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    Confessions of a work-from-home-mom

    When I was pregnant with my daughter, I worked to have everything ready for her arrival. I had her tiny socks tucked away in a drawer, washcloths and bath soap stocked in the bathroom, the carseat base was properly installed and I even cleaned the oven for the first time in years. But I did […]

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    Grilling Season Wind-Down

    Spicy BBQ corn This easy-to-make recipe gives you delicious corn-on-the-cob that tastes very different from the traditional “boiled and buttered” method. Ingredients • 6 ears of corn • 1/2 cup olive oil • 1 tsp chili powder • 1 tsp cayenne pepper • 2 tsp hot sauce (Tabasco, Frank’s RedHot or Sriracha) • Salt and pepper Directions […]

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    The trials and rewards of bringing baby to work

    Bringing your baby to work can be a unique incentive for young parents in the workforce. I brought both my children to work with me from 12 weeks to 6 months old. I was, and continue to work at the North Dakota Department of Commerce out of Bismarck- a state agency focused on attracting, retaining […]

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    Coupon Start Dates Decoded

    “Dear Jill, I get coupons in papers delivered on Friday and Saturday in my area. Twice in the last three months I have cut out a coupon to use that day and the coupons have been refused, though they were for the item listed. I wrote to one of the companies to ask if there was […]

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    Quotable Kids: Kids talk cooking

    Elizabeth Dahl-11 5th Grade, Hope Christian Academy, Dickinson “I like my mom’s pasta carbonara,” said Elizabeth. “It’s pasta with cheese and bacon. There’s cream sauce with it and you can use long noodles so you can slurp them up. Last time mom made it was on our birthdays so we only had to help a […]

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    Q and A about Vitamin K

    As an expectant mother, you inevitably will have several forms to fill out and information to take in during and after your baby’s delivery at the hospital. Being prepared for some of the common questions can make your time in the hospital less stressful. One routine injection given to your newborn is vitamin K. In […]

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