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    Mom we love you, peas and thank you

    We’ve been working on manners in our house lately. I have two girls, aged three and one, so you can imagine the lists of demands I receive on a minute-by-minute basis as their mother and assumed servant. So far it’s been going ok. I mean, when the one-year-old can’t find the word for the giant […]

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    5 Top binge-worthy shows for moms

    Whether you’re a new mom settling into a routine of nursing and being on maternity leave or a veteran mom who needs some good ole fashioned me time with her couch and her remote control, I’ve got you covered with my five top binge worthy Netflix shows for moms. Workin’ Moms – Warm, loyal PR […]

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    When nuthin’ goes right for nobody

    Ever have those frazzled times with the kids? And spouse? Where everyone seems irritable? Where each family member appears to be a nemesis to each other’s happiness? Ever have a day, a week, or more, where “nuthin’ went right for nobody?” Sometimes when our family is in a tizzy and a funk, a solution seems […]

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    Teens and depression

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and for parents with teens, awareness is key. According to Parents Lead, a North Dakota prevention program that works to promote healthy behavioral health in children, 29% of North Dakota high school students have felt sad or hopeless every day for more than two weeks in the past year. […]

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    My firstborn is graduating

    May is just around the corner and this year there are mixed feelings about that. My oldest, the one who made me a mother, graduates in May. And we can hardly breathe through the panic. She, about what’s ahead for her and me, for how that changes everything for us. Why didn’t I foresee all […]

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    Surprise Mom with a special dessert

    Mothers selflessly devote themselves to their children from infancy into adulthood. A mother’s love never wanes, and she’s always ready and willing to step in and put her children first. Mother’s Day is a great chance for men, women and children to honor the special women in their lives. Delicious homemade treats can show mothers […]

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    I want a nap for Mother’s Day

    Not a short nap, one that is interrupted as soon as I hit REM. Not the kind where I fall asleep and then someone comes and stands next to my bed asking for a drink then five minutes later cries to me that their brother stole their drink and then ten minutes later wakes me […]

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    Big celebration, burnt toast or a day off?

    Q1: How do you make Mother’s Day a celebration with the children who made your wife a mom without making her do “mom” work all day by taking care of clingy kids? Q2: I think there is sometimes a lot of debate about how to celebrate that day. Should you causing a big commotion with […]

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