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For What It's Worth
Three and one-half months ago, my wife Debbie and I moved into our newly-built home, a perfect combination for a country boy and a city girl. We say we built it because we initiated the process and we...
9/4/13 at 11:08 AM Building Trust in Relationships 2/22/11 at 7:39 AM
7 Rules for Healthy Oilfield Relationships
Being an Oilfield wife is not easy. It can be stressful dealing with the difficult schedules of our Oilfield Men. The following are 7 rules that I believe are necessary to maintain a good relationsh...
8/28/13 at 8:48 AM "Blue-Collar" Blessings 6/24/13 at 1:42 PM
You Know You Are a Real Oilfield Wife When... 4/23/13 at 8:24 AM
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 If Pumpkins Were Money, I'd Be Rich 1/17/13 at 5:21 PM
Life's -- and Death's -- Lessons 1/10/13 at 2:06 PM
Secrets to a Financially Happy Relationship
A happy couple strolls down the aisle hand-in-hand as the church bells let out a triumphant ring and the members of the congregation cheer loudly. The bride and groom are happy, smiling and having the...
3/6/13 at 11:27 AM
North Dakota Legislators - did you have sex before marriage?
I was unaware that North Dakota legislators put a law in place in 2011 (that became effective in July 2012) that requires K-12 schools in North Dakota to include in sexual health curriculum "instructi...
1/17/13 at 10:38 PM Cheating is a sad and awkward dance... 12/30/12 at 10:43 AM
Added value... 10/20/12 at 9:14 AM
Positive Team Support
It is important for young people to have a positive support team in their life to assist them in overcoming their obstacles and reaching their goals. A fun way to teach them about building positive re...
8/20/12 at 7:56 AM
Back to School Part Two: Student Teaching
The semester was under way. I was in full swing teaching English: flinging the verbage and nounage and adjectiveage in my best Minnesotanese. And though it may seem a more boring or ordinary example ...
3/10/12 at 8:22 AM
My "Mary Richards"
When I look back in time, I cant believe how the roles of women have changed during my lifetime. In the early 60s, when I was born, women were supposed to be homemakers. Some women received good ed...
10/22/11 at 8:25 PM
The dirty laundry gets closer to home.
Yet another discussion coming from cleaning out the basement: How much of your childhood/college memorabilia do you hold onto? I am trying to consolidate, since I have bits & pieces in multiple p...
2/18/11 at 2:48 PM
Quick, healthy food, screaming and a cranky baby - Family blog roundup #4
Looking for family-related writings? Look no further. Here's the latest round of our recommended readings from the AreaVoices blog community. BTW, if you're a Twitter fan, follow AreaVoices on Twitter...
1/12/11 at 9:57 AM
Time together, Time apart
I do not receive life’s knowledge gradually; instead I receive it in drop shipments that are sometimes hard to absorb and arrive with no notice. I had one such delivery recently and it’s s...
2/4/10 at 7:25 AM