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 […]
Working Mom – Finding the Balance
by Deb Seminary Eighteen years ago Kim Klein began working at Zimmerman’s Furniture even before the doors officially opened. She has now been the general manager for six years. And yes, she is Gene Zimmerman’s daughter.
Mom with a Mission by Deb Seminary How does someone who considered herself a loner in high school end up being nominated for National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year award, become the first woman to mountain bike across Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley and start a nonprofit organization that promotes education and […]
A few minutes with Lynn Kriengkrairut
At press time Bismarck native Lynn Kriengkrairut and her ice dancing partner Logan Giulietti-Schmitt were competing in the 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Omaha, Nebraska, hoping for a top three finish and a spot on the World Team. They finished last season with a pewter medal at the 2012 […]