Jessie Veeder

Jessie Veeder

Jessie is a singer/songwriter/writer and statewide columnist living on her family’s ranch near Watford City with her husband and daughter. She blogs at veederranch.com . Reach her at jessieveeder@gmail.com. (facebook.com/veederranch)

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    Fathers of Daughters

    +3 In honor of Father’s Day, I’d like to talk here about my dad. He’s been the harmony to my solo, the swat on my horse’s rump and pretty much the one person in this world who understands what it’s like to have a nose that seems to keep growing, despite the fact that neither […]

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    “Get the cold compress!”

    +1 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 […]

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    Sound Off! Describe your perfect Mother’s Day!

    0 Looks like it’s coffee, sleep, sunshine and fight-free family time for the win! “Mother’s Day at our house is always the same! My favorite day. We spend the day at our place at the lake. The kids clean and prepare our yard for the summer season. Can’t wait!”– Sherri O. “I want to sleep […]

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    Blueberry and chia seed smoothie

    0 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 […]

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    Gorgeously garnished salmon burgers

    0 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 […]

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    Quick and easy Pad-Thai

    0 If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to incorporate vegetables into your meal, this is a winner! Ingredients: Stir-fry rice noodles 3 Tbs. dark brown sugar 2 Tbs. soy sauce Couple dashes of Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup lime juice 1 1/2 Tbsp. fish sauce (If I don’t have fish sauce on hand, […]

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    Living life three minutes at a time

    0 Lately it’s occurred to me how annoying I must have been to other parents before I became a parent myself. Like, I used to say things like ,“Wow, I’ve been so busy!” Which I was. Except I was busy with tasks I could focus on one hundred percent with one hundred percent of my […]

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    Kids talk about the importance of ART

    0 Watford City’s Long X Arts Foundation provides after school art programming for kids. This session they are learning to draw through a variety of techniques. Mrs. Mary McCullough led them through an exercise where they practiced copying images using a grid system.  After they were done with their project, we talked to them about […]

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    Is your child getting enough sleep?

    0 It’s time again for daylight savings time to spring forward. Other than setting our clocks ahead, we may not pay much attention. BEWARE, our body clocks don’t switch as fast as our cell phones. For most people, it takes a minimum of one week for our bodies to change but may take even longer […]

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    Marketplace for Kids encourages young entrepreneurs

    0 A group of creative kids will be rolling into Dickinson as part of the Marketplace for Kids program being held at Dickinson State University on March 12th. This unique opportunity brings students together with teachers, youth leaders, parents and business and community leaders for a day of experiential learning in an educational environment. Marketplace […]