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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    Protect your child’s brain with a helmet

    By Dr. Stephen Coulson, Emergency Medicine Physician at CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson If I were to ask most people to point to themselves, they would point to their chests, yet your sternum is not you. Your sternum could be surgically removed and replaced with metal, and you would still be you. Neither is your […]

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    Passing down agricultural traditions

    By Nate Schlief Every year, as the school year ends, most kids can’t wait to get summer started. My two sons are the same way. I grew up on a dairy farm. When I think back to what my summer plans consisted of, it’s much different for my sons, who are growing up in the […]

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    Senior photo time!

    Since the launch of Prairie Parent, we have been lucky to work with a wonderful group of local photographers committed to professionally capturing special moments in the lives of families. As the new school year approaches, parents and guardians of graduating seniors are already thinking about graduation and the special ways to commemorate this time […]

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    Times change, but the way we connect shouldn’t

    Ahh, the first day of school. Can’t you just smell it? The new backpacks, clean sneakers, nerves and anticipation? As I write, teachers and administrators are beginning to plan their classrooms, gather supplies and schedule meetings. Parents are thinking about school shopping, doctor’s appointments, volleyball practices, senior photos and getting everyone back on a schedule. […]

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    The sweet spot of summer

    “You only get 18 summers with them in your house.” Leave it to the accountant friend of mine to break down the reality of parenthood in a matter of numbers. “But then, when you really add it up, it’s more like ten or eleven with them really being a kid, before the summers fill up […]

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    Checking in with dad

    Let’s talk about dads. With Father’s Day approaching and our house in a constant state of princess dress-up, meltdowns, sippy cups and dance parties, I’ve realized that while I delve pretty regularly into conversations with my sister and girlfriends about the challenges and tribulations of motherhood and how it’s transforming me in more ways than […]

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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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    Taking a trip without the kids builds more than just your relationships

    Every spring, since as long as they could make it happen, my sister-in-law and her husband take a trip someplace tropical. With three daughters—now fifteen, twelve and ten—the couple has spent countless hours navigating schedules and car pools, coaching softball, packing snacks, braiding hair, cheering on half-time tumbling shows, bumping volleyballs, nursing hurt feelings and […]

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