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August, 2019

  • 23 August

    Sunscreen Woes: What Now?


    Skin cancer is the #1 diagnosed cancer in the world, and we are all layering ourselves and our children in sunscreen these days trying to prevent them from this same future. And it’s all over the internet-the newest studies are showing the active ingredients in sunscreen are absorbed at high levels! …

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  • 15 August

    The Basics of Living Debt Free and Saving Money


    Eight years ago, I found out there were people out there who did not live with debt. Not only that, but these were people who actually SAVED money, or saved up for big purchases, and even put away money for retirement. Even more, these were people who were MY age. …

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  • 14 August

    Northern Nevada Pride-We Are Allies!

    Fikes boys showing their pride at the Northern Nevada Pride Parade

    Across the nation, Pride month usually takes place in June, but here in Northern Nevada our pride month takes place in July because it is part of our Artown program! I’m in love with Artown and I think it’s one of the most amazing things about living here. Every July, …

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  • 7 August

    Back-to-School Shopping? Don’t Forget the Floss!


    It’s hard to believe another summer break has come to a close for most of our kids, yet here it is. Though my own children are now in college, I will never forget the days of school supply lists and figuring out what they would be wearing on their first days …

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July, 2019

  • 31 July

    Recognizing Speech Delays in Your Child


    Kids are a hilarious, exceptional, a miracle. I give my 8-month old a leaf and she’s happy for about two hours to just wave it around in front of her face. She is growing every minute, every second, and watching her change and develop is so unbelievably exciting. All of …

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  • 28 July

    Testing the Waters at Silver Bear Swim School

    Ringing the Bell

    I didn’t learn to swim until I was 11 years old. I remember being frustrated when I went to the pool with my friends and I couldn’t hang out with them in the deep end as easily. There was one time, I remember trying to play “lifeguard” with my cousin and …

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  • 22 July

    I’m Being Auctioned Off on Saturday. Here’s Why.


    Today I was confronted by the “what ifs” of my worst nightmare. I walked through the doors of the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation (NNCCF) thinking about the sober reality underscoring the need for this non-profit: It is one of the first places families come after a cancer diagnosis of a child. …

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  • 18 July

    How to Stay Active and Healthy this Summer

    summer picnic spread

    By Dr. Amanda Magrini Dang it! It’s summer, which means endless barbecues, camping, vacations, and birthday parties with all the yummy treats and tastiest food ever. So hard to stay on track with whatever your health goals are. I do absolutely love seeing all the people out there walking, jogging, …

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  • 10 July

    Why Don’t Dads Volunteer at School?

    where are the dad volunteers

    Editor’s Note: Jessica Santina was recently a guest on the Reno Dads Podcast talking about this topic. Hear more from her — and from Reno Dad Jonathan Salkoff — here.  It was the end of summer last year, with one week left before the back-to-school barbecue at my daughter’s school. …

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  • 8 July

    5 Free (or Almost Free) Things to Do with the Kids this Week


    We’re halfway into summer, and the “anyone know of anything free to do this week with my kiddos” questions are rolling in on the mom boards! I hear ya, mommas. Getting the kids out of the house without totally killing your budget can be challenging. Soooo….here are five free, or …

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