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    And then there were two.

    Rosalee Gene came into this world on December 1st, just in time for the holidays and a fresh start on a New Year. She was a nice round 8 pounds, 21 ounces and has given us the gift of being sleepy and laid back and easy because I think the Good Lord knew full well […]

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    Setting your New Year’s resolutions

    When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, only 8 percent of people actually achieve them and 88 percent of people fail by February. Why is that? Because most people shoot for the moon setting overly ambitious and vague goals – like getting healthy, losing weight or paying off all your debt. The key to setting […]

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    Like the promised rainbow

    At just over 30-years-old, Andrea Gressman and her husband, Jason, were at a good place in life. They enjoyed their work, had three wonderful boys, and a new baby girl. They had no idea that a difficult cancer diagnosis was months away from undoing their status quo, nor could they have imagined all the good […]

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    What to expect when your child is having surgery

    by Carmin Erickson, Director of Surgery, CHI St. Alexius Health, Dickinson Undergoing surgery, even for a minor procedure, can feel like an overwhelming event. When your own child is the one needing surgery, as the parent you feel the extra responsibility of helping your little one get through the procedure as smoothly as possible. Your […]

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    Newborn Photography Q&A

    Any parent will tell you, babies grow up fast! That sleepy, snuggly, tiny newborn phase doesn’t last long and that’s why many parents choose to schedule a professional photo session with their new baby, to capture and celebrate the magic and beauty that is fresh, new life. Dickinson area photographer Jessie Bren has been taking […]

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    A Secret of Good Teaching

    Between the ages of birth to four-and-a-half, children are in a sensitive period for refining their senses. Children at this age are capable of learning to discern hundreds of qualities of the things around them. Perfect pitch is acquired before the age of six. Too often adults stop giving information after certain basics are mastered. […]

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    New Year, new attitudes about underage drinking

    by Karen Goyne RN, Behavioral Health Nurse Southwestern District Health Unit The New Year is ringing in. This is the time when people make New Year’s resolutions. Some resolutions take a lot of effort. Some resolutions include:  getting more organized, dieting, eating healthier, and/or exercising more to name a few. These are usually directed toward self-improvement. […]

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    Handling major life changes

    In the 1960s, researchers Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe studied the potential link between stressful life events and illness. After examining the medical records of thousands of patients, Holmes and Rahe discovered that there was a strong correlation between the two, ultimately developing the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale. Holmes and Rahe found that the […]

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    Nutrition in Pregnancy

    What do you think of when asked about food and nutrition? For some, they may think of the fact that it is necessary to survive on a day to day basis. Others may think about their favorite meal. And for others yet, they may think about how difficult it is to manage some of their […]

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    Becoming my mother. Becoming Santa Clause.

    The holiday season is in full force. The trees in the windows, the lit up houses and Christmas carols, cookies, parties and presents all conjure up different childhood memories for each of us year after year. For me Christmas is my mother. Thanksgiving comes and goes and it’s like my mom sprinkles something in the […]

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    Parenting in Tough Times

    The media coverage is intense. Images of police, victims of violence, and related difficulties flood social media and television screens. These and other realities related to recent events associated with terrorism are unsettling, especially for children. Children ask questions and respond emotionally to the reactions of adults to these events. They see adults absorbed in the news coverage. They […]

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    Because it Makes Sense

    Heidi Dietrich is 10 weeks pregnant. She has two children, Declan, 5 and Delaney, 2 ½, and a loving husband, Matt. They live together in Bismarck where she leads a normal life as a mom and a business owner and right now she’s experiencing the typical symptoms of early pregnancy—headaches, bloating, fatigue and nausea—but Heidi’s […]

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