by Jessie Veeder Gwen Bohmbach and Nellie Hofland get mistaken for sisters on a daily basis, their petite frames, bright eyes and friendly demeanor easily convincing new acquaintances of their relation. “I can see where they might draw that conclusion, I mean, we’re always together,” laughs Hofland. “Sometime we correct […]
A Few Minutes with Sheila Taormina
Sheila Taormina is an Olympic Gold Medalist in Swimming and is the only woman to have competed in three different sports (swimming, triathlon, pentathlon) in different Olympiads. She was recently in Bismarck to conduct a swimming clinic. IW Based on your experience, do you feel children are pushed to excel […]
Organ Donation: Awareness is key to saving lives
by Kylie Blanchard 117,000. This is the number of people in the United States currently waiting for an organ transplant. In just the Upper Midwest states of North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota the number of individuals waiting for a transplant totals 3,400.
Moms That Sew
Editor’s Note: Melissa Ahonen and Erica Hager were co-workers at American Eagle over ten years ago. They both switched jobs, then became reacquainted through Etsy, when they started their businesses. The two ladies have a lot in common and appreciate the opportunity to talk business, kids and fabric. BBT STYLE […]
What the Heck is Quinoa?
by Pam Vukelic Quinoa is not likely to show up in one of your mother’s favorite recipes but everyone seems to be talking about it. What is it, why all the hype, and does it deserve it?
My name is Julissa Hanson, and I’m excited to introduce the launch of my new online boutique: Wired Fashion! The inspiration for my business began with my love for fashion and an interest in apparel, but it’s so much more than that. In truth, I have wanted to have a […]
Single Moms Walk the Walk
By Rhonda Gowen Single moms face an uphill climb, but hurdling daily obstacles imparts to them a keen sense of what’s essential and what can just go hang. The three moms interviewed below have come to be single in various ways – one through divorce, one as a widow, and […]
This Old Grandma's Guide for Life – Condensed Version
Editor’s Note: Sharon Schmidt composed these words of wisdom for her granddaughters in 2009. She asked that they not think of her as a goofy old bat, but take the following advice and the love that comes with it. * Don’t take life too seriously – it goes by too […]
Longing to be a Mom
by Patty Teagle April 21-27 is National Infertility Awareness Week. This week rolls around each year, and yes, I had no awareness of it until I found myself in the midst of my own struggle with infertility. My husband and I were among the estimated one in eight couples who […]
Musical Mom (Just Don't Ask for a Recipe!)
by Deb Seminary Jill Wiese was living in Colorado when a trip home changed her life forever. “I was a ski bum,” she said. “I was a nurse and in the National Guard to pay the bills. My goal was to marry a rich doctor, live up in Evergreen and […]