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By Sarah Kickler Kelber and The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2012
Now that I'm back in the office full time after a few months of maternity leave, I've got to reorient my thinking and remember how to act when I'm around adults more often. I also need to return to my workplace habit of making to-do lists to stay organized. To that end, here's the Top 8 things I need to stop doing now that I'm back in the office: 1. Going to the bathroom with the door open so I can hear whether anyone is crying or up to any mischief. (Or both.) 2. Corollary: Announcing that I'm going "potty" now. 3. Going "SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
More than 6 million children die annually around the globe from largely preventable problems such as diarrhea and pneumonia, but a $500 million, five-year effort led by the Baltimore-based nonprofit Jhpiego aims to put a big dent in those statistics. The money is the second-largest award the Johns Hopkins University affiliate has ever managed and is the flagship grant this year from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the nation's foreign aid bureau that spends $1.5 billion annually to prevent mother and baby deaths in poor countries.
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By Catherine Cook | July 25, 1991
Rent-a-dressBuying enough maternity clothes just to get through the work week can be such an investment that some pregnant women will forgo a black-tie occasion altogether rather than sink money into an expensive maternity cocktail gown to be worn only once.Indeed, even for those with unlimited funds, finding attractive maternity formal wear can be next to impossible.One solution to the dilemma, however, is a rental service, such as Judy's Maternity Rentals, a 3-year-old company based in Alexandria, Va., which offers not only custom-made evening gowns, but also dressy separates and even bridesmaid and wedding gowns.
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By Robert B. Reich | May 21, 2014
According to a report released earlier this month in the widely respected health research journal The Lancet, the United States now ranks 60th out of 180 countries on maternal deaths occurring during pregnancy and childbirth. To put it bluntly, for every 100,000 births in America last year, 18.5 women died. That's compared to 8.2 women who died during pregnancy and birth in Canada, 6.1 in Britain, and only 2.4 in Iceland. A woman giving birth in America is more than twice as likely to die as a woman in Saudi Arabia or China.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2011
I am not going to spoil this video from Thursday's night's "Daily Show" by giving you my views on it before you have seen it. It's vintage Jon Stewart with the comedian in this case ridiculing the Fox News host for what he presents as her flip-flop views of maternity leave before and after she was a beneficiary of it. Lots of talk of entitlements and suggestions of hypocrisy. What do you think? I'll join the discussion later. The Daily Show - Lactate Intolerance Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes , Political Humor & Satire Blog , The Daily Show on Facebook
BUSINESS
February 22, 1996
St. Agnes Hospital said yesterday that it will apply to the Health Services Cost Review Commission to change its maternity rate.St. Agnes had announced last week that it would offer a second day free to newborns and mothers. Many insurance plans pay for only a 24-hour hospitalization for routine births.But the cost review commission, which sets hospital rates in Maryland, said St. Agnes could not make such a change without documenting that the free day was not resulting in a shift of costs to other patients.
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By Lisa Lytle and Lisa Lytle,Orange County Register | April 18, 1991
Deborah Norville, former co-host of NBC's "Today Show," is an advertisement for maternity chic.Throughout her pregnancy, Ms. Norville wore bright dresses and separates that looked feminine and flattering but professional enough for a serious discussion on the Persian Gulf crisis.Here's the surprise: She didn't wear maternity clothes. She carefully picked styles that accommodated her expanding figure."The wonderful thing is that my timing is perfect for current trends. The swing dress, the little trapeze of the '60s is back in style," said Ms. Norville, who recently gave birth to a boy.One fashion expert agrees.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | May 14, 2000
Cosmetics by Calvin You can't get much cooler than Calvin Klein's sleek, minimalist clothes. Unless, of course, you consider the popular designer's new color cosmetics line. Calvin Klein color cosmetics, which debuted in stores recently, include lip, eye, cheek and face color, as well as seven skin-care items and accessories such as brushes and sharpeners. Calvin himself reportedly picked the shades for his 180-piece line. Look for everything from robust red to nearly nude. The overall look is translucent and natural.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN STAFF | February 4, 1999
It should be enough that Veronica Johnson, an on-air meteorologist for WMAR-TV, has to look great at 5: 30 a.m. Add to that task the fact that she is the mother of three, including a 2-month-old son. How does she do it?By making a science out of dressing for work.Her lab is a color-coordinated closet with a 12-foot ladder that reaches up to boxes of sweaters and shoes."I ordered that ladder, and my husband didn't know how tall it was going to be until he looked in the closet," Johnson says.
NEWS
By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County | January 19, 1997
25 years agoAfter one week of thinking it over, Taneytown residents have responded with some very definite opinions concerning a shopping center in their city. The majority are enthusiastic. The following are the comments we have received so far: "I'm tired of spending my money in Westminster and Hanover," "[It] would make Taneytown grow and make more jobs, too." -- The Carroll Record, Jan. 13, 1972.50 years agoEditor: Since my letter to you, in which I stressed the difficulty of obtaining beds for patients in nearby hospitals -- Frederick, Hanover and Baltimore.
NEWS
By Catherine E. Pugh and Dan K. Morhaim | March 10, 2014
This summer, Gov. Martin O'Malley and public health leaders justly celebrated the fact that infant mortality in our state has been driven to a new record low. By increasing access to care and outreach for new mothers and their babies - particularly in low-income communities - Maryland's infant mortality rate fell by 21 percent between 2008 and 2012. This is a tremendous achievement. But this hard won progress - as well as access for all expectant mothers - is at risk as we confront a looming obstetrics crisis: multi-million dollar medical malpractice judgments that are driving even higher the already high cost of medical liability.
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Dan Rodricks | April 24, 2013
I have lots of questions about the Black Guerrilla Family case, starting with this: Was the warden of the Baltimore City Detention Center asked to approve maternity leave for any of the female correctional officers allegedly impregnated by inmate Tavon "Bulldog" White? I thought it was a pretty good question. A taxpayer's question. According to the U.S. attorney's office, White got four of his jailers pregnant. (Do you think these women knew what was going on before the indictment came down?
NEWS
September 20, 2012
The vegan proselytizers at Mercy for Animals, PETA, and the Humane Society of the United States have propaganda campaigns claiming that housing pregnant pigs in individual maternity pens is inhumane, but their shrill screeds aren't backed up by veterinarians. ("Glen Burnie Walmart shoppers to be confronted with giant, bloodied, inflatable pig," Sept. 18). The American Association of Swine Veterinarians finds that individual housing is a humane method, and the American Veterinary Medical Association finds that maternity pens provide for animal welfare.
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2012
A few years ago, I vowed that there was one topic I would never bring up again on social media: sleep training. As my maternity leave wound to a close at the end of 2008, my baby stopped sleeping. We'd been spoiled, no doubt, by his good sleeping before that, but we found ourselves up several times a night, rocking him back to sleep, sometimes for hours. We were completely thrashed. My husband and I did some reading, and we did a version of sleep training that I now know it known as " controlled comforting.
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber and The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2012
In our 24-hour, bloggy, never-stopping, celebrity-saturated culture, which seems obsessed with the "baby bump" hunt, it's hard to be pregnant without knowing which stars you are pregant "with. " My first time around, I was pregnant at the same time as Jessica Alba, who I'd previously given little to no thought to. But knowing we were due around the same date, I felt warm feelings toward her knowing we were both having this experience, pseudo-together. Her daughter was born just a few days before my son … and three months later she was photographed in a bikini frolocking in the waves looking just as fit as before the baby.
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber and The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2012
Now that I'm back in the office full time after a few months of maternity leave, I've got to reorient my thinking and remember how to act when I'm around adults more often. I also need to return to my workplace habit of making to-do lists to stay organized. To that end, here's the Top 8 things I need to stop doing now that I'm back in the office: 1. Going to the bathroom with the door open so I can hear whether anyone is crying or up to any mischief. (Or both.) 2. Corollary: Announcing that I'm going "potty" now. 3. Going "SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"
NEWS
September 20, 2012
The vegan proselytizers at Mercy for Animals, PETA, and the Humane Society of the United States have propaganda campaigns claiming that housing pregnant pigs in individual maternity pens is inhumane, but their shrill screeds aren't backed up by veterinarians. ("Glen Burnie Walmart shoppers to be confronted with giant, bloodied, inflatable pig," Sept. 18). The American Association of Swine Veterinarians finds that individual housing is a humane method, and the American Veterinary Medical Association finds that maternity pens provide for animal welfare.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | March 9, 2003
Shoes are necessary tools for walking, expressions of style and fashion and even objects of desire. In a new installation at the Maryland Art Place, shoes are also objects of art. The exhibit, Soft Shoe, explores shoes as artifacts of the human condition whose sculptural qualities have inspired artists Lesley Haas, Ruth Pettus, Lauren Schott, Leonard Streckfus and Monica Tinker. The artists interpret shoes in their own ways. For example, Streckfus uses shoes as found objects and creates whimsical sculptures from them.
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Marta H. Mossburg | April 24, 2012
We live in fascinating times. On the one hand, it is OK to detail the most intimate aspects of a woman's reproductive health in congressional testimony and to demand "free" birth control pills from employers and/or the government. It is also OK to label those who object to such public displays of personal choice and state-sponsored free love as leading a "war on women. " On the other hand, it is also OK for those who hew to the same ideology as that above to condemn a woman who chooses to raise her children for a living as someone who "never worked a day in her life.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2012
Martha Gardner takes the maternal approach to teaching. She ushers in every new school year "with butterflies of anticipation" as she welcomes her newest students into her family. After 32 years in the classroom, that family has grown very large. "If you are part of my life, you are family," she says to those students about to join her in a yearlong adventure. "I am excited to see their faces on the first day. These smiling, uncertain people don't know it yet, but they have just met the newest member of their family — me. " Those sentiments helped earn Gardner recognition as the Anne Arundel County Teacher of the Year.
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