by Jody Kerzman For 23 years, Stephanie Schock didn’t worry about allergies. Then she suddenly developed an allergy to shellfish. Little did she know, when it came to allergic reactions, her shellfish allergy would soon become the least of her worries.
Team Kaizen – Building healthy and confident youth through running
by Kylie Blanchard The mission of Team Kaizen is to inspire youth to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based running program. Since the program’s start in January, a team of volunteers has been working with Bismarck-Mandan youth to build a healthy fitness routine, while also instilling strong […]
Surviving the First Trimester
By Annette Martel and Kelly Hagen She Said: When I was pregnant with Snickerdoodle Happypants (not our daughter’s real name), I was pretty dramatic about it. I had terrible nausea, and I didn’t have the perspective to realize that I wouldn’t feel like that for the rest of my life. […]
Find Your Passion!
Hi. I am Eva Ridenhour, and I’ve been writing books for a third of my life. I am nine years old now, and I have just released my third book, The Kinzy Chronicles. I love writing and I want to share my passion with the world by reminding you that […]
Finding Balance: Activities keep both kids and parents busy and balancing
By Kylie Blanchard Sports, clubs, organizations, oh my! The list of activities for kids to participate in today seems to be growing, and more families find themselves running through the week and weekend for practices, performances, games and tournaments. While there are concerns of the impacts of overscheduling, there are […]
Keeping Kids Safe in Summer
by Tina Ding Kids in North Dakota know their summer season won’t last. As snow melts into slush each spring, winter gear swaps out for summer bikes, scooters, skateboards, strollers and more. Tank tops and shorts hide beneath jackets until the temps allow full summer apparel, including flip-flops or bare […]
Autism: Understanding is Key
By Kylie Blanchard When Sherris Richards’ daughter, Faith, was diagnosed with autism at 18-months it impacted her entire family. “It devastated us to the core,” she says. “I think it affected us even more because we didn’t know about autism.”
Parent Drivers: Let's Step on the Brakes
By Julie Fedorchak Like most mothers of school-age children, I devoted a good chunk of August to school preparation. New shoes? Check. New clothes? Check. School supplies, water bottles, backpacks? Yep. Hair cuts, dental appointments, immunizations, physicals? Check, check, check …
Unanswered prayer brings unexpected blessings by Julie Fedorchak After two successful baby deliveries, my husband and I had the “All American” family – one girl and one boy. Since our house was tastefully accessorized with nursing pillows, puke rags and exer-saucers, we decided to pull the trigger on a third.
Parking Lot Friends
By Shelly Preszler “Come on Mom, it’s time to get up and make friends!” My six year-old son’s voice pleaded with a sense of urgency. Oh yes, that’s right. I had promised Joseph the night before we would get up early to make friends in our new neighborhood. I had […]