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Three Thanksgiving Appetizers meet a Cranberry Margarita

The night before Thanksgiving was always the same, ingredients for apple and pumpkin pies and my mother’s famous cheesecake were all over the counters, and dinner was offically a free for all, with lots of encouragement to eat simple appetizers or leftovers in the fridge to make room for the next night’s leftovers. There was […]

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Just Stop It…How Being on WIC Got Me to Stop My Judgmental Thoughts

I used to be a tad judgmental about people who used things like WIC or food stamps.  It wasn’t my official policy to be judgmental about those things, as I have always believed those programs to be a beneficial aid to people who need it, and know many AWESOME mommas who use it to help […]

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Leaving on a Jet Plane (with little humans in tow)

On the eve of the busiest travel day of the year, I thought this would be an opportune time to discuss most adult’s nightmare: travel with small children. It is amazing how an already unpleasant experience like being screened by TSA or having the person in front of you lean their seat back immediately after […]

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Getting Fit With Gwen and Jen: One Month Update

Reno Moms Blog is starting a new series of posts featuring two local nutrition coaches and NPC bikini fitness competitors, Gwen Sedler and Jen Boscovich. We have five RMB contributors that have signed up to make a lifestyle change through the consultation of these nutrition and fitness experts. Follow along as our contributors share their […]

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Let Your Kid Be A Kid

Is it me or are kids waaaaay more overloaded with life than I was as a kid? They are forced to grow up so fast! I look around and it seems like there are kids with busier schedules than mine! They go from sport to sport and activity to activity like they are earning a […]

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Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

When did you first learn about “the birds and the bees”? I learned in 1st grade. I went to a private Catholic school. And – GASP! – our 1st grade teacher, also a NUN(!!) is the one who spilled the beans. I remember clearly her sending one of us out to the sand box to […]

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Handling the Holidays with Diabetes

Today’s post is written by Dr. Lorraine Platka-Bird, who is a registered dietician and certified diabetes educator with Center for Hope of the Sierras where she serves as an eating disorder specialist. She has been counseling individuals with eating disorders for over 25 years and takes a holistic approach to treatment, considering all aspects of physical, mental, social, […]

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The Power of Positive Imagery

Six years ago, I went to a Women’s Conference, and I vividly remember a speaker talking about Positive Imagery.  To illustrate the power of Positive Imagery, she said, “what happens when you hand a child a glass of milk and say, ‘don’t spill your milk’?” You know what happens — almost always, the milk gets […]

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Rules of the Direct Marketing Party from the Viewpoint of the Sap You’re Trying to Sell to

Ah, November, you certainly snuck up on us. The holiday season is now in full ramp, and that means invites to lots of parties. And who doesn’t love a party? Of course, there’s one type of party invite that always brings me anxiety, and that is the Direct Sales Party. If you’re not familiar with […]

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Holiday Pancakes: Whole Wheat Pumpkin and Eggnog Pancakes

The other day I broke my golden rule. I took the kids to the grocery store with me. I usually shop alone because it’s a million times easier, I don’t have battles about what goes in the cart  and I actually have room for groceries. Well, the other night the hubby and I were both busy and […]

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Avoiding the Holiday Gain

This post is sponsored by Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center and is written by Elise Mische.  Elise is a registered dietitian with Saint Mary’s Fitness Center where she serves as the Nutrition and Weight Loss Specialist. She volunteers year-round with the Nevada Diabetes Association, working at their camp programs and providing nutrition education to children ages 7-17 […]

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Equal-opportunity parenting

I’d like to give a shout-out to the dads out there who are just doing their jobs every day, being dads. I don’t think dads get their due recognition for just being dads. What do I mean, you ask? Well, this stems from a recent business trip I took during which I repeatedly heard, “Who […]

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