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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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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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What type of garden should you plant with your child this spring?

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Children who get their hands in the dirt have improved moods, better learning experiences and decreased anxiety, according to this study. Gardening gets children outside, builds their connection to the natural world and increases their love of eating fruits and veggies, all while providing moderate exercise. Research has also found …

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My Response to the Social Media Comments about the March For Our Lives

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So it’s been interesting to read comments on social media about the March for Our Lives. Let’s clear some things up. I consider myself a moderate. I am registered as a Republican (gasp!) and I tend to be conservative fiscally, but more liberal socially (for example, gay marriage is A-okay …

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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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