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My Biggest Tip To Medical Families To Get Through COVID

“How are you holding up?” people ask me. We’re about two months into corona. And I still don’t know how to answer it. But we’ve had time to adjust to it. However, I still have some sort of phantom feeling that there’s somewhere I need to be. But when I open up my...

How To Hire The Best Financial Advisor Whom You Can Trust

Walk into any local bank or brokerage and you see people working there with these titles: Wealth manager. Stock trader. Financial planner. Broker-dealer representative. It looks like they all had a lot of financial education. And they all sound alike. But you suspect...

8 Ways To Make Medical Training Years Less Stressful

In medicine, we have a super nerdy saying: "Like an EKG, if life didn't have its ups and downs you would be dead." It's true, though. There are days that are better than others. Some days are downright awful. For those in residency and fellowship, the hard days...

History And Why Behind The Blog

If you're new here, let me tell you our story. My husband and I fell silly in love one summer in undergrad while we were engineering students. We spent a ton of time together. We were inseparable. I had ALWAYS assumed we would be a dual engineer family. But life had...

15 Non-Glamorous Realities About Being Married To A Doctor

For as long as you've been with your DrSpouse, has anyone said to you, "It must be nice"? Some of them are seriously happy for you. But some say it sarcastically 😢 Many people have a glamorous concept of what medicine is like thanks to media glorifying doctors in...

Guide To Building An Emergency Fund That Actually Works

Emergencies happen to all families. But in a medical family, they are a type of tag teamwork. Your DrSpouse is busy handling other people's medical emergencies. And you deal with all other emergencies. You could be handling any of these all by yourself: Your car...

9 Texts Spouses Want From Their Dr Spouses

This is just a fun post. It was fun to write because it gets my creative juices going in my head. Enjoy! How about I take care of the kids so you can go out tonight? You deserve it. I still can't believe you married me. I finally threw away all the medical journals...

How To Do Pittsburgh With Kids On A Training Budget – Spring 2019

Pittsburgh holds a very special place in our hearts. It's where my husband and I met and fell silly in love as college students. We were inseparable then. And we pretty much still are — when he's not working 😜 We recently went on a trip to Pittsburgh this spring. We...

Top Blogs By Doc Wives That You Need To Follow In 2020

If you are a doc wife and have a blog that's not listed below, it's because I don't know about you yet! Would be happy to add you, please contact me. All blogs listed in alphabetical order. A Byers' Guide Name: Courtney Byers Type of blog: Affordable fashion, travel...

10 Ways To Help You Stay Within Your Grocery Budget

Do you even remember what it was like before you got married and NOT having to plan what to feed your family every. single. day? 😁 Now, getting a meal to the table every day is one of the hardest parts of adulting! The challenge is that food is expensive. According to...