Who Is Susie?

I am a full-time pediatrician and manage my own medical practice.  In my “spare” time, I love spending time at home with my family and practicing my domestic skills.  I am best at baking and hostessing but have been dabbling in canning, sewing, gardening, jewelry making, and painting.  Through this blog I hope to share some of my creations and encourage other working women to take up the dying arts of domestication.

17 Responses to “Who Is Susie?”

  1. Deirdre April 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    Hi Suzy Homemaker! We have your pattern piece #7 — it was between your table and Sandra’s sewing area. Call us and let us know what you’d like us to do with it! All About Sewing

  2. Danny May 12, 2012 at 12:17 am #

    HI Katrina, I just posted “a peek into your kitchen” on my blog. I hope you enjoy and thank you again for sharing!


  3. Nicole Jones January 27, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Katrina you look beautiful! I am so impressed that you are able to keep up a full time solo practice and do so much in your “spare” time 🙂 I wish you continued success and happiness.

    • Susie Homemaker, MD January 27, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

      Thanks Nicole! It keeps me sane 🙂

      I hope you are doing well. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  4. Bruna Pulka February 15, 2013 at 12:14 am #

    Hello Dr.!
    I loved tour blog! You are so gifted and a awesome dr.!
    I loved your creations! 🙂
    I will follow your blog for sure! 🙂

    Bruna and Logan Pulka!!

    • Susie Homemaker, MD February 15, 2013 at 7:48 am #

      Thank you so much, Bruna! It was so nice visiting with both of you yesterday 🙂

  5. Marcia Minor May 15, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    Hi Katrina,
    Marcia Minor here from beautiful Atlanta.
    You are a busy professional and with good reason, taking care of those special children in our life and making life special all the way around! I definitely could use your organizational skills! How you do it all still has me talking to myself!!!

    I sat next to you on the way to St Louis
    and enjoyed our visit so much! I think you are the new era “Martha Stewart” talking about doing it all, Martha can’t hold a candle to your credentials!!!

    I had your business card on my counter and glanced at it for two seconds thinking I would
    Send you a note and then life got busy and here I am! I remembered seeing “SusieHomemakerMD” and finally got back to letting you know your catchy business name is all I remember and I found you!!!!

    I have never blogged before so I hope I can figure this out! I remember you telling me about

    • Marcia Minor May 15, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

      Your recipes etc so I can’t wait to see what’s on the blog!!!
      I wish you the very best, it was so much fun chatting with you and I hope we keep in touch!
      Take Good Care,

      • Susie Homemaker, MD May 15, 2013 at 6:46 pm #

        Marcia, thanks so much for stopping by my blog! It was so nice chatting with you on the plane to St. Louis the other day! I really felt like we were kindred spirits 🙂

        I hope you will find a few things here to interest you and please do stop by again soon!

        I hope you had a safe trip and enjoyed your trip.


  6. Tove Camilla McMorrow August 18, 2014 at 8:37 am #

    Dear Susie Homemaker,
    I am so impressed, how do you manage it all?
    I am a GP with my own medical practice in Norway. I have 4 children , 3 girls aged 4,6,and 13, and a grown- up son who is 22, he doesn’t live at home anymore. I have a wonderful husband who runs the house as well as studying Osteopathy. I work 70 hours a week and I am constantly knackered and stressed, and feeling I don’t get to see my family much.
    But my hobby is sewing and dressmaking. It is so nice to sit down at the sewing machine, it de-stresses me, and I like being able to make something myself. I would love to do baking and cooking, and be a housewife as well, I will some day. In the meantime, I will follow your blog for inspiration, and to remember what is important in life;our home and our Family. I will make some cakes and sin down with a cup of tea and the Ipad, and read your recipes.
    Love from a colleague in Norway,

    • Susie Homemaker, MD August 19, 2014 at 9:37 am #

      Thank you so much for your kind comment, Camilla. My general goal is to keep home and work separate and to be as organized as I can. I will work on a post soon that goes into this in more detail. Take care!

  7. Mansah Asare November 24, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    I am a woman in my twenties just about to begin medical school! I am so GLAD that I found your website! It’s a true gem! I don’t know the number of people that have said that being a doctor and domestic can’t be done! I love both and couldn’t imagine having to choose one! Thanks for showing us that it can be done even along side blogging! Kudos!!!

    • Susie Homemaker, MD November 24, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

      Hi, Mansah! Thank you so much for your kind comment! Congrats on starting medical school — it will be an adventure and I hope you will find your domestic pursuits as much of a comfort as I have. Best of luck and please check back when you have time 🙂

  8. emily h November 26, 2014 at 12:34 pm #

    Hello Susie-
    I am doing the mimosa pitcher tomorrow. Just wondering how many people its serves with your recipe.


    • Susie Homemaker, MD November 29, 2014 at 6:59 am #

      Hi Emily! Sorry for the late response — I have been on vacation and without internet access. The mimosa punch will easily serve 12-16 generously and 20 if they are only having a serving or two apiece. Hope that helps!

  9. Kassie August 20, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

    Hi Susie,
    I saw your dress on EOS and found myself on your blog. As an MS4 applying to pediatrics, I’m so encouraged to see that you can make time for sewing (and make awesome clothes)! When did you pick up the hobby?

    • Susie Homemaker, MD August 28, 2015 at 5:17 am #

      Hi, Kassie! Thanks for visiting the blog! Congratulations on your achievement and good luck on your match. I started sewing after residency, when I had established my own practice. I try hard to keep work and home separate — not always possible in this career — so I try to finish charts at the office even if it means staying a little late. That way I don’t have work hanging over my head once I get home. Plus, I don’t have young children like most women my age so that allows me more personal time, too. I think it is important to have a balance between work and pleasure to keep yourself sane in such a stressful career. Good luck!

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