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Why Water Wings Are The Devil

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It’s that time of year again, when we all start hitting the pools, and the lifeguard in me starts fuming when I see kids bobbing around in the pool in water wings, life vests and suits with flotation inserts. Why? As a former swim coach, instructor, pool manager, and lifeguard, …

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Keeping Older Kids Busy During The Summer

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Summer is fast approaching. As a mom who works from home full time, I’m a bit nervous about the kids being home while I’m trying to work a full-time job. OK, a lot nervous. Up until now, every summer I had the kids booked in camps for most of the summer, …

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The Yoga Pod Student Pass: A Great Way to Enjoy Yoga Together!

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I avoided yoga for most of my life, but when Yoga Pod opened close to my house, I went to check it out and bought a 10-class pass. After taking one class, I just knew – I need more of this in my life.   I exchanged that 10-class pass …

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Your Guide to Summer Movie Deals in Northern Nevada

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Panicking about what to do with the kids this summer? You are SO not alone. But one thing I know for certain in the vast and often deserted landscape of parenthood: Kids love movies. And better yet, kids of all ages love movies — older kids, turns out, even find the “way beneath them” …

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Balance is a Lie

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I like to imagine “balance” as this peaceful state of mind. It’s this feeling that everything is occurring in symbiotic coexistence. My life, my work, my personal happiness, it’s all at this serene, cue ocean wave white sound noises. That’s what balance is, right? It’s the perfect (by definition) system, …

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Positive Parenting Course: A New Approach to Parenting

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My husband and I spent a recent Saturday morning attending a free positive parenting course, put on by Robin Brocklesby, founder of Embrace the PATH. Robin put together three free courses to expose parents in our community to this parenting model and see what the interest would be in doing more …

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Candy Cane Express: Insider Tips for an Afternoon of Christmas Joy

Train Depot Santa really was the best Santa.

My 7th grade Nevada history instructor from Clayton Middle School, Mr. Gandolfo, would likely do somersaults in his grave if he could hear the following admission: I’ve never ridden the V&T Railroad. So very sorry, Mr. G. But I made it up to him today (and seriously thought about so many of the things …

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