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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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Strategies For Talking To Your Adolescent About Sex

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Childhood is a brilliant time of exploration. Imagination runs wild, and innocent questions or quips likely pepper your dinnertime conversations — and probably at other times, too, such as: brief conversations about “private” parts explaining how girls and boys are different answering the infamous “Where do babies come from?” question Let’s be …

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Reclaiming My Identity with Water Therapy

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They say you can lose your identity when you become a mom, and I do feel that way, because I spend all day every day with my toddler daughter helping her learn and grow. The weekends when dad is home from work, I hope he takes her out of the …

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How a Social Media Fast and Life Coach Leveled-Up My Life

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A few months ago, I was invited to participate in a 10-day social media fast. I willingly agreed, not thinking it would have any impact on me because I spend such limited time on social media. I was wrong. The impact was far-reaching and life-changing. I had no idea how …

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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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Socks Were Never Meant to Have Partners

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As the primary laundry-doer around here, I find myself constantly pondering the following: WHERE ARE ALL THE SOCKS? We are a family of six, and we own no less than a billion pairs of socks[1]. How many of those pairs are currently in their natural, paired-up state, happily living their …

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What You Need To Know About Sex Trafficking in Reno

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Remember when you thought talking to your kids about sex was uncomfortable and tricky to maneuver? Well, I have found a topic that feels even more terrifying. It’s called “How not to get trafficked.” This topic is vital today. Please don’t skip it. Ever look at your kids, ready to …

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