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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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Better Than Pajama Jeans by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Our baby is just over 2 weeks old already. The last few weeks have gone by so quickly, having to adjust to less sleep and a new routine of not really having a routine just y ... Read on »
Losing the Baby Weight by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My baby is a week old already and up until a few days ago, I was feeling good about losing the baby weight one day at a time. Up until my older son told me that I no longer ... Read on »
Our Christmas Eve Miracle by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting December 23 The day started out like every other Thursday before. I dropped off my son  at his dad’s house and headed to my weekly pre-natal yoga class. This time, at 3 ... Read on »
The Best Of 2010 by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It always amuses me to see how people discover my blog. My site stats often surprises me, but it’s great to see what people are looking for, what their concerns might be a ... Read on »
It Takes a Village to Feed My Family by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A little over a month ago, my husband finally moved here and it was around that time that I started to panic. After all, he’s the cook between the two of us and my secret (t ... Read on »
Gender Roles by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I left the house this morning, in my car, and ended up on the side of the road not long after I reached the highway. I didn’t let my car warm up (advice my dad gave me when ... Read on »
My Birth Plan by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It’s all coming together. At 37 weeks pregnant , I am less stressed and more at ease about my upcoming VBAC since I have so many people supporting me and encouraging me to f ... Read on »
The ABCs of Working Parents by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Working moms (and dads) manage the greatest balancing act you could ever imagine. Whether these parents work from home or leave the house – and the kids – every day, there a ... Read on »
The Best Books of 2010 by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I love this time of year – when the “best of” lists come out for everything imaginable. Since my son’s reading on his own now and selecting books that are more than 32 p ... Read on »
Happy Healthy Hip Holiday Gift Guide 2010 by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting For Him: Pool Ball Wine Stoppers Pipe Laptop Stand Duct Tape Wallet Cuft For Her: Colored Pencil Teardrop Necklace   Stretch ... Read on »
Bigfoot Sighting by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Each year, there’s always one or two big toys that come out near the holiday season that are meant to entertain kids for hours on end. This year, Bigfoot the Monster uses ... Read on »
Tiny Prints, Big Smiles by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting For the first time in years, I’m looking forward to the holiday season. Our blended family will be celebrating our first Thanksgiving together, our first Christmas as a ... Read on »
Diamonds are a Mom’s Best Friends by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So, this is the post where I admit that I have never seen Breakfast at Tiffany’s , starring Audrey Hepburn. Of course, I am a lover of diamonds (what girl isn’t?) and all th ... Read on »
Non-Raw Sushi Menu for Mamas-to-Be by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Giving up certain foods during pregnancy is not easy. I gave up caffeine – for a short while – but I haven’t been able to give up soft cheeses, entirely, and giving up sushi ... Read on »
Bitchin’ Camaro by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting To make a short story long… I see them everywhere – on TV, in magazines , online and, of course, on the road. I can’t help but take a second or two to stare. Whenever I ... Read on »
You’ll Lose the Baby Weight (and OTHER LIES about pregnancy and childbirth) by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting If you’ve ever been pregnant before, you’ll appreciate the humorous take on this nine month adventure as Dawn Meehan (author and mom blogger) explains the details in her new ... Read on »
Local Halloween maps for those with dietary restrictions by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Many children have dietary restrictions that make Halloween, and the treats associated with it, difficult to enjoy. Parents of children with peanut allergies or other co ... Read on »
Don’t let Halloween weekend turn into a nightmare by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Halloween parties and events will be taking place throughout the weekend and once again, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would like to remind everyone to ... Read on »
That Stinks! by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I look forward to my weekly prenatal yoga session. I drop my son off at school, enjoy a relaxing hour reading, sipping on coffee and catching up on Twitter chatter or readin ... Read on »
Too Sexy Halloween Costumes by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A few years ago, I wrote about sexy Halloween costumes and how the commercialization, and sexualization of this annual event is reaching young people’s lives at an earlier a ... Read on »