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Childhood Cancer: What Would You Do?

Think about all those times when your child is sick. Heading into cold and flu ...

Am I Experiencing a Migraine?

Today’s guest post is submitted by our community partner, ThinkFirst Northern Nevada, and is written by Ashlie Teixeira-Smith, APRN, MSN, FNP-C, BSN with Sierra Neurosurgery Group.    In the United States there are approximately 48 million Americans who suffer from chronic headaches and 28 million suffer from migraine type headaches. A Migraine headache is described as a […]

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Think Kindness Challenge of the Month: The Kindness Experiment

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Think Kindness Challenge

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Think Kindness ChallengeAs part of our partnership with Think Kindness, Fayth Ross posts monthly Kindness Challenges for the RMB Community.  When my brother was about three, my Dad found him pouring water from one cup to another with careful and deliberate concentration. He looked up […]

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Message to New Moms: Depression Lies

It was sometime between 3:00 am and 4:00 am, when we were just about four weeks into our new gig as first-time parents. Sure, I was tired then, but still mostly in awe and making it through each day relatively intact. I wasn’t sleeping much, but I was getting showers, so I called it good. […]

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Grocery Outlet Steals and Deals

Today’s post is sponsored by Grocery Outlet and written by RMB contributor, Betsy McDonald.  I am a grocery store snob. I live in the Old Southwest and we go to our neighborhood grocery store at least three times a week to pick up whatever we feel like having for dinner. My ritual begins on Sunday […]

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Why Early Childhood Nutrition Matters

Today’s 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 […]

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Ordering Beyond the Kid’s Menu

A few weeks ago we had lunch with some friends who were in town for a Wolfpack game with their four- and five-year-old girls. As we looked at the menu and figured out drink orders, the kids got children’s menu coloring sheets and crayons. Side note, I love coloring and wish more restaurants had special […]

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Why I Love(d) Formula-Feeding

Several weeks ago, I found myself in the middle of a conversation about breastfeeding with a handful of moms. An expectant mom had reservations about breastfeeding and expressed them to the group. In the minutes that followed, the conversation went a little like this: “How could you consider not breastfeeding? You know what they say […]

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Childhood Cancer: Samantha’s Story

Today’s guest post was submitted by RMB community member Alyna Harrall in honor of September being National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. My daughter, Samantha, was very healthy as an infant with the exception of having reflux which was partially controlled with medication. Fast forward to 14 months old, she had a cold for 5 days […]

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Kid Friendly, Mom Approved Music

In my house, we love music.  My 6 year old is most certainly is our little musician, and she loves all things music.  I love Youtube because we can find most anything music-wise, but I’m not so fond of the uncontrolled commercials, ads, or other song suggestions that may pop up while she’s listening to […]

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Letting Daddy Take Over

The word “no” and I have a complicated relationship. I own my own writing and editing business, and since opening up shop in November 2003, I have made a practice of saying yes—sometimes, I confess, without actually knowing yet how to do the thing I’m being asked to do, or without knowing how I will […]

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In Defense of the Bus

When I attended Kindergarten orientation, the teacher asked me to sign a form indicating if my child would be riding the bus. I added his name to the list, and then noticed that out of twenty five children in the class, only about five of them were going to be riding the bus. “Will he […]

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Healthy Pumpkin Bread

It’s that time of year — PUMPKIN time!  Every year I break out my Mom’s old pumpkin bread recipe.  My mom is the traditional type of baker that believes in full sugar and white flour to make lovely baked treats.  I, however, am really striving to make these traditional recipes a bit more healthier for my […]

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