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We would like to send out a heartfelt "Thank You!" to all of those who helped make our 16th annual Family Fun Day such a great success! We could not have done it without our sponsors, volunteers, and ...
7/2/13 at 10:46 AM We need your help! 6/27/13 at 2:32 PM
Family Fun Day! 6/24/13 at 1:49 PM
Long-distance dads: Fathers work to stay connected while providing for families far away
WILLISTON, N.D. Jonathan Heaton's four kids are old enough to understand that Dad has to be in North Dakota to pay the bills. Once when the truck driver was home, his kids brought him their piggy ba...
6/15/13 at 11:05 PM Williston church honors dads on Saturday 6/13/13 at 5:04 PM
I'm Not Lost, I'm Differently Positioned
If you haven't heard from me for awhile and you wonder where I've been, this is a good time to re-mention that I have changed my name from Middle Aged Plague to This Woman Writes. You can find, and f...
6/12/13 at 7:04 PM Honesty -- It's Still a Lonely Word 1/24/13 at 5:31 PM
If Pumpkins Were Money, I'd Be Rich 1/17/13 at 5:21 PM
Is It A Family or Is It Just Marriage?
Recently I had a nice little discussion with a buddy of mine about family. It was a very friendly discussion and no hard feelings were had and we agreed to disagree. My friend did say he was going to ...
5/28/13 at 11:52 PM Happy Thanksgiving 1/3/13 at 7:00 AM
What are your Christmas Traditions? 11/30/12 at 12:43 PM
26.2...A "marathon" of words!
I have photographed the Fargo Marathon for the last few years. The experience of quickly moving from location to location to photograph runners and the stuff they go through is amazing. What is more a...
5/21/13 at 9:54 AM
Moving in with the adult children
Are middle-aged adults ready to have their aging parents move in with them? Sort of, but if the results of a recent survey are any indication, many adult children anticipate there will be some diffic...
5/6/13 at 1:49 PM Parents, overweight kids and a minefield of blame and judgment 2/8/13 at 10:56 AM
The primary care doctor: someone who knows you 1/30/13 at 11:50 AM
4 Tips for a Successful 'Staycation'
Spring break is upon us and although we would all like to jet off to sandy beaches, ski resorts, or Disney World its not always in the schedule or in the budgetbut that doesnt mean you cant have a vac...
3/28/13 at 8:22 AM 7 Cheap or Free Family Fun Activities 3/20/13 at 11:26 AM
Should schools be run more like businesses?
Perhaps you have heard it said that schools should be run more like businesses--that public schools are soft, undisciplined, ineffective and would do well to refocus their attention on the bottom line...
2/24/13 at 8:24 PM How to use your fear of loss for fun and profit 2/14/13 at 12:06 PM
5 ways to trick your brain into finishing what you start 1/31/13 at 8:51 AM
Keep Your Sanity this Winter…Add a Mudroom!
If you are unfamiliar with the term mudroom, it is a room in your home that acts as a portal between the outdoors and indoors. More commonly seen in country homes, theyre becoming more popular in ci...
1/21/13 at 10:14 AM
Looking for the area's messiest desk!
Packrats everywhere claim that "a clean desk is the sign of a sick mind." If that's true we are about to introduce you to some very healthy people. The Messy Desk is a celebration of the messiest des...
1/2/13 at 4:10 PM Tickled Pink about Livin Up! 12/6/12 at 11:00 AM
We want your Christmas memories and traditions! 12/5/12 at 4:06 PM
Feeling like you're ona "holiday hangover"? I personally have a hard time letting go of the holiday season, and keep the decorations up for as long as I can. I didn't get my Christmas goodies pos...
12/30/12 at 11:02 AM
Exercise Your Heart
Sundays must be designated as kid day at Family Wellness. Theyre everywhere. Little boys and girls run around inside the facility finding anything to make it their playground. They bounce on Bosu bal...
12/16/12 at 9:42 PM
The 30 Habits of Highly Empowered Women
While doing a little dusting in the office, I spotted a well-worn copy of Steven Coveys classic, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This book first introduced us to concepts like the abundance m...
12/4/12 at 10:30 AM Be Thankful 11/21/12 at 10:48 AM
The Effects of Fear Can Be Scary 10/30/12 at 7:10 AM
The Casserole My Mom Liked
This is the casserole my mom liked. I found the recipe in a torn and tattered cookbook. It's falling apart and the pages crumble between my fingers. I handle them as delicately as possible, turning ...
11/26/12 at 6:26 AM Asparagus For My Mother 5/14/12 at 7:29 PM
My Grandma's Grandma's Soft Ginger Cookies With Spring Rhubarb 5/9/12 at 7:29 PM
A fine Thanksgiving
When my husband, Brian and I, moved into our house, which belonged to my great-grandparents an grandparents, we inherited cabinets filled with china and crystal along with it. My great-grandmother, Th...
11/22/12 at 10:59 AM Garden goodness 7/5/12 at 1:02 PM
Wrestling with the holidays 12/9/11 at 2:21 PM