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Can a grandchild receive SSA benefits?
Q: I have custody of my young granddaughter and raising her without assistance from her parents. Can she receive benefits through my record when I start Social Security retirement next year? A: In ve...
6/17/13 at 11:05 AM Updated – How many people receive Social Security in your state? 5/30/13 at 10:35 AM
Will adoption end benefits to a child? 5/23/13 at 10:26 AM
The legend of Bluebeard...
A year ago my grandson Lennon was born. It was a very joyous event and long in the coming. I waited a long time for his mom and dad to decide they were "ready" for a baby. I was ready years before the...
6/15/13 at 11:23 PM The role of a lifetime... 5/12/13 at 9:19 AM
And so I linger in the Butterfly Ball photo gallery... 4/16/13 at 11:24 PM
What's Up Wednesday!
What's Up This Weekend in the Grand Cities? This weekend, head downtown to take in the Farmers Market, Art & Wine Walk, and World Refugee Fair. Thursday, June 13 YP Social Night: Lets Dance! ...
6/12/13 at 9:46 AM What's Up Wednesday! 5/8/13 at 1:51 PM
What's Up Wednesday! 4/24/13 at 1:50 PM
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 10:45 AM Let's make music together 1/1/13 at 3:59 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 ...
5/29/13 at 12:52 AM
Get Ready For Summer By Being Prepared
The last days of school are upon us and the trees are almost all leafed out! Finally the calendar and Mother Nature are in alignment! I am shocked as always how fast a school year goes. I ...
5/24/13 at 9:57 AM What To Do With Your Messy Child 4/12/13 at 7:59 AM
HELP: What Do I Do With All Of Those Art Projects? 5/30/12 at 7:02 PM
How to Use Positive Parenting
Positive parenting starts by creating a good relationship with your children so that he/she responds to gentile guidance rather than punishments and threats. The most effective discipline strategy i...
5/6/13 at 11:51 AM Listen, Educate, Ask, Discuss 1/14/13 at 2:48 AM
Keep Your Children Active During Winter 12/28/12 at 10:45 AM
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 9:55 AM Legislative notebook: Dayton budget plan delayed to 'later in the week' 3/12/13 at 5:07 PM
Expert advises to 'strike a balance' in talking to kids about shootings 12/14/12 at 7:11 PM
Story time at United Day Nursery
One of our goals to ensure children enter school ready to succeed. By regularly reading to children during their preschool years, you provide them with the biggest boost toward a successful education...
4/23/13 at 1:30 PM Record breaking campaign - Thank you! 4/4/13 at 3:27 PM
Toys for Tots - Thank you! 12/21/12 at 3:32 PM
Unique Bismarck arts event Thursday fosters natural inclusion, self-esteem
NDAD has become a contributing sponsor of "Art Without Limits - Zot Artz," a unique event in Bismarck this Thursday (April 11). It's a distinct opportunity to get a taste of inclusive arts, using u...
4/10/13 at 11:36 AM 19th 'Escape to the Lake' set for mid-June in Center, N.D. 3/5/13 at 4:00 PM
'Inside-out' smiles possible during tonight's benefit for cancer-battling Forks mom 2/9/13 at 3:00 AM
Managing the Kids While Your Husband is Away
How many times has someone told you, "I don't know how you do it!" and you just laugh it off and say it's not that bad. What they don't know is that you are quite possibly on the verge of a breakdow...
3/21/13 at 7:21 AM
Don't miss the Art Wise Elementary Art Show!
You are invited to the Art Wise Elementary Art Show at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks March 19-21. There will be artwork on display from every K-5 student in our area. There will also be art activit...
3/18/13 at 9:43 AM Resources to assist parents in talking with their children about the recent school shooting 12/17/12 at 3:43 PM
Grab your Hat and Read with the Cat! 3/1/12 at 8:00 AM
Make a heart connection at the North Dakota Heart Gallery
By Michelle Kommer For most of us, it's hard to imagine what it would be like to grow up without parents to go to bed without a goodnight kiss from mom or dad to not know if your parents will be th...
2/21/13 at 10:44 AM What would you do if you had $100? 12/19/12 at 6:46 PM
Make your Halloween safe and healthful 10/30/12 at 10:48 AM
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 3:11 PM Married -- 30 Years -- with Children 12/13/12 at 4:03 PM
Let Freedom Ring -- Start with School Lunch 10/24/12 at 3:05 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 4:03 PM