by Paula Vogel Editor’s Note: This was an entry in the “Who Inspires You” contest. As a social worker and trainer of foster and adoptive parents, I am exposed almost daily to women, and men, who provide endless inspiration to me, as well as to the children they so selflessly […]
Slice of Inspiration – Bismarck Emergency Food Pantry
For over 30 years the Bismarck Emergency Food Pantry has been filling a need in the community. Churches, businesses, scouting groups, individuals, local organizations and the Postal Service all make sure the shelves remained stocked by providing food and/or monetary donations. “Some people will go shopping and buy one or […]
Dog Day Studio – Lila Marquart, Jewelry Designer
Lila Marquart studied Fine Art and Commercial Art when she attended college at BSC. “I couldn’t throw a pot to save my life,” she said. “But I learned how to cast silver and work with metal.” After college she started making jewelry from a studio, then took a break after […]
A Kitchen Renewal
This cramped, out-dated kitchen needed a breath of fresh air!
Chiropractic Care for Mom and Baby
by Dr. Mandy Jo Dietz When you find out you’re expecting a baby (or two), there is a sudden urgency to know everything you can about pregnancy, birth and caring for your baby. At least that was my experience. As a chiropractor, mother of thirteen-month-old twin girls, and a woman […]
Females in Photography
Nancy Nancy Joyce grew up in photography. Her father opened d’Joyce in 1963 over the Woolworth’s store in downtown Bismarck. “I worked there in high school and when I graduated I was given the opportunity to go to photography school in Santa Barbara, California,” explained Nancy. “At the time I […]
Find Your Passion!
Hi. I am Eva Ridenhour, and I’ve been writing books for a third of my life. I am nine years old now, and I have just released my third book, The Kinzy Chronicles. I love writing and I want to share my passion with the world by reminding you that […]
Finding Balance: Activities keep both kids and parents busy and balancing
By Kylie Blanchard Sports, clubs, organizations, oh my! The list of activities for kids to participate in today seems to be growing, and more families find themselves running through the week and weekend for practices, performances, games and tournaments. While there are concerns of the impacts of overscheduling, there are […]
Joanne Luger – Sharing Her Gifts, Helping Others
by Deb Seminary Joanne Luger is an artist in many forms. You may be familiar with her drawings or pottery, but you may also have been the recipient of the work of one of her other crafts – dentistry!
Keeping Kids Safe in Summer
by Tina Ding Kids in North Dakota know their summer season won’t last. As snow melts into slush each spring, winter gear swaps out for summer bikes, scooters, skateboards, strollers and more. Tank tops and shorts hide beneath jackets until the temps allow full summer apparel, including flip-flops or bare […]