Intern Year: We Survived and Thrived

Originally published on Physician Family When asked to reflect on intern year, I wasn’t quite sure what to say because it has gone by so fast. Briana doesn’t have something to say? Ha! Those who know me personally are probably laughing out loud! My husband began his neurosurgery residency in July 2014 and as of July… Continue reading Intern Year: We Survived and Thrived

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Catch up! May & June

So it has been a rather busy 6 weeks for DrH and me. Here is the rundown with what has been going on!: May 6th:  DrH completed Step 3. May 8th: We closed on our first house. May 14th-16th: DrH was in CA for a training. May 17th: Moved into our new house. May 23rd: Friend's wedding in NC.… Continue reading Catch up! May & June

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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… Continue reading Me Time?

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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… Continue reading Keeping Them Involved

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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


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

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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