Jane has been a freelance writer for more than a decade, leaving her full-time job as a health policy reporter on Capitol Hill once her first son was born in 2001. A healthy skepticism and dogged persistence learned from interviewing too many politicians turned out to be handy skills when answering endless questions from four inquisitive children - or figuring out why certain products or parenting tips do or don't work for her in her role as a mom, chef, finance professional, chauffeur, house cleaner, clothes cleaner, gardner, mechanic, and professional decorator.
The knowledge learned on the job as a reporter on medicine and health policy also turned out to be immensely helpful when it came to handling numerous ear infections, a broken bone (or two), insurance companies and pediatricians. Jane also substitute teaches at a local preschool and runs the Chess Club at a local elementary school.
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