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Keeping Older Kids Busy During The Summer

This is my daughter on stage at a Kidscape camp

Summer is fast approaching. As a mom who works from home full time, I’m a bit nervous about the kids being home while I’m trying to work a full-time job. OK, a lot nervous. Up until now, every summer I had the kids booked in camps for most of the summer, …

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5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Family Vacation to Yellowstone

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This summer, we had my family reunion in one of the most beautiful locations around, Yellowstone National Park. We had a fabulous time visiting with family, watching wildlife and standing beside the ever-impressive geysers as they erupted. Everything we saw inspired awe. It is a magical area of wilderness, mostly …

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Why Lake Tahoe Is My Happy Place

Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe, NV

As a native Nevadan (fourth generation), I grew up exploring our mountains and the beautiful jewel of water we are so lucky to have in our back yard, Lake Tahoe. My earliest, fondest memories are of swimming in that freezing water, building sand castles, burying my siblings in the sand …

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Discover Your Nevada – the weird, wild, beautiful

Credit: Sydney Martinez / TravelNevada

Summer is road-trip season, and the state’s tourism agency, TravelNevada, has put together six routes in Nevada to help Nevadans get to know their own state.  Did you know: The nationwide average for in-state travel (meaning residents traveling within their state) is roughly 51 percent. In Nevada, it’s closer to …

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The Guts of Our Family

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Blood, guts, dust, and sagebrush. Those words sum up some of my favorite family moments. Strange, huh? See, my husband grew up hunting and somehow turned this tree-hugging hippie into a hunter too. I’m still trying to figure out where and when that happened. I think it was after I …

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Sierra Nevada Journeys Family Camp

Sierra Nevada Journeys Archery

I loved going to sleepover summer camp as a kid. As in it was the highlight of my youth. In fact, I have an entire scrapbook from the camp I went to my junior year in high school, where I wrote a poem about how much I loved camp. (Yes, …

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