Welcoming 2016

On this final evening of 2015, I sit alone in the basement watching The Vampire Diaries and coloring in my new grown up art book.  My kids are tucked into bed and sound asleep. Husband is out with my best friends at our mutual friends’ NYE party. With my dad having been in hosptial for a week (he’s home now), my mom couldn’t come over to stay with the kids. 

This is the first NYE I’ve spent alone. Ever. I think. Wow. Yeah. 

I  am totally okay with that. It’s actually, probably, the best way I could think of to spend this night. I take care of so many people, I am thrilled to be taking care of myself for one night. 

And since I am no longer posting on Instagram, I don’t have any place other than here and FB to show off my new hobby. 

So, here’s what I’ve been up to over the past few days.  



Happy New Year!!!

May 2016 be filled with health and happiness to you all. 


Cittius, Altius, Fortius.

January 1, 2015.

Welcome to a new year at the Urban Dr. Mom.  I stopped making new year resolutions a long time ago.  I learned that I am unlikely to really change who I am or what I like to do so making a pledge to myself to try to stop doing something seemed silly.

Instead I set goals.  I set my sights on something and go for it, I don’t try to take something else away.  This year I am going to be stronger, faster, more fit. I am going to run 21.1 km. I am going to spend as much time with my friends as I can. I am going to be more patience with my children. I am going to be me. I am going to be free.

It’s going to be an amazing year.

I started it off with a 5 km run.  It wasn’t a “resolution run“.  It was just a run. My body needed to go. I listen to my body. There are days when I just don’t want to run and there are days when I can’t stop thinking about a run so I go out and do one.  Today was one of those days.  Despite the mild hangover and the sore throat and the bitter cold wind, I suited up and did what had to be done.




Look out!