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Political notebook: GOP race for Minnesota governor off and running
By Don Davis Minnesotas 2014 governor race is underway. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton long has said he plans to seek a second term, and at least a half-dozen Republicans want the chance to knock him off...
4/29/13 at 9:55 AM Legislative notebook: Dayton budget plan delayed to 'later in the week' 3/12/13 at 5:07 PM
Expert advises to 'strike a balance' in talking to kids about shootings 12/14/12 at 7:11 PM
A Documentary on Bridges
A few days ago, German Public TV Channel ZDF, one of two stations based in Berlin, released a documentary on bridges in general for children. Loewenzahn (which is German for Dandelion), with its sta...
3/13/13 at 7:20 AM
Adventures in Subbing pt 2: A Man in a Women's World
As a substitute teacher you'd expect I get to wear a few different hats and teach students of all ages. Indeed. But at the teaching placement company I work for these hats and age-ranges extend a litt...
12/11/12 at 11:05 AM Children From All Over the World 12/1/11 at 2:35 PM
Halloween: Rapidly Becoming Truly Scary
Halloween might be the scariest holiday out there, at least for women and girls. The above image came from a Tumblr blog (warning: profanity). I can't say that I've ever watched Sesame Street, but ...
10/24/12 at 4:23 PM School Lunches: The Picky Eater's Dilemma 9/14/12 at 9:49 AM
Alarming Trends, and Mr. Rogers 6/11/12 at 1:58 PM
Deep Thoughts of an Over-Tired Mother
Parenting is not for wimps. If its not lost sleep or illness or picky eaters, its skinned knees, sibling rivalry, or difficult friends. Not to mention fashion demands, technology desires, and piano ...
10/10/12 at 11:49 AM Practice, Practice, Practice 4/19/12 at 7:28 AM
Firewood 2/3/12 at 10:55 AM
A Little China Choo-Choo
China train travel. Hmm, whats that like? Well, that depends on where you are. On my train trip from Zhuhai to Guangzhou--one city in Guangdong province to another--the train was brand new and the rid...
7/21/12 at 9:42 AM
Happy Children’s Day
When was the last time you did something special for your child? Did you take him/her to the zoo to feed the animals, throw a party and invite his/her friends over, or made a special treat for him/her...
6/1/12 at 4:55 PM
Fat kids: the blame and shame game?
Who knew an ad campaign promoting a healthy weight for kids could become the target of so much controversy? The campaign, called Strong4Life, was rolled out last summer by Children's Healthcare of At...
1/6/12 at 2:37 PM
1940: Are Clothes Important?
Are clothes important, asks this 1940 editorial, and the answer is still, I think, good today....
4/13/11 at 12:00 AM 1961: Preserve Your Child Forever 3/2/11 at 6:00 PM
1940: Children Do Not Come from Cookie Cutters 2/21/11 at 12:00 AM
Do the Bunny Hop right over to the Bunny Hole Cookies!
A fluffy and chubby-looking bunny was right outside my window the other day, happily nibbling away on sprigs of Russian Sage that were poking out of the snow. He was so cute as he started at the tip ...
1/7/10 at 5:35 AM The story of Danny and his apple crisp 9/26/09 at 7:01 PM