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The Trouble with “Food”: Healthy Eating for the Whole Family


Today’s post is from guest contributor Jamie Schnell, part-time nurse and  full-time mom in Reno to a rambunctious three- year-old. When she’s not working or chasing her son, she loves crafts of all sorts, writing, home improvement projects and cooking.  “Is there even FOOD in this?” I found myself saying …

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Tanks for the Memories: Family Fun at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Aquarium with Kids

If you haven’t been to the Monterey Bay Aquarium before, you’re in for a treat. Located in Monterey’s Cannery Row, just about 5-6 hours from the Reno/Sparks area, the Aquarium overlooks the beautiful bay and features a family-friendly design inside, with dozens of nooks and viewpoints to keep families wandering …

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Sharing Your Kitchen with the Kids

aaron kitchen

From the time our children are about 18 months old, my husband places the first-to-rise child on the counter in the morning and has them help make his morning Americano.  It takes a little more time than if he were to do it alone, but eventually they get the hang …

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Green lunches aren’t just for salads!


My baby girl started kindergarten on Monday (YIKES! When did this happen?! She was like three yesterday…), and my oldest started 4th grade last week. With them in school and the baby off to daycare, I now have five lunches to pack. Lunches are taking a center stage in my …

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