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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    And then there were two.

    Rosalee Gene came into this world on December 1st, just in time for the holidays and a fresh start on a New Year. She was a nice round 8 pounds, 21 ounces and has given us the gift of being sleepy and laid back and easy because I think the Good Lord knew full well […]

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    Becoming my mother. Becoming Santa Clause.

    The holiday season is in full force. The trees in the windows, the lit up houses and Christmas carols, cookies, parties and presents all conjure up different childhood memories for each of us year after year. For me Christmas is my mother. Thanksgiving comes and goes and it’s like my mom sprinkles something in the […]

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    Because it Makes Sense

    Heidi Dietrich is 10 weeks pregnant. She has two children, Declan, 5 and Delaney, 2 ½, and a loving husband, Matt. They live together in Bismarck where she leads a normal life as a mom and a business owner and right now she’s experiencing the typical symptoms of early pregnancy—headaches, bloating, fatigue and nausea—but Heidi’s […]

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    Patience-Plus: A Definition of Motherhood

    “When you have that baby, you’re going to have more appreciation for your mother than you’ve ever had in your entire life.” These words from a stranger have been ringing in my ears almost every day since my daughter arrived. I remember nursing her upstairs in our bedroom in the first few weeks she was […]

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    Mono: The signs, symptoms and care

    “You’ve got mono,” is the last thing a teenager – or their parent – wants to hear at a visit to their clinic provider. Whether your teen is busy with a part-time job, a sports team, theater production, or an-extra challenging academic workload at college, any illness that slows them down is a blow to […]

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    Laundry, Legos and the right amount of mess

    “My house will never be clean again!” A regular mom of a one-year-old might begin here with this statement. It’s where I planned to start anyway, inspired by this month’s issue that includes articles discussing the benefits of getting our kids involved in chores and tips on how to organize all their Legos and tiny […]

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    Kids Talk Teamwork

    Watford City’s new Rough Rider Event Center is now open and with it came the completion of a new competitive lap pool. To take full advantage of the opportunity the new facility provides for the community’s youth, a group of parents and volunteers founded the Sea Wolves, Watford City’s first swim team. The Sea Wolves […]

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