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The Guts of Our Family

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Blood, guts, dust, and sagebrush. Those words sum up some of my favorite family moments. Strange, huh? See, my husband grew up hunting and somehow turned this tree-hugging hippie into a hunter too. I’m still trying to figure out where and when that happened. I think it was after I …

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5 Ways After-school Activities Benefit Your Child

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It’s no real secret that after-school extracurriculars are beneficial to children. But while the after-school care is nice (particularly for parents) and the activities keep children “out of trouble” by diverting their attention and energy to more productive activities, there are even more important ways after-school activities benefit children. Here …

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Get Grounded! 5 Grounding Yoga Postures for Children

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Children today are plugged in. It can feel constant and relentless. Sometimes I feel I am fighting an uphill battle with my own two children. From television and video games at home to communicating with friends and family and even checking for homework assignments online, kids today spend increasing time …

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Where Are We Gonna Put All These Kids?!

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On my morning walks on the hills around my neighborhood in Sparks, I’ve lately been disgusted by an increasingly familiar sight. New houses. There’s nothing particularly disgusting about houses, per se. And while I consider myself pro-environment, I’m honestly not thinking to myself, “Oh, isn’t that awful, all that unspoiled …

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To the man whose wife just pushed out his child from a ten centimeter hole in her body….(or underwent a massive surgical procedure!)

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Having just delivered my second baby, I’ve been privy to many “mama talks and baby walks” with other moms, veteran or new. Stuff is shared. So men listen up, this is a compilation of dos and don’ts I’ve gathered from these conversations, that hopefully will help you along this hormone …

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