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Reno River Festival: The Ultimate Mother’s Day Weekend Family Outing

Looks like we'll have better weather this year!

Have you been to the Reno River Festival in recent years? It is amazing to me how this festival has grown and changed since it started 14 years ago. How do I know it was 14 years ago? Because I vividly remember working the inaugural event the weekend that my …

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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

jessica locke

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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Reflections on the Arrival of Our Second Baby

Dr. Magrini's children

‘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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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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Mommin’ Ain’t Easy

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It was recently my oldest son’s seventh birthday, and as I reflect on the last seven years, I’m in disbelief of how fast it went — but also, how much has changed in our lives in those seven years. When you are in the midst of the dirty diapers, tantrums, no sleep, hormones, post-partum depression, and everyday …

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