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Sondra .. Patient Expert

San Diego, California
I'm a Certified Parent Educator and Marketing Consultant, living and working in San Diego and... Full Bio
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Change of Address by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I’ve never been good about sending out Thank you cards even though I have every intention to do so. I have invested in Thank You cards over the years that just end up in my ... Read on »
Merging: Marriage and Money by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Thank you to TurboTax for sponsoring my writing about household finances. Learn more about how TurboTax can help you find every tax deduction you deserve. I was selected f ... Read on »
Rebel with good cause by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting At anytime in my life, if someone told me I couldn’t do something, I wanted to do it even more. When my doctor told me I couldn’t have a VBAC (with baby #2), I wanted to pro ... Read on »
Celebrate Children’s Book Week by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This year’s Children’s Book Week is less than 50 days away. Mark your calendar for the week of May 2 – 8 when the official Children’s Book Week takes place. Events are h ... Read on »
Surviving Early Parenthood by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The first few months of motherhood are especially challenging. Sleep deprivation and trying to translate baby’s cries while somehow getting everything else done is not easy. ... Read on »
iBreastfeed by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I breastfed my oldest son for 8 months. It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it. When he was two months old, I returned to work, full-time, and I pumped regularly, storing my br ... Read on »
Spreading the Love by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Each of us has an emotional bank account that keeps us happy and directly relates to a healthy self-esteem. You can think of it like a gas tank too. You can’t run on empty a ... Read on »
Commitment by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting At the beginning of the year, I committed to fully participating in the #NewYearNewMe weight loss challenge , sponsored by Larabar , Yoga Pulse , GoodBelly , Our Love Yoga a ... Read on »
Size does matter by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting If I didn’t have kids, I would still drive a mini-van, in fact, I drove a mini-van in high school and for a brief period during college. True story. Of course, it was my par ... Read on »
Do parents get to sleep-in anymore? by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My son and I started a family tradition a few years back of having sleepovers in the living room. We pull out our sleeping bags and a big pile of blankets and sleep on the f ... Read on »
2010 Portfolio by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting 2010 was an interesting year. So much changed for me and I have so much to be grateful for. The year flew right by without my acknowledging the great companies I worked with ... Read on »
Reaching my goals by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting At the beginning of the year I pledged to do the following three things for the #NewYearNewMe weight loss challenge : Exercise for at least 30 minutes three times a w ... Read on »
Savoring the moment by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This week has been a bit emotional for me. My husband went back to work and I was a bit anxious about how I’d handle being home alone with the baby. Even with a few slee ... Read on »
I’m not a perfect parent by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Just because I’m a Certified Parent Educator does not mean that I consider myself to be a perfect parent. I’m a work in progress. When my oldest son was 3 years old, I ... Read on »
The Case of the Leaky Car Seat by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Why wasn’t I warned about this? Our morning is nearly over and already my baby has taught me a great lesson that I want to pass on to you, and every other parent who lea ... Read on »
Day One by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting After taking advantage of California’s Paid Family Leave and one full month to bond with our baby (and to help me stay sane), my husband went back to work yesterday. Althoug ... Read on »
I Want My MTV by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting One of the philosophies behind my company states that it takes a village to raise a child, so I realize that many parents, especially those who work outside the home or who ... Read on »
Carb Lovers Unite by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I’ve never owned a scale and have never followed a diet of any kind simply because I love food and don’t typically do well with anything that’s forbidden. If I’m told not to ... Read on »
Emptying the Nest by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting While I have been busy dealing with the expansion of our family unit, others moms in my circle have been preparing for the empty nest phase. I can’t imagine another transiti ... Read on »
con Leche by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Our baby boy was born on Christmas Eve morning. I hadn’t packed my hospital bag ahead of time so I wasn’t feeling quite as prepared as I had hoped when I went into labor.  L ... Read on »