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    “Get the cold compress!”

    When I was about thirteen or so my best friend and I were babysitting my little sister when she came screaming into the living room with a staple stuck straight into the top of her tiny pointer finger. There wasn’t any blood, but just to be safe my friend instructed her to get off the […]

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    I’ve turned into my mother

    When I look around and see half empty cans of Diet Coke sitting on tables and counters all over the room, and I find myself working on a sewing project well into the middle of the night, pins spilled on the floor and swatches of fabric piled up underfoot, or when I hear myself tell […]

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    On Mother’s Day, rest is the best gift you can give

    Q: What can I do for my wife on Mother’s Day to show her how much she means to me and our young children? Our seven-year-old daughter (let’s call her Unicornsparkle Spendsallmymoney) is already devising a plan for celebrating her mom on this upcoming Mother’s Day. She whispered part of that plan into my ear […]

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    Which “flu” is it?

    No matter how careful your family may be at washing hands, sanitizing surfaces, and avoiding others who are sick, you may still pick up a nasty germ that leaves members of your household feeling downright terrible. A lot of us are quick to exclaim “We have the flu at our house!” We post on our […]

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    Gorgeously garnished salmon burgers

    Classic hamburgers are a summertime staple, but why not switch things up a bit next time you get the urge to fire up the grill? This tasty salmon burger garnished with crispy toppings galore is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and something fresh and different for a nice spring supper on the deck with mom. Ingredients (Makes […]

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    Blueberry and chia seed smoothie

    Packed with vitamins and protein, this smoothie is the perfect breakfast for busy mornings (especially when made the night before!). And a great idea for mom’s breakfast in bed! Ingredients (Makes 1 serving) Smoothie: 1 cup frozen blueberries  3/4 cup milk*  1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt 2 tbsps. chia seeds 1 tsp. vanilla extract  1 […]

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    Become a tobacco-free parent

    The BABY & ME – Tobacco Free Program is evidence based, smoking cessation program created to reduce the burden of tobacco on the pregnant and postpartum population. Southwestern District Health Unit provides free counseling support and resources to pregnant women in all eight Southwest counties in North Dakota. The goal is to help women quit […]

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