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Lives of Doctor Wives: June 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Giveaway winners! And Happy New Medical Year!

Yay! The new medical year has begun! Congrats everyone!

All of the winners got one of their top 3 choices! I'll list the winners in the same alphabetical order as the prizes were announced, which was not the order the winners were drawn, by the way.

Backpack - Emily Clark (#11)

Choffy - Joz1234 (#6)

Earrings - Jenn (#23)

Little Pim DVD - Tif (#9)

Painting - Natalie (#4)

Cookbook #1 - Amy's Blog! (#2)

Cookbook #2 - Sybil (#19)

Signing Time DVD - Kendra H (#28)

As a special bonus, we have a copy of the book, In Stitches. The winner of that is:

In Stitches - Mommy B (#26)

Here is more info on In Stitches:

Prologue: www.institchesbook.com/excerpts

Excerpt from Chapter 6: http://www.blogger.com/www.institchesbook.com/excerpts/in-stitches-book-excerpt-2-i-see-dead-people

We will be starting a book club session with this book, so feel free to join us over on the FB group and forum to discuss! You can get it here!

Winners should have received an email from me. If you didn't, check your junk mail, or let me know!

Congrats to the winners! And thanks to all of you for the support! Enjoy the new year!


Friday, June 24, 2011

2011 Medical Year Giveaway

Child-sized Embroidered Backpack

Our very own Sybil has a home based business selling these great backpacks for $25.00 each.

Website is Sybil's Creations

Winner will get the following:
Choice of black, red or purple backpack embroidered with the child's name or monogram and one image. Tons of images to choose from including popular characters such as Pooh, Mickey, Disney Princesses....etc as well as generic images such as teddy bears, boats and more!


Have you heard of Choffy? Choffy is brewed chocolate. If you don’t like the taste of coffee or if you want to avoid caffeine, you should check out Choffy.There are many news and health articles on the benefits of dark chocolate. And since Choffy doesn't have anything added, you can get all of the health benefits without all of the added sugars, dairy and chemicals in processed chocolate bars. Choffy is just the cocoa beans!! Choffy is made from the finest organic cacão beans, roasted and ground for a rich full flavored drink. While it brews like coffee and supplies you with long lasting energy, Choffy promotes whole body wellness without the negative effects found in other drinks. Naturally loaded with antioxidants and a taste that will make you wonder how you ever did without it, Choffy is poised to make a dramatic entrance into your routine.

Winner will get the following:

A 12 oz bag of Choffy and a box of 2 truffles.

EVERYONE can email me at smile4choffy at hotmail dot com to get a free sample bag to review on their blog or website.

Crystal Grape Cluster Earrings in Golden Shadow and Silver Shade

Bombshell Bling Jewelry by Sarah McKenna one of our fellow LDW bloggers!

Winner will get the following:
This fabulous pair of statement earrings was created with Swarovski crystals. They hang beautifully and sparkle like crazy! They are made from 6mm Swarovski crystal rounds with an 8mm Swarovski crystal round on the bottom. The colors are Golden Shadow and Silver Shade, so they match everything. There are eleven crystals on each earring, twenty-two crystals in all.

Little Pim Foreign Language DVD

Image and description from the Little Pim website:

Little Pim is an award-winning foreign language immersion DVD series for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. We currently offer three theme-based DVDs that use our unique Entertainment Immersion Method™, which combines animation and real kids, teaching simple words and phrases for everyday activities. Each program is available individually or in a discounted three-disc set. Currently we offer Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English (ESL), German, Arabic, and Russian.

Winner will get the following: DVD in a foreign language of their choice. My daughter has the French one and she just fell in love with Pim. My husband is fluent in French, so it has been fun for her to watch the DVD and learn more words.

Original Watercolor Painting

The artist, Shana, is one of our LDW ladies. You can find her on Facebook! I hope she won't mind if I quote her, but I loved this. "After reading all the posts lately, I really wanted to share a little beauty and luxury with the spouses. Sounds like the majority are going without so much, and art is always low on the list of priorities." So, true, Shana!

Winner will get the following:

A 7" x 5" original one-of-a-kind watercolor drawing. It's valued at $75 and comes unframed.

The perfect way to decorate our "pre-attending" drab homes. Or maybe I'm just projecting... haha!

SenSAAtional Favorites: Just What the D.O.ctor Ordered

SenSAAtional Favorites: Just What the D.O.ctor Ordered is a cookbook compiled by the Student Advocate Association at A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. The hundreds of recipes, from yummy appetizers to the delectable desserts, are tried and true by spouses and significant others of medical students ... those who have been there and can relate to each and every one of us (or will be able to in the years to come)!

Website: Our Medical Lives

TWO winners will get the following:

Their own copy of this senSAAtional cookbook!

Signing Time DVD

Have you ever wondered what your baby wanted while she was pointing to the kitchen? Do you wish there was a way your baby could tell you what he wanted instead of crying? Moms are seeing the benefits of using American Sign Language with their pre-verbal child. Infants use ASL for communication, toddlers use it to build their vocabulary, preschool and early elementary children use it for literacy skills and older children and adults are learning a second language. Signing Time is a fun video series for children and their parents to learn American Sign Language.

Website - http://www.signingwithasmile.com/
Facebook - www.facebook.com/signingwithasmile
Shop - www.signingtimeacademy.com/smile

Winner will get the following:

Pick 1 DVD from either the Baby Signing Time series, the Signing Time series 1 DVDs or the Signing Time series 2 DVDs.

To enter, leave a comment on this post, only one per person. (If you need to comment again, please remove your first comment). In your comment, let me know your first three choices (in order) if you were to win. Please also make sure to leave an email or some way for me to contact you. Ends at noon Pacific Time on June 30th, 2011. Winners will be announced July 1st. Thanks!


Monday, June 20, 2011

Poll - What will your numbers be on July 1st?

We are soooo close to the next med year! Less than 2 weeks! (There are still 2 days to contribute to the giveaway!)

On July 1st, what will your year be?


Friday, June 17, 2011


I mentioned this on the Facebook group, but thought I'd bring it up here too!

We are going to run a giveaway to celebrate the end of the medical year. The prizes will be awarded on July 1st. If you have anything to donate, please let me know! It could be great advertising for your home-based business. :o)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Reader Question about General Surgery Residency

Here is a question from reader Allison:

My husband is a MS1 and is thinking about all of his different options in terms of specialties. I was wondering what the General Surgery residency is like? What are most days like? How much time off each week (one day, no days, etc)? Is it crazy hard to do with a family? What makes it easier/harder than other specialties? We have a two year old and she obviously plays into his decision, and I thought this would be the best place to find out! Thank you so much!Allison

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Is your DrH considering a fellowship?‏

Forgive me. I have fellowship on the brain. :o)


Friday, June 3, 2011

June Check In

Can you believe its the last month of the medical year? Intern year has FLOWN by for us, and I'm a little nervous about starting PGY-2!

Only a few more weeks, and we all get to change the numbers at the end of our names!

Good luck to those of you graduating medical school and moving to your new homes! It's a very busy and exciting time of year!

Any exciting plans for this month? Anyone graduating residency?