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How to Remain (or Become) a Calm Mama

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I am a sucker for all of the cliche quotes floating around Facebook and Instagram about calm parenting. You’ve probably seen some of them, like: “When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it’s our job to share our calm, not join their chaos.” I could go on with so …

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Floss, Floss, Floss

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It’s probably something that gets repeated every time you or your child visit the dentist: “Don’t forget to floss every day.” This is such an important routine to begin as early as when the first two baby teeth are touching; if there is not a wide enough gap for the toothbrush …

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Why Lake Tahoe Is My Happy Place

Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe, NV

As a native Nevadan (fourth generation), I grew up exploring our mountains and the beautiful jewel of water we are so lucky to have in our back yard, Lake Tahoe. My earliest, fondest memories are of swimming in that freezing water, building sand castles, burying my siblings in the sand …

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Free and Frugal Summer Activities for Kids in Reno 2018

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Looking for some fun and inexpensive ways to hang with the kiddos this summer? Look no further! Here’s a sampling of some of the free and frugal summer activities you can expect this year. Do you see something missing? Let us know in the comments! Kids Bowl Free: This year, only …

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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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Reflections on the Arrival of Our Second Baby

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‘Twas the night before the new baby And all through the house  Not a creature was stirring Not even a mouse The hospital bags were hung by the garage door with care Knowing a new baby  Soon would be there Our daughter was nestled All snug in her bed While …

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One and Done

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I’m supposed to be 2 months pregnant by now on baby #2. My husband and I have always talked about having two kids. We have an 18-month-old girl now. I got my dental health in check and got in with an OB/GYN in town for a preconception visit. We had our …

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