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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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    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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    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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    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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    Sound Off! Describe your perfect Mother’s Day!

    Looks like it’s coffee, sleep, sunshine and fight-free family time for the win! “Mother’s Day at our house is always the same! My favorite day. We spend the day at our place at the lake. The kids clean and prepare our yard for the summer season. Can’t wait!”– Sherri O. “I want to sleep in, […]

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    All about mom

    For this special Mother’s Day issue, West Dakota Parent and Family Resource Center asked children of all ages for thoughts on moms, proving that it doesn’t matter how old you get, a mother’s love and influence carries on. What’s your favorite thing about your mom? She’s nice. -Age 5 Mine is she cooks, play and […]

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    7 Gift Ideas for the Mom in Your Life

    The moms in our lives are pretty special ladies. That’s what makes giving them a gift on Mother’s Day so difficult. It can’t be just any cute coffee mug or vanilla candle. They want something unique that says, “Hey mom… We put some time and thought into your gift.” Well we’ve got you covered – […]

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    Patience-Plus: A Definition of Motherhood

    “When you have that baby, you’re going to have more appreciation for your mother than you’ve ever had in your entire life.” These words from a stranger have been ringing in my ears almost every day since my daughter arrived. I remember nursing her upstairs in our bedroom in the first few weeks she was […]

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