The Mrs. The Mommy. The M.D.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Monday Motivation

Happy Monday Peeps!

By the time you read this, I should be sound asleep. My Monday actually started on Sunday night with my newest Nights rotation. I definitely was feeling like I needed some extra inspiration to start my week on a good note. 

Here are some of my favorite motivational posts from {Pinterest} this week: 


Be great friends!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Make it Happen Mama: How to Student-Parent Like a Boss

Hey Friends!

Head over to Mode where I round up some of my favorite student-parent success strategies. Please pass it along to any student parents that you think could benefit!

xo
Check out Make it Happen Mama: How to Student-Parent Like a Boss
by Jasmine Johnson at Mode

Sunday, April 24, 2016

National Infertility Awareness Week #StartAsking

Today is the first day of National Infertility Awareness Week (April 24-30) brought to you by The National Infertility Alliance - Resolve. Did you know that 1 in 8 couples is affected by the disease of infertility? It's time that we start having the tough, yet necessary, conversations about infertility. There is no reason why anyone should feel isolated when they get this life changing diagnosis.

Check out my story on Mode.com highlighting why we should all care about National Infertility Awareness Week! If you know someone affected by infertility, but don't know what to say or do, Resolve has a great article on "Infertility Etiquette" here.

Have a great Sunday and let's all #StartAsking!


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

On Staying Positive...

Happy Hump Day!

I am in the last two weeks of my REI rotation - which is a 40-hour work-week heaven. This has been one of my favorite rotations of the year, not only because I have been able to be present at home in all the ways that I want to be, but I have learned a TON and really enjoy the day-to-day of REI. 


My next rotation is Nights. I am trying to keep a positive attitude but the truth is I am kind of bummed about not seeing my family for basically four days in a row, for the next four weeks. I keep hearing Isabelle's little voice when I pick her up from school, "Mommy, I waited for you" and "Mommy, I'm so glad you're here." Moments like that make my heart so so full, but also make me want to shed a tear.

I've already started stressing about how Nights turns into SICU (5AM-5PM), and SICU turns into heading back to Wake (24 hour call every 3 days). I know this craziness will eventually pass, but it doesn't make it any easier to get through.

So this is one of those moments when it can be a challenge to stay positive.

One of those seemingly unfair seasons when work time surpasses time with my family.

One of those moments when I have to take my own advice and walk in the faith that has gotten me through this fogginess before.

I've made it my mission to enjoy my last two weeks of 40-hour work-week bliss. I'm so thankful to have had such a great rotation, professionally and personally. I feel so blessed to be doing what I love, no matter how difficult this working mommy life gets.

Thinking about the events of the next four months just seems exhausting so I will just take it one. day. at. a. time. And hug my babies extra tight.





What do you all do to stay positive? How do you deal with those stressful seasons in your life? Would love to hear about it in the comments :-)

Monday, April 18, 2016

Weekend Recap: Wedding Memories

This weekend, Nate and I celebrated our six year wedding anniversary!! I cannot believe how the time has flown. Like any marriage, it hasn't always been sunshine and roses, but we have both grown so much in our relationship, and each year is sweeter than the one before. I can't imagine sharing this crazy life with anyone else.

We spent our day lounging around the house {my favorite thing} with the kids. I also had to work on my REI presentation for this week. Later, we had dinner in Durham at our favorite spot - Dame's Chicken and Waffles - which never disappoints.

Putting together this Flipagram of us was so great. It is always fun going back down memory lane...



We spent the rest of the night laughing about when we were dating, and looking at pictures and cards from my infamous "Nate the Boyfriend" box. I know....yes, I have a box of sentimental items from our dating days like those cheesy teen movies. I can't help it, I'm a sucker for love stories, ya'll.

Below are some of my favorite photos from our special day: 

April 16, 2010

I tell people we "semi-eloped" because after our more than a year-long engagement, we decided a week before that we were ready and we did it! It was a small ceremony outside on the Canal at sunset attended by our immediate family (minus my little brother in DC at Georgetown) and some of my friends from school. After the ceremony, the Hubby surprised me with a carriage ride around the city and then to our "semi-reception" at Harry & Izzy's downtown. It was one of the most romantic and best days of my life.































We've decided for our 10 year anniversary, we will renew our vows with a BIG party with all of our family and friends. Can't wait! Here's to many, many more happy years...

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