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    Benefits of an “Unplanned” Summer

    As my kids get older, summer vacation seems to get more stressful. The countdown to summer break became somewhat of a doomsday clock. Life is hectic during the school year, running to all the different activities and school functions, so this year I decided to take some of the stress away by planning absolutely nothing. […]

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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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    Picture Perfect North Dakota Summer

    Summer is here and in North Dakota that means cramming as much fun in a three-month time period as possible. For my family it also means trying to keep up with fencing and haying at the ranch while juggling work (because we still have to work) and getting the kids in their swimsuits as much […]

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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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