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The Similarities Between Parenting and Customer Service

The Similarities Between Parenting and Customer Service

Working in customer service helped me understand parenthood Kids are a lot like the most difficult customers you encounter in almost any customer service job. They are demanding, insistent, and indignant.  Once you consider the similarities, they far outnumber the differences. In coaching myself to deal with the hardships of parenting, I learned to revert […]

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Santa Rosa Love: Come for a Day {or Stay Forever} in our Sleepy Little City

This content is sponsored, all opinions expressed within are our own. The true center of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, does not get a lot of love. What Healdsburg has on it’s town square, or Petaluma has on it’s river, Santa Rosa simply does not. Surrounded by “small town charm” on all sides makes our little […]

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Surviving the Homework Completion Struggle: Ten Tips from a Teacher Mom

Surviving the Homework Completion Struggle: Ten Tips from a Teacher Mom

Homework. Just the word alone can prompt a severe allergic reaction from kids and parents alike. The continuing debate over whether or not homework is valuable is still all over the internet. Whatever the case, most kids will likely have homework in some form throughout the school year. Aside from how we personally feel about homework, […]

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The Sonoma Farmers’ Market: Home to Incredibly Fresh Produce

Wine Country has such incredible produce! My son Marcos and I go to the Sonoma Farmers’ Market every Tuesday throughout the summer. It’s really exciting when the market begins, and we go especially early on the first day to take advantage of the fresh produce. Every week, we look forward to the ever-changing produce that […]

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Choosing the “Right” School for Your Child:: Our Bloggers Weigh In

If you're new to Wine Country, you might be surprised to learn that our school system is sort of unconventional. Many districts allow inter- (transferring out of district) and intra-district (same district, different school)  transfers. There are several exceptional private schools, and there are many homeschooling families (and co-ops) that offer a variety of programs. [...]
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I Have a Girl Crush: 4 Reasons My OB/GYN Rocks

Pre-pregnancy, I asked for obstetrician (OB/GYN) recommendations from my close friends and coworkers. I did all the research. So when my husband and I found out we were pregnant with our first baby, I patted myself on the back for finding the best of the best. My OB/GYN was intelligent, confident, and supportive. And at […]

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