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    My take on home food delivery services

    I would call myself a hobby-chef. I love trying new things in the kitchen and tackling difficult dishes like Vietnamese pho, sourdough bread and even sushi. One of the things I have always put off was the home delivery meal services. I enjoy grocery shopping and I enjoy meal planning (I know, I know, who […]

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    New Year, Healthy start

    A new year means another chance at a fresh start. For many people that means working out more and eating healthier. Setting goals like these are fantastic, but don’t let the enormity of them slow you down. Vincent Van Gough said, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” You don’t […]

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    In parenthood, we’re all more alike than we think

    I was recently out to dinner with a good friend enjoying a local event with Filipino food, and she asked me, “How do you do it? You always seem to be on top of things and finding time for you.” It’s fascinating how we as moms are continually comparing ourselves to each other. Comparison is […]

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    Taking the kids along?

    We took our first family trip this past weekend to Nashville. I call it a family trip because it was no vacation. Or as I have so affectionately answered when my family and friends asked, “How was your trip?” and I answer, “Awesome – in a ‘don’t touch that. Stay close to us. Get off […]

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    The Power of 100

    Getting involved in your community when you’re a mom is like adding another ball to your juggling act. I want to do it all and still give back to our community, but I don’t have the time or brainpower right now to dedicate to fundraisers and event planning. Bis-Man Power of 100 is my way […]

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    Facing sensory Issues with confidence

    Back to school in my household probably looks fairly standard from the outside. We’re getting our eyes checked, going to the dentist and taking those last family trips before school begins. On the inside of our home, our back to school routine may look different than most. Since our son was young, we have noticed […]

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    Lemons to Lemonade

    What happens when life doesn’t go your way? Do you let the actions of others determine how you respond? Do you look for the silver lining? These were the questions running through my head the day I was let go from my job during an unexpected layoff. “Life’s about changing nothing ever stays the same.” […]

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    Check off the summer bucket list

    North Dakota Summer Bucket List Summer time is something that all North Dakotans look forward to in anticipation for great things to do. Here’s a fun summer bucket list for kids and families, that anyone would enjoy doing during the hot days of summer. While you’re at it, check off a few for Father’s Day! […]

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    7 gift ideas to show mom some love this Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day is about showing love and appreciation to the moms in our lives. It sneaks up on us each year…Mother’s Day. Since becoming a mother, I think every day should be Mother’s Day, but according to the National Holiday Calendar, it only falls once a year – so make sure your mom feels extra […]

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    Bringing home baby

    Q: Do you have any advice to get my children prepared for bringing home a new baby? Nothing truly prepares an older sibling for the arrival of a new baby, but a little groundwork can help ease the transition. Throughout the course of your pregnancy talk to your older children about the new baby who […]

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