Lifestyle blogger reflections on the "docmomlife." 3 kids during residency later, emerging as a woman physician-surgeon, and mother/wife and finding a way to keep it all going. It turns out that healing yourself is key to being emotionally available to treat patients, raise children, and live a balanced life. The trick is making time to maintain and nurture yourself, when you are needed by so many. The other aspect of the journey is finding a tribe that can support your particular struggles along the way.