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If family projects excite you, and sticky messes don’t frighten you – and you are really, really brave and pretty ambitious – check out this awesome Gingerbread Party! We make our dough from scratch, our frosting is a family favorite, a finger-licking deliciousness, and our gingerbread designs are unique every year. It’s a seven-family tradition! […]

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“This is really, really the best time of my life,” the 22-year-old college student said in the Bismarck airport last week. And just like that, he turned, and walked away. To fly across the world. It was an 8-month dream. One that changed our hearts, and his. Saying goodbye to Leo was one of the […]

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Bringing together four minds usually means four ideas. And lots of ideas can be a wreck. Especially when its strong-willed little boys we’re talking about. As a farm family – we wanted our sons to learn to work together at a young age! Making mistakes. Fixing breakdowns. Together. So, we gave the boys a pile […]

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Here’s the deal. There’s no book on how to earn that #1 Dad card. But, it boils down to spending time with your kids. Here’s one week guide to become a better Dad. Day 1. Know each of your kids and know them well. It’s you’re life’s book you’re writing – know every character! Day […]

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Prom night – and these kids had a grand night on their mind and in their hearts! On a night where they’ve never felt more beautiful – or more special – they wanted to share it with one of their biggest fans. The fuel station manager. Donna. Donna’s heart only has one fight – the […]

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Tonight: it was family open heart surgery. Intense. Radical changes. They needed to be made. We didn’t enter a sterile environment. We just sat on the bed. For a heart-to-heart. Soul spring cleaning. My son and I. Nothing was scheduled and we certainly didn’t involve a medical team. We just needed to have a couple […]

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A wise mother once said: Life is about letting go. EVERY DAY. Watching our sons leave the fan section – to wear a jersey. I’m letting go. Charging the football field for the first time. This letting go hurts. And who ever said my son didn’t have hops? He’s blocking punts. I’m filling with pride. […]

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His team sprints from the dugout to take the field. Looking side to side, he studies the empty dugout. He can’t ignore the empty feeling in his gut. He’s warming the bench. for another season But, his heart burns with desire. Put me in coach. He wants to play. THIS season. Not another one from […]

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