You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile!

I’ve always enjoyed getting my teeth cleaned. My mom grew up in Pelican Rapids, and even though we lived in Fargo, we all went to Dr Kenny Albright of Pelican Rapids….such great name for a dentist! There were so many Mathison children that they blocked off the entire day for us. I had a couple…
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Health Care Reform? Try Self Care Reform

I was recently on a business trip, absentmindedly observing the flight attendant give safety instructions. My son Grant loves “reading” the laminated safety card in the seat pocket. He will be thrilled when he gets to go to Summer Safety Camp. We all know that we are supposed to put on our own oxygen masks…
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Morning Face

Have you ever rolled yourself out of bed, wiped the sleep from your eyes, looked in the mirror, and yikes! your face is puffy and eyelids swollen? Don’t get too worried; this typically disappears in an hour or two when the fluids that have accumulated in your eyelids drain. Gravity is sometimes a friend! However,…
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Maybe They’ll Listen?

So much has been written about talking with and teaching our kids. We have a fire hose of information, perhaps to blast them into submission with facts and instructions about how to behave. The first time I asked my 4-year old son, Grant, to behave, he said “Who is Have?” in a very serious voice.…
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