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Showing posts from September, 2013

Little healthcare information tip

I’ve worked in medical/dental offices in various capacities for over 18 years.  I’ve been the receptionist, the dental assistant, the insurance coordinator, the patient accounts trainer, the practice manager/administrator, and the consultant, among several other roles and titles. Currently, I work from home. I listen to recorded calls online from 7 dental practices in CT, NJ, WA, NY, and TN, and 2 orthopedic practices in NE.  When people call in to make an appointment, I get to hear both sides of the conversation to make sure that the call handlers are saying what they’re supposed to, providing good service, and not missing opportunities for new patients. I’ve been amazed at many things over the years working in this field.  But lately I’m most amazed at how many people call an office for the first time to make an appointment, and they don’t know what their insurance is, and they don’t have the card with them.  It’s just hard to fathom, to me, that a person would not have that in

Photography: Maddie and Charlie

Great Homecoming photo session tonight with these two!  Hope the dance was a blast!   

Lately on Instagram, Episode 1

Ok, so maybe this is blog cheating… but quick and easy are what it’s all about lately.  I am rediscovering Instagram, and it’s so darn easy to toss up a cute something with a quip about what’s up.  So if you’re into Instagram, come on by… braskasmom is me. If you’re not, well, you’ll get a peek anyway.  I’m thinking I can just snip and paste and boom, mildly interesting content on the blog.  And no, you certain friends who keep trying to get me to break and join the FB gang, this is not the beginning of that. Sorry. Saturday 09/14/13 Tuesday 9/17/13 Weds 9/18/13

Mommy Kinlee Salon Day

Kinlee likes to give things names. Events. Situations. Lots of things. If we go to lunch, it’s Mommy Kinlee Lunch. If Braska’s with us, it’s a Mommy Girls Lunch. When she wants to sit on my lap for a while, she asks for a Mommy Kinlee Moment. If Daddy takes her to Lowe’s,  it’s a Daddy Kinlee Trip. When we went to Wal Mart this morning, it was an All Family Trip. And the list goes on… Today was Mommy Kinlee Salon Day.  I was going to get my hair done, and she came along because she wanted a cut for herself, too. I got to go first because she can get her haircut done during my processing. So she waited patiently (with Netflix on her Nabi, of course) in the chair next to mine. When it was her turn, she was all smiles.  (Which is nice.  We tend to see A LOT of attitude lately, more than smiles.) My big-girl 4-year-old bug.  My kindergartener.  Hard to believe. She is like a little pro when she’s in there. Loves it.  She really likes the whole process, except the

Photo sneak

A girl just can’t get a fair photo with certain brother-in-laws around.  Nothing is sacred. Even an attempt at taking a picture of my first freehand rhinestone Bears shirt. I’m a bling girl, yes I am.  And this is way more sparkly than the picture shows.  But it might be because of the goofball dimming my aura or something.  *sigh* little brothers….

Back on the streets

After a little over 2 months off due to low-calorie eating plan to jump start the healthy lifestyle plan, today was my return to the streets to pick up with C25K plan. Yep. I'm a planner. I backed up a little in the sequence to make sure I could handle it. But with almost 20 lbs less of me hitting the pavement, seems to be very doable to jump back in. I managed well and it felt very good. Now off to the shower and on with the rest of a busy day of school volunteer time and dentist appointments.