Lessons In Kindness Last A Lifetime

My kids spend so much time at school that I often feel like their teachers have a better idea of their strengths and interests than I do. In an effort to extinguish my mom guilt, every day I ask my kids three questions that give me a pretty good idea of how the day went.…
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School Shows Kindness With Hot Dish

There is an incredible movement of kindness happening at Fargo’s Ben Franklin Middle School. I don’t know the exact process of the evolution, but it seems to go something like this.   First, there was a principal named John Nelson who reminded the students every day of his personal philosophy: The school is a family,…
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Helping Those Without A Home Feel At Home

I am privileged. Every night I get to go to sleep in a soft bed, and every morning I get to wake up in a warm house. I’m starting to understand that even though that is the normal for me, it is considered an incredible privilege by many in our community. Several hundred people in…
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Owner Sought For Mystery Photo

Kari Werlinger found a camera memory card containing this photo seven years ago. She’s trying to find the owner. ************************ Every time I look at my kids, I wonder how they got so big so fast. I’ve started to cherish photos that made me want to scream when they were taken. You know, the ones…
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Recognizing Seniors’ Kindness

I would like to start a new service in Fargo to rent grandparents. You can hire a babysitter or a person to clean your home, so why can’t you hire someone to come over and love your kids?   My kids adore their grandparents, but being in Fargo means we don’t get to see them…
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