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Try Monaciello for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Small Plates. (But Only if You Like Food.)

strawberry and brie french toast

When Monaciello first opened its doors, I attended a media preview night; I recently dug out my notes from the event, and I noticed these words that I had scribbled down as I was sampling the night’s offerings: “Life-changing carrot.” It’s not often that a root veggie is preceded by …

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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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Finding Grace In This Season Of Life

new life

We all strive to be the best parents we can be. What does “the best parents we can be” really mean, though? It’s easy to want to compare ourselves to friends or family who have been through the early stages of parenthood before, but how many of us take the time …

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My Facebook Detox

Facebook

It was March, and I was in about week 4 of my depression. I have always had a tendency toward depression, though in the last few years I had been pretty consistently happy. But then that kid shot up a high school in Florida. Of all the social media outlets, …

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How to Do a Playdate

mammas n munchkins

Mammas and Munchkins is a playdate group that meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. We moms take turns hosting these playdates at our homes. I joined and have been to four and am hosting for the second time soon. The group began by a mom in the military, who learned how …

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