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Reno River Festival for the Ultimate Mother’s Day Weekend

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This Mother’s Day weekend, take your family on the ultimate outdoor adventure in the heart of downtown Reno. Grab your bikes and follow a live mobile band while you tour the streets of downtown. Fly high above the record rapids of the Truckee River on the Zip Line. Watch world-renowned …

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Free & Frugal Summer Activities for Kids in Reno 2017

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Summer is quickly approaching.  Well, maybe.  Reno has been very confusing lately.  But I’m at least dreaming of those warm summer days!  With four kiddos, I’m 1) looking for fun activities during the summer, and 2) trying to not break the bank.  And with that, here is this year’s Reno …

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Don’t just save your “Thanks” for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is upon us. I love Thanksgiving because it’s a time to express gratitude for all the wonderful blessings we have in our lives. The holidays are not the only time of year that we should express gratitude. Being thankful every day can benefit your life in a multitude of …

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My kids have quit the sport that I love.

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Swimming has been a lifelong love for me, and I had always dreamed of raising my kids in the sport. But let’s be honest here, it takes a lot of effort and determination to raise a child as a swimmer in Reno because there is a depressing lack of public …

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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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5 Ways After-school Activities Benefit Your Child

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It’s no real secret that after-school extracurriculars are beneficial to children. But while the after-school care is nice (particularly for parents) and the activities keep children “out of trouble” by diverting their attention and energy to more productive activities, there are even more important ways after-school activities benefit children. Here …

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