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Parenting Perspectives: Wild child humbles this second-time mom
I used to judge the mom at story time whose little boy wouldn't sit still. Now Im the mom who doesn't even attend library events because it would result in nothing but chaos and wreckage. I see the g...
12/10/13 at 3:57 AM Money Savin' Mama: Find ways to give that fit your budget 11/22/13 at 6:42 AM
A dollar from my daughter 11/12/13 at 1:48 PM
Kitchen Experience Adds to Classroom Learning
As celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse would say as he adds that finishing touch to his cooking, "BAM!" A group of Davies High School students recently learned how to add their own finishing touches to a me...
12/7/13 at 8:00 AM 'Tis the Season... 12/5/13 at 12:00 PM
SAFE SCHOOLS, SAFE KIDS: A DUI Message for Parents 11/12/13 at 3:45 PM
Family, friends of Kristi Magnuson hope Saturday benefit helps to launch health turnaround
By Mike Brue GRAND FORKS -- Melissa Magnuson says she can sum up her mom, Kristi, in one word these days. Miserable. Kristi Magnuson loves the young dogs chihuahuas Lady and Snickers, and toy sp...
12/6/13 at 5:09 PM SATURDAY'S VEZINA BENEFIT: Boy, 9, steers self toward character-driven recovery 11/22/13 at 4:06 PM
Medicaid changes open door for more participation 11/20/13 at 9:51 AM
Race reports, doctor appointments, goals and more
So, hey. How ya doing? I guess it's been a little while, huh? If you were to check my blog each year at around this time of year, you would probably find the same thing - few and far between posts. S...
12/5/13 at 10:13 PM We did it! 10/12/13 at 4:32 PM
Week 11 - getting excited, feeling pretty good 9/29/13 at 2:00 PM
Living as a Christian in Uncertain Times
For someone who doesn't keep up on major affairs -- like the Superbowl (when is it, anyway?) or the latest little sparkly confection emaciated super-movie-starlets are, or are not, wearing, I keep r...
12/4/13 at 2:20 PM Recipe: Risotto Resztki (Leftovers) 12/3/13 at 3:31 PM
Hiking the Himalayas without Leaving My Chair 12/2/13 at 5:47 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 11:25 AM Work Happy Now 11/25/13 at 2:52 AM
Building Trust in the Workplace 9/24/13 at 8:43 PM
When to start Social Security - a new short video
A new, short video by the Denver Region of the Social Security Administration is now at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/denver/. The third video in a series, When to Start Receiving Retirement Benefits...
11/29/13 at 10:03 AM Read it now: the SSA 2012 Disability Statistical Report 11/25/13 at 3:51 PM
Social Security & SSI payment dates for 2014 11/14/13 at 10:16 AM
Attitude of gratitude...
I would like to extend my thanks to all the readers of The New Forty today for their support and contribution to this blog and to me personally. To you, dear readers, I extend my warmest wishes for a ...
11/28/13 at 10:22 AM Two colds and dozens to go? 11/16/13 at 7:20 PM
I can see the writing on the tissue box... 10/5/13 at 10:21 PM
Au Gratin Sweet Potatoes
Are you still busy looking for side dish recipes for dinner tomorrow? Here is a delicious recipe for Au Gratin Sweet Potatoes. No, they are not the marshmallow classic that will be served at many than...
11/27/13 at 11:24 AM Cranberry Spice Cake with Maple Glaze 11/23/13 at 3:07 PM
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bars 10/31/13 at 8:58 AM
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 3:21 PM Top 5 - Conversations 11/14/13 at 6:50 PM
A Real Treat 4/21/13 at 12:56 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 10:15 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 4:03 PM
HRSA boosts UND Physician Assistant Program’s service to underserved North Dakota 8/15/12 at 6:46 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 11:18 AM Something tells me a sugar pill wouldn't help. 7/20/13 at 9:08 AM
Back-to-Summer 5/30/13 at 6:23 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 2:50 PM Happy Thanksgiving: We're thankful for you! 10/26/13 at 8:34 AM
Dakota Valley Electric Celebrates Co-Op Month by Giving Back 10/25/13 at 8:32 AM
Picassos In Our Midst
I just had to share these wonderful paintings. I came to work this morning and was greeted by this wonderful display of Picasso wannabes. The images are amazing, all created in our Arts After Sch...
11/20/13 at 4:27 PM A Shout Out to Kuchen Makers 11/6/13 at 3:40 PM
Healthy Kuchen & The Artful Plate? 8/12/13 at 1:49 PM
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 4:12 PM My Swedish Aunt Astrid 11/20/12 at 2:12 PM