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Parenting Perspectives: Not just ‘Honey’ or ‘Daddy’; he’s still my Craig
My toddler sons cries dragged me out of bed at 1 a.m. I sleepily trudged down the stairs and into his room, where I confronted a pile of puke on his mattress. Craaaaig, I called up the stairs to my ...
1/21/14 at 10:18 AM Parenting Perspectives: Wild child humbles this second-time mom 12/10/13 at 4:57 AM
Money Savin' Mama: Find ways to give that fit your budget 11/22/13 at 7:42 AM
Book Release Party Photos
Over the weekend, I hosted two book release events in Bemidji and Minneapolis. My book, Life Learned Abroad: Lessons on Humanity from China, is about the experiences I had and insights gained when li...
1/9/14 at 3:38 PM Learning About--and From--the Elders in Our Lives 7/15/13 at 9:24 AM
Saturday's Terrifying Incident
The scariest thing ever happened to me on Saturday: I gave my parents a perfectly valid reason to say "I told you so." I also slid off the Interstate at 75 miles per hour, but hey, perspective, peopl...
1/6/14 at 7:32 PM Replacing Furniture... At Last 11/11/12 at 9:24 PM
Lutefisk and Other Questionable Food-Like Substances 10/3/12 at 2:35 PM
meaningful mondays: from my family to yours
This weekend, we celebrated the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, and in this, had a chance to reflect on the importance of family. What an under-appreciated group, the family, and ...
12/30/13 at 1:01 AM mama mondays: pirates, polar bears and prehistory 7/23/12 at 11:20 PM
mama mondays: pirates, polar bears and prehistory 7/23/12 at 11:13 PM
"This doesn't taste like Raspberry!" A Year in Review
One conference. 2 theatrical productions. The creation of a new business that included my participation in 6 bellydance workshops (and countless more performances!) . Journeys with my family through c...
12/27/13 at 4:59 PM The Nanny McPhee Effect 10/8/13 at 11:14 AM
New Year, Old Habits 1/6/13 at 1:51 PM
Register for ECFE winter and spring classes
Early Childhood Family Education began taking registrations for winter and spring classes on Dec. 16. Classes for parents and children ages infants through kindergarten entry include Storybook Science...
12/17/13 at 12:04 PM Commissioner Cassellius to hold early education roundtable in Moorhead 3/26/13 at 10:37 AM
Probstfield classes canceled Nov. 15 due to water main break 11/14/12 at 5:23 PM
Give Yourself the Gift of Presence This Holiday Season
By Denise Hellekson, Clinical Associate, The Village Business Institute Well, Thanksgiving is over, Black Friday has come and gone, and the beginning of the holiday season is upon us. I love the holi...
12/4/13 at 12:25 PM Work Happy Now 11/25/13 at 3:52 AM
Building Trust in the Workplace 9/24/13 at 9:43 PM
Top 5 - Thanksgiving
As cliche as it can be, this week's Top 5 is all about being thankful 5. Food - the food on your table, the excess of food on your table and the fact that according to our friends at The Food Think T...
11/26/13 at 4:21 PM Top 5 - Conversations 11/14/13 at 7:50 PM
A Real Treat 4/21/13 at 1:56 PM
UND choirs, presents family holiday concert, Winter WUNDerland, Saturday, Dec. 7
By Kallie Van De Venter, University & Public Affairs student writer The University of North Dakotas Department of Music will present a Family Holiday Concert as part of the Winter wUNDerlandWeeken...
11/25/13 at 11:15 AM UND professor to be honored next month in San Antonio, Texas, for scientific article that uses innovative research method based in personal experience 10/21/13 at 5:03 PM
HRSA boosts UND Physician Assistant Program’s service to underserved North Dakota 8/15/12 at 7:46 AM
G-U-A-R, just like in GUARD...
I used to give spelling tests all day. Every Friday, I'd give five spelling tests to five groups of thirty eighth graders. Then we would grade them in class, after I passed out red pens to everyone. M...
11/22/13 at 12:18 PM Something tells me a sugar pill wouldn't help. 7/20/13 at 10:08 AM
Back-to-Summer 5/30/13 at 7:23 PM
Feed those who Need: Dakota Valley donates to food pantries
We love this time of year, but it pinches our pennies right? Heating our homes, feeding our (extended) families, fueling up for travel lots of expenses in a limited time. Thats why every year, Dako...
11/21/13 at 3:50 PM Happy Thanksgiving: We're thankful for you! 10/26/13 at 9:34 AM
Dakota Valley Electric Celebrates Co-Op Month by Giving Back 10/25/13 at 9:32 AM
It's Holiday Time
Holiday Message If we all could take a minute away from personal attacks, maybe we could focus...even for a second...on something much more important. I would like to take this time, to focus on somet...
11/12/13 at 5:12 PM My Swedish Aunt Astrid 11/20/12 at 3:12 PM
How to provide a nutritious breakfast
Mornings are often rushed, especially if you have kids getting ready for school. But research shows its important to make time for breakfast. Kids who eat breakfast perform better at school. Blue Cro...
11/6/13 at 12:15 PM Employees raise $12,000 for diabetes walk 10/31/13 at 8:44 AM
Have a fun, safe Independence Day picnic 7/2/13 at 4:39 PM
Heart of an Ole' Timer Roughneck
I know a man, whose heart belongs to the Oilfield. He is now an elderly man, residing in an assisted living home; but he once was a king. A king in a close knit community called, the Oil Pat...
11/4/13 at 9:52 AM To Be An Oilfield Wife 10/24/13 at 6:15 PM
Saturday Family Fun
9/23/13 at 6:07 PM Lester Park Rendezvous 9/19/13 at 5:05 PM
Diabetes: are you at risk 7/7/13 at 6:25 AM