Me Time?

“Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t.” – Elle Woods, Legally Blonde Yes, I just quoted Legally Blonde. I love that movie and I am a Reece Witherspoon fan. So, don’t judge :-). Ms. Elle Woods is correct! 😉  It is amazing how much better…

Keeping Them Involved

As any medical significant other knows, keeping your other half involved in “every day” things (activities, chores, celebrations, family dinner, etc) can often be a challenge. We know this because more often than not they miss out on the “every day” life things when working 80+ hours a week, and if they are not working they…

AMA Alliance Fireside Chat

When my husband was in medical school I didn’t have anyone to talk to about the world of medicine. Of course my husband was happy to talk to me about it, but he didn’t have all the information that I was looking for and I didn’t expect him to. I did my best to research through good…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…