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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 Problem with Gifted and Talented

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There has been a lot of talk about “Gifted and Talented” (GT) in my house lately. When my kids have friends over, I find that the conversation often turns to this program at school, and why my kids and many of their friends aren’t in GT. My kids are smart. …

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Errands: Bank, Store, Tattoo

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Some people grab coffee on the way to the grocery store. Me? Well, sometimes I stop in for a tattoo. I’ve spent a decade in this city trying to find a place I feel safe enough and confident enough to walk into and say, “I would like to get a …

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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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