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Pool Party to Celebrate UNR Women’s Swimming and Diving and a New Swim Academy

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Hello northern Nevada friends and families. My name is Holly Sprague and I am the owner of Bridgewater Swim Academy. Since childhood, swimming and water sports have been at the center of my life. My passion and dedication for swimming earned me the opportunity to swim for the University of …

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School Gardens: Making Veggies Fun at School

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Carrots taste all that much better when your child gets to plant and watch them grow, pick them from the earth and eat them for snack with other kids in class. School gardens offer endless learning opportunities for kids, help encourage responsibility and ownership of a project and reinforce healthy …

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The Nevada School Wellness Policy: Answers to Your Burning Questions

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There was a lot of Facebook discussion in reaction to Jessica Santina’s post last week titled Why I’m Unhappy with the Nevada School Wellness Policy. In fact, a representative from the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) reached out to us and arranged a meeting between two of us from Reno …

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Why I’m Unhappy with the Nevada School Wellness Policy

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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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