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Every Job’s Got Perks

  • Posted on January 4, 2012 at 8:00 AM

The perks of my job are just extra awesome!

A while back, I started researching how to make dental visits go more smoothly for kids with special needs.  Figuring I probably wasn’t the only parent out there who wanted to know—and finding a bit of a dearth in that department—I pitched an article and it sold.  So, armed with my assignment, I got to talk to a few dentists about this very important issue.  This article in Georgia Family Magazine was the result.

I put my research into action, and Alex’s and Ben’s dental visits went more smoothly.

Recently, the same idea sold to a non-competing magazine, so I wrote a new article with new sources.  I got to talk to even more dentists, and this time the people I talked with specialized in caring for patients with special needs.  And Tuesday I had the opportunity to test out some of their advice!  Suffice it to say, it works.  Ben’s appointment went great!

I’m expecting the article to be out in MetroKids next month.

And that’s the great thing about what I do.  I get to talk to people about questions I know parents want answers to, because I want answers to those questions, and then I get to write about it.  Sounds like a win-win to me, and I think Ben would agree.