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Make Safety a Part of Your Summer Plans

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Northern Nevada offers a host of outdoor opportunities, many of which involve water — ironic in the desert right? As we gear up for the season, it is very important to remember safety is the responsibility of everyone who takes part in swimming activities. Often we direct our concern toward …

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Motherhood in the Raw

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Motherhood is an elevated, high calling. It may not appear that way on the outside looking in, since we often find ourselves in humble places (whether we’re wiping bums, cleaning sticky fingers, breathing deeply amidst our frustrations or moving through difficult feelings of being undervalued or unseen). My hope is …

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My Facebook Detox

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It was March, and I was in about week 4 of my depression. I have always had a tendency toward depression, though in the last few years I had been pretty consistently happy. But then that kid shot up a high school in Florida. Of all the social media outlets, …

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Dolan 5000 Running Races for the Whole Family

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It’s no surprise that I’m a huge fan of fitness, taking care of yourself, and finding exercises that you love. I co-run a blog on the topic of fitness for moms, teach fitness classes, coach my kiddos’ soccer team, and am working towards my black belt in mixed martial arts. …

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Introverted Parents, I Have Good News and Bad News

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As I type this, my adorable, amazing, spectacular 4-year-old is adjacent to me. Notice I did not say “next to me”; I said, “adjacent” — in mathematical terms, “having a common vertex and a common side.” In mommy terms: touching me. So. Very. Much. Touching. My child is always touching me. …

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Self-Care on a Budget: 10 Things You Can Do Without Over-Spending

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This month I’ve been feeling a bit burned out. Can anyone else out there relate? I’m as busy as anyone else, so I can’t play the “I’m sooo busy” card. 😉 I’m not complaining, just simply stating the facts. Lately, I’M TIRED. I’d like to make more room in my …

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