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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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Nature Deficit Disorder and Raising a Generation to Love the Outdoors

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Nature deficit disorder is a term from Richard Louv’s book “Last Child in the Woods,” describing child behavioral problems when alienated from nature. This is a growing body of research that directly links our association with nature to our health and well-being. For example, children who are frequently outdoors are …

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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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Free and Frugal Summer Activities for Kids in Reno

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It’s almost summer time!  Anyone else excited?!?!?  I love that our regular homeschool routine gets a little shake-up in the summer months.  As a (mostly) stay at home, homeschooling mom, our budget can be a bit limited sometimes.  I’m always on the look out for free and frugal activities to …

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