Skip to main content
West Fargo Pioneer
Thursday Afternoon/Evening Forecast Discussion
Watering restrictions in place for West Fargo
Scholars (July 9)
Teachers learn about lignite
Digest (July 9)
Business-to-business shop opens
Building permits (July 9)
Business digest (July 9)
Business digest (July 2)
Recycler turns trash into cash
Trygve Olson cartoon (July 2)
Brand: Applaud military’s efforts to go green
District 13 report: As we celebrate, consider cause of American freedom
Omdahl: Reservation parochialism is not the answer
Alderman: Demystifying credit scores
Library News (July 9)
Senior menu (July 9)
Nursery News (July 9)
Bonanzaville to unveil new exhibit
Library News (July 2)
Lightning have good showing at Target Center
WF girls score big at soccer tourney
Gravdahl makes Pitch, Hit & Run nationals
For the Walkers, track and field talent runs in the family
Student athletes recognized
Flight Lines: Night-lights from natural sources
Flight Lines: Understated sparrows synonymous with prairie
Home & Garden: New front yard has many uses
home & garden
August 25, 2010
News from the Nest: Embracing preschool slang
It's been over a month now since my family took a trip to Itasca State Park. While we were there, we were reminded multiple times to make sure we put our garbage into garbage cans to avoid visits from raccoons and bear that live in the area. For some reason my son, 5, really embraced...
August 25, 2010 - 12:00am
June 30, 2010
News from the Nest: Treasure the special moments -- before it's too late
The other night, my little girl just wanted to be held. We kept rocking her, cuddling her and just when we thought it was safe to lay her in her crib, she would wake up and cry for us again. This isn't her typical behavior, so it was easy to make an exception - just this once....
June 30, 2010 - 12:00am
June 16, 2010
News from the Nest: Developing personalities, girly-girl or tomboy?
My daughter is almost 2 years old, and we are starting to see her personality really come alive. However, I can't quite figure out if she will be a girly-girl who likes dolls, dresses and makeup, or a tomboy who is into sports, trucks and digging in the dirt. I'm not going to...
June 16, 2010 - 12:00am
May 19, 2010
News from the Nest: Outside adventures
Now that spring has officially arrived, it is the perfect time for kids to get outside to play. Being locked up inside for many months, other than a warm winter day here and there, this outdoor stuff takes a little getting used to again. My preschool son goes right at it, no...
May 19, 2010 - 12:00am
May 12, 2010
It may be the parents and not the teachers to blame for child's inabilities
As American students continue to flounder in world rankings, parents of failing children are eagerly searching for someone to blame for the inability of their children to reach the top. They have convinced the education policymakers that the blame must be laid at the door of poor...
opinion / education
May 12, 2010 - 12:00am
May 5, 2010
News from the Nest: Mother's Day, from a mother's perspective
In preparation to write a special Mother's Day column, I sat down to reflect on my 5 years of motherhood. The more I thought about the last 5 years, the more my thoughts went to my own mother. As children, we never really understand our parents until we become parents ourselves,...
May 5, 2010 - 12:00am
April 28, 2010
News from the Nest: Exercise according to a preschooler
One Saturday morning I was lounging with my cup of coffee in our family room. I was enjoying the morning news and the relaxing feeling of not having to rush to get everyone ready for work and daycare. My kids, on the other hand, had a little more energy than I. Running down...
April 28, 2010 - 9:30am
March 31, 2010
Kids need creativity, but parents sometimes need rest more
It was Friday night, and I had just finished cleaning up after supper. I decided to sweep the floor and clean up after my son's ongoing art projects. His work typically entails creations made out of paper, napkins, stickers, cups, toys, my hair clips and any other items he can...
March 31, 2010 - 12:00am
March 17, 2010
News from the Nest: Living with a preschool sheriff
Sometimes, I feel as though I've taught my kids too well. My little girl is fond of sweets; after all she is my child. One evening, I was feeding her chocolate pudding and as I was bringing the chocolate-filled spoon to her mouth I quickly pulled it back. She gave me a big smile,...
March 17, 2010 - 12:00am
December 4, 2008
Our children's welfare has to come first
It's been several years since I've had children in daycare, but I remember how hard it was to find someone to fill in when our babysitter got sick or went on vacation. We didn't have the luxury of having grandparents or relatives living close by who could watch the kids for the day...
December 4, 2008 - 12:00am