Clerkship Update: Pediatrics Inpatient

Clerkship updates! I just completed a 4-week rotation on the pediatric wards and it has been one of my favorite rotations so far! My schedule consisted of 2 weeks of day shifts and 2 weeks of evening/night shifts plus 2 weekends. During the day shifts, my day consisted of teaching sessions/lectures, rounding on patients, writingContinue reading “Clerkship Update: Pediatrics Inpatient”

Proud Mummy Moment…My Dearest Son is Starting Grade 1

This is just a quick post to document a big milestone in our family’s life today! My wonderful son is starting Grade 1 today and he is absolutely thrilled (while mummy is a bit emotional wondering how this day came so fast!) Here are some pictures from this morning at our home and as weContinue reading “Proud Mummy Moment…My Dearest Son is Starting Grade 1”

Glittering Sun, Family Love and the End of Exams!

As I type this, the setting sun is gleaming off the ice and snow that covers the grass in our backyard. I love to write at our dining table because of the beautiful view that I get to experience. My daughter is sitting to my right, testing out a box of markers to make sureContinue reading “Glittering Sun, Family Love and the End of Exams!”

All Aboard the Winter Express

This evening, after my husband arrived home from work, he found the kids and I on our way out, ready to get to work on a snowman after it had snowed all day. It’s interesting how my affection for winter has steadily grown ever since we had our children. Their sheer delight at frolicking inContinue reading “All Aboard the Winter Express”

A Reason To Smile

Yesterday, after a particularly busy day, I embarked on my long drive home. One of my favorite parts of the trip is the moment when I cross one of the bridges connecting the island of Montreal with the mainland. I always take a sneak peek to my right where I can see luscious green rollingContinue reading “A Reason To Smile”

Reflections on Family and Medical School

There are less than 3 weeks to go until the start of medical school! The countdown is on and we are so excited as a family. I have been spending as much time as possible with the kids before school starts and I am treasuring the simple yet special moments I have with them, likeContinue reading “Reflections on Family and Medical School”

The Privilege of Being a Mother

Today I feel amazingly privileged to be a mother. To see my children laugh and smile, to feel the soft touch of their hands on my cheeks, to feel their tight hugs and sloppy kisses, to witness their abundant curiosity, to watch them grow, learn how to swim or ride a bicycle, to see theirContinue reading “The Privilege of Being a Mother”

The Funny Things Kids Say

Caleb: “Mummy, did you buy daddy at the store?” Mummy: “Nope, and we can’t return him to the store either!” I love how kids think. They are so curious and genuine, not afraid of how people are going to react to their questions or comments. My children teach me so much every day. From theirContinue reading “The Funny Things Kids Say”

Family Celebrations…and Summer Planning for Medical School!

Last week was a beautiful week in many ways. After finding out about my medical school acceptance, I spent a wonderful day on Wednesday with my son Caleb secretly making banana and chocolate-chip muffins and designing birthday cards for my husband whose birthday was on Thursday.   My husband and I also celebrated our 9thContinue reading “Family Celebrations…and Summer Planning for Medical School!”