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Nicole is a San Francisco native who grew up in the Noe Valley neighborhood before majoring in Sociology at San Jose State University. In her third year she realized her love of children as her true calling and earned a Early Childhood Education Teaching Certificate. She taught Preschool along the Peninsula for 10 years before a rare medical condition left her unable to continue her career. Now a single mom to the apple of her eye, Joey James keeps her busy. When Nicole is not playing, teaching and snuggling with Joey James she enjoys stroller walks around the Bay Area, music, San Francisco Giants Baseball and ice cubes floating in her Chardonnay.

The Flight-Attendant Approach to Surviving Motherhood

Have you been on an airplane?  If so, then you are familiar with the smiling, polite, put-together flight attendants who welcome you on board.  They help make your flight experience more enjoyable, and observing...

Is Mother’s Day Different for Single Moms?

Picture a day all to yourself. Your spouse set up a spa day – quiet, calm, serene and no kiddos.  Or maybe even breakfast in bed, a family picnic/park day. Whatever idyllic Mother's Day setting...

Road to Motherhood

Mother's Day is the day we appreciate our moms for all the love they have shown us, the time and energy that they put into raising us, and of course the tears we have...

Mommy Needs Playdates Too

As a new first-time mom, I found myself doing everything for my son. It just happened, and I did not even notice at first that I lost myself.  I was so wrapped up in...

Making the Most of Infant Playdates – For You AND Your Baby

I recently had my first “real” playdate with my son. He is 8 months old and some may say I waited way, WAY too long.  Now two weeks in, with our first few playdates...
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