Black Hills Woman Magazine - Mar/Apr '12
A lifestyle Magazine for the the women of the Black Hills.
TM 622 Main St. Rapid City, SD 57701 605.718.0995 Phone & Fax www.BlackHillsWoman.com Publisher Bernard Marketing & Advertising LLC Editor in Chief Tracy Bernard Layout & Design Tracy Bernard Chris Hornick Copy Editor Eric Lochridge Advertising Sales Sheila Ogborn For inquiries email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 605.718.0995 From the Editor Relationships 4 Hey Pal, Be A Sweetie By Tracy Bernard 26 The Sandwich By Nicole Vulcan Generation: Part II Health & Fitness Home 6 The Shape I'm in By Dorothy Rosby 30 Stress-Free Organization By Jennifer Lage Landguh Beauty 11 The Hairy Truth About Hair Removal By Jennifer Garreau Motherhood 34 Mom of the Moment Cooking Fashion 16 The New Basics By Angelica Wojtanowicz 38 Chic Chardonnay By Eric Gardner Business Book Reviews 20 Making Waves Finance 42 The Last Saturday Book Club Hit the Hills 22 Estate Planning By Kathleen Fox 44 Area Events Marketplace 46 Local Deals �2012 Black Hills Woman Magazine Hey Pal, Be A Sweetie By Tracy Bernard From the Editor A strange thing happened the other day. I was having trouble sleeping thinking about my to-do lists and whatever else popped into my head. I recalled an old man from my college days, Louie. Louie was a well-known local. He was missing most of his teeth and wore bib overalls every day, along with a train conductor hat. Almost every night, Louie would go from bar to bar in our college town, talking to all of the college kids. When he'd see any of us girls, he'd say, "Hey tweety (sweetie)." To the guys, he'd say "Hey pal." One of the bars even had T-shirts made with Louie's face and "hey pal" on it. Despite his local celebrity and the fact that Louie was friendly to everyone, sometimes people were mean to him � treating him like a pest. This always upset me. As far as I could see, Louie had no one � no friends his age and no family around. On a couple of occasions, I gave him a ride home and by the appearance of his home, it looked like he was barely getting by. How could people be so cruel? "Carry out a random act of kindness, with As I lay awake, I wondered what had become of Louie. Certainly, there was no way he could still be around. I recalled how often I saw people mistreat Louie and hoped that things had improved for him. Then at some point, I fell asleep. no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." Princess Diana Midday, the next day, I hopped on Facebook to find the following post from an old college friend: "Sad news to pass on... if anyone has ever been downtown in Vermillion or went to USD, you know Louie ... he passed away yesterday: Cheers to Louie!" I got chills. Why on Earth, after all of these years did Louie come to mind and on the day of his death, no less? I don't have an answer. But it did remind me that all around us are people who are barely getting by. Maybe they have family trouble, maybe they are lonely, sick or struggling financially. Yet, these people go on each day, smiling and giving you a "hey pal" anyway. So, in honor of Louie's memory, I ask you to choose to show kindness to all people with the knowledge that they most assuredly need it. 4 Tracy 5 From the Editor The Shape I'm In By Dorothy Rosby Health & Fitness 6 I held my breath. I sucked in my gut like a middle-aged man on a nude beach. And I pulled on the amazing Tummy Tuck Shaper. I leaned against the wall to rest and catch my breath, and then I peeked in the mirror. WOW! I turned to the right, and I turned to the left. My abs were FLAT! So were my kidneys. WOW! I turned to the right, and I turned to the left. My abs were FLAT! Maybe I needed a larger size. Maybe I should have tried on the size I AM, rather than the size I'd hoped the shaper would make me. Oh well; I looked GOOD! I decided to buy the Tummy Tuck Shaper no matter how much it cost. But first I had to get it off. And nothing could have prepared me for the trauma of getting that sucker off. I tried pulling from the bottom. I tried peeling from the top. I tugged; I heaved; I fell and hit the mirror. Oh NO! Was I swelling? Now it would never come 2,500 surgeries and counting... 4,000 deliveries and counting... Joanne Evans-Lewis, WHNP-BC Rapid City's only board cer tified Women's Health CNP with 30 years experience. Rochelle Christensen, MD, FACOG First female OB/GYN in the Black Hills, practicing excellence in medicine since 1997. Sharron Bramblee, PA, CNP Highly respected as a Physician's Assistant and Cer tified Nurse Practitioner in Rapid City for 26 years. 7236 Jordan Drive, Ste 101 Rapid City, SD 57701 APPOINTMENTS: 605.718.3747 RAPIDCITYOBGYN.COM Health & Fitness 7 Rochelle Christensen, MD, FACOG You Have Health & Fitness Options NovaSure heavy menstruation relief Essure permanent birth control Danielle Berdahl, MD Spearfish, SD 57783 www.regionalmedicalclinic.com Learn about our new office-based women's health procedures in the Northern Hills. Implanon implanted contraception Talk to your physician or call (605) 644-4170. 8 Heather Brewer, MD Regan Hill, MD 1445 North Ave Eye-Opening Beaut y 16101-1211 Beautiful eyes can be yours. There have never been more safe, affordable and effective options to enhance the beauty of your eyes. Board-certified ophthalmologist, Gail Bernard, M.D. is now providing the following procedures: Botox Dermal Fillers Blepharoplasty (Surgical Eye Lift) Gail Bernard, M.D. Rapid City Medical Center, LLP Call 605.343.2020 for an appointment Tummy shapers aren't anything new. They date back to 19th century. In most cases... today's are more comfortable. off. Should I call for help? Who? The sales clerk? The fire department? A SURGEON? It would be easy to blame the situation on a few too many scoops of guacamole, but it's bigger than that�no pun intended. The journey to that moment started way back in my childhood when my friend's grandmother, whose foundation garment had become something of an exoskeleton, told us that ALL women, no matter their shape, should wear girdles. We didn't take her too seriously since we didn't even have hips yet. But her message was clear: If it ain't flat, it's fat! Then recently, not one, but TWO friends told me about getting trapped in shapewear. It's an EPIDEMIC! American women don't bind our feet; we bind our spleens! One friend was in a department store dressing room when it happened; the other was in her own home! She was Both were too embarrassed to speak out about the dangers, so I decided I would. But first I had to do the research. Plus I wanted to see how I'd look with a flat stomach. And that's how I wound up in a panic, trying to extricate myself from a Tummy Tuck Shaper that I now knew for sure should be a size larger. Obviously I did escape. Otherwise I wouldn't be wearing my Sponge Bob jammies with the elastic waistband right now. But I didn't buy the Tummy Tuck Shaper. After the pain and humiliation of my dressing room drama, I decided it would be easier to go ahead and have an actual tummy tuck. BHW Dorothy Rosby writes from Rapid City, where she lives with her husband, son and abs. Health & Fitness 9 alone and AFRAID! 10 Beauty Too beautiful for words 601 Main St. � Downtown Rapid City Black Hills Woman 201202-Insurance_Layout 1 2/1/12 5:15 PM Page 1 Protecting What Matters Most Located in Tuscany Square 333 Omaha St. � Rapid City 605-399-4200 Insurance products are not deposits, not FDIC insured, not insured by any federal agency, not guaranteed by any bank. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. www.bankwest-sd.com BUSINESS � LIFE � HEALTH � HOME � AUTO sity in every woman's life. From peachfuzz fringes to the single wayward hair that crops up at the most inopportune time,to the long, dark and coarse growth that resembles an overgrown forest, women have been battling hair removal for centuries. Fortunately, there is no shortage of means to cope with the overgrowth. To help you decide which method of hair removal might best fit your needs, we have consulted several Black Hills experts in the field. Every option has its pros, cons and price points and may not be the best choice, depending on where you want to remove hair. a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the area being treated," says Julie Krein of Black Hills Dermatology and Laser Centre. The Pros � Laser hair removal can be used on any part of the body and can remove 40 percent to 80 percent of hair from the treated area. Little or no hair growth is necessary prior to treatments, and treatments are not extremely time consuming. The Cons � While not common, scarring, burns and blisters can occur, and treatments can be uncomfortable. Because hair grows in three stages: growing, resting and shedding, multiple treatments are required, and while it is long lasting, laser Laser How it works � A licensed laser practitioner uses a handheld device that emits pulsed light that damages hair follicles at the root, resulting in the hair falling out 10 � 14 days after treatment. "Each laser pulse may be preceded and followed by a short pulse of cooling Beauty 11 Like it or not, hair removal is a neces- spray. A treatment could take as little as hair removal is not permanent. People with dark hair and light skin are best suited for this type of treatment. "The laser targets the darker hairs and is not effective on the white hairs," said Krein. Laser hair removal is also not the most cost effective. The Cons � While home waxing kits are available, most people find the procedure simply too messy, slow, difficult and painful for a DIY project. Incorrectly done, waxing can also lead to skin infections. If you are taking Accutane or retinols or other medications that make your skin more sensitive and fragile, waxing is not recommended. You also have to be hairy before you can get smooth; at least a quarter of an inch of hair is needed for the wax to adhere. Costs � A Perfect 10 Nail and Beauty Bar offers facial waxing and charges $10 per area. Other professional waxing services may cost Beauty 12 Costs � Black Hills Dermatology and Laser Centre charges $75 to $250 per treatment, depending on the area. Other discounts are given for patients who have treatments on multiple areas. Waxing How it works � A warm, resinbased wax product is applied to the hair and then when cooled is pulled off, removing the entire hair follicle from the root. The Pros � Waxing can remove hair anywhere on the body, and the results can last up to six weeks. It is also a relatively quick procedure. "Waxing offers cleaner lines and more detailed eyebrows," says Canada Lytle at A Perfect 10 Nail and Beauty Bar. Over time, frequent waxing can cause the hair follicle to become damaged and stop growing hair. Threading is a method commonly practiced in Eastern countries. up to $100 for a Brazilian bikini wax for the upper and lower legs. A 15 percent to 20 percent gratuity is customary and suggested. At-home waxing kits cost $6 to $100. Threading How it works � Threading is a method commonly practiced in Eastern countries, like Egypt, India and Vietnam, that has become increasingly popular in the United States. A cotton thread is used to pull out unwanted hair in a twisting motion removing the entire hair from the follicle. It is best used on unruly eyebrows, and the results usually last six weeks. The discomfort is similar to tweezing but much quicker. The Pros � Threading is fast, it is extremely sanitary, there are no chemicals applied to the skin and over time temporary results can become permanent. The Cons is � a Costs � Mai Lee's Threading and Beauty Salon charges $10 for lips, $15 for eyebrows and $45 for the entire face. A 15 percent to 20 percent gratuity is customary and suggested. Depilatories How it works � A depilatory is a strong, alkaline�based product that weakens the hair at the follicle or slightly Threading true art form that has been passed Depilatories are an inexpensive, quick, and pain free hair removal method. below skin level. The process takes approximately five to 10 minutes and is primarily used down from generation to generation ,which can make it hard to find someone experienced in the craft. Mai Lee McKinish has been threading for 32 years. She learned the art in Vietnam. Inexperienced professionals can break hairs and their technique can cause pain. Threading is only done on the face, and some hair growth is necessary prior to a treatment. on arms, legs, bikini line and underarms. It should not be used on the face unless specifically labeled for that purpose. The effects of depilatories are two to five days before re-growth is seen. The Pros � Depilatories are an inexpensive, quick and pain-free hair removal method that requires no experience to use and can easily be done in the privacy of your own home. Various strength Beauty 13 Beauty 14 products are available and can be purchased over the counter at the local drug store. The Cons � The chemical creams smell bad and can be messy to use. The strong chemicals may also cause skin irritation, especially if the product is left on to long resulting in burns, blisters and rashes. Since the follicle is not removed from the root the effects of depilatories are short lived. Costs � Depilatories range in price from $5 to $65. Costs � Disposable razors cost between $.50 and $8, and while they can be used a couple of times before throwing them away, it is recommended to use a new blade each shave to prevent razor bumps, burn and ingrown hairs. Regular razors, that you keep the handle and throw away the blade, cost between $7 and $20. Shaving lubrication can cost anywhere from $3 for a basic shaving cream to $25 or more for designer or organic shaving gel or lotion. BHW last long, anywhere from a few hours to a few days. When coarse hair is cut off to a sharp tip, it can create ingrown hairs, razor bumps and burn, which along with nicking yourself with the razor, can be painful. Shaving How it works � Shaving is the most common and oldest method of hair removal. Hair is simply cut off at skin level with a razor. Shaving is most effective when skin is wet and when used with a lubricating agent. Shaving is effective at removing hair on any part of the body. The Pros � Shaving is quick, affordable, can easily be done at home and if done properly is painless. The Cons � The results of shaving do not Jennifer Garreau is a freelance writer who strives to build community through meaningful connections with others. Chiropractic Care Allergy Treatment Detoxification Holistic Health Care Alternative Health Care Center uses a revolutionary approach to either reduce allergic symptoms or alleviate reactions permanently. It is a natural, drugless, painless, non-invasive method that can be used safely on anyone. Alternative Health Care Center of the Black Hills 343 Quincy Street. Ste 100 605.341.4850 www.AlternativeHealthCareDoc.com and Hours M-F 9-7 Sat 9-6 1109 Omaha St. Rapid City Beauty 15 Be Allergy Free Without Drugs. THE NEW BASICS Fashion It's time to freshen up your winter wardrobe, and this upcoming season, it is all about denim. Since denim is showing up in every color, print and fit, you can literally match your denim to your mood. Neon pink and yellow, emerald green, ultraviolet and apricot will pair perfectly with your neutral�tone blouses and sweaters. For the fashion�brave, there's denim in every print and fit that a girl could dream. These bold colors bring the perfect pop to transition into spring -- so it seems the only option is to snag a pair of your very own! The skinny jean seems to have become a staple in every women's closet, and color is just one of the ways to make them Ultra Denim Trends By Angelica Wojtanowicz fresh again. For the transition into spring, colored skinnies can be worn with a boot or ballet flat. For a night out, get a dressier look and keep it simple with a neutral pump. Another denim trend that is proving to be strong this season is the slim boot. It is a flattering style for all body types, with a smooth fit through the knee and a refined flare elongating the legs. The slim boot is amazing on its own in a simple blue denim wash but can be chic and stylish in a clean white. It is the perfect jean for the office or the weekend. Denim PRINTS! Floral, ikat, stripes -- they are everywhere and maybe not for every- 16 one. A great way to bring a print denim into your wardrobe without it being too overwhelming is to buy it in a cropped length. Keep it simple and wear a plain tee and chic flats. Get the relaxed look this spring with a cute pair of denim shorts. It may not be shorts season yet, but black tights will help keep you warm and stylish. Cutoffs in plum and coral, dressy suede, and prints are great with a black tight, bootie and oversized sweater or blazer. A diverse Fashion 18 Get the relaxed look this spring with a cute pair of denim shorts.. black tights will help keep you warm and stylish. The '70s flare is still going strong into spring 2012 with a modern, sleek look. Rich dark washes and clean pockets are making this denim trend a must-have for your closet. It is a sophisticated look when paired with a blazer. However, it can be a fun weekend look with a print blouse or simple tee. selection of denim is an essential for your robe wardyear round. Denim in every color and fit is a huge trend this upcoming season. Embrace a new look this year, and buy at least one pair of the must-have styles that are popping up all over this spring. Keep it fresh and have fun with it! BHW Angelica is the owner of Shangri La Boutique in downtown Rapid City. boutique Savor a whole house clean at once at least until tomorrow comes knocking. $20.00 Off Spring Cleaning 2050 W. Main St. Ste 5 Rapid City, SD 57702 605-718-9064 605-718-9067 www.merrymaids.com New customers only. Not valid with other offers. Valid only at this location. Cash value of 1/1000 of 1 cent. Offer good through 03/30/07. � 2006 Merry Maids L.P. Fashion 19 Making Waves Local Business Women on the Move Business 20 The greeting cards created by local Becky Tomac are in the national spotlight once again. This time Tomac's "I Love You More Than Bacon" card was featured in the January/February 2012 issue of Food Network Magazine. In 2011, Tomac's "I Love You More Than Cheese" card was featured in Taste of Home. "I couldn't be more excited that my `I Love You More Than' line of greeting cards is Tomac's greeting card collection includes cards for holidays, special occasions, invitations and notes. For more information about these cards, call 605-209-7088. making a splash in the foodie world," said Tomac. "I love to create fun and whimsical cards and I'm happy that people across the country might be getting them in their mailbox." Tanya Manus is a professionally trained interior redesigner starting Beautiful Rooms of the Black Hills. She specializes in helping people use the furniture, art and accessories they have to make their homes look their best. She does consultations to give people ideas and help with small projects or brings an assistant to redo an entire room in a day. For more information, call Beautiful Rooms of the Black Hills at 605-390-9619. Marilyn Simon has opened Gotta Dance studio in Rapid City. The studio primarily offers instruction in partner dance for adults and in addition to classes such as line dancing, belly dancing, zumba, bur- lesque, can can, hip hop as well as yoga, tai chi, pilates and meditation. For more information, call Gotta Dance at 605-355-5118. Starting a new business? Send your information to email@example.com. When you're ready to recycle, come to Pacific Steel & Recycling for easy drop-offs, plus the best prices and service. And, when you recycle your aluminum cans at Pacific Steel & Recycling, you'll receive a five-cent bonus per pound. 605-343-0334 4280 BIERNBAUM LANE RAPID CITY PACIFIC-STEEL.COM Business 21 Estate Planning By Kathleen Fox 22 Finance Career planning. Wedding planning. Family planning. If you're in your 20s or 30s, all of these might well be part of your life. But estate planning? Surely that's for older people. Right now, you're too busy getting your life started to even consider anything related to its possible end. You can think of at least five good reasons why you don't need a will. Yes, if you don't have a spouse or children, your parents would inherit everything, including the boxes of R. L. Stine books and junior-high diaries that are still stored in their basement. They would also need to dispose of your stuff, close out your meager bank accounts and deal with your student loans. (Government loans are discharged if the borrower dies; private student loans may not be.) Designating a parent or sibling as execu- don't hang glide or ride bulls, and there's no history of serious illnesses in your family. Your chances of dying any time soon are ridiculously small. True. Still, there's always that slight possibility of being run over by a beer truck while you're out jogging. 1. You're too young and healthy. You tor of your estate would make life easier for them, especially if your parents are divorced or live at a distance. With a will, you could also leave your beagle to your boyfriend or your movie collection to your best friend. 3. You can't afford to make a will. It would be ridiculous to pay a lawyer more than your entire estate would be worth. 2. You're single and broke. You've True. So don't pay a lawyer. You can get generic will forms online or at office supply stores that are perfectly adequate for a simple will. Get one. Fill it out. It's cheap, it's easy, and it's done. just started paying off your student loans. The bank owns more of your car than you do. Your only "investment" is a couple of hundred dollars in a savings account. Your net worth is a negative number. What's to leave to anybody? Besides, wouldn't your parents just get it all? 4. You're too busy. With a 3-year-old, a baby on the way, and two full-time jobs, you and your husband don't have time to think about remote future possibilities like estate planning. You'd leave everything to each other anyway, so what's the point? end up making it for you. 5. You're in transition. Any will you make now would be out of date in a few years. True. So make a will "for now." Then re- ship of your kids. This is why wills are essential for young parents, even if the most valuable thing you own is a cubic zirconia wedding ring. Suppose you and your husband were killed in a car accident. Who would raise your children? Your parents? Your sister? Your husband's needs change. When you're young, you might think of making a will as practice. Consider it learning one more adult life skill. If you start with a simple will today, you'll find it easier to make a more complex one later when you need it "for real." Estate planning. Who needs it? You do. Suppose you and your husband were killed.. Who would raise your children? brother? Have you asked any of these people if they are willing to take on that responsibility? Chances are you haven't. Choosing a guardian for your kids is one of the toughest decisions parents can make. No wonder most of us put it off. But if you don't make that choice, a judge who doesn't know you or your family could Kathleen Fox has been a writer and editor since 1989. She is co-author of Conscious Finance: Uncover Your Hidden Money Beliefs and Transform the Role of Money in Your Life. shamrockauto.net 2111 JACKSON BLVD . 342-0902 Finance 23 The point is to provide for the guardian- view it annually, and revise it as your THE SAND Relationships WIC T II ATION: PAR H GENER eady carin en you're alr g for your kid s. By Nicole Vulcan ng for you Tips for cari r parents wh 26 Several years ago, Mary Schnortz, and her husband took a trip to Minnesota to visit Mary's elderly mother. When they got there, they discovered that she was in advanced stages of Alzheimer's disease. It had been six or seven years since the mother's diagnosis � but she had been keeping it all a secret. With the signs of deterioration now so apparent, the family was in shock. Mary and her husband made the decision to move mom in with them in the Black Hills � a decision that naturally meant a lot of adjustment. Mary and her husband were some of an estimated 10 million Americans over the age of 50 that provide care to a parent � a number that is only getting bigger. In the mid-1990s, that number was about onethird of what it is today.* Not only is the "sandwich generation" � those providing care for both parents and kids � growing, but the numbers for those needing extensive care are growing, too. South Dakota's number of Alzheimer's patients follows a national trend of growth; from 2010 to 2025, the number of Alzheimer's patients in the state is expected to grow by 24 percent, according to the Alzheimer's Association. Moving her mother into her home "was rewarding but stressful at the same time," says Schnortz. "You give a lot of yourself, and you don't realize it until you're so deep into it." Schnortz says she's fortunate that her children were already out of the home, making it easier to juggle the needs of her mother with her working life. But many are not so lucky; on top of school Stress 3% Physical 4 na 61% Emotio l Stress Percentage of Alzheimer and dementia caregivers with high stress levels. Created from data from the Alzheimer's Association 2010 Women and Alzheimer's Poll, October 2010. commutes and reminding their kids to do their homework, the sandwich generation also adds pharmacy runs and reminders to their parents to take their medications. "It's tough," says Shirley Allen, manager of Daisy House, an adult day-care facility in Rapid City. "They're losing their parent vises people to have powers of attorney that clearly state your wishes, well ahead "You never know when things are going to happen," says Snoozy-Kaitfors. "You want to make sure your wishes are understood." Planning ahead means planning for the financial component of retire- 1 in 8 Older Americans has Alzheimer's. From the Alzheimer's Association 2011 Report. Older American is defined as 65-years and older. as they knew them and having to change into a whole new thinking pattern. It's a grief process." While it's not an easy road, there are some steps families can take to make the decision-making easier. Following are some tips to help families make the best moves for all parties involved. ment, as well as clearly stating what type of care you want. It also means being willing to take preventive measures, such as accepting part-time care in the home, before the elder's health and safety deteriorates to the point of needing extensive care, says Snoozy-Kaitfors. 2. Know your options. ing. 1. Plan ahead. With the numbers of elders needing care only expected to grow as baby boomers retire, the options for care are also grow- Planning for your future is one of the biggest gifts you can give your family, says Lezlie Snoozy-Kaitfors of Comfort Keepers, which provides in-home care for the elderly in Rapid City. Snoozy-Kaitfors ad- "The adult day center -- the only one in Western South Dakota -- has been an Relationships 27 of time. awesome thing to offer families," says Allen of Daisy House. "Here families can bring (elders) in as they would a child." Elder care experts in the area encourage families to explore all possible op- 4. Seek support for caregivers In the world of elder care, the word "burnout" is an adjective that gets tossed around often. It describes the isolation, disassociation and fatigue that caregivers experience when caring for their elder loved ones � on top of managing the stresses of everyday life. While there's no doubt that it's a difficult place to be in, support groups can provide a tremendous benefit for loved ones. "If you're dealing with a parent, you've got that emotional attachment that's so deep. You're losing a little bit of them at a time, and if you don't have the support that you need, the quality of your life will suffer," says Schnortz, who now shares her own experiences with others by working at Daisy House. Support groups abound, says Allen, with options that include groups specializing in Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, elder care and much more. "Those who are in the trenches know better," says Allen. "Being able to pat each other on the back and give a hug as needed -- that's worth millions." Relationships tions with a third party, to find the one that works best for them. Options include adult day care, part-time and full-time sisted in-home and care, as well as asliving nursing home care. 28 "I cannot stress enough that (families) need to bond together at this time to help each other." 3. Work together When it's time to make that tough decision for Mom and Dad, Snoozy-Kaitfors says she often sees the eldest daughter in the family leading the charge. While women do tend to take on caregiving tasks in the family, it should really be the work of the entire family -- including the minor children who may have to give up some of their space to make room for Grandma. "I cannot stress enough that (families) need to bond together at this time to help each other," says Allen. One family, she says, travels from Minnesota so the family can meet and talk about what to do with mom and dad. "Those families coming together are the heroes. With that you see the plans come together far better." Nicole Vulcan is a South Dakota writer based in Portland, Oregon, specializing in health and wellness, green living, travel and other commentary from a feminist perspective. *Statistics courtesy Met Life Mature Market Institute Ethan W. Schmidt Locally available to meet your legal needs, including DUI defense & Wills. 832 St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD � Telephone 341-0112 296 Main Street, Hill City, SD � Telephone 431-8971 ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW Schmidt, Schroyer, Moreno, Lee & Bachand, P.C. Relationships 29 "My house is a cluttered mess!" Stress-Free Organization anything!" "My garage looks like a rummage sale!" "I'm overwhelmed by paper." Home By Jennifer Lage Landguth If the above quotes sound like you, you're not alone. Shortly after adopting our second daughter, I felt crazed at all the new "stuff" in our house, and that's when I got serious about organization and designing organization systems. The goal: get it under control and free up more time to maximize the fun times in life. I love "stuff" and have "stuff," but it's fairly organized, which adds to a calm at home that I need at the end of a busy work day. So, I'm thrilled to share some of my tips on how to get organized. Clutter free spaces help everyone function better and be more productive. 30 3.Open your mail ASAP Separate bills, magazines, coupons, invitations and junk mail. Throw out the junk, including magazines you're not interested in and the opened envelopes. Purchase an accordion folder and sort and file the bills alphabetically. Set one hour per week to pay bills either manually or with online bill pay, which I highly recommend. It frees up tons of time. Once the bill is entered, it is paid automatically on a date you set -- no need to buy stamps or envelopes, no need to write out the checks and envelopes and then get them to the mailbox. File immediately in a cabinet or box. 1. Make your bed everyday less cluttered. Taking two to three minutes to make a bed immediately makes a bedroom look 4. Designate a space for correspondence, kids, activities, mail and bills I use a pantry cabinet close to the garage to store all this type of "stuff." Picture storage boxes with lids work great to hold scissors, tape and glues, another holds birthday cards and stamps, and another checks. Developed pictures are immediately put in a photo album. A bulletin board holds invitations adja- 2. Open the shades Let the light in so that you can see all the stuff lying on the floor. Take two minutes to pick it up, put it in the closet or the laundry basket, straighten papers and walk out feeling good. SD CEO www.BHSU.edu/SDCEO 605-642-6435 Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US SBA Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP Attorneys at Law (605) 342-1078 www.gundersonpalmer.com Historic Main Street Move We have recently moved into the historic Elks Building in the heart of downtown Rapid City. Come visit our new location at 506 Sixth St. and experience our " Client Focused, Results Driven " approach to legal services. Custom Designed Organizational Solutions with Professional Installation ...and piece of mind Home 31 Women in Business Luncheon Thursday, May 17 � Spearfish Holiday Inn Celebrat ing South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity presents cent to calendar and a cool glass vase holds pens. Kid activities are stored here, too, using plastic pocket folders with numerous pockets. Each child has one to hold notes, awards, shot records, report cards and other reference items. Kids papers 5. Clothes and stuff Walk through your house daily, with all family members holding a basket and putting their belongings in their basket to immediately be taken to the laundry, the bath room or bed room to be put away. The 30 minutes you spend each day to organize feels good, and getting all family members involved is vital! Just because we're women doesn't mean you have to do this alone! BHW Home 32 are reviewed daily and thrown and special school papers/projects are stored in clear plastic containers in their room. Jennifer Lage Landguth is a general contractor with Lage Construction, Inc and the owner of Swank Spaces in Rapid City, SD. T PA W e s t Payroll Taxes . All Small Business Tax Forms . Sales Tax Reports 1006 Jackson Blvd Rapid City, SD 57702 Charlotte Welk (605) 716-3897 Finding smiles, one pedal at a time We've expanded our selection of women's bikes, apparel and gear to help you enjoy the road or trail ahead. Bring in this ad for 50% off a bike tuneup o or save 20% on apparel 1800 Haines Rapid City 343.0524 215A E Jackson Spearfish 642.7545 Two Wheeler Dealer Celebrating 40 years of Cycling in 2012 twowheelerdealer.com ad offers expire April 15, 2012 BRAEMAR Waterstone Collection TM TM PURCHASE A CAMBRIA KITCHEN AND GET 50% OFF A SECOND ROOM! Up to $250 value. Offer expires 5.31.12. Call for details. 1501 Centre Street Rapid City, SD 57701 PH: 605.348.8411 Fax: 605.348.8422 Home 33 34 Name: Sheila Seger-Ogborn Occupation: Business Development Specialist Age: 34 Children: Alexander, 15 months Motherhood What is the hardest part about being a mother? None of the books tell you, and I've read them all, how hard it is to be a great mom and still be a good wife, a good employee, and a good friend. And that's before I attempt to find a moment to be good to myself. Tell us your favorite story about Alexander. He is such a funny `lil man, I can't pick just one. He cracks me up every day. What is your favorite time-saver? I would be lost without my crock-pot and my Roomba. I turn them both on when I walk out the door in the morning and when I come home dinner is done and the floors are clean. What is the best part about being a mother? The feeling of joy that I get when I see my son happy is like nothing I have ever felt before. I'm addicted to his little giggle. He makes life worth living. What is your philosophy on discipline? My son is still a little young to truly put me to the test in this department, but I strive to be consistent. What is your favorite sanity-saver? My husband. Not only does he help with Alexander, but he helps around the house, too. He always pulls me back from the proverbial ledge. Where Smiles Come Together Destination Dentistry is devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles! Call for an appointment: 605-673-2011 Formerly Custis Dentistry www.destinationdentistry.net 141 N. Fifth St. Custer, SD What is your favorite local family place? My favorite place is home. I can turn off the cellphones and the TV so we can just focus on each other. It is where we have the best quality time. But I think my son's Name a time when you felt like a parenting genius. Every time I see my son sharing or being kind. He is very sweet and affectionate, and I know it is because he models what he sees from my husband and I. Motherhood favorite place is the new Who's Toy Store downtown. 36 What is your favorite parenting must-have? For the last year, the Diaper Genie has been my favorite invention. I got one as a gift from my mother-in-law and after seeing it in action, sheer genius. I could have won the worst mother award when... I turned around to see him standing on top of a dining room chair. In a panic, I tried to push the chair closer to the table to keep him from falling and instead of saving him, I caused him to lose his balance and he hit the table giving him a bloody lip. I still feel awful. BHW 2255 N. Haines Ave � Rapid City, SD � 605.348.8154 Motherhood 37 Chic Chardonnay By Eric Gardner The Chardonnay grape, often considered the world's most popular wine grape, is the principal foundation for many great white wines, including champagnes. Most wine growing regions of the world grow this very versatile and adaptable grape, from the cold regions of Germany to the warmer climates of California and Argentina. Chardonnay originated Some Chardonnays are rich and buttery ...you can actually feel the creaminess on your tongue. Wine is a personal thing. Many people like the oakiness, and others like the butteriness. Still others like the crispness. All in all, a Chardonnay will often offer complexity in flavors and textures more than other whites. There are plenty of each character to be found in the Chardonnay section of your favorite wine shop! Here's an important tip: to enjoy the full flavor of a finer Chardonnay, do not overchill it! Serve a Chardonnay at about 50 to 55 degrees, about the temperature in which it ideally should be stored. Also, beware of the alcohol content of CharThere is a tremendous range in character and taste of Chardonnays on the shelf. Many are okay, which at one time was indicative of a finer Chardonnay. However, more recently Chardonnays are not "oaked" as much and are more steely and crisp, wine which drinkers some find Here are a few recipes you must try that feature Chardonnay. Chardonnay is versatile when pairing with food. The luscious fruit and creaminess combines nicely with shellfish, fish, chicken, turkey, salmon and even savory roast pork. donnay! You may be surprised to learn that Chardonnays generally have the highest alcohol content by volume of any white wine � often 13.5 percent to 15% percent! in the Burgundy region of France and has been around for centuries. In France, Chardonnay is the primary blending grape used to make the white burgundies chablis and montrachet. more desirable. Many Chardonnays burst with tropical fruits on the palate, while others feature smooth, gentle pear notes. 38 Cooking Cauliflower Soup with Curried Apple 6 TB butter, divided 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets (5 cups) 1 c onion, chopped 1 c leek, chopped (white and pale green parts only) 1 bay leaf � c Chardonnay � use good quality, and drink with soup! 4 c vegetable broth 1 c whipping cream 2 TB fresh lemon juice � tsp cayenne 1 large unpeeled Fuji or Red Delicious apple � tsp curry powder, plus more for garnish Melt 4 TB butter in large pot over medium-low heat. Add cauliflower, onion, leek and bay leaf; saut� until onion is translucent, about eight minutes. For those on a budget Kendall Jackson, Clos du Bois, Jacob's Creek (Australian), Sonoma-Cutrer For the fine dinners Grgich Hills (also beat out French whites in a world tasting in 1973), Chateau Montelena (made famous in the Hollywood movie, "Bottleshock"), Heitz, Alpha Omega Unoaked, Beringer, Franciscan, Joseph Drouhin. When you want to splurge: Add wine; simmer until almost all of the liquid has evaporated, about four minutes. Add broth and cream. Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium; simmer until cauliflower is tender, stirring often, about 20 minutes. Remove bay leaf from soup. Use a hand blender and puree soup until smooth. Mix in lemon juice and Season with salt and pepper. Cut apple into matchsticksize strips. Melt remaining 2 TB butter in skillet over medium heat. Add apple and curry powder; saut� until apple is tender, about two minutes. cayenne. Alpha Omega Oaked, Pahlmeyer, Baldacci, Far Niente, Shafer. Cooking 39 La Crema, Cr�me de Lys, Angeline, Bring soup to simmer; ladle into bowls. Spoon warm apple mixture over. Sprinkle with additional curry powder and serve. Chicken Breasts � perfect pairing! 4 whole chicken breasts, boned and skinned � lb butter, whipped 1 tsp marjoram 1 tsp oregano 4 slices mozzarella cheese 2 eggs � c milk corn flake crumbs � c Chardonnay Pound chicken breasts to make flat. Lay Chardonnay Mushrooms 40 � c Butter � tsp garlic powder � tsp salt � tsp pepper dried parsley flakes � c Chardonnay 1 lb fresh mushrooms Wipe dirt from mushrooms and cut into quarters. Heat butter in a saucepan over low heat until melted. Add mushrooms and stir in garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, approximately four minutes or until soft. Turn off heat and immediately pour Chardonnay onto mushrooms. Cooking slice of mozzarella cheese on each, and roll. Mix butter, marjoram and oregano. Spread evenly on mozzarella and chicken. Dip rolls into egg-milk batter, and then roll in cornflake crumbs. Arrange in ungreased baking dish. With remaining butter, add wine and pour over breasts in dish. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. BHW Eric Gardner joined KOTA in 2002 as a meteorologist and news anchor. Besides doing news, Eric is a gourmet cook and wine connoisseur. You can watch Cooking with Eric every Friday morning just before Good Morning America. There are over 38,000 varieties of mushrooms available, over 3,000 in North America alone. 42 Book Reviews LEFT: Bottom row: Nikki, Jenny, Sharon & Kassi. Middle row: Lori, Jessica & Tye. Top row: Debbie & Sara. Kim & Linda (not shown) The Last Saturday Book Club meets on the last Saturday of every month for fun and inspiration. Anything Michael Baron Ken and Melissa's romance has led them to the doorstep of marriage. While searching for the perfect wedding present for Melissa, Ken stumbles into a mysterious shop. There, he is given an extraordinary opportunity � to look in on Melissa when she was a girl. Until he discovers a terrible secret in Melissa's past... Sara Ken and Melissa are a happy couple engaged to be married. Ken is so mesmerized with Melissa that he would give "anything" to know what Melissa's life was before they met. He learns of a tragic incident in Melissa's childhood. An opportunity to change it, gives him unexpected results. This book is sappy and somewhat creepy to think a person would want to pry so deeply into a loved one's history. Kim Fans of romance will enjoy this simple story of a man in love. Ken would like nothing more than to see his fiancee growing up, feeling that he wants to know the person she was before he met her. Given the unusual opportunity to do just that, he discovers something terrible in her past and is willing to change history in order to prevent her any pain. What Ken doesn't do, however, is consider the outcome of such a move. Reading "Any- thing" leads one to realize that any single event has the power to affect every other event in our lives and the lives of those close to us. Hunger Games Suzanne Collins In a post-apocalytpic world in the country of Panem, formerly America, the Capitol controls the country. Once a year, one boy and one girl aged 12 to 18 from each of the 12 districts that surround the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle to the death with only one survivor. The story is told from one of the competitors, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen. Nikki who are sent to fight to the death in the "hunger games," where only one child comes out alive, I thought it sounded awful. Well, I was wrong! It's intense, a page�turner with amazing characters that will have you hooked! Start reading now, the movie comes out March 23rd. Katniss Everdeen proves to be a formidable opponent, not only to those who meet her in the arena but also to those who would wish her a quiet existence as a lesser citizen. Through seemingly small gestures she is able to excite an oppressed society to a level of rebellion not seen before. Romance, rebellion, deception, action � this book contains a little bit of everything. And it will definitely leave you hungry for more! Lori There is nothing more dangerous than a person who has nothing left to lose. In this case, it is a young woman, Katniss, who knows her life has been reduced to kill�or�be�killed for the viewing pleasure of others. Take heart, dear readers: you will learn much from Ms. Everdeen besides her instinct to survive. With the thematic elements in this book series, the future doesn't seem that far away anymore. BHW Tye One of the best books I have ever read! If you haven't read this book, or for that matter the series, you really need to. 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