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Byrd’s Nest: Day care impossible to find in Oil Patch

November 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

For many working parents, day care is a virtual prerequisite when thinking about remaining in or returning to the workforce. Finding a provider in the Oil Patch, well, that’s no easy task.
For the past 17 months or so, my wife and I were fortunate…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Byrd’s Nest: Day care impossible to find in Oil Patch

November 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

For many working parents, day care is a virtual prerequisite when thinking about remaining in or returning to the workforce. Finding a provider in the Oil Patch, well, that’s no easy task.
For the past 17 months or so, my wife and I were fortunate…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Byrd: Time nears for momentous 1st birthday

April 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Tuesday will mark a momentous occasion for the Byrd family as our son, Charlie, turns 1 year old. In the brief time since his birth at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center in Dickinson, he has already grown and learned so much. My wife Krystle and I are just as awestruck by him today as we were the day he drew his first breath. Continue Reading

The Byrd’s Nest: Are we really too drunk to jail?

March 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Earlier this week while watching my 10-month-old son playing with his toys on our living room floor, I tried to imagine what life would be like if he were suddenly gone. I imagined waking up in a hospital bed surrounded by doctors and nurses doing their best to tell me that my car had been struck by a drunk driver and the baby didn’t make it. Continue Reading