As parents (especially to a young child), my husband and I know how important "parent" friends are. These are the people in our lives who just get it. The ones you can text with weird questions or share your...
  As an Elementary School Media Specialist (a.k.a. School Librarian), I have the privilege of being surrounded by children’s books every day. I also have the responsibility to research, purchase, promote and read a variety of books to my students....
Have you ever had a moment as a mom that you were less than proud of, embarrassed by, or struggle with later? I mean really struggle with later. News flash: We are not perfect. Some of these moments are, in my...
It was five days until Christmas; a time when people are either joyous and giving or stressed to the max. I was having a rare quiet, calm moment in the Starbucks drive thru. All three children were either at...
I'm 32. I realize that I'm not that old, but ever since I moved back to my hometown I have been feeling nostalgic. Nostalgia is a funny thing; it seems to takes all the memories, filters them to keep...
Daycare pick-up is supposed to be a joyful time. You open the classroom door, your child looks up from playing with excitement in his eyes and begins his adorable toddler-trot towards you, complete with outstretched arms. You let yourself...
"He doesn't qualify for an IEP anymore." I couldn't believe I was hearing those words. After eight years of being on a 504 Plan and an Individualized Education Program (IEP), my 7th grader who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)...
Try to think back to after you had your first baby; maybe it feels like yesterday, maybe it actually was yesterday. What was the one thing everyone told you to do? Aside from "sleep when the baby sleeps" (which...
Two of my kids responded to time-outs and consequences and generally listened to what they were asked to do. Then I had a "tricky fellow." Nothing worked with him. He was exhausting, constantly yelled "no,"  screamed, threw stuff, and generally made...
A stress-free morning routine sounds like a dream, right? No more screaming... Hurry up! Or, at least that's the hope. When my first child was 2 months old I vividly remember preparing to go back to work and the stressful feeling that consumed...

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Christmas Dinner Takeout in Fargo & Moorhead

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Thing Christmas dinner takeout sounds like a good idea this year? Instead of adding the stress of cooking to an already hard year, check...