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Grocery Outlet: Snack Attack!

Today’s post is sponsored by Grocery Outlet and written by RMB contributor Jennifer Duval.  I have ...

Dear Mom, I get it now: A Mother’s Day Tribute

Now that I’m in my early 40s, I find myself thinking (more than I care to admit) about how much I am like my mother. There was a time, and I swear it was last week, when I was young and headstrong and prided myself on being my mother’s polar opposite. “Ugh, I will never […]

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Come out and Play at Earth Day – Sunday, April 26 from 10 am to 6 pm at Idlewild Park

Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. This week we observed Earth Day and the celebrations continue with several recycling and conservation events around town, but one of […]

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Kindermusik Class Giveaway!

Ten months ago, I got the opportunity to start up a Kindermusik kids music & movement program at a local music store right by my house.  It was (and still is) a total dream job.  Not only did I get to continue to be a stay at home mom, but I got to combine three […]

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Top 5 Tips for Staying Connected to Your Friends Who Don’t Have Kids

Two years ago, one of my best friends married the love of her life. The backdrop of the January wedding was a winter wonderland. Fresh snow with blue skies and just the right amount of chill in the air, the day couldn’t have been better. Before the snow even melted, she and her new husband […]

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Top 5 Tips for Preventing Migraines

As a family nurse practitioner, I spend a lot of time counseling my patients on disease management and prevention. As a migraine sufferer and mother, I know how difficult it can be when you have an unannounced visit from a severe migraine in the middle of your day. We cannot simply take a time out […]

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When a cold is just a cold

It’s really hard sometimes to tell when your child has just a cold or if it’s something more, and it’s something I see all the time in my clinic. My baby just had her first cold, and we were lucky to dodge that bullet for 8.5 months (thank you breastfeeding and grandma for taking care […]

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Visit Animal Ark

First, let me preface this blog by saying I wrote this in January for a February posting, but decided to hold off after the news broke that three of the animals got sick and two of them even died.  Since then, it has been confirmed that their food source had been tainted. From what I’ve […]

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What’s a Villager to do?

Note: This is a rant. And a plea for advice. So please bear with me and share your thoughts? You know how they say it takes a village to raise a child? I agree. I have a wonderful village helping out with my three kiddos. Between my in-laws and the supportive network of friends, my […]

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Vacationing With Kids: The Good, Bad and the Ugly

So it appears that all of us with school aged kids have survived Spring Break — the two week long Spring Break if your kids are in Washoe County School District. For this year’s Spring Break, I made my lifelong dream of going to Hawaii come true for myself…  With my two kids in tow and […]

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Beyond the Campfire: How summer camp helps kids reach important developmental milestones

Allowing kids the opportunity to develop independence can be a struggle for many parents who question the safety and security of their child’s learning environment. Yet, child psychologists believe children develop their sense of independence by being away from their parents’ meticulous, and sometimes extreme, safety net. Summer camp provides an incredible balance between ensuring kids […]

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I Thought Motherhood Would Make Me Fearless

I’ve been afraid my whole life. I don’t mean afraid of life experience, or trying new things. No, I’m talking about things like Zombies, ghosts, scary stories, dark alleys. You name it, play the scary orchestra, and I immediately covered my eyes, plugged my ears, and hummed along to a made up song to get […]

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Rising to the Occasion: My Quest for the Perfect Homemade Wheat Bread (Recipe Included)

I am all about homemade goods. It’s important to me that my family eats wholesome, healthy foods, so I have really stepped up my game in the world of homemade. A few months ago, I set out to make the perfect wheat bread that everyone in my family would enjoy. I’m proud to say that I […]

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