Introduction

I'm a young Canadian physician and married mother of three. I practice refugee and HIV medicine in Vancouver, and motherhood from a cliff in Deep Cove.

I find medicine profoundly rewarding, although I'm still not certain it was worth the sacrifice of my twenties.

Three days of the work week I stay home with my kids. There are mornings spent drinking tea and reading, and afternoons picking blackberries. There is also noise, mess and endless menial tasks, some days whipping me like a surgical rotation in residency never could.

It's time to graduate the medical and domestic anecdotes from dinner parties to the Internet.