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Briggs: Path to peace: I love the ’80s

October 10, 2011 in INFORUM

See that photo of me right above this column? That is the picture of a woman who is at the end of her rope. Continue Reading

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Parenting Perspectives: Tracing family history

February 7, 2011 in INFORUM

The other day while channel surfing, somewhere between Ryan Seacrest and “Real Housewives,” I stumbled upon what could be my new favorite show: “Who Do You Think You Are?” Continue Reading&

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Parenting Perspectives: Feminists can still get help with jars

January 3, 2011 in INFORUM

I’ve always thought of myself as a feminist.
I was too young to burn my bra or march for the Equal Rights Amendment. But I acted out the words to Helen Reddy’s “I Am Woman” in my purple-flowered bedroom and wanted to grow up to be just like Mary Richards from “The Mary Tyler Moore show.” Continue Reading

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Parenting Perspectives: Adults can be bullies

November 29, 2010 in INFORUM

I never quite know where or when the inspiration for my next parenting column will strike. Usually my best ideas come from something my daughters do or say. This is the first time I’ve found an idea in the NFL. Continue Reading

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Parenting Perspectives: I say ‘yes’ for kids

October 25, 2010 in INFORUM

I came to the conclusion a long time ago that my children are smarter than I am. Continue Reading

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Parenting Perspectives: A mom’s soccer dilemma

September 20, 2010 in INFORUM

I’m not going to lie. I’m not always suited for weather on the northern Plains. Continue Reading

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Parenting Perspectives: Tuning out and loving it

August 16, 2010 in INFORUM

One of the things I like most about writing this column is getting ideas from other parents. Continue Reading