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In the throes of winter, living your life is still more interesting than watching pretend people live theirs on Netflix. That's why Jessie Veeder decided to join a weekly curling league, a new endeavor meant to give the community another cold weather weapon. Special to The Forum
Hot dish and ice slabs key to staying warm in January
January 22, 2017 - 11:00am
January 8, 2017
Jessie Veeder says that even though she hasn't written a song or done a lunge in months, she has pulled a tiny human in a sled to the top of a snowy hill all in the name of a smile. And that might be just as important (and more aerobic) these days. Jessie Veeder / Special to The Forum
Veeder: A resolution for more sweet things​
January 8, 2017 - 7:15am
January 2, 2017
Susan Mathison
Setting a big goal? You might want to keep your lips zipped
January 2, 2017 - 8:00am
January 1, 2017
Jessie Veeder, her husband and daughter posed for a quick photo outside during the recent blizzard on Dec. 25. Special to The Forum
Diary of a Christmas blizzard: A comparison
January 1, 2017 - 9:30am
December 25, 2016
I suppose I’ve always been one to hang on to the coattails of magic as long as it lets me, as long as it doesn’t grow too wild and reckless, sending me spinning and whipping off its haunches.  Jessie Veeder / Special to The Forum
Christmas reminds us of the magic of time
December 25, 2016 - 10:00am
December 12, 2016
Susan Mathison
10 ways to fall asleep fast
December 12, 2016 - 6:45am
December 11, 2016
But that cowboy-in-coveralls mentality didn't quite pan out on our way to feed the cows a couple bales the other day. I had been whining to my husband, telling him that since the baby came I haven't been able to go outside as much, that I miss going along and being useful and getting my hands dirty. I said I'm not cut out for the constant inside chores like laundry and dishes and figuring out what to make for supper. That I'd much prefer to be doing chores outside.
Winter has arrived at the ranch
December 11, 2016 - 7:49am
December 4, 2016
Jessie Veeder
A reminder to slow down, be thankful
December 4, 2016 - 6:00am
November 28, 2016
Jessie Veeder
Feeding cows memorable in so many ways
November 28, 2016 - 12:47pm
The clean eating trend is a lifestyle that involves a sensible commitment to eating wholesome, preservative-free, unprocessed food.
What is "clean eating" and should you bother trying it?
November 28, 2016 - 7:00am
November 27, 2016
Jessie Veeder and her family celebrated her daughter's first birthday on Thanksgiving. Special to the Forum
Baby's first birthday brings joy, reflection
November 27, 2016 - 7:00am
October 30, 2016
Forum columnist Jessie Veeder, second from left, dressed as an old woman for Halloween in the early 1990s. Special to The Forum
Princess of the frozen tundra passes the Halloween torch
October 30, 2016 - 6:00am
October 23, 2016
Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
October 23, 2016 - 6:25am
October 16, 2016
Jessie Veeder poses with her daughter, Edie, at a local pumpkin patch. Special to The Forum
Photo at pumpkin patch is a moment mom waited for
October 16, 2016 - 5:59am
October 10, 2016
Dancing can be good for your health, and a family activity. Thinkstock / Special to The Forum
Dancing for the health of it
October 10, 2016 - 5:40am