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

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Nutrition Boot CampIt’s been a ...

Carson City’s Thick Slice Pizza, Your New Family Tradition

In three short months, Thick Slice Pizza has earned a reputation for great food and a family-friendly atmosphere. It’s not surprising how popular this new restaurant has become when you learn about the family behind Thick Slice’s history. It all started in 1991 when George and Maria bought Nick’s Pizza on Carson Street. Everyone in […]

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My Child is Not Half a Person!

My husband and I not only enjoy taking our daughter to restaurants, but we feel it’s essential. Early on, before I even became pregnant, we decided that any child of ours would be expected to fit into our lives, do the things we already loved doing. We would not stop going to restaurants or visiting […]

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Family Friendly Fourth

Fourth of July is Saturday. How crazy is that?! Christmas is less than six months away, and we’ll be ringing in 2016 before you know it. Time truly flies! I love the Fourth of July. Growing up in the Midwest, my entire extended family would get together at my aunt and uncle’s house in the […]

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Reno-Sparks CSA & Co-Op Produce Baskets

Sometimes, when you’re a busy mom and are already hitting up the grocery store multiple times per week (with 4 kids in tow), it’s nice to get great, organic, local produce delivered right to your door.  I recently started having produce delivered straight to my door, and I am in love! There are quite a […]

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On-the-Go Strawberry Mango Smoothies

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Feed the Fam

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Feed the FamI love making my own “squeezies” for my girl and family. I put ready made smoothies for us in the pouches so that we can take them to work as a snack as well as having them at home for our snacking pleasure. You […]

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Help fight hunger through the Grocery Outlet’s Annual Independence from Hunger Food Drive

While in college, I worked as a counselor for at-risk children and teens. I worked at a middle school, which after school hours, served as a safe zone for children and teenagers who lived in the city’s high-crime areas. Five nights a week, from 5 to 7 p.m., the school offered a free hot meal […]

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When Forgiving is just too Hard

It’s funny how things end up how they should be. I’m not sure what to attribute to that fact, but it seems to iron itself out. Whether it’s because we are constantly striving to get our wishes, or our determination out paces the world’s negativity, it seems to work out for the best. I can, […]

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The Day I Wore a Swimsuit without a Cover-up

I came short of my goal again this year. It was in March, right before the weather turned warm, that I decided to join Weight Watchers online and lose 25 pounds by the summer. Realistic? Probably not. But I didn’t care, this time I was going to do it. College weight, here I COME! Yeah, […]

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Are you Centering?

Pregnancy is a special time for women and couples and there are many unique approaches to ensuring you receive the best education before baby arrives. An enhanced model of prenatal care known as Centering Pregnancy allows women to receive prenatal care in groups of eight to 12 mothers, including their partners. Centering is a model […]

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Are We Too Sensitive?

Are we too sensitive? Or not sensitive enough?  You’d think that these questions would never occur in the same space – but it’s something that is on my mind often. It seems someone is offended by every type of lifestyle, comment, and interaction. And there’s a reason that “you can’t please everyone” is a thing. […]

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packing for a road trip with babies and toddlers

Packing for a Road Trip with Babies and Toddlers

Summer is here and that means the season for road trips! (insert slow applause here) Everyone loves road trips, but sometimes packing for road trips with toddlers can get a little overwhelming and hectic. This past Mother’s Day weekend, the family and I traveled to Stanford University for the 44th Annual Stanford Powwow and Art […]

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Water Safety for the Whole Family

Saint Mary’s Fitness Center put together this great question and answer series to help your family get ready for summer. Saint Mary’s swim instructor, and Olympian, Nebojsa Bikic, answers your burning questions below: What are some of the greatest risks when families go out to spend time together at the water or even near a […]

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