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Nutrition Bootcamp: The Cheese Wheel Turned into Fondue….and Wine

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Stepping up to the plate: 7 Tips for being a Sports Team Mom

This week, my youngest son is finishing his first season of baseball and I’m hanging up my hat, retiring as the Angels Team Mom. When I agreed to serve as the Team Mom, I thought “No problem. I can make a snack schedule.” I soon learned that creating a snack schedule was just one of […]

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Peer Pressure by Proxy

When I picked my daughter up from school today, she made this announcement: “When I get home, I’m going to make a sign-up sheet for a special club.” “What club?” I asked her. “A club for the kids in my class. I want to make a dance party club. I’m gonna ask everyone in my […]

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Free and Frugal Summer Activities for Kids in Reno

It’s almost summer time!  Anyone else excited?!?!?  I love that our regular homeschool routine gets a little shake-up in the summer months.  As a (mostly) stay at home, homeschooling mom, our budget can be a bit limited sometimes.  I’m always on the look out for free and frugal activities to do with my children (as […]

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How you and your little one can benefit from Kangaroo Care

Today’s guest post was written by Dawn Miller-Hanna, Neonatal Nurse and Developmental Care Specialist at Saint Mary’s. The birth of an infant can be a joyous time for mothers and their family. But, what if your infant is born prematurely (before 37 weeks gestational age) or requires care in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)? Parents may […]

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Fun with Family Yoga at Saint Mary’s Fitness Center

I’m certainly not an expert, but I love yoga. I practiced yoga before children. I practiced yoga during pregnancy. I practiced yoga on the back patio as my toddler pushed trucks and dug up my flowers. I practiced yoga as my husband watched the kiddos and I rushed for some “me-time” at a local studio. […]

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Don’t Fry Day: The Five S’s of Skin Cancer Prevention

Memorial Day is coming up and you and your family are likely crafting a plan to enjoy the outdoors and what (we hope!) will be a sunny, wind-free weekend in northern Nevada. But one day we hope you’ll be recognizing before then is Don’t Fry Day, annually the Friday before Memorial Day. This year it’s […]

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The Food Trucks return to Idlewild Park for Reno Street Food 2015

It doesn’t feel like it right now, as I am writing this the wind has picked up and the thunder and lightning is making for a loud, stormy afternoon, but the un-official start of summer is this weekend. Memorial Day, time for me to take out my white, cropped jeans and see how fast I […]

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Tattoos, Taboo or Tribute?

My tattoo started as a joke – I was your typical A-type personality, someone who scorned tattoos, and honestly never thought I would get one. We were tossing around the question of, “Which tattoo would you get [if you had to]” and my response was, “Ha, I’d probably get the scales of justice…” At the […]

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Resources for suicidal or damaging behavior

In light of recent events at within our community, we asked a school counselor on her advice regarding recognizing the signs of suicide and resources.  Below is her article. I would like to share with the Reno Moms Blog community some important information to help parents recognize warning signs that someone you know or your child may […]

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Testing… Testing… Testing… The Details Behind the SBAC

This year our 3rd through 8th graders in Washoe County School District  are taking the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium). This test was designed through the collaborative efforts of 21 states including Nevada to align to the Common Core Standards (CCS) in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. The SBAC is a computerized test and […]

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Why is the Tdap Vaccine Recommended During Pregnancy?

I try to avoid controversy and conflict when I can, so a quick disclaimer- I am not writing this to argue with anti-vaxers, I am just getting some information out there for people who are interested in why doctors recommend Tdap in pregnancy and who it protects. First of all, what is the Tdap vaccine? It […]

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Girls Night Out at Laughing Planet

The Reno Moms Blog girls were thrilled to receive an invitation to check out Laughing Planet. Located at 650 Tahoe Street in the Midtown District, Reno’s location is owned and managed by Tim Healion. Locals and UNR graduates might remember Tim from the Deux Gros Nez café or the Tour de Nez bicycle race. We […]

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