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Should I Give Money to my Adult Child?
When I work with clients who give money to their adult children, I am always curious why. Since preparing a comprehensive budget is part of the counseling process, the topic often comes up. The adult ...
8/11/13 at 7:55 AM Boomerang Kids Cramping Your Lifestyle? 1/7/13 at 8:16 AM
Secrets of Holiday Shopping with your Kids 12/3/12 at 8:56 AM
3 Things that can Help Your Children Stay in the Church
One of the realities of America is that there is absolutely no guarantee that any of our children will remain in the church. Many, in fact, will leave. In such cases, the best case will be that they j...
7/3/13 at 6:23 PM Engaging the ELCA in Post-Measure 3 Dialogue 6/18/12 at 1:54 AM
Produce much more than fruit and vegetables out of the family garden
Growing a garden can be both fruitful and educational. In the garden, children can learn many things. First, when you start with tilling the land, children gain large motor skills because the tiller ...
6/2/13 at 9:45 AM Let's make music together 1/1/13 at 2:59 PM
Political notebook: GOP race for Minnesota governor off and running
By Don Davis Minnesotas 2014 governor race is underway. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton long has said he plans to seek a second term, and at least a half-dozen Republicans want the chance to knock him off...
4/29/13 at 8:55 AM Legislative notebook: Dayton budget plan delayed to 'later in the week' 3/12/13 at 4:07 PM
Expert advises to 'strike a balance' in talking to kids about shootings 12/14/12 at 6:11 PM
I'm a Believer -- So Are You
We disagree with one another a lot these days, but I think I've found three sentences we can all say, "Yes, that's true," to: 1) We are all born. 2) We all die. 3) In between, we operate each of ...
12/19/12 at 2:11 PM Married -- 30 Years -- with Children 12/13/12 at 3:03 PM
Let Freedom Ring -- Start with School Lunch 10/24/12 at 2:05 PM
Finding The Cause or Cure for Autism
The final discussion of the semesterwas on a topic that I care a lot about: autism. This past summer, I worked for my school districts out of school time child care program as a one on one teacher for...
12/9/12 at 3:03 PM
The Bullying Ends Now
The Bullying Ends Now's mission is empower teenagers and young children to take a stand in speaking out against andstanding upto bullying throughsafe and supportivemeasures. Our purpose isto raise awa...
12/9/12 at 2:47 PM Pay the school + Pay the child 9/24/12 at 8:28 AM
Helping Kids Cope With the Death of a Pet 9/17/12 at 8:29 AM
Me? Interviewed? By the best!
Meet my granddaughter Amelia, 17, the daughter of our son, Dean, and his wife, Jyl. It seems just yesterday that Amelia joined our family and now shes a high school senior at Concordia Academy in Ros...
11/2/12 at 2:19 PM Many hands make light work! 4/14/11 at 10:01 AM
Feed My Starving Children monetary goal surpassed! 3/18/11 at 8:35 PM
Saturday with Carl
This is another installment in the saga entitled The Jamestown Metamorphosis of Carl! Last week I wrote about Carls newfound ambition for part time employment, and today, Im going to relate some of t...
8/12/12 at 4:34 PM Farm Safety 7/16/12 at 8:07 PM
Holy Cow 10/19/11 at 7:39 PM
A Little China Choo-Choo
China train travel. Hmm, whats that like? Well, that depends on where you are. On my train trip from Zhuhai to Guangzhou--one city in Guangdong province to another--the train was brand new and the rid...
7/21/12 at 8:42 AM
Edible Classroom Begins
Want something educational for your child to do while you shop at the MitchellFarmers' Market? Our Edible Classroom is a 4 week session for children going into grades 3-5 from 10-11 am during the Mar...
7/13/12 at 1:01 PM
Doing the twist
The twists and turns of life can be painful and mysterious, especially when we dont see them coming. I didnt see a major twist coming, and either did a 47-year-old pastor who went from being an ultra-...
6/14/12 at 5:50 PM Doing the twist 6/14/12 at 5:44 PM
The Love Letter 2/1/12 at 9:29 AM
Happy Children’s Day
When was the last time you did something special for your child? Did you take him/her to the zoo to feed the animals, throw a party and invite his/her friends over, or made a special treat for him/her...
6/1/12 at 3:55 PM
Seriously... Am I Still Losing My Hair?!?
My son is eight months old now and I am still losing hair by the handfuls every day! Literally! Will it ever stop? Or am I on the road to female baldness? Between losing hair naturally because I had...
5/29/12 at 7:47 PM Motherhood – The Love Story (fifth and final in series) 5/13/12 at 9:08 AM
Bye-Bye Baby 5/11/12 at 8:03 PM
Hunger Hits Home
Hunger Hits Home was shown on the Food Network the other night. It is available online and will be aired again April 21 at 5 PM CT and April 23 9 AM CT. The show was sponsored by the Food Network an...
4/16/12 at 6:00 AM More kids moving home 5/27/11 at 6:26 AM
$100 College fund for new babies 5/20/11 at 6:28 AM