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Make Plans to Join Sierra Nevada Journeys for Family Camp

Sierra Nevada Journeys Family Camp

With the travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19, many families are staying close to home and have turned to camping as an alternative to other types of vacation. Additionally, RV dealerships are seeing an increase in sales by 30 percent over last year. With this influx of new campers and …

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An Open Letter to My Graduating Daughter: I’m Sorry, but It Won’t Always Be Better Tomorrow

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Dear Jilleann: I’m sorry you walked in on me crying tonight. But I had just watched a video documenting the “drive-up graduation” of a friend’s daughter from today, and I sat in disbelief thinking this is not the celebration you’ve earned. It is literally the night before one of the …

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Quarantine Life: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, and The Beautiful

Lynnette and Kids Chickadee Ridge

I write this in week eight of the stay at home mandate. We’ve all had a different quarantine experience, and wanted to share our stories so that you know… You’re not alone… Yes, this is hard… And we’re in this together, even though we may physically be a part. Work and Homeschooling …

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What I Wish I knew Before My 3-Year-Old Son Drowned

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I have 16 photos of my 3-year-old son on what would be his final day of life. In 14 of them, he is wearing a life jacket or puddle jumper, time-stamped photos of my boy, grinning proudly as we unknowingly marched toward the end. Our precious Levi, drowned in June …

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What Moms Can Do to Improve Pedestrian Safety

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There is one statistic that local moms are focused on right now. Twenty students have been involved in traffic accidents this school year alone. Nevada is one of the top 10 states with the worst drivers, with some of the highest rates of bicyclist and pedestrian deaths in the nation. This local …

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Arte Italia Makes for a Fun Date Destination

Jackie Shelton and her boyfriend Clay at arte italia's "Neorealismo" exhibit

By Jackie Shelton, Guest Contributor This season is so different from falls of the past: My kids are grown, my boyfriend’s kids are grown, and we find ourselves able to spend some time together on a weekend afternoon enjoying the abundant cultural opportunities that Reno has to offer. Which is …

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IEP help for parents at first-ever Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference to Dec. 5 in Reno

How far will parents go to ensure the best education for their child? Linda McMahon and her husband Jim moved their family from California to Reno so that their son Sam could attend Newton Learning Center, a school for children on the Autism spectrum and other similar learning differences.

IEP help for parents at first-ever Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference to Dec. 5 in Reno RENO, Nev. – How far will a parent go to save a child from being chronically undereducated? Ask any of the parents of the students of Newton Learning Center, a school for …

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