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Turasa: An awesome yoga game for kids and adults

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I enjoy yoga. It has so many benefits and I find it completely relaxing. My little girls like to practice yoga, too. They have little yoga mats and sometimes we can be found chanting “om” and setting intentions for the day before breakfast. Last week I was contacted to see …

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How one triathlon mom (triath-mom) encourages her young daughters to enjoy the miles

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By day, Katie Heyder is a successful professional, working as the Director of Performance Improvement at Saint Mary’s Health Network. But, when the office work is over, the physical work has only just begun. Katie, an avid triathlete and mother of three daughters (5-year-old twins and a 7-year old) is …

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REMSA Offers Classes on the Fundamentals of Baby Sitting, CPR and First Aid

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Do you have a tween or teen that is interested in babysitting? Before turning them to the proverbial wolves, make sure they have some training under their belt so that they can approach this new responsibility with poise and confidence. REMSA offers a class for future babysitters on the fundamentals of baby …

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How do you build a culture of student wellness?

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As the WCSD Board President, an outspoken education advocate, and a former college athlete, I recognize that this is a question every parent asks themselves. I know, because although I don’t have kids myself, the “in loco parentis” of an educator is strong in me. (Which basically means I would …

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Put Down The Cupcakes, People: My 2 Cents on The WCSD Wellness Policy

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After reading through all of the comments that parents made on Facebook regarding the Washoe County School District Wellness Policy a few months ago, I was amazed that so many parents were upset that they couldn’t bring in cupcakes for their child’s birthday. I even heard a story about how …

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Moms, Nevada Kids Need Mentors and Nevada Mentors is Helping!

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I want to take a moment and talk about mentors and their importance. A few weeks ago, the Community Foundation of Western Nevada reached out to me about a new program they are launching, Nevada Mentors. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have had and still have so many mentors …

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