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Knit twice

About ten years ago, I tried to learn to knit. I was working as a newspaper reporter in Palm Springs, and one of my editors suggested that a fun feature for the education beat would be a story about the … Continue reading

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Why you should start a family blog

I recently celebrated a very important anniversary. It was the five-year anniversary of my very first blog, Three Peas in a Pod. I started this family blog in May of 2006, shortly after the birth of my first child, William. … Continue reading

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Does the newspaper bear some responsibility?

Horrible news out of Los Angeles earlier this week: a teacher committed suicide, devastating friends, students and family members. It happened not long after fifth-grade teacher Rigoberto Ruelas received less-than-stellar ratings in a landmark review of teachers published by the … Continue reading

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One of the frustrations of freelancing

You know what one of the most frustrating things about being a freelance writer is? I mean, other than all the lack of benefits, job insecurity and not having your own vending machine or coworkers to complain to and all … Continue reading

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Postpartum musings on work

Everyone’s been telling me to relax and take it easy, to recover from having a c-section and a gigantic baby, and not to worry about work or working for awhile. I’m trying, y’all, I really am. I’m doing a good … Continue reading

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Last time I was this pregnant…

So most of you probably know by now that I’m expecting a baby. Soon. I’ve written about how, er, challenging it was to work through some of the woes of pregnancy, and I’ve also written about how we’re going to … Continue reading

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A working holiday?

Over at The Freelance Writing Jobs Network, there’s been an interesting little debate raging on about the pros and cons of working over the holidays. The discussion, titled Dear Freelance Writer, When You Were Partying, I Stole Your Client sparked … Continue reading

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