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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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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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Reflections: Interviews with 4 Moms of Adult Children

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I had the privilege of asking 10 reflective questions to moms who are “done” raising their children. (Translation: We know motherhood is never “done” or over with — but this means these moms don’t have children who live in their homes anymore, and their roles in their adult children’s lives have changed). …

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Dear Anyone Who Is NOT My Child: Please Don’t Call Me ‘Mom’

Should you Call her 'Mom'? A Flowchart

My 4-year-old daughter was recently in the hospital. And I don’t mean “in the hospital” as in “visiting a friend and then scampering down to the cafeteria for a chocolate fro-yo.” I mean “in the hospital” as in “hospitalized.” For days. Yet every nurse, doctor, CNA and hospital food service …

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The Dreaded Stomach Bug: Things to Watch for with your Little One as it Circulates in our Area

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It’s one of the feared infections of childhood- the stomach bug, or “gastroenteritis”. Vomiting, diarrhea, and generally poor feeling kiddos, and desperate parents who are at a loss of what to do for them. My 3 and a half year old is in her first winter of preschool, so we’ve …

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