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A Partnership Learning Model
February was National Career and Technical Education Month. Career and Technical Student Organizations make the perfect partnership learning opportunity when coupled withCareer and Technical Education...
3/7/14 at 2:59 PM Kitchen Experience Adds to Classroom Learning 12/7/13 at 9:00 AM
'Tis the Season... 12/5/13 at 1:00 PM
4 Tips to Plan your Summer Vacation on a Budget
If you are anything like me, you are ready for this winter to be OVER! But we have a few months to go, and believe or notthat is a good thing. Why? Because it gives you time to sock away some major fu...
2/27/14 at 12:00 PM 4 Tips for a Successful 'Staycation' 3/28/13 at 9:22 AM
7 Cheap or Free Family Fun Activities 3/20/13 at 12:26 PM
Parenting Perspectives: Not just ‘Honey’ or ‘Daddy’; he’s still my Craig
My toddler sons cries dragged me out of bed at 1 a.m. I sleepily trudged down the stairs and into his room, where I confronted a pile of puke on his mattress. Craaaaig, I called up the stairs to my ...
1/21/14 at 10:18 AM Parenting Perspectives: Wild child humbles this second-time mom 12/10/13 at 4:57 AM
Money Savin' Mama: Find ways to give that fit your budget 11/22/13 at 7:42 AM
A Parent's Guide to Facebook
A Parents' Guide to Facebook was designed to help you understand what Facebook is and how to use it safely. With it, you will be better informed and able to communicate with young Facebook users in yo...
1/13/14 at 9:50 AM Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus 12/23/13 at 5:24 PM
Winter Word Search 12/20/13 at 4:00 PM
Book Release Party Photos
Over the weekend, I hosted two book release events in Bemidji and Minneapolis. My book, Life Learned Abroad: Lessons on Humanity from China, is about the experiences I had and insights gained when li...
1/9/14 at 3:38 PM Learning About--and From--the Elders in Our Lives 7/15/13 at 9:24 AM
Saturday's Terrifying Incident
The scariest thing ever happened to me on Saturday: I gave my parents a perfectly valid reason to say "I told you so." I also slid off the Interstate at 75 miles per hour, but hey, perspective, peopl...
1/6/14 at 7:32 PM Replacing Furniture... At Last 11/11/12 at 9:24 PM
Lutefisk and Other Questionable Food-Like Substances 10/3/12 at 2:35 PM
meaningful mondays: from my family to yours
This weekend, we celebrated the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, and in this, had a chance to reflect on the importance of family. What an under-appreciated group, the family, and ...
12/30/13 at 1:01 AM mama mondays: pirates, polar bears and prehistory 7/23/12 at 11:20 PM
mama mondays: pirates, polar bears and prehistory 7/23/12 at 11:13 PM
"This doesn't taste like Raspberry!" A Year in Review
One conference. 2 theatrical productions. The creation of a new business that included my participation in 6 bellydance workshops (and countless more performances!) . Journeys with my family through c...
12/27/13 at 4:59 PM The Nanny McPhee Effect 10/8/13 at 11:14 AM
New Year, Old Habits 1/6/13 at 1:51 PM
A Bittersweet Divorce
My parents are getting a divorce. There. I said it. Its out in the open. The world knows our family is crumbling. And really, its okay. Its probably for the better. Why polar opposites would ever jo...
12/26/13 at 8:16 AM Exercise Your Heart 12/16/12 at 10:42 PM
Register for ECFE winter and spring classes
Early Childhood Family Education began taking registrations for winter and spring classes on Dec. 16. Classes for parents and children ages infants through kindergarten entry include Storybook Science...
12/17/13 at 12:04 PM Commissioner Cassellius to hold early education roundtable in Moorhead 3/26/13 at 10:37 AM
Probstfield classes canceled Nov. 15 due to water main break 11/14/12 at 5:23 PM
Day 10: Pre-Baby Vacations (aka Babymoon)
What is a "Babymoon?" There are a couple of meanings. This term first became popular in the mid-1990's, and has brought on a new level of vacations. One meaning includes both parents taking time off...
12/8/13 at 3:11 PM The 12 Days of Travel 11/27/13 at 10:48 AM
Technology, Bonding, and Vacations 3/27/13 at 9:48 AM
Give Yourself the Gift of Presence This Holiday Season
By Denise Hellekson, Clinical Associate, The Village Business Institute Well, Thanksgiving is over, Black Friday has come and gone, and the beginning of the holiday season is upon us. I love the holi...
12/4/13 at 12:25 PM Work Happy Now 11/25/13 at 3:52 AM
Building Trust in the Workplace 9/24/13 at 9:43 PM
Top 5 - Thanksgiving
As cliche as it can be, this week's Top 5 is all about being thankful 5. Food - the food on your table, the excess of food on your table and the fact that according to our friends at The Food Think T...
11/26/13 at 4:21 PM Top 5 - Conversations 11/14/13 at 7:50 PM
A Real Treat 4/21/13 at 1:56 PM
UND choirs, presents family holiday concert, Winter WUNDerland, Saturday, Dec. 7
By Kallie Van De Venter, University & Public Affairs student writer The University of North Dakotas Department of Music will present a Family Holiday Concert as part of the Winter wUNDerlandWeeken...
11/25/13 at 11:15 AM UND professor to be honored next month in San Antonio, Texas, for scientific article that uses innovative research method based in personal experience 10/21/13 at 5:03 PM
HRSA boosts UND Physician Assistant Program’s service to underserved North Dakota 8/15/12 at 7:46 AM
G-U-A-R, just like in GUARD...
I used to give spelling tests all day. Every Friday, I'd give five spelling tests to five groups of thirty eighth graders. Then we would grade them in class, after I passed out red pens to everyone. M...
11/22/13 at 12:18 PM Something tells me a sugar pill wouldn't help. 7/20/13 at 10:08 AM
Back-to-Summer 5/30/13 at 7:23 PM