Excited…Tomorrow is the Start of Clerkship!

Tomorrow marks the first day of the next phase of my medical training…clerkship rotations! I am filled with excitement…if not a little nervous! I am so grateful for the wonderful summer break I have had with family and friends. I felt the bond with my kids growing especially strong over this summer and despite the usualContinue reading “Excited…Tomorrow is the Start of Clerkship!”

Year 2 Reflections…Challenges Make Us Stronger

This week was refreshing as we started the final block of the Fundamentals of Medicine: The Nervous System and Human Behavior. The previous block (Reproduction) was surprisingly one of the most challenging blocks for me due to the sensitive nature of some of the topics such as complications in pregnancy. It was difficult to listenContinue reading “Year 2 Reflections…Challenges Make Us Stronger”

Parenting Principles that Transformed my Life…Discipline is an Act of Love

A few weeks ago, I started a new series on parenting principles based on several parenting books I read over the summer (plus my own parenting experience so far). The first principle in the series was speaking positively about our children, affirming them while avoiding harmful and destructive criticism. Today, we move on to theContinue reading “Parenting Principles that Transformed my Life…Discipline is an Act of Love”

Parenting Principles That Transformed My Life…Speaking Positively

Raising kids is one of the greatest challenges one can face. It calls for the utmost patience, unconditional love, and draws stark attention to our own weaknesses. I personally realized that I was not as patient as I thought I was. I can recall my angry outbursts and frustration with my two young children (particularly myContinue reading “Parenting Principles That Transformed My Life…Speaking Positively”

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”

The Funny Things That Kids Say

Kids say the funniest things. They are so innocent and have a such a fresh way of viewing the world. Things that have long since become boring and mundane to adults still hold a spark of excitement in the eye of a child and it truly is refreshing to be in the company of children.Continue reading “The Funny Things That Kids Say”