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Kitchen chemistry: Just add water and light a science spark

August 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO, N.D. — Start with water. Add a healthy splash of cooking oil, and just a few drops of food coloring.

It might sound like a bad recipe, but in the hands of Graeme Wyllie — and the addition of half a tablet of Alka-Seltzer — the four in…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Paid parental leave becoming less common

July 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — It can be difficult for moms to return to work after the birth of a child.
Breanna Breidenbach of Fargo quit her job and became a full-time independent sales director with Mary Kay just before her first child was born both because of the e…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Parents should give kids chance to work out disagreements

July 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO, N.D. — When Rhonda Torreson buys her twins LEGOs, she finds herself comparing the number of pieces per set to help keep things even.

But, inevitably, quarrels over the colorful little blocks arise.

Recently, the lone “bendy piece” …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Parents should give kids chance to work out disagreements

July 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO, N.D. — When Rhonda Torreson buys her twins LEGOs, she finds herself comparing the number of pieces per set to help keep things even.

But, inevitably, quarrels over the colorful little blocks arise.

Recently, the lone “bendy piece” …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

MS. Simplicity: I’ve moved from helicopter parent to drone pilot

January 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

I don’t know when it happened. There is no magic date I circled on the calendar that I planned and practiced for. There is no book called “What To Expect When Your Child Becomes An Adult.” One day I was busy going to kids’ activities, making …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

MS. Simplicity: I’ve moved from helicopter parent to drone pilot

January 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

I don’t know when it happened. There is no magic date I circled on the calendar that I planned and practiced for. There is no book called “What To Expect When Your Child Becomes An Adult.” One day I was busy going to kids’ activities, making …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Grandparent visitation case appealed to ND Supreme Court

November 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — A couple here who were sued by the man’s parents for visitation with the grandchildren is appealing the case to the state Supreme Court.
That’s after a judge confirmed his ruling that Cory Bjerke and his longtime partner, Naomi S…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Grandparent visitation case appealed to ND Supreme Court

November 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — A couple here who were sued by the man’s parents for visitation with the grandchildren is appealing the case to the state Supreme Court.
That’s after a judge confirmed his ruling that Cory Bjerke and his longtime partner, Naomi S…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

OPINION: Equal-parenting legislation in best interest of children

November 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"381573","attributes":{"alt":"Casey Wilson, South Dakota Shared Parenting","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]  There are a lot of issues fac…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OPINION: Equal-parenting legislation in best interest of children

November 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_preview","fid":"381573","attributes":{"alt":"Casey Wilson, South Dakota Shared Parenting","class":"media-image","height":"180","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"180"}}]]  There are a lot of issues fac…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com