New Podcast: Review of the WCI Conference

Carrie, me and Jim[/caption] Hear Carrie and I discuss our thoughts on the first Physician Wellness and Financial Literacy conference aka the WCI Conference. Obviously we got to meet Jim and lots of other awesome people. Jim actually went skiing with M along with some other docs. They skied Jupiter (double black diamond in case you were wondering) and survived. One of the highlights for me was meeting lots of ladies from online at the Women’s Reception. *podcast code* I was also a speaker at the conference. My talk was titled “Balancing Work, Family and Finances.” I discussed:

Yeah … that was an ambitious amount of material to cover in less than 50 minutes! In retrospect, I should have nixed estate planning but I figured at least some of the participants would find it useful. So many folks neglect estate planning since it never seems urgent. I could have spent the whole lecture discussing Women Physicians. Now that I am a mother I have serious respect for all my physician mom colleagues. We have two very difficult and demanding jobs in addition to running the household, balancing the checkbook, and making sure food is in the fridge. The first step to not going insane and burn out is to first acknowledge that it is completely unrealistic that you can “do it all.” I remember not too long ago an avalanche of articles about “having it all.” It’s a myth! My main tip here was to not be afraid to outsource. Yet I meet so many physician moms in barely survival mode because many of us feel guilty. Cut it out. I don’t clean my home. Nor do I do laundry (rarely anyway). I do enjoy cooking but it’s been tougher since Eggy came along. I also chose to work 4 days a week instead of 5. I chose a job where I have great support staff relieving me of duties that I don’t truly have to do as the physician (basic charting, basic call backs etc). I also discussed investing in your marriage especially after having children. Too many husbands and wives neglect this. Have a babysitting budget. Spend time with your partner without the kids weekly. Take kid-less vacations.
Happy parents, happy children, happy bank account
Would love to hear tips from you – what advice would you give to a new physician mom?]]>

Get our guide

Sign up to learn the 5 Money Myths Keeping You From True Wealth — so you'll never fall for them again.

Recent Posts

Interviews with Real Women Physicians- Millennial Doctor

Welcome to another installment of Interviews with Real Female Physicians. The goal of this series is to share their story so that you, the reader, may learn and be inspired by their experiences – good and bad. We all come from different backgrounds and have different situations. Some of you are married, some are not,…

The Freedom of a Locums Doctor

Today I have a guest post for you from my friend Dr. Cory S. Fawcett, the author of The Doctors Guide book series. His blog can be found at At the end of the article, there is a special treat for anyone interested in Locum Tenens. Be sure you check it out. Many physicians…

Investing in Your Romantic Relationship May be One of the Most Powerful Decisions That You Ever Make

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by a fellow Wealthy Mom MD, Dr. Ali Novitsky. “Dr. Ali Novitsky MD is the CEO of  She is a certified life and weight loss coach, board-certified pediatrician, board-certified neonatologist, blogger, national speaker, and host of the podcast, “Resuscitate Your Marriage.” Let’s face it, relationships can get complicated…if…