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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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Reno Race for the Cure: Why This Cancer Fighter is Joining The Race

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My name is Sarah Herndon. I am a 30-year-old breast cancer fighter. At 27-years-old I was diagnosed with late stage inflammatory breast cancer. I underwent 4 months of chemotherapy, a double mastectomy and 6 weeks of radiation. Unfortunately, my cancer spread to other parts of my body. I am not …

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Sierra Nevada Journeys Family Camp

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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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Family Fun at Bowers Mansion: Final Race of the Dolan Reno 5000 Running Series

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If you haven’t yet checked out one of the Reno 5000 races, you have one more chance this year at Bowers Mansion on August 28. Reno 5000 is a premier local race production company that prides itself in family friendly events and in “spoiling” their runners with goody bags, high …

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