The Inspiring Blogger Award.


The wonderful ladies at Hot Heels, Cool Kicks & a Scalpel honored me with the Inspiring Blogger Award.  Thank you!

When I started this blog, it was meant as a way to chronicle my journey from maternity leave back to the workforce, but somewhere along the way it evolved into a diary of being a mother to three wonderful children, a doctor to many, a wife to one and a runner.  It has been cathartic in many ways and to think that I am helping to inspire other young physician mothers is something I never expected.  So, I thank you.

Now, here are the rules:

  1. Thank and link to the amazing person(s) who nominated you.
  2. List the rules and display the award.
  3. Share seven facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
  5. Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.

Seven facts about Dr. Mom:

  • I have a tattoo; it’s a small green alien
  • My favorite television series of all-time is The X-Files
  • I’ve wanted to be a doctor since I was 13 years old
  • I have an old-lady hobby… I cross stitch.
  • I went to an all-girls high school, let’s just leave it at that.
  • I am not a girly girl at all; I’ll take wearing jeans and a t-shirt over heels and a skirt any day, much to the chagrin of my husband
  • I have a hard time saying “No” to people.

Now, I’m supposed to direct you to 15 other bloggers whom I enjoy reading and find their stories inspiring and thought-provoking,  though I can only come up with 13 (*ducking*).  I don’t know if they’ve been nominated (I’m too busy to find out), so here goes:

Behind the White Coat

Runner Under Pressure

Surgery At Tiffany’s

A Game of Diapers

Anna in Med School

Violent Metaphors

Doctors’ Bag

At least we made it this far…

The Poxes Blog

The Blog Runner

Generally Medicine

Good Enough For A Liebster!

liebsterThe other day I received a nomination for the Liebster award from Car at . Thank you for the honor, I accept the nomination and here are the answers to Car’s questions she posed.

1. If you could come back as any animal which animal would you choose an why? I would come back as a cat.  Cat’s have it made – they sleep all day and prowl the house at night.  When the want affection they ask for it, otherwise they are usually left alone.  Cats are hugely independent and know what they want and how to get it. The life of a cat is great!

2. What time do you wake up? Lately I am up a lot at nighttime, nursing my 1 month old son, but we get up for the day usually around 8 am.

3. If you could spend the day with any famous person who would you spend it with and why? This is a hard one.

4. What super power would you love to have and why? I would love to fly.  To be able to soar through the sky seems to be the ultimate in freedom.

5. Last thing that made you laugh out loud? My son.  He asked for a cookie and when I said no he walked right up to me and said, “I have cookie mommy, pleeeeeeeaaaaase?’

6. If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you go? I would go to New Zealand to see where Hobbiton was built.

7. What is your favorite food? Expensive cheeses and cured meats.

8. Use the first letter of your first name to pick a single word to describe you. Dedicated.

9. What is the one invention you wish didn’t exist? Oddly enough, the Internet.

10. What is your favorite movie? So many to choose from, but since I can only say one, I’d go with Superman (1978, Christopher Reeve).

I nominate the following bloggers to receive this award.

Simple Heart Girl

Made In Toronto

Whispers of a Barefoot Medical Student

Defining Wonderland

Mom at Work

Adventures of Fanny P.

For my nominees, there is a post with all the information you need about the Liebster Award and the steps you need to take to receive the award… hurray! Also, here’s a list of the questions you can have fun answering  in your blog post which displays the award you have received.

1. If you had a past life, who were you?

2. What is your favorite band?

3. What was the last book you read?

4. Why did you start your blog?

5. If you could travel back in time to any era, what year would you visit and why?

6. What was the last thing that made you cry?

7. If you won the lottery, say, $3,000,000.00, what would you do with the money?

8. Be honest, do you hate answering these kinds of questions?

9. What is your favorite sport to watch and why?

10.  If you could compete in the Olympics, what sport would you compete in?