Monthly Archives: March 2011

The complexities of car seat logistics

Since I’ve been writing about health care and family issues for so many years, my ears always perk up (figuratively speaking) when I get wind of a major new policy that I just know is going to get people talking. … Continue reading

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The challenges of working from home: a quiz

I have a short quiz for all you fellow freelance writers out there. Let’s say you work from home. Let’s say that you are a freelance writer and work from home. Let’s say you’re a parent of small children, a … Continue reading

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Covering nursing for 15 years

While doing research for a freelance assignment, I recently interviewed a woman who is a professor of nursing at a prestigious university. After the interview wound down, we got to chatting, and she asked me how long I’ve been a … Continue reading

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iWant an iPad

Earlier tonight, my husband said to me, “Hey, I’m going to be really late coming home from work tomorrow night.” I’m accustomed to this. I haven’t been a doctor’s wife for all these years and not gotten used to a … Continue reading

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Farewell to a great journalist

Sad news today: veteran journalist David Broder died at the age of 81. I first saw the news on Facebook, where my friend and fellow UMd J-school alum Eric Kelderman posted it. My reaction was almost identical to my reaction … Continue reading

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To CSA or not to CSA

Over on the blogs at All About Women, Zee is talking about her frustration with her husband’s penchant for buying canned vegetables. She notes that some canned vegetables are okay for certain things, but she prefers to serve more fresh … Continue reading

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Watch out for preliminary research

I’m feeling a little vindicated here today, kids. One of my fellow health care writers out there filed a very interesting report yesterday on Covering Health, the blog for the Association of Health Care Journalists. Andrew Van Dam quotes Dr. … Continue reading

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