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“Lettuce” Make Summer “Grape” for Your Kids!

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As you know, COVID-19 brought new, unexpected challenges to every mom. All the hikes in the world or baths without interruptions don’t seem to help with stress as much as they used to.  My husband and I juggled trying to teach three kids, do housework (seriously, how is there so …

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What Moms Can Do to Improve Pedestrian Safety

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There is one statistic that local moms are focused on right now. Twenty students have been involved in traffic accidents this school year alone. Nevada is one of the top 10 states with the worst drivers, with some of the highest rates of bicyclist and pedestrian deaths in the nation. This local …

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Here’s How Local Teens Can Get Free Prom Attire for a Limited Time

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Think back for a moment about your prom. Whether it was full of fun and frilly dresses — or a nightmare because the dude you were with was expecting to reach third base, and you weren’t ready — it was likely still an event that inspires abundant memories and maybe even a …

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IEP help for parents at first-ever Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference to Dec. 5 in Reno

How far will parents go to ensure the best education for their child? Linda McMahon and her husband Jim moved their family from California to Reno so that their son Sam could attend Newton Learning Center, a school for children on the Autism spectrum and other similar learning differences.

IEP help for parents at first-ever Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference to Dec. 5 in Reno RENO, Nev. – How far will a parent go to save a child from being chronically undereducated? Ask any of the parents of the students of Newton Learning Center, a school for …

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Painting for Compassion at Urban Roots Teaching Farm Delivers Messages of Hope

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On Saturday, the community is invited to come together for a special art project at the Urban Roots Teaching Farm, Painting For Compassion that is spreading positive messages of support and hope to the community while offering information and resources about suicide prevention. This event grew from a child’s question. Caroline …

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Northern Nevada Pride-We Are Allies!

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Across the nation, Pride month usually takes place in June, but here in Northern Nevada our pride month takes place in July because it is part of our Artown program! I’m in love with Artown and I think it’s one of the most amazing things about living here. Every July, …

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I’m Being Auctioned Off on Saturday. Here’s Why.

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Today I was confronted by the “what ifs” of my worst nightmare. I walked through the doors of the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) thinking about the sober reality underscoring the need for this non-profit: It is one of the first places families come after a cancer diagnosis of a child. …

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Strategies For Talking To Your Adolescent About Sex

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Childhood is a brilliant time of exploration. Imagination runs wild, and innocent questions or quips likely pepper your dinnertime conversations — and probably at other times, too, such as: brief conversations about “private” parts explaining how girls and boys are different answering the infamous “Where do babies come from?” question Let’s be …

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Dolan and TedX University of Nevada, Reno

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Coming up on February 23rd, TedX University of Nevada will be coming back for its 7th annual conference. Each year, speakers from our community share their vision for a better community, building small ideas into passionate businesses and organizations with the intent to share a better future. In hopes of …

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