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Errands: Bank, Store, Tattoo


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


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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5 Ways After-school Activities Benefit Your Child

Jump N Shout Intro To Cheer Program

It’s no real secret that after-school extracurriculars are beneficial to children. But while the after-school care is nice (particularly for parents) and the activities keep children “out of trouble” by diverting their attention and energy to more productive activities, there are even more important ways after-school activities benefit children. Here …

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The Power of Pumpkin: Thinking past the pie


It’s how you know fall is upon us, and it revolves around that first smell of Pumpkin Latte. It’s when you revel in the crunching of leaves, the smells of cinnamon and nutmeg, the chili, the touchdowns, the boots and scarves, the shortening days and crisp mornings. It’s when you …

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