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Why I’m Unhappy with the Nevada School Wellness Policy

Washoe County's "Health" Policies

When my daughter was named her class’s student of the month for October 2015, we were all thrilled, but she was most excited about one thing: getting the monthly pizza luncheon for SOMs in all grades (an elite group for sure). The monthly lunch with pizzas, CapriSuns or bottled water, …

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MORE Homeschooling Resources, Classes, and Groups in Reno

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In March I posted about some of the many classes, resources, and co ops for homeschoolers here in Reno, Nevada.  Homeschooling is on the rise, and our community is adjusting accordingly with many local businesses offering day-time classes specifically for homeschoolers.  There’s no reason to feel lonely or like you’re …

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Tough Conversations | Talking to Kids about Death

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With tragedy after tragedy happening on a seemingly endless cycle in our world, I reached out to a local child Psychologist for some advice about how to talk about death with children. This solicitation was prompted after a heart-breaking conversation about death with my kindergartener, and realization that my husband …

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Yes, I am THAT mom.

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We’d been hearing the girl’s name for months. Sometime just before my daughter’s spring break from kindergarten, she announced, “I asked Amy* (*name has been changed) to play with me today at recess, and she said ‘no’ really mean.” Of course, I hate hearing that anyone doesn’t want to play …

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