Parenting

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‘Just 4 You Parents’ Winner Juggles Kids, College

Each week, WCCO This Morning is rewarding a hard-working, dedicated parent who loves what they do. This week’s winner is balancing the life of fatherhood with the schedule of a student.

10/12/2011

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Cycling In The Cities: Parenting’s Beautiful Moments

I hit the slope where my quads usually give out and I have to stand up to tap into the calves and glutes. I’m pumping at a heave-ho, jerky pace. It feels like we’re hardly moving when suddenly Keegan starts to yell from behind, “You can do it mom! Nice Work! I believe in you, mom! Wyatt, mom’s working really hard. Good job mom! I’m a believer, mom!” I had the hugest grin on my face. I yelled back, “Are you cheering me on?! Do you believe!?”

10/07/2011

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‘Just 4 You Parents’ Winner A Dedicated Father Of 3

Each week, WCCO This Morning is rewarding a hard-working, dedicated parent who loves what they do.

10/05/2011

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‘Just 4 You Parents’ Winner Juggles 3 Kids, Injured Foot

WCCO is rewarding one hard-working, dedicated, worn-out parent who loves what they do — one week at a time.

09/28/2011

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Just 4 Parents Winner: Katie McAlpin Of Hastings

Judging by all the entries, there are a lot of hard-working, dedicated, worn-out parents out there who love what they do. Mike Binkley traveled to Hastings to surprise the first winner.

09/21/2011

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Cycling In The Cities: Charcoal, Watermelon, Milk & More

For some reason I thought a gigantic watermelon would be a good dinner fruit. Why not grapes? Because I’m crazy. It was hard to miss the people looking at us in awe as I pushed my full grocery cart up to my bike.

08/03/2011

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Why I Don’t Like My Kids

An honest and brutal essay from a parent about her experience as a parent. Read the essay.

06/03/2011

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What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day

One mom on what her heart really desires for Mother’s Day.

04/25/2011

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Top Mom Myths

Moms always have words of wisdom. But they’re not always right. Let’s look debunk our favorite mommy-isms.

04/25/2011

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What’s The Least Stressful Kid Combination?

Many people have brothers or sisters, but did you ever wonder if you had the right number? Would there have been less fighting if you had one, instead of the other? In other words, what’s the right recipe for a happy family?

04/21/2011

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Study: Young Children May Make Parents Less Fit

Could kids be to blame for new parents’ bad health habits?

04/11/2011

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Website Lets Moms Swap Stuff They No Longer Need

A popular website lets parents get rid of their kids’ stuff they no longer need and trade it in for something they can really use.

04/05/2011

Good Question: Do Parents Give Kids Too Much Power?

In business, in science and in parenting, we hope that as time goes on it gets better. However, a controversial new book is arguing that American parents are doing much worse.

01/17/2011

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Local Parents Weigh In On ‘The Tiger Mother’

No playdates. No sleepovers. Straight “A’s” required. Those are some of the parenting rules put forward in a new controversial book called, “The Battle Hymn of The Tiger Mother.”

01/17/2011

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DeBlog: Who’s Better At Parenting: You Or Your Parents?

I spent part of my morning explaining to my 5-year-old that I think he gets too many choices. Which makes tonight’s Good Question particularly important for me.

01/17/2011

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Diaper Drive Aims To Help Struggling Parents

Kristen Grode’s idea for a diaper drive was in its infancy back in June. Since then, it’s grown faster than anyone could’ve predicted.

01/12/2011

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MN Parent: Tapping Into Kid-Love Through Volunteering

The Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) organization has two programs set up to match Bigs and Littles. I participate in the community mentoring program, where my Little and I get together on our own and seek out new adventures together.

12/01/2010

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Minnesota Parent: College Bound

(Minnesota Parent) — They grow up so fast. We hear it when we are holding our newborns, and a passerby at the mall pauses to cluck, coo and gaze. We hear it again as we […]

11/04/2010

9/23/10 John Williams Show

9AM Hour:  An Expert from Harvard talks about education in Minnesota plus the story of a Dad who boards a bus to confront bullies who are picking on his daughter! 10AM Hour:  Mourning in America? […]

09/23/2010

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