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Expectations

Taking this column back to real life tween parenting. There is nothing worse than having a child that you feel you cannot console. The tears do not stop. You see the disappointment in themselves pouri...

 

Great Songs

Life. One of my passions other than writing is listening to great songs that tell stories. Stories about real life struggles, real life achievements, and how these songs touch your heart and soul....

 

Happy New Year

Hope this week’s column greets you after having a very Merry Christmas that was filled with family, love, laughter and health- with a heavy dose of relaxation. If your travel was delayed, hopefully...

 

Just Breathe...

Hello friends! This week will be a rerun of last week’s column. In this crazy world, we all get so busy that things get missed, overlooked at times. This rerun has my COMPLETE column piece from last...

 

Celebrations

There are many celebrations this time of year. Celebrations of thanks, celebrations of blessings, celebrations of wins at the rink, on the court, or for anyone like me, celebrations in the kitchen... Full story

 

Changing Seasons

Tis’ the Season once again! No, not that season. The illness season. If your family has been affected by any of the major players this year already, you understand the season. This year seems to be...

 

Work Horses of the Home

Do the real work horses of the home get the credit they deserve? This is a question that many of us, as parents, will often emphatically answer with a strong NO! There are so many moving parts to not...

 

How Soon is Too soon?

There are many things in life where we can ask the question, "How soon is TOO soon?". From relationship decisions, to parenting decisions, even when to throw out the things in your fridge that are...

 

Trust; in your little and their educators

When do you begin expressing the need for it, disciplining the lack of it, albeit occasionally or frequently? As we explore these “tween” years and the new challenges parents are encountering with... Full story

 
 By Shelly Nelson    News    October 22, 2022

Marvin's Million Mile Club

by Shelly Nelson Recently Marvin Windows and Doors of Warroad, honored an elite group of employees. They celebrated their dedication, devotion and drive in understanding of the vital role they play in... Full story

 

THE WINS!

So this week I want to talk about the ‘aha’ moments we as parents have that can make us stop feeling like we are doing everything wrong and are failing as a parent. Talk about the ones that...

 

Social Media

So this column reflects on the initial reason for bringing back my column in a new world. When I started my column years ago, “A Mom Thing” was about life with a real little. A little 4 year old a...

 

These are Different Times

The state of our world is scary for us as adults, much less our children. With the constant access to social media, our kids know way more about it than you or I would care for them to. Just this...

 

Government Island Reclaimed

by Shelly Nelson In an event held by the Warroad Community Development team, partnered with the City of Warroad, the beginning of the reclaiming of "Government Island" began on August 30, 2022. Where/...

 

Summer is ending

Last week of Freedom! This is the last week our littles get to be littles before the reality of screen time, phones, sleepovers and the fun of summer have to be reigned in. We then launch into the...

 

You Got This...

So this one is closer to my heart than any in the tween journey I have had so far. It is the one that tugs at heartstrings. I was that kid. The chunky one, plus the one who grew up in a world where...

 

Roseau County has some real "Super kids"

There is no doubt in any Roseau County residents' mind that there are some pretty amazing kids out there! Students in our local schools who are dedicated to their academic success, while still...

 

The Gift of Giving

The season is upon us. Black Friday is looming just around the corner. Santa letters are being written, and Holiday music may have already begun at your home. As I read my daughter’s Santa letter...

 
 By Shelly Nelson    News    November 4, 2017

Overcoming challenges and inspiring others

It is amazing the interesting people we can encounter while traveling if we just make an effort to really see them. One such person whom is making an impact on many in Winnipeg, MB is Jordan...

 

Daddy's Girl

I do not know for certain that any father can fully grasp the effect he has on his little girl. Trust me dads, you have one of the largest impacts on your daughter’s life. My daughter is blessed to...

 
 By Shelly Nelson    News    October 21, 2017

Roseau County has ITS own living, breathing history books

One of these living, breathing, walking history books with the most extensive, personal collection of Roseau County histor is Irene Olson. You see, Irene takes the history of the county about as...

 

Strength vs. Weakness

“You feel too much.” “You cry too much.” “You care too much.” These are familiar words spoken to individuals who are overly empathetic. Then there are those that are naturally smiley,...

 
 By Shelly Nelson    News    October 14, 2017

Nothing like a well-deserved trophy

So, you hunt, your whole life. You know your goal. The one to send to the local paper. Not many of us get to fulfill that goal. But Jan Johnson can do just that. You see, he saw it in his trail cam....

 

Don't Forget the Babies Lost on October 15th

Some of us dream of having a baby, being a mother or father. Some of us come upon it by accident. No matter what the circumstance, October 15th is a day to celebrate the little ones lost. Some were...

 
 By Shelly Nelson    News    October 7, 2017

Did my child, my life, get to school safely today?

How often do we ask ourselves this question? Probably not often. How often do our children's bus drivers ask themselves if all the students got home safely? Every single day. There are not enough bus...

 

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