Make A Heart Connection At The North Dakota Heart Gallery

By Michelle Kommer For most of us, it’s hard to imagine what it would be like to grow up without parents — to go to bed without a goodnight kiss from mom or dad — to not know if your parents will be there in the morning. These kids dream of having a forever family.…
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What Would You Do If You Had $100?

By Denise Pinkney Christmas is that wonderful time of the year for giving to others. Each year we hold a gift drive for our Adopt-A-School partner, Fargo’s Lincoln Elementary. Last week, employee Susan Reed mentioned to her 9-year-old son Conner that donations were down for the toy drive this year. She later asked him what…
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Make Your Halloween Safe And Healthful

By Denise Pinkney Halloween can be an exciting time in the life of a child. Costumes! Candy galore! Who could ask for more? Not sure if your child’s costume meets the safety test? Then look at this checklist from Safekids.org.  Safekids.org offers these tips for trick-or-treating: Trick-or- treat with an adult until at least age…
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Helping Kids Move To Better Health

By Karen Ehrens As parents we want the best for our kids. We probably know that getting kids moving is good for them. But we get to the end of some of our days and find out that our kids have not moved enough, or at all. So much to do, and so little time,…
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Discussion On School Lunches: Lively And Somewhat Heated

By Denise Pinkney Earlier this month, we posted a link to a news story from The Forum about new nutritional rules that affect the school lunch program on our Facebook page. We asked for your opinion. And you responded. Some of you didn’t like the government telling schools what to feed your children. Others thought…
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