Parenting Blogs

Western North Dakota parents write from the trenches


Creating big memories in the little moments. Watford City mom and Prairie Parent contributor Chey Mulder shares family fun activities, creative and educational crafts, and laughable MOM-ments experienced along the way.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch…

Music, poetry, musings, photography and philosophy from a woman who found her way back home and wants you to come over for a hike and a cocktail. Prairie Parent editor, columnist, musician and fourth generation rancher writes about motherhood and what it means to be back home again.

Oil Goes Boom

Betsy and the North Dakota Frontier. “Thoughts from a Mom” contributor, mother of two young boys and wife to a husband who works in the oil industry, Betsy Ryan writes about the moving her family from northern Utah to Watford City and the people she meets along the way.

Roots and Roads

Teacher, new mom and Prairie Parent contributor writes about navigating adventure, work and motherhood on her family’s farm.