TimeLine Layout

December, 2018

  • 12 December

    Positive Parenting Course: A New Approach to Parenting

    positive parenting

    My husband and I spent a recent Saturday morning attending a free positive parenting course, put on by Robin Brocklesby, founder of Embrace the PATH. Robin put together three free courses to expose parents in our community to this parenting model and see what the interest would be in doing more …

    Read More »
  • 8 December

    Dolan Toys for Tots Toy Drive 2018

    Screen Shot 2018-12-12 at 7.29.54 PM

    The holiday season seems to sneak up on moms every single year, but it’s also a great time to band together as a community with Dolan’s Toys for Tots toy drive. For many years the Dolan Family has supported the Marines by participating in their toy drive and this year is will …

    Read More »
  • 3 December

    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 …

    Read More »
  • 3 December

    Which Is Better for Kids: Floss or Water Floss?

    dental floss and children

    Research tells us very few people consistently floss their teeth; my personal hope for my own kids and my patients is that they use dental floss as often as they perform the floss dance! There are many products on the market now for cleaning in between your teeth. Your toothbrush …

    Read More »
  • 1 December

    That Time I Went ‘Grocery Shopping’ the Day Before Thanksgiving

    Save Mart ClickCart

    So there I was, knee deep in planning Thanksgiving dinner for my kids (who, to be honest will only eat bread and maybe one green bean if threatened with life and limb) when I felt this sense of dread fall over me: Thanksgiving is only one day of the year. …

    Read More »

November, 2018

  • 29 November

    How Newton Learning Center Helped My Son Find His Happiness

    Newton Learning Center Family Linda McMahon

      Uprooting a family and business is no small task, but when it came to education for our child, that is exactly what we had to consider. Since that child is on the autism spectrum, our decision was even more critical. Our son, Sam, was diagnosed as being on the …

    Read More »
  • 24 November

    Candy Cane Express: Insider Tips for an Afternoon of Christmas Joy

    Train Depot Santa really was the best Santa.

    My 7th grade Nevada history instructor from Clayton Middle School, Mr. Gandolfo, would likely do somersaults in his grave if he could hear the following admission: I’ve never ridden the V&T Railroad. So very sorry, Mr. G. But I made it up to him today (and seriously thought about so many of the things …

    Read More »
  • 14 November

    Why the Nextdoor App is the 21st Century Whipping Post (and How We Can Change It)

    Nothing like a good public lashing to bring a community together

    About four years ago, I got a postcard in the mail inviting me to join something called Nextdoor. I had never heard of it, but apparently one of my neighbors sent an invitation to me. I thought it was an ingenious way to meet some new neighbors in my community, so I …

    Read More »
  • 14 November

    To My Fellow Yogis: I Apologize for the Silent But Deadly Gas Attack

    Gas Attack in Yoga

    I didn’t mean to do it. When my best friend asked me to attend a hot yoga class with her the following morning, I couldn’t think of a better way to start our Saturday. I also didn’t give my selection of vegetables at Friday night’s dinner a second thought. Hindsight …

    Read More »
  • 8 November

    Mother-in-Law or Monster-in-Law?


    “My mother-in-law is a complete nightmare,” said my friend for the fifth time in the same conversation. In response, I gave a sympathetic smile and a few words of encouragement, and then thought about my mother-in-law. The “monster-in-law” sentiment can be an all-too-common scenario for many, and I feel fortunate …

    Read More »