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    Ask not what your community can do for you

    Advertisements Last week I helped plan a welcome event in my hometown of Watford city. On a Friday afternoon, before a home High School Football game, nearly 600 people came through the doors of our community center. And the purpose wasn’t to shop or be convinced of anything, but to show them what our community […]

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    Black Belt Dreams

    Advertisements Three nights a week, in a small karate dojo on Main Street in Watford City, you can find Lili Nicholson on the mat. She might be teaching younger students how to block or kick, or holding up a mit encouraging white and yellow belts to punch her with all of their might. She might […]

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    Happily Home

    Advertisements Once upon a time there was a girl. She wanted motherhood for as many years as she could remember. And when her time came to be a mother, it was both harder and lovelier than she dreamed. Seventeen years ago, when my mothering of daughters began, I did not look to the growing up […]

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    Celebrate Fall with Hand Print Paint Pumpkins

    Advertisements Fall is here and so are the pumpkins. My little sister, Alex, came over to visit and brought with her this fun, easy and adorable fall themed art project. It’s a perfect way to celebrate the season and commemorate your little one’s growth. Alex had plans to send her one-year-old’s cute handprint pumpkin to […]

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    The Power of 100

    Advertisements Getting involved in your community when you’re a mom is like adding another ball to your juggling act. I want to do it all and still give back to our community, but I don’t have the time or brainpower right now to dedicate to fundraisers and event planning. Bis-Man Power of 100 is my […]

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    Grilled Chocolate Chip Cookie Bacon S’mores

    Advertisements Save the tricks for another time; this Halloween is all about the treats. Halloween parties are par for the course, and spooktacular hosts and hostesses want to serve their guests something special. Enter a dessert hybrid that layers various flavors to create a masterpiece that simply works. This recipe for “Grilled Chocolate Chip Cookie […]

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    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Advertisements Every October marks breast cancer awareness month. But, breast health is important every month of the year and for women of all ages. Screening for breast changes is an important aspect of breast health There are various national guidelines which provide recommendations for breast screening practices. It is important to discuss an individualized screening […]

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    The Missing Element

    Advertisements In his book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, Ken Robinson, Ph.D. tells us that we each need to find that place where the things we love to do intersect with the things we know how to do well. Robinson calls this place of intersecting talent and passion “the Element.” Each person […]

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    Don’t sweat the small stuff

    Advertisements Q: What are your Top 10 ways to maintain your dad bod? You want a Top Ten List? Alright, this one is fresh from our home office in Wahoo, Nebraska. Top Ten Ways to Maintain A Dad Bod. Drumroll, please. 10. Move furniture. A lot. Wouldn’t the curio look better over by the fireplace? […]

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