Article and Photos by Carrie Bentley Mom is no longer the ultimate authority in our house. As a new mom, I used logic to convince my kids to do what I wanted them to do. This usually resulted in long circular arguments about things like why we need to wear […]
4 Ways to Ease Your Mom Guilt
by Dr. Rhonda Schafer-McLean Mom guilt. If you have kids, you have experienced it—the disappointment in yourself, the feeling of not measuring up, the implied failure. Yuck! Are we all really falling short daily? Or could it be that we are simply unable to meet arbitrarily set, unattainable goals? Whether […]
Mandy B. Anderson and Raychel Chumley: Tech-Savvy Besties
by Jody Kerzman | Photography: Photos by Jacy The offices at Big Blue Couch® Coaching in downtown Bismarck, North Dakota are buzzing with activity. There are podcasts to record, Facebook live videos to do, and online orders to fill. To say that this business thrives because of technology would be […]
Living the Dream: Thanks, Dad
by Marci Narum | Photography: Photos by Jacy A little girl pulls her father close and whispers, “Daddy, when I grow up, I’m going to…” Oftentimes, those whispered words of wishes and dreams are the same she would use as a grown woman. Fathers play a big part in making […]
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24 Years and Still Poppin’
By Lexi Kerzman Capital A’Fair has been a favorite summer event in the Bismarck-Mandan area for 43 years. It takes place on the capitol lawn in Bismarck, North Dakota each August and attracts vendors and customers from all over the country. There is live music and more than 130 different […]
Abundance: Present in Every Moment
By Beth Anderson What comes to mind for you when you think of abundance? Thick, golden wheat fields waving in the breeze? Heavy-laden sunflowers bowing their golden heads? A checkbook balancing down to the penny with some extra leftover? Dictionary.com defines abundance as 1. an extremely plentiful or oversufficient quantity […]
VLOG: Jody and Marci talk about the July 2017 issue
Our July issue is on stands now! This month’s theme is “Freedom” and we are super excited about the stories in this issue. Pick up your copy today!
Online Exclusive: The Story of Penelope’s
Tracy Brandjord shares the meaning behind the name Penelope’s.
Look What She Did: Sheena Klaudt
If there’s one thing Sheena Klaudt loves, it’s Christmas lights. She loves looking at holiday displays so much, she created a Facebook group to share her great finds with others. It started in 2012 as a group just for her friends and family, but word quickly spread and the group […]