Author Archive for Lauren Franco

Time Off: Finding the Balance

Well, it’s been one month since we returned to work from winter break and last night my husband said to me, “After President’s Day in February, our next day off isn’t until Memorial Day in May, right?!” You should have seen the look on his face when I confirmed his suspicion. What is it about vacation and time off that…

Why Most Surveys Suck – But Yours Don’t Have To: Part I

Before you’ve written your first survey question, you’ve identified a need for which conducting a survey is the answer. But have you envisioned what you want the survey to accomplish? Deciding to conduct a survey doesn’t happen on its own — nor should it, because planning a successful survey takes thoughtful preparation, execution, and follow through. Follow this blog series to…

Welcome back!

Wow – what a break! Welcome back! If you’re one of the lucky ones, today is your first day back in the office in a few days. If you’re one of the really lucky ones (like we are at SoGoSurvey), your office has been closed down for the last 11 days. It feels pretty awesome working for a company that values…

Hello Options

The dinner slump is real. You know the one. You’re making the same dishes over and over and nothing sounds exciting or tasty. Well, in an effort to pull myself out of the “what’s for dinner rut” I decided to explore some new options; after all, variety is the spice of life, right?  Thankfully, when it comes to dinner time…

Things people shouldn’t say.

“Your son’s hair is too long.” File that under “Things People Shouldn’t Say”. Yep, this happened to me last week. I was out enjoying a nice breakfast with my son when we found ourselves in a conversation with a guest at a nearby table. When you have a happy, social toddler, these types of conversations are actually pretty common. You…