They say the #pinkdrink is good for nursing moms and #milksupply. Even if it’s not, I’ll keep drinking it. >>> #shopmylook using this link 

This may be the last weekend with the highs on the 80s. Mornings are in the 50s and full of #autumnfeels. But as soon as the 🌞 sun is out, it’s pretty warm. 😊 >>> I love finding 100% cotton items. Like these #chambrayshorts and top. Both are #jcrewfactorystyle you can shop here 

I need this photo today. I am dreading tonight. It’s my first night back in the call pool... Let me daydream the heat of the sun’s rays, the soft sand, (freezing) clear lake water. I live for these #summerdays with my #favoritepeople >>> Shop our look here

A colleague said I looked like #dorothyofwizardofoz with my curls and red shoes. What do you think? >>> outfit details here 

Here’s a #HeyMonday! Mondays for me: cuddling, cooking, “housemaking”, maybe napping, exercising (if I make it out of the cuddles) >>> outfit details linked here #exercise #athleisure with my @xomandysue #bekindshirt and #lululemon #alignleggings

If you think I have it all together ~ let me tell you a story:
Last year, I missed my child’s special person’s day in school because I cancelled the wrong clinic date. 🀦🏻‍♀️ I was proactive this year. Before I went on leave (3-4 mos ago) I cancelled the date πŸ—“ for this year. That was 7 mos before the event. #soproudofmyself
Tuesday night, my child who I cancelled clinic for just told me she is inviting a different special person 😳 πŸ‘¨πŸ»‍πŸ’»Hubs to the rescue: you should still take your mummy. She cancelled clinic for you. πŸ‘§πŸ»: ok. Can she bring baby??? So I was uninvited. Then re-invited as long as I bring Nash. (Who is the special person in this scenario??) 🀱🏻 The following day, I realized I canceled the wrong date for special person’s day! That’s two years in a row!
Bec of this #momfail, maybe I do need to be uninvited. πŸ˜† >>>
Target dress in blush pink I have the honey brown color too πŸ˜‰

Spray 🎨
This photo and my caption do not correlate. 🀷🏻‍♀️ I just want to update (and document) that I did survive my first call after #maternityleave. With all the drama last night on #instastories i did not combust... contrary to my melodramatic posts. I am now past the hump so my mood is significantly better. 😊 >>> https://shopstyle.it/v/BLk no wonder people (women) rave about #lululemonleggings! These truly hug you in the right places(!) plus I love the side pockets.I linked them here 

On call again? I mean come on! Who scheduled me two Wednesdays in a row???!!!! πŸ™„
Ha. It was me. I did the schedule. #callingmyselfout πŸ˜ >>> wearing this cute @medthusiast shirt about a neuron and #actionpotential. πŸ˜‰ I’ll be a neuron tonight. I have LOTS of action potential. πŸ˜†
Rest of outfit details are linked here  happy Wednesday, friends!
I was just kidding above. I knew it was me who should be blamed by the schedule all along. I didn’t forget. πŸ€—πŸ‘©πŸ»‍⚕️

Ok. First, do not laugh at these photos. If you do, just don’t tell me. 😝
Second, I have fun posing ⚔️ when my children take my photos.
I’m late at this #GOT bandwagon. Believe me, I tried watching a couple of years ago and the opening scene with gore and beheading - I wasn’t prepared for all that. So I stopped watching and returned the dvd to the library.
Spring 2019, @jenniferfulwiler shared her #bingewatching #gameofthrones and I was “influenced.” Yet again. She shared @emilia_clarke’s brain surgery (x2!) after filming seasons 1 and 2. I decided I’m going to give this #hboHit a chance. I was also more prepared this time around. I knew there was a lot of killing and gore and guts and nudity. @jenniferfulwiler said if i make it past season 2, the nudity scenes go way down. I was still shocked 😳 watching the guts (think #battleofthebastards) and nudity (brothels, sex scenes) but I did make it past season 2. In fact I’m caught up and watched all the way to season 7 during my maternity leave.
I liked the story so much that I’m reading the novels πŸ“– (as I’ve shared this summer) and rewatching season 1 (just started this week). I’m a sucker for #foreignaccents and dark-haired heroes. Hello Robb Stark πŸ€΄πŸ»πŸ‘‘ . Hello Jon Snow πŸ—‘ πŸ‰ 🐺 . Hello superman (wait superman is not on GOT. Just testing if you made it this far on my caption)
How about you? Are you a game of thrones fan 🀴🏻A) from the very beginning B) yes but started halfway through the series C) late like me, watching it after the series ended or D) not interested. Count me out.
If you’re a fan, who are your favorite characters? >>> shop my look  sorry guys but my #Valyriansword is a church festival prize.

Whew. We all survived a Tuesday. Shout out to @spencercali for helping at the soccer fields. My husband (mr. superdad) was going to coach 3&4 yo soccer practice and watch the 2 yo and the baby and the three older kids. 😳 I know he could do it. But come on hubs. You make me look lazy.
My mom was my πŸ‘€ eyes out there while I was still finishing in clinic. Hubs didn’t want to ask for extra help but 😐 coaching with a 3 mo and 2 yo 🀦🏻‍♀️ Even superdads don’t have gazillion eyes to watch everybody. Thank you again @spencercali πŸ™πŸΌ >>> I wore this @shabbyapple dress one more time before I say #seeyoulater in spring. I wore #blackaccessories with my bracelet and #moto flats for an edgy look.  outfit details here

It’s October! My anniversary month. The month of the Holy Rosary. Breast cancer awareness month. Down syndrome awareness month. Rett syndrome awareness month. Fall break. It starts with the #littleflower’s feast day. #stthereseoflisieux. In a couple of days, it’s #stfrancisofassisi.... Both saints are my daughters’ namesake.
I hope y’all have a great start of your October! >>> Shirt is @heypjk merch. Rest linked here 

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as basic as basic fall outfits go {wiws}

outfit details:
Free people thermal top, exact one
Patagonia vest, girls size, ladies size
Moto leggings
Hunter boots

You can change this basic fall outfit with the following ideas:
Basic 2.0
Get rid of the vest and wear a sherpa sweater.

Basic 2.0.2
Keep the sherpa sweater. Change the Hunter Boots to your UGG Boots or your LLBean duck boots. Your choice.

Basic 3.0
Instead of the moto leggings, wear your spanx faux leather leggings.

How about you? What does your BASIC fall outfit look like?

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extra hour of sleep {wiws}

top, jcrew factory // skirt, nordstrom rack, SIMILAR // Chanel sunglasses // Valentino rockstud sandals, Rue Lala // lipstick, the Frog Prince // Chanel shoulder bag  // bracelet set, xoMandySue (use code DISISD35 for 35% off your purchase)

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pink & gray {wiws} and thriving in chaos

// round sunglasses //

open cardi, Kohl's // lace top local boutique // frayed ankle skinnies,  A&F  // LK Bennett heels  //  Nars lipstick  //  BP sunglasses (only $16!)  //  Givenchy crossbody, bought on sale!

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i finally gave in and own a belt bag {wiws}

// belt bags //

Block Heel Bootie ~ Madewell
Belt Bag ~ Madewell
Shirt dress ~ local boutique
Mac Viva Glam lipstick

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brown + black with a touch of gold {wiws link up}

// black satchel bags //

dress, DCB
BP sunglasses ONLY $15! exact ones linked
Valentino wedges, bought on sale 4 years ago
lipstick Nars
bracelet, gift from the Philippines
Our Lady of Providence necklace
Louis Montaigne MM in Noir from Paris, similar

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Nash and I survived our first day apart. ♥️ We thank Lolo and Lola for taking care of 6(!) kids. They are amazing, aren’t they? May God continue to bless them... πŸ‘ΆπŸ» Look at this cutie’s smile. He was awake with the older kids while I got ready for work. It’s like he knew he needed to see me and send me off. >>> my #firstday #outfit linked here  I have the perfect #mididress and it’s πŸ’― cotton! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ it’s from target! 🎯
outfit details here

(Actual) #myoutfitToday#leopardandpink! Day ✌️ of this πŸ‘©πŸ»‍⚕️ #docmomlife done. Today was better in terms of efficiency and getting stuff done beyond seeing patients. Emotionally better as well because I have the weekend to look forward to... πŸ’ƒπŸ» shout out to my mom @spencercalifor watching 3 kids from 8-2:30p. That’s a long time. I know it’s #survivalmode when watching the littlest and that’s ok. She took out the big guns before 10a. Lucy and Lucas were eating cake when I FaceTimed with them. πŸ˜† 
 outfit details here

When i find a new #whitewall = #threedayweekend feeling! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ I annoyed my daughter/photographer because I want to test the angles on this #newfind. πŸ˜† 
outfit details here 

It was a wonderful summer with my loves! It’s tough leaving them specially the baby. But I know with time, we will find a new rhythm. Here’s to ending my 6th maternity leave 🌸  
outfit details here 

I’ve brought this sweet girl to her soccer practice and her game... to give @derrick49ers a break. He coaches 3 other soccer teams except for Isabel’s. While watching her run and dribble and kick ~ I remember the 4 year old who cried and cried during practice and didn’t want to let go of my hand. Look at her now. She said after practice: I like soccer. ⚽️ today she asked the coach to be on offense two quarters in a row. She didn’t let that ball out of her sight!
outfit details here


nursing-friendly outfit {wiws linkup}

Clara shirtdress xoMandySue ~ use code DISISD35 for 35% off your order
Prada sunnies
Chanel Wallet on Chain, preloved rom Rebag
Chanel espadrilles, similar by Sam Edelman
Nars lipstick
earrings, old from the Philippines
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it's not "just" a bag, it's a prada {wiws}

// what's in my make-up bag? //

outfit details
dress, local boutique, Prada bag, Prada heels
St. Lucy necklace, Axis Mundi Etsy shop
gold bracelet, wedding gift from my grandma
lipstick, Ruby Woo

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Sharing some outfits I already posted on instagram but not here on the blog. I have been "micro-blogging" on instagram. I post there daily. Since I intend to print my blog posts (publish a book!), I want to share some of those captions and thoughts here.

πŸ¦‹ The butterfly said to the sun, ☀️ "They can't stop talking about my transformation.
I can only do it once in my lifetime.
If only they know they can do it at any time and in countless ways."
athleisure outfit here

If i didn’t let go of the notion of a perfectly decorated and clean home, I’d never host a #blessedisshebrunch. My house is by no means the way I want it to look. There’s clutter. There’s lots to clean. Our ceiling in our sunroom has a hole (!) and is still not repaired! But I did have a clean dining room and a yummy #eggcroissantcasserole. There’s flowers (thanks @dianastlouis) and lots more food to share (thanks wonderful ladies who made it today). Thanks @derrick49ers for taking 8 kids to the park so we can have a couple of hours of fellowship. Nash and I enjoyed brunch. 
outfit details here

I got some airtime on this photo. πŸ˜‰ photo shoots with my little photographer are so fun. Isabel has the eye. She’s been asking to use my big camera. πŸ“· Right now, Isabel is killing it with the iPhone cam.

outfit details here

Who would have thunk it? Making #indiana home? I’m an #indianatransplant. I married @derrick49ers who is another Indiana transplant. Now we have made Indiana #ourhome. I’m #bornandbred per se in the #IUfamily attending #iumedicalschool, IU #pediatricresidency and IU #neurologyresidency. I am now an IU #faculty mentoring future #physicians
All of my 6 children are #Hoosiers! Indiana is a great place to raise them. #midwestvalues I just wish Indiana winter is shorter πŸ˜“ 😝 
Who do I need to thank for transplanting me here? My mamey @spencercali! I would have lived in KY and be a #southerngirl if she didn’t move here ♥️ 

outfit details here

Voy a reΓ­r, voy a bailar
Vivir mi vida, la la la la
Voy a reΓ­r, voy a gozar
Vivir mi vida, la la la la
#marcanthony’s song vivir mi vida
πŸŒΈπŸ–♥️ #bittersweet that my favorite season is leaving to make way for autumn. Bittersweet that my maternity leave with my sweet baby Nash is almost over. The song above resonates to me today. 
So I say (to me and to y’all) 
Voy a reΓ­r, voy a bailar
Siente y baila y goza
Que la vida es una sola
outfit details here

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