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Warning: Brunching at Chez Louie May Lead to Mind-Blowing Disclosures

Mikalee Byerman and Karena

  My best friend in the entire world — a woman I have known for 25+ years, my former college roomie, a lifelong friend who has endured 1990s-inspired big hair and bad fashion with me (Exhibit A, left) and my closest confidant — revealed something so jarring during a recent …

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What You Need To Know About Sex Trafficking in Reno

shontell

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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Meanderings at the End of my 3-Month Maternity Leave

maternity leave

I started back to work last Monday after an amazing three months of maternity leave (13 weeks, actually) with my two littles, baby Scarlett and my almost-4-year-old, Juliette. When I had Juliette four years ago, we were only in a position financially for me to take seven weeks off, and although it was definitely hard …

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Postpartum Depression and Anxiety: Real Moms, Real Stories

postpartum depression and anxiety

Postpartum depression and anxiety: Why doesn’t anyone talk about this? Well I’m talking about it now. Where to start… Loading up my toddler and all our stuff to leave the house triggered that anxious feeling. “I can’t fucking breathe!” I exclaimed, leaning against the car. It’s still morning. It’s too early …

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Date Night: Bocce Edition

The Shore Restaurant at Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel

My husband Mike and I both grew up in Reno and have been dating for 14 years. That’s a lot of nights out, a lot of dinners and movies. We love to go out and explore Reno, but with kids, we have to decide what qualifies as a good enough night …

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