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Don’t be Afraid to Use Time-Out with your Children

Many modern day parenting blogs and parenting styles today have come out against all types of corporal punishment (hitting, spanking, slapping, etc.), but have also condemned time out as a shameful experience that isolates young children in a terrifying experience. While I agree that children do not need to be hit in any format to […]

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Say “Yes”

“Mom can I take these three tubs out and make a craft?” “No.”  “Mom, can I bake cookies by myself?” “No.”  “Mom, can I plan a lemonade stand?” “Not today.”  “Mom can we set up the water slide?” “Does it have to be now?” Sometimes “no” is so much easier.  “No” is cleaner, quicker, easier, […]

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Healthy Habits for Healthy Teeth

Dental care doesn’t just start with brushing – it’s nutritional. Setting your kids up for success from the get-go can make or break healthy teeth (and make or break your wallet).  This week, we interviewed Dr. Katie Foster from The Smile Shop to talk about healthy eating habits to promote great dental hygiene! Q. Which […]

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Lessons You Learn When Your Spouse Is On Military Leave, as Featured on Scary Mommy

Reno Moms Blog is proud to announce that Lindsey Sanford, the managing partner of our site, had a post published on Scary Mommy! Here is the first paragraph of her post.  Head on over to Scary Mommy to read the rest! Today is the last day that I have to wake up alone. It’s the […]

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Daily Grind, On and On It Goes…

As I write this I realize that another summer has passed… half the year is done and as we all begin another school year, it’s time to start the daily grind again! This summer was a bit different and unusual for me and my husband, as our kids were gone for four and a half […]

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More than just baby blues

Motherhood is the most amazing experience a woman can have, changing our lives forever as we sacrifice everything to care for these defenseless little human beings. We give up sleep, food, timely bathroom breaks, and deal with the daily stressors all this change can create in our relationships. And some degree of sadness, or “baby […]

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A Letter to My 40-Year-Old Children

Dear Fabulous 40-Somethings (Who Happen to Have Been Evacuated from my Womb): You know how it’s a total thing for 20-year-old people to write letters to their 40-year-old selves? Or how some 40-year-olds write to their 20-year-old selves? Well I’ve decided to write to you, my future 40-year-old children, as I sit here at the age […]

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Fall in Love with Your Local Library

It was the last week of summer before kindergarten, camps were out, and I was desperate. My son, jealous of his friends who got to start school that week, was particularly demanding without his usual play dates. Egged on by choruses of “I’m bored”, we had been to the Discovery Museum twice, the riverwalk, EZ […]

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Is Having Grit the Key to Success

Is Having Grit the Key to Success? Yesterday, my youngest son started kindergarten. Academically, according to the assessment his teacher conducted last week, he’s ready. After attending daycare as an infant, and pre-school as a toddler, he’s ready socially too. He’s successfully moved from his ferociously fabulous four, to a fitting five, and is starting […]

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To Do: Sort Life Out, Have Baby

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a mom. Maybe it’s because I’m the oldest of four children and I grew up babysitting my siblings. Maybe it’s because my own mother was a stay-at-home mom. Maybe it’s just who I am, who I always would’ve become regardless of what situations […]

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What is the value of childbirth education?

What is the Value of Childbirth Education? I hear women say they are just going to go with the flow for the birth of their child and I wonder…  When picking a color to paint your child’s nursery, do you just walk into the paint store, let the cashier know why your there and allow […]

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Feed the Fam: Quinoa Turkey Burgers with Feta and Spinach

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Feed the Fam

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Feed the Fam These turkey burgers are delicious and pretty inexpensive to make. I make mine Greek style by adding feta and topping them with tzatziki, but if you aren’t into those flavors you could easily omit the feta and tzatziki. Turkey Burgers 1/4 cup quinoa […]

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