Sometimes, being a mommy doc is hard. Really hard. There are days when your heart breaks for a patient with a terminal diagnosis. And there are other days, when you feel like you are healing the world, but miss a PTA meeting or a basketball game for your kids. Making time for everything, some days feels impossible!
So, it was both flattering and concerning the first time my daughter, at age 3, said she wanted to be a doctor like her mommy. I want her to feel free to pursue any dream she desires, and want her to continue to want to heal the world, no matter how old she gets. I love that she looks up to me, regardless of how young she is. But I also want her to see that, while my work may take me away from her (and her brother) at times, they are always my main motivation. I want them to be comfortable to dream big but to always remember that I have tried to be there for them.
To that end, I wrote a book for my children (and especially my future doctor daughter)! I wrote it to capture this moment in time when she wanted to be like me. I also did it to show her, years from now, that while being a busy mommy doc may be hard, it is worth it because of her (and her brother). The book is an idealistic representation of what it is like to be her mother and a doctor, all at the same time. (excerpt from Dr. Bowe’s website)
This story teaches both children and their parents the importance of patience with a song that children will love and remember!
“The Patience Song is based off a song I made up for my daughter and we have sung for years. I can say, the best part of my creative journey is being able to see other children enjoy the book, and to see the joy in my daughter’s eyes when she sees the books as well!”
Sometimes, being a mommy doc is hard. Really hard. There are days when your heart breaks for a patient with a terminal diagnosis. And there are other days, when you feel like you are healing the world, but miss a PTA meeting or a basketball game for your kids. Making time for everything, some days, feels impossible!
Experience the joy of “Doc Like Mommy” on another level as the book becomes a coloring book! A beautiful story that teaches you that you can be anything you want to be.
Dr. Bowe is accomplishing her goals and dreams in the world of medicine, and she is modeling to her 2 children that women can have it all. Her lovely book was inspired by her kids to see a diverse and inclusive world where books are windows into the world.
Connect with Dr. Bowe on her Adventures of Doctor Mom website.
ONE MORE THING:
The 5th Annual Twitter Party is coming! Join us for great conversations, fun prizes and the chance to # ReadYourWorld on 1/27/18!
Join us on Jan 27th, 9pm EST for 5th annual Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party! We promise it will be a fun and fast-paced hour of great book conversations, sharing of diverse book ideas and lots of prizes. Follow the hashtag #ReadYourWorld to join the conversation and to also win one of 12-5 book bundles and one Grand Prize Book Bundle (12 books) that will be given away at the party!
We will be giving away Book Bundles every 6 minutes!
Twitter Party Details:
When: Saturday, January 27th
Time: 9 pm to 10 pm EST
Where: On Twitter!
Sponsored By: Scholastic Reading Clubs
Hosted by: Co-Founders Valarie Budayr of Jump Into a Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom!
REGISTER TO BE ABLE TO WIN.
We will be discussing the state of children’s book publishing and giving away diversity book bundles every six minutes! We invite EVERYONE to join us: authors, publishers, parents, caregivers, librarians, KidLit lovers. You don’t have to be an author or publisher sponsor to join us! Let’s talk about our favorite multicultural and diverse children’s books, authors, and illustrators!