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6 Fun Day-Off-School Activities For Phoenix Kids

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Most of the elementary schools in Henderson seem to have more random days off than in years past. Sometimes these days can catch parents off guard. What to do when your kids are going to be home all day in the middle of the week?! Well, if you didn’t schedule appointments with your Las Vegas pediatrician or dentist for a check-up, then try one of these fun ideas to keep your kids active and healthy on their days off.

1. Help them make a treasure hunt, indoors our out, depending on the weather. Once they’re done they can invite friends over to find the treasure (the treasure can be almost anything, since the real prize is following the clues!). When the hunt is over, serve a small picnic for the hungry hunters.

2. Hold an art exhibit. Get out the paints and modeling clay and then let your kids spend the morning creating works of art to display.

3. Healthy kids are active kids, so help them plan a kid Olympics! Give them the freedom to choose how to judge and award medals, then sit back and watch them wear themselves out!

4. Have a family history day. Encourage your kids to write in their journals and ask them to share some favorite family stories that you can record in their own words. If you have stories of your ancestors, this is a good time to share them with your kids.

5. Go visit a local Phoenix, Portland, or Henderson museum, historical site, petting zoo, or aquarium. Remember, this is a day to do something with your kids that you’ve always been putting off, so do it!

6. Visit a resident of a local Henderson convalescent home. Some elderly men and women rarely get visitors. Your kids will feel good about brightening someone’s day. They could bring them flowers or an original piece of art. (See activity number 2.) My name is Karin Peterson and I want to help Henderson families to raise healthy, happy kids. Issues such as proper nutrition for children and childhood obesity in Henderson concern me. I am the owner of a Henderson area home business that sells Power Squares.

If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson or call me at 702-806-0150.

Chocoholic Karin Peterson
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
702-806-0150
lovemyhealthychocolate@gmail.com
Nuggets
Power Squares

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Karin Peterson, and I am a Las Vegas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2011. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Power Squares online and in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, and Henderson. Our valued Henderson customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares offers real health benefits and/or financial freedom.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the Henderson area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson.

Call me at 702-806-0150 to own your own Nuggets business in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, or Henderson.

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4 Things Your Las Vegas Pediatrician Wants You To Know

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The health of their children is a top priority for parents in the Phoenix, Portland, and Henderson areas, and that’s why having a good relationship with your child’s pediatrician is important. From well-child check-ups to children’s immunizations to flu shots, these healthcare providers are there when parents need them.

Today in the Las Vegas Children’s Health Blog, we want to give you a look into some of the issues facing pediatricians, especially those issues that they may have difficulty discussing with parents.

1. A cold is a cold is a cold, even if they call it something different. There are lots of names for the common cold, like “viral rhinosinusitis” or “purulent rhinitis”. They might sound fancy, but if your kids has it, it really just means they have a cold. Many pediatricians use these terms so parents don’t feel like their being sent away from the office with an overly-simple diagnosis.

2. Old wives’ tales and internet health sites are no substitutes for professional medical advice! There are many rumors that have no scientific basis, but some patients insist on bringing their child in because an older member of the family noticed something (think green snot or ear tugging). Also, while the internet is filled with great information, it is also teeming with sensationalized and nonscientific sites that can be downright dangerous. Pediatricians just want parents to be safe and well-informed when choosing how to treat their child.

3. Fevers are scary, but for children over 3 months old, there is no magic number where a fever becomes dangerous. However, accompanying symptoms like lethargy, rash, or inconsolable crying are cause for concern.

4. Scheduling is not an exact science.
No one likes to camp out in the waiting room, but, once in a while, a patient requires a little extra care, and this can throw the schedule off for the day. However, one day that patient may be your child, and you’ll want that schedule-ruining extra care as well.

My name is Karin Peterson and I want to help Henderson families to raise healthy, happy kids. Issues such as proper nutrition for children and childhood obesity are often on my mind. I am the owner of a direct sales Henderson area home business that sells Power Squares.

If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson or call me at 702-806-0150.

Chocoholic Karin Peterson
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
702-806-0150
lovemyhealthychocolate@gmail.com
Nuggets
Power Squares

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.parents.com/health/doctors/top-10-confessions-of-a-pediatrician/?page=1, accessed on August 15, 2013

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I am Karin Peterson, and I am a Las Vegas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2011. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Power Squares online and in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, and Henderson. Our valued Henderson customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares offers real health benefits and/or financial freedom.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the Henderson area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson.

Call me at 702-806-0150 to own your own Nuggets business in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, or Henderson.

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Dehydration Can Trigger Tantrums In Las Vegas

Dehydration Can Trigger Tantrums In Las Vegas

Most Las Vegas parents have experienced a tantrum or meltdown with their children. My kids usually lose it when they are hungry or need a nap. Some kids flip out if their routine is altered. My Henderson co-worker claims her kids get crazy when there is a full moon.

Lack of sleep and low blood sugar are the usual suspects causing irritability in my Henderson child, but a new study in the Journal of Nutrition points the finger at another culprit.1 Dehydration seems to lead to a low mood in healthy women. The study only included young women, but I did a little experiment on my own kids and noticed when they were mildly dehydrated they were fatigued and irritable.

Las Vegas kids need nutritious food and plenty of water to help maintain good physical and mental health.
I am Karin Peterson and I am an advocate for children’s health in Nevada. To learn more about Henderson children’s nutrition and Power Squares contact me today!

Karin Peterson
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
702-806-0150 lovemyhealthychocolate@gmail.com
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1Lawrence E. Armstrong, Matthew S. Ganio, Douglas J. Casa, Elaine C. Lee, Brendon P. McDermott, Jennifer F. Klau, Liliana Jimenez, Laurent Le Bellego, Emmanuel Chevillotte, and Harris R. Lieberman ‘Mild Dehydration Affects Mood in Healthy Young Women,’ The Journal of Nutrition, December 21, 2011. http://jn.nutrition.org/search?fulltext=dehydration+mood&submit=yes&x=0&y=0, accessed on February 3, 2012

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I am Karin Peterson, and I am a Las Vegas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2011. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Power Squares online and in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, and Henderson. Our valued Henderson customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares offers real health benefits and/or financial freedom.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the Henderson area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson.

Call me at 702-806-0150 to own your own Nuggets business in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, or Henderson.

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3 Tips For Improving Las Vegas Kids’ Attention Spans

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Hello Nevada parents! Today in the Las Vegas Children’s Health Blog, we are going to look at various ways to lengthen kids’ attention spans. An increased attention span can improve learning ability as well as behavior and is an important aspect of kids health in Phoenix.

1. Find an activity that will hold their attention. This might mean that you need to experiment with different types of toys and crafts. One child might enjoy building blocks while another may become engrossed in an art project. There are many craft and hobby stores in the Henderson, Portland, and Phoenix area where parents can get great ideas.

2. Recorded stories are a wonderful resource for increasing attention spans. Have your child lie on the floor and close their eyes, then play a recorded story. When it’s finished, have your child retell the story to you. Local Henderson libraries are perfect for finding recorded books and stories. Or you can download audio books for your iPad or other electronic reader.

3. Make sure that your child is using age-appropriate toys, crafts, and media. Age recommendations can be very helpful when deciding what activities will effectively engage your child.

Remember that it’s natural for different children to have varying attention spans, but the attention span of all kids should improve with age.

I’m Karin Peterson and I am passionate about helping Nevada parents raise healthy and happy kids. I try to keep apprised on the latest in proper nutrition, childhood obesity, and immunizations. I am the owner of my own Las Vegas home business that promotes Power Squares. If you are interested in learning more, please visit my website at http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson or give me a call at 702-806-0150.

Chocoholic Karin Peterson
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
702-806-0150
lovemyhealthychocolate@gmail.com
Nuggets
Power Squares


The following online article was used as source material for this blog:
Paxton, Jackie, & Shoemake, Teresa, “Fun Ways to Increase Children’s Attention Span”, http://www.atu.edu/research/ProfessionalDevelopmentGrants/06-07/JackiePaxton/Final_Report-Fun_Ways_to_Increase_Children_s_Attention_Span.pdf, accessed on October 10, 2013

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I am Karin Peterson, and I am a Las Vegas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2011. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Power Squares online and in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, and Henderson. Our valued Henderson customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares offers real health benefits and/or financial freedom.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the Henderson area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson.

Call me at 702-806-0150 to own your own Nuggets business in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, or Henderson.

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Video Game Exercising In Phoenix

Video Game Exercising In Phoenix

Welcome to the Healthy Phoenix Children blog. This site is for Phoenix parents who are concerned about the health of Nevada children. Today’s article looks at fitness video games.

If your child would rather exercise their thumb on a gaming console than shoot some hoops or kick a soccer ball, they might enjoy Wii, Playstation, and Xbox games that require them to move their body to play the game. If players enjoy the game, they will probably not mind (or notice) sweating a little bit.

Of course, you will need the necessary accessories to play these fitness games. Your nearest Phoenix Target, Wal-Mart or Best Buy probably has everything you need for your gaming system.

I perused the internet to see which games came up on game review sites. The following are bestsellers:

EA Sports Active
Punch-Out!
Dance Dance Revolution
Gold’s Gym Cardio and Dance Workout
Kinect Sports Review
Nickelodeon Fit
Wii Fit

By providing a variety of exercise choices for our Phoenix children, we can encourage them to get some exercise every day. (You may also enjoy playing them with your child, but be prepared to lose.)

For info on a children’s health product, call me at 702-806-0150. Thanks for visiting!

 

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Karin Peterson, and I am a Las Vegas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2011. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Power Squares online and in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, and Henderson. Our valued Henderson customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares offers real health benefits and/or financial freedom.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the Henderson area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson.

Call me at 702-806-0150 to own your own Nuggets business in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, or Henderson.

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Your Las Vegas Pediatrician Knows More Than Your Health App

Your Las Vegas Pediatrician Knows More Than Your Health App

Hello Las Vegas parents! How many times have you discovered a bumpy rash or discolored skin on your child and then consulted online sites to discover what it may be? Maybe your toddler has loose stools every time he eats wheat and after scouring all the web articles about bowel movements you decide he has a gluten intolerance. Or maybe your Nevada teen has been experiencing headaches so you consult the latest health app on your smart phone.


My name is Karin Peterson and I am a local Nuggets representative based in Las Vegas. One of my passions is advocating for children’s health in Las Vegas, Nevada.

I am concerned about the number of Las Vegas parents diagnosing their children’s health using technology instead of consulting their Nevada pediatrician. I realize it is very convenient to consult online sources when figuring out what may be ailing your child, but you should always check with your physician as well.

Henderson parents can’t always be sure that the information gleaned from the web or a health app is reputable. Some online advice might even be dangerous and harm your child. I realize if you are reading my Las Vegas children’s health blog you are doing it online. Don’t get me wrong, there is helpful, user-friendly information regarding your Las Vegas children’s health, but please let your Henderson doctor do the diagnosing and prescribing.

Thanks for stopping by! For more information about children’s health or Power Squares contact me today at 702-806-0150.

Chocoholic Karin Peterson
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
702-806-0150
lovemyhealthychocolate@gmail.com
Nuggets
Power Squares

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Karin Peterson, and I am a Las Vegas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2011. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Power Squares online and in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, and Henderson. Our valued Henderson customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares offers real health benefits and/or financial freedom.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the Henderson area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson.

Call me at 702-806-0150 to own your own Nuggets business in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, or Henderson.

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Music is Magic for Las Vegas Kids

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Parents in and around Las Vegas know that healthy kids need proper nutrition, lots of exercise, and well-rounded lives. It’s also safe to say that for all children, a well-rounded life should include music in one form or another.

Studies have shown that music does so much more than simply entertain!

Did you know that children who are involved in some kind of musical training during school perform better in math and science? They also develop better coordination, do better in reading, concentrating, and goal setting. Studies show that students who are involved in a music education program also perform better on their SATs, and are more likely to attend college.

While it’s ideal for Henderson, Portland, and Phoenix parents to start their kids young, it is never too late to learn a musical instrument. Music stores in the Henderson area will have great advice on age-appropriate music lessons and teachers for your curious child.

But lessons aren’t the only way! Keep an eye out in the Las Vegas community for musical events such as church, school, and community performance programs. Check with Henderson, Portland, and Phoenix libraries, websites, and community centers for more information.

Keep up the good work, Las Vegas parents! Your children are lucky to have you to help them stay safe, healthy, and happy!

My name is Karin Peterson and I am very interested in kids health in Phoenix. I am the owner of a Henderson area home business that sells Power Squares. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson or give me a call at 702-806-0150.

Chocoholic Karin Peterson
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
702-806-0150
lovemyhealthychocolate@gmail.com
Nuggets
Power Squares


The following online article was used as source material for this blog:
Brown, Laura Lewis, “The Benefits of Music Education”, http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/music-arts/the-benefits-of-music-education/, accessed on October 10, 2013

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Karin Peterson, and I am a Las Vegas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2011. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Power Squares online and in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, and Henderson. Our valued Henderson customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares offers real health benefits and/or financial freedom.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the Henderson area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson.

Call me at 702-806-0150 to own your own Nuggets business in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, or Henderson.

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Preventing Teen Prescription Drug Abuse In Henderson

Preventing Teen Prescription Drug Abuse In Henderson

Hello, welcome to my Henderson children’s health and nutrition blog. Today’s topic is teen prescription drug abuse.

Most Henderson teens will be offered an illegal prescription medication at one time or another. They are sold at Nevada high schools and passed out at teen ‘pharm’ parties. Nevada parents should realize that no child is immune. Here are some tips for Henderson parents from Better Medicine: 1

Start talking about the dangers when they’re preteens. Speak early, often, and clearly.
Stay involved in your child’s life.
Emphasize how misusing medication can destroy relationships and keep him or her from achieving goals, such as getting into a certain college or landing a future job.
Teach your child to say ‘no’ firmly but kindly, give a reason, then change the subject or leave the situation.
Monitor your child’s internet usage for signs of prescription drug involvement.1

Henderson parents should keep their medications locked away. It is also important to realize that children watch how their mother and father use prescription medications. I encourage all Henderson parents to use prescription meds safely and legally.

1 Robert Williams, MD, “5 Tips for Talking with Your Teen About Medication Abuse,” Better Medicine, July 19, 2012, http://www.bettermedicine.com/what-parents-should-know-about-otc-medicine-abuse/5-tips-for-talking-with-your-teen-about-medication-abuse, accessed on October 1, 2012.

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I am Karin Peterson, and I am a Las Vegas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2011. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Power Squares online and in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, and Henderson. Our valued Henderson customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares offers real health benefits and/or financial freedom.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the Henderson area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson.

Call me at 702-806-0150 to own your own Nuggets business in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, or Henderson.

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The Henderson Children’s Health Blog: Your Source For Helpful Information

Nutrition for Henderson children

Hi! My name is Karin Peterson of Las Vegas. I own a home based business that sells Power Squares. I am passionate about helping Phoenix, Portland, and Henderson parents raise happy and healthy kids. That is why I started the Children’s Health Blog. Today I would like to explain what the blog can do for you.

There truly is a wealth of children’s health and wellness information on the internet, but sometimes it can feel a bit like getting a drink from a fire hose. In my blog, I try to distill this information into helpful tips that busy Henderson parents can really use.

Some of the topics that I am most concerned with are proper nutrition, childhood obesity, and immunization schedules.

Keeping our kids healthy can really be a challenge these days. They seem to be eating more junk food, watching more television, and playing outside less and less. But having healthy children is possible. Visit the blog often to find out how!

If you would like to discuss any children’s health issues, or if you would like to know more about my home business and the Power Squares that I sell, please feel free to give me a call at 702-806-0150. You can also visit my website at http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson or email me at lovemyhealthychocolate@gmail.com.

Contact me today!

Chocoholic Karin Peterson
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
702-806-0150
lovemyhealthychocolate@gmail.com
Nuggets
Power Squares

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Karin Peterson, and I am a Las Vegas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2011. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Power Squares online and in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, and Henderson. Our valued Henderson customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares offers real health benefits and/or financial freedom.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the Henderson area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson.

Call me at 702-806-0150 to own your own Nuggets business in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, or Henderson.

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Critical Bike Safety Rules For Phoenix Parents

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Parents in the Henderson, Portland, and Henderson area who want to encourage their children to be active and healthy have probably considered bike riding. This is a great option for kids, so today in the Las Vegas Kid’s Health Blog we want to point out some basic principles of bicycle safety.

Don’t compromise on the helmet, parents!
No matter how short the excursion is, insist that your child wear a helmet each time they ride their bike. Helmets can be purchased at any bike store and at most big box stores in the 89123 area. And remember the power of example when it comes to children’s health (this means you need to wear your helmets too, mom and dad!).

Patience is important as your child develops biking skills. Don’t take off the training wheels until the child is ready and hold off on hand brakes until your child is an experienced rider. Remember that kids grow fast. Last year’s bike may now be too small.

Oversized bikes pose a safety risk. Take your child with you to your Henderson or Portland store when you purchase a bike so that you can make sure it is the proper size.

Active kids are healthy kids, and I want to do all I can to promote kids health in Phoenix. My name is Karin Peterson and I work from my Las Vegas home business selling Power Squares. If you would like to learn more, please give me a call at 702-806-0150 or visit me on the web at http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson.

Chocoholic Karin Peterson
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
702-806-0150
lovemyhealthychocolate@gmail.com
Nuggets
Power Squares


The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/Pages/Summer-Safety-Tips.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token, accessed on July 15, 2013

Join TeamX88 today!

I am Karin Peterson, and I am a Las Vegas-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2011. I sell the industry-leading Nuggets and Power Squares online and in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, and Henderson. Our valued Henderson customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares offers real health benefits and/or financial freedom.

TeamX88 is also a fantastic Nuggets home-based business in the Henderson area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about TeamX88, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/karinpeterson.

Call me at 702-806-0150 to own your own Nuggets business in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, or Henderson.

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