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Alicia Strnad Hoalcraft, Parenting Perspectives columnist
What no one warns you about parenting
2 hours 38 min ago
May 21, 2017
Aleks Sethre (clockwise starting from top left); Andriana; Mia, 10; Keile, 8; and Astrid, 8 months, pose in front of their home in Grand Forks on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (Joshua Komer / Forum News Service)
The view from the middle: Middle-class population, definition in flux
May 21, 2017 - 9:00am
May 19, 2017
Nobles County Community Services Director Stacie Golombiecki, left, and Family and Social Services Supervisor Krysta Anderson hold some of the fleece blankets given to children who enter emergency foster care. Tim Middagh / Forum News Service
Need for foster parents is great in Minn.
May 19, 2017 - 4:31pm
May 16, 2017
YouTuber Rhine Reviews demonstrates a fidget spinner. Screen capture via YouTube.play button
Fidget spinners are the hot new fad, but are they good for our kids?
May 16, 2017 - 8:30am
Val Kleppen, Parenting Perspectives columnist
When Mother's Day isn't always happy
May 16, 2017 - 8:00am
May 14, 2017
Susie Schroeder and her daughter Gracie, who live in Moorhead, make gift baskets that are sold at silent auction events to raise money for the Honor Flights to Washington, D.C. Schroeder is a long time Honor Flight volunteer and North Dakota Air National Guard member who is being deployed this summer. Dave Wallis / The Forum
Quick donation keeps daughter with soon-to-deploy mom on Honor Flight
May 14, 2017 - 9:00am
Tammy Swift, columnist
Mom was no fool; she was cool
May 14, 2017 - 8:20am
Veeder's Mom pictured here.
We gain more from our mothers than just their looks
May 14, 2017 - 8:00am
May 13, 2017
264,746 children entered foster care in 2014 - that translates to a child entering care every two minutes in the U.S. according to childwelfare.gov. Thinkstock/Special to The Forum.
Temporarily Mom and Dad: Foster care fills the gap
May 13, 2017 - 11:00am
May 12, 2017
Jessica Runck, Homegrown Hollywood columnist
Freezing my eggs was painful, but it got me a step closer to starting a family
May 12, 2017 - 6:27pm
May 8, 2017
Campers try German fencing in Concordia's Language Villages. Judd Sather Photography/ Special to The Forum.
A guide to summer camps: How to choose the right experience
May 8, 2017 - 10:38am
May 6, 2017
Transition from hospital to nursing home most practical move for some
May 6, 2017 - 9:31am
May 5, 2017
Ed Treat, senior pastor at Transfiguration Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Minn. during a Wednesday service. (Carlos Gonzalez/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
For many overbooked Christian families, Wednesday is the new Sunday
May 5, 2017 - 10:45am
May 2, 2017
Celebrating daughter Jenna's graduation from College of St. Mary's in Omaha, Neb. along with daughter Siri (left).
After 35 years, Minn. native continues his search for mom and dad
May 2, 2017 - 4:51pm
Nicole Welle, Parenting Perspectives columnist
The 'mom friends' you need to fill your bucket
May 2, 2017 - 10:17am