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    Q: “What was something no one told you about new parenthood? What do you wish they would have warned you about?”   How much your world is devastated when they get sick. And that kids usually prefer to puke in their parent’s general direction – Alexandria Lee  When they said your heart would now forever […]

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    Do dessert at home this Valentine’s Day

    Dining out is a Valentine’s Day tradition. Couples new and old typically make Valentine’s Day into date night at nice restaurants, making this holiday that much more special. Couples who want to add a special twist to Valentine’s Day date night can enjoy a nice meal out before returning home for some homemade dessert. Whether […]

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    Getting Kids Camping With A Free “No Parents” Trip

    by John Shirley Here on the prairie we often think of wilderness as part of the west. However, there’s a great piece of wilderness just a little to the east as well. Located in the northeast corner of Minnesota, the Boundary Water Canoe Wilderness Area is just shy of 5 hours from Grand Forks and […]

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    Work With Us!

    Looking for a flexible work environment? We are currently looking for a independent contractor sales person to represent the Prairie Parent for advertising working from your home office. This publication publishes monthly in print and online. You will be working on selling print and online advertisements to clients in the area. We pay a generous […]

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    Teach an Attitude of Gratitude this Season

    Looking for just the right gift this year? Give a gift that: Is always opened. Never re-gifted. Takes no shopping time and avoids the crowds. Will never be found still wrapped and for sale on social media. The recipient will not be waiting for the “right time” to open it or use it. YOU are […]

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    18 ideas for making holiday memories

    Counting down to Christmas Day means many different things to people across the globe. Although families likely have several different traditions they anticipate each year, it can be fun to incorporate some new merrymakers into the festivities. Here are some festive ideas to include in the days leading up to Christmas — a special family […]

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    Celebrating the holidays as a blended family

    Emotions run deep come the holiday season. Holiday planning can be hectic, especially for blended families. Today’s families are increasingly blended, meaning they’re a combination of families due to divorce or death. Even though the holidays are meant to be joyous, navigating traditions and accommodating the unique needs of all involved — including cultural traditions, […]

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    Purple Asters Color Memories Of Fall

    The smell of Fall is in the air! Crisp mornings, the leaves changing into luscious golden and auburn colors, and of course pumpkin everything. This season used to be my mama’s favorite season. She belonged to a garden club until she adopted my sister and I. It was then that she devoted her entire life, […]