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Reflections: Interviews with 4 Moms of Adult Children

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I had the privilege of asking 10 reflective questions to moms who are “done” raising their children. (Translation: We know motherhood is never “done” or over with — but this means these moms don’t have children who live in their homes anymore, and their roles in their adult children’s lives have changed). …

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“Sense” It’s Valentine’s Day…


Before parenthood, special occasions are full of spontaneity with last-minute trips and impulse buys and spur-of-the-moment adventures. Nowadays, spontaneity only exists in the form of my child waking up at random hours in the night — and you better believe we have Very Important Discussions™ before buying any big ticket items …

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Love Your Bugs


Until very recently, modern medicine’s war on microbes has been in full swing. Louis Pasteur proposed the Germ Theory of Disease in 1860. Armed with the knowledge that germs caused all disease, the Holy Grail of Medicine became to eradicate bugs: disease-causing bugs, bugs on our hands, bugs in our air, …

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Learn about Doral Academy of Northern Nevada

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There is a new charter school in South Reno! Doral Academy of Northern Nevada (DANN) opened its doors to Washoe County School District students this past Fall in its temporary location at South Reno United Methodist Church off of Mt. Rose Highway. This school is right in my neighborhood, so when …

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The Retreat


It started, innocuously enough, with a Facebook post in 2014. As an avid Facebook follower of my favorite fiction writer, Elizabeth Berg, I knew that though she usually was based in Chicago, she was spending that year with her best friend at her Mill Valley, Calif. home. I’d already taken …

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