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    Fun, fresh ways to create colorful Easter Eggs

    Beautifully colored Easter eggs are a beloved holiday tradition. In many cultures, eggs represent new life, fertility and rebirth. For Christians, the Easter egg is symbolic of the resurrection, or the eternal life, of Jesus Christ. The practice of coloring eggs and offering them as decorative items is embraced during both secular and religious Easter […]

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    Finding the childcare balance

    Q: When you are working, where are your kids? Aren’t you scared that they miss you?  Well, I’m not going to give you a street address, if that’s what you’re asking. I do work for a living, as do most of the parents reading right now I suspect. As does my wife, Annette (she’s sweet), […]

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    Dickinson event makes learning about safety and health fun

    By Marlys Walter, Annual Kids Health and Safety Fair Chairman “Howdy Pardner!” Children, dig out your cowboy boots and hats, or maybe an Elsa or Superhero costume! It’s time for the Annual Kids Health and Safety Fair hosted by the Southwestern District Health Unit on Thursday, April 25 from 3:00 to 6:30 pm at the […]

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    Fire up the smoker for Easter dinner this year

    For much of the country, Easter Sunday typically falls during a time of year when the weather outside is still pretty chilly. But this year Easter falls on the third Sunday in April, increasing the chances that temperatures will be more spring-like and less reminiscent of winter. Warmer temperatures on Easter Sunday means hosts tasked […]

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    Guiding your teen to choose a career they love

    By Rynae Golke, Human Resources Manager, CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Perhaps it seems like just yesterday that your children were young, asking you to kiss their boo-boos and leaving handprints on the wall. But here you are – watching your child make some of the most important decisions of his or her life as […]

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    7 Reasons I'm Thankful to be a Working Mother

    I deserve a medal. Every day should be Mother’s Day. All moms should be green-lighted to enter those pearly gates. I have so much respect for the single moms, the stay at home moms, the moms battling cancer while continuing to pump for their newborn, moms of multiples, NICU moms, moms who go home without […]

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    Understanding a child’s sense of order

    Three-year-old Abby, was the perfect cheerful morning pre-school student with never a tear or a fret. Until the end of April. All week at dismissal she had begun to cry as soon as I opened the car door. Her mother was greeted with big sobs and screams of “You don’t love me.” Her mom was […]

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