his college sweetheart in Williamsburg, VA where they met almost five years ago. Both DrH and I were honored to stand by our sibling's sides when they said their vows as members of their wedding party. DrH was not able to make it to the rehearsal and rehearsal… Continue reading Blubbering Sister