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It’s About Time (With Our Kids)

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Mon, 03/30/2020 - 16:37

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"So while it’s difficult to stay at home and feel all of life’s uncertainty right now, we are enjoying the time together very much.” ~Jessica Santina
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While the coronavirus pandemic has upended the world in many ways, it has also given us an opportunity to spend the kind of quality time with our kids we may not have had before.

It’s not often that all of us face the same crisis at the same time, though obviously we’re all experiencing it in different ways. One thing that has changed for many of us is that we are spending significantly more time with our children. And while this does come with its own set of challenges, it’s important to remind ourselves that this is also a wonderful opportunity.

Achieving Citizenship

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Wed, 03/04/2020 - 10:50

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"Ultimately, our goal is to help each individual achieve citizenship and be recognized by the country they already call home." *Annie Allen, Director of the Immigration Assistance Program
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Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada launches new citizenship program, with free legal representation and citizenship preparation classes at TMCC.

Interviewing Our Elders for Their Obituaries

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Tue, 02/11/2020 - 23:40

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"It’s very important for seniors to retell their stories.” ~ Dr. Wendy Scheinberg-Elliott
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Interviewing senior family members for their obituaries gives them a chance to share the important parts of their lives, but it also gives you a chance to bond with them while they’re still alive.

I wrote my grandmother’s obituary a few weeks ago. While it made me sad to know that she’s no longer with us, I was very proud of what she accomplished in her 96 years on this planet. And much of what I knew about her life I learned from interviewing her for her obituary.

Finding Sustenance in the Food Desert

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Fri, 01/24/2020 - 18:54

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"It takes driven community leaders to create the solutions necessary to tackle food security. As members of this community, we have to build it.” *Shannon Dobbs, Co-Founder, On Common Ground
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Lack of access to nutritious food in downtown Reno is affecting the health of area residents. Businessman Shannon Dobbs saw the struggle first-hand and decided to do something about it – he decided to create an accessible, nonprofit grocery store in Reno’s food desert.

How can you eat nutritious, affordable meals when the nearest grocery store is two miles away and you don’t have a car? That is the question that ate away at Shannon Dobbs during the 11 years he and wife Michelle owned a bar in downtown Reno.

As members of the downtown community, they watched friends and acquaintances who were downtown residents suffer without access to fresh, nutritious food — growing ill, getting chronic diseases and dying too young.

Taking Pen to Paper

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Thu, 01/23/2020 - 08:00

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The Power of Handwritten Notes
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"…Nothing holds as much personality, or as much of a person's essence, as their handwriting.” ~Carmen Thomas
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While the digital age has made communicating easier than ever before, nothing beats using good old-fashioned pen and paper to let someone know how you feel about them. Here, our readers share some of their thoughts about the importance of handwritten notes.

In our digital age, it can be difficult to remember to slow down and write handwritten notes or letters, let alone mail them. Do people even still have stamps lying around anymore?

While texting and emailing is easier, neither has quite the same effect. And because they happen so rarely, they’re even more valuable. There’s also the benefit of being edit-free, as being unable to edit does tend to reflect the more genuine and authentic you.

Here are just a few reasons to consider investing in cards, a pen and stamps.

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What My Family Got When We Committed to Giving

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Submitted by info_467 on Fri, 12/06/2019 - 17:37

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"The spirit of gratitude we all gained from these experiences was palpable."
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It turns out that giving back to others and the community is a great solution to the doldrums.

A couple years ago, when my daughter turned 8, my husband and I held a birthday party for her in the backyard. We had invited about 15 or so kids, assuming about two-thirds of them would actually show up. Imagine our surprise when not only did every single invited guest arrive, but some brought siblings. And every one of them arrived with a present.

Creative Gift Giving

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Thu, 12/05/2019 - 16:20

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“I call my aunt on Sundays because I know it’s a long day for her. It’s a gift I give to her and to myself because I feel better after the conversations.” -Patricia R.
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Holiday gift giving offers an opportunity to show our loved ones what they mean to us, and there are many non-traditional ways to do that — through experiences, volunteering, handmade gifts and some that are downright practical.  

Though the holidays should be focused on love, faith, family and togetherness, they can be quite stressful when we feel compelled to find perfect gifts for every person on a long list.

With holiday retail advertisements blasting from every corner and shopping in full swing, we thought it was a good time to look at the creative and positive ways people in our community show their appreciation for loved ones during the holidays.

Celebrating Families Through Buddy Walks, Picnics and Bingo

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Sat, 10/05/2019 - 17:54

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There are plenty of people with Down syndrome who become entrepreneurs, hold down jobs and just lead normal lives.” ~Sarah Horsman-Ploeger
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October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, which is a time to celebrate people with Down syndrome, their abilities and capabilities. So we’re shining a light on the Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada and one couple celebrating a very special addition to their family. 

Sarah Horsman-Ploeger originally got involved with the Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada (DSNNN) eight years ago through her job at The Continuum, where she works with families of infants and toddlers with developmental delays.

Every Father Can Be a Great Dad

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Thu, 08/15/2019 - 14:02

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Sometimes it takes a little help.
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“Otto taught me I can be a man of integrity, what that entails and how to practically live that. And my family is worth that.” *Tim McGivney
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We’ve all heard that parenting is the most important job we can have, but it rarely comes with training to help us be better at it. The Dad-E Academy is stepping in to help Northern Nevada fathers improve their dad skills.

Parenting can be difficult under the best of circumstances. But it becomes infinitely harder when you didn’t have a parent around to model those skills for you, you have a challenging relationship with the other parent, you become a parent earlier than you were planning or you experience any of the various complications that go along with being part of a family.

Morning Routine Ideas to Steer You Toward Positivity

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Submitted by mikalee.byerman_243 on Wed, 06/12/2019 - 14:29

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“I don't run every day, but on days I do, I always, always, always feel better. I don't run far or fast, but I go.” * April C. 
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We asked, you answered: What are the steps in your morning routine that lead you toward positivity? Here are some ideas from readers that you can model or adapt for your own path toward daily positivity. 

The idea that implementing a morning routine may steer your brain toward happiness and productivity is not new. 

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