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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...

Q&A Get To Know The Real Me — Favorites

DocWife.com started in September 2017 for a community of other medical spouses. It is a name not just for myself, but represents each of us. We are all in it together. As a doc wife, I have come across many challenges. I learned a lot throughout the medical journey...

Am I Unaccomplished Compared To My Dr Spouse?

Many spouses of doctors had to make sacrifices to their career to support their DrSpouses. If that’s you, you’re not alone. Let me put a few things into perspective to calm your anxious, restless soul, friend.

Top 5 Brilliant Ways to Save on Your Next Disney Trip

This is a guest post (which means no money has been exchanged) by Gayle Smith of Prescription Travel. She is an accomplished traveler, an experienced and successful businesswoman, a devoted wife to a busy physician and a mother to two beautiful fur-babies. She has...

A Guide to Matching Into A Competitive Fellowship

You can never forget Residency Match Day. It's very stressful, nerve-wrecking, and changes your life. And it feels like nobody gets it unless they have been through it. Once it's over, though, it's VERY relieving. And as if going through one Match per lifetime wasn't...

How Do You Know When You’re Actually Financially Independent?

FIRE and FI are acronyms that mean Financial Independent / Retire Early. It signals a point in life where work becomes optional. But it's hard to define because it's not a concrete point. For instance, the bank does not issue a letter that says: "Congratulations, you...

Listen Up, Doctors! Top 10 Complaints From Your Spouses

There are some things we want to tell our DrSpouses that drive us crazy, right? Is it how they chew loudly? Leave their clothes on the ground? Can't remember to close the garage? I made a Top 10 list of them. Note that I don't have some sort of special privilege to...

Say “No” To Everything You Can’t Say “Hell Yes” To

Women have the uncanny desire to do everything. We volunteer for classroom every week. Do cafeteria or playground duty. Board for preschool. We do bookclubs, socials, all sorts of things. We take on freelance work, new orders, more work. It's so tempting to say "yes"...

5 Ways To Find Community And Make Friends Wherever You Live

Every July 1st when the Medical New Year rolls around, many medical families move to different places in the country for training or the start of a new job. Once you do this a few times, you become tired of making friends, only to leave and have to make new friends...

5 Morning Hacks To Get Out The Door Stress-Free

The goodbyes to the warm, lazy summer and the hello to school days are hard to do every year. Getting the kids to bed earlier, setting a new routine, and trying to keep everything moving like gears in a clock is very hard. As a busy woman who may not be able to count...

How Much Happiness Can Money Buy Exactly?

The first time I was ever warned that money can't buy happiness was in the lyrics by The Notorious B.I.G.: "'mo money, 'mo problems." This song came out in the 90s when I was a kid. And as a kid, I was hugely skeptical. "People don't know how to spend their money!" I...

15 Smart Life Hacks Everyone Should Know

With a DrSpouse who is often away from home, you are probably overwhelmed with all that you have to do. Dear friend, let me help you. Here are a few life hacks. Source I wish I could properly attribute each life hack but cannot remember where I got them from. Just...

Our Story of Sweet Second Chances In Life

Our Story of Sweet Second Chances In Life My Story I graduated from biomedical engineering on December 9, 2008 at the cusp of the Great Recession. Just weeks before, on September 29, 2008 the Dow Jones crashed a record total of 778 points, something our generation had...

I Moved Over 40 Times For My Dr Spouse

Editor's Note: As you know, each time someone gets accepted into medical school, residency, fellowship, or job, it usually requires a move. Most of these destinations were determined by the Match or the training program so you don't even get a say where you live....

5 Ways To Support Your Dr Spouse In Residency

1. Support Their Efforts To Work Out Being a doctor is about physical energy as much as mental energy. For example, when they're on call, in a matter of minutes they could be going from deep sleep to getting up to do a procedure or making life and death judgment...

10 Dos and Don’ts For Marital Money Bliss

My husband and I met as college sweethearts and have been silly in love since. Not too long after, we started marriage prep classes, which covered one hour of finances. It was a start to our financial education, but nothing could have prepared us for what we were...