Lori Weber Menke
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- 2 years 8 months
Everyday we send them and we receive them. Text messages. Why bother calling when you can text? Your children probably won't answer their phones anyway, so why not send them a text—to which they respond immediately. I do enjoy texting and being able to stay in touch with my children throughout the day this way. A simple text alerts me to the fact that they have arrived home, are finished with baseball practice or want to be picked up a little later from a birthday party.
For years, I have wanted a garden. For years, a swing set has occupied the perfect garden spot in our backyard. But as time passes, so does the need for a swing set. Last summer, we finally decided it was time to give the slightly ignored swing set new life by passing it along to my cousin's growing family. While we were all a little sad to see it go, we realized it was an opportunity to use the spot as a vegetable garden. It has been years, and I do mean years, since I have helped garden. Growing up on a farm, my mom always had a large garden.
About 45 kids participated in the Scheels Kids Klub event on Tuesday evening. The event titled Camping 101 allowed children ages 4-10 try various hands-on activities related to camping. Children...
As the mother of two boys, one a teenager, the other a tween, I thought I had lucked out and would get to avoid some of the drama that comes with raising girls. No fighting over who stole whose clothing. No yelling at each other to get out of the bathroom cause the other needs to get ready. No one trying to steal my stuff. Little did I know this all still happens with boys. Even the stealing of "mom's stuff." Tweezers, nail clippers, chapstick, the list of what is all missing goes on, and no one claims to have used it. Strange.
Troy Stenehjem and Anna Hakke shared a cookie and a laugh at Valley Memorial Homes. Stenehjem and other fifth-grade students from Ben Franklin Elementary School in Grand Forks were at...
Last month, I received some sad news, David (Dave) Brink, a good family friend, had passed away. The news caught me totally off guard and I am not embarrassed to admit I cried like a baby after hearing of his death. I met Dave in 1991, when he purchased the bar in Calio, N.D. Now, for those of you not familiar with my hometown and the metropolis of Calio, let me tell you a few things about it.
Brenda Gjelsness, senior adviser at Choice Health and Fitness , has been working with her senior exercise class along with the YMCA class to learn the moves to a fitness...
During the NCHC awards banquet Thursday, several on the UND team received awards , and the NCHC showed a video of highlights from its 2014-2015 hockey season.
They say it takes a village to raise a family. If this is true, then it must take a kitten going into heat to teach children about the birds and the bees. Yes, in an epic Supermom fail, I forgot to schedule a procedure for our female cat, and she showed me. It was a normal night in Supermom's house. Well, maybe not normal, now that I think about it. Supper was actually ready -- as I had meal-planned for the whole week and the crockpot took care of making supper for me that day. We were sitting down to eat at an unusually early hour when the cat decided to start crying.