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Always Light the Fire

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Last Wednesday was a usual crazy-midweek-mommy day filled with hair brushing revolts, toothpaste marks on all the towels, and a missing roly poly in the kitchen.  But that evening we had our cousins bringing us dinner and we had planned for a little grown up time.  My husband and I …

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Barnes & Noble’s Playboy Location Needs to Change

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Yesterday I wrote a letter to Barnes & Noble on my personal blog.  Today I’m writing this one for the Reno Moms Blog, in hopes that the more times this info is published, perhaps Barnes & Noble will feel inclined to do more than a shoulder shrug at this nonsense. …

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How to Enjoy a Baseball Game with a Toddler

My husband and I recently braved taking our 2 year old to a Giants game. I don’t know what came over me in deciding this, but I did it anyways. Mind you, when we took her to an Aces game at 1 ½ she did okay, but not great. This …

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The High Cost of Summer Break

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I have a case of summer nostalgia. I get it every year about this time. As a child of the 70s, I remember three-month summer vacations filled with seemingly countless hours of lying around doing nothing. I think of when I was 7, the same age my daughter is now. …

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End The Vicious Shopping Cyle: LOFT Outlet to the Rescue

The Loft at The Outlets at Sparks

I’m in a vicious shopping cycle, fueled by my never-ending yo-yo dieting. Here’s what happens: I get gung-ho about eating right and working out regularly, lose a bunch of weight, and then go shopping for a new wardrobe, fist-bumping myself every time a size I haven’t been able to wear …

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