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May 2013 Volume 12 • Issue 6

Easy Lemonade Pie Creative Spirits Now Open Mother’s Day Gifts & Crafts

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concierge Travel Six Drives to Remember 57 Unleash Your Creative Spirit 8 The Happy Dog Walker 12 health & well-being Protect Your Skin from the Sun — calendar Before It’s Too Late 64 May 2013 14


Angela Efting Ellerbroek Cover Artist, Graphic Designer

Jen (Sandvig) Pfeiffer Account Manager

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Tot Spots

Pretty in Pink — Ava’s Room 70

Parenting & Pregnancy Breast is Best: Human milk is ‘liquid gold’ for newborns 74

Awesome Apps 78 For Kids

nest at home The Anthony and Katie Hohn Home 29

Mother’s Day Crafts She Will Love 80

recipes Mother’s Day Delights 36

Man in the Kitchen Hunger is Not a Game 38 Mothering Wine 42

Cute Kids Submit Your Child’s Photo 84


Children’s Books Best Books 82

neighbor Erin Faber— Expanding the Love of a Mother 86


Camping Time 90

best friendS Submit Your Pet’s Photo 92 historical marker

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Cherry Rock Bridge 94

etc. for her. 605.334.2479 email: etc.mag@sio.midco.net www.etcsiouxfalls.com etc. for her is published monthly and distributed free in Sioux Falls. The content used in this magazine is copyright 2013 etc. for her and may not be reprinted in part or in whole without written consent by the publisher. All articles and editorial material represent the opinions of the respective authors. iStockphoto® used on the following pages: 6, 26, 36, 42, 56, 64, 68, 74, 78, 90

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Creative Spirit By Mary Michaels | Photos by Chang Photography


new business in downtown Sioux Falls has introduced the concept of “paint and sip” to the city. At Creative Spirits, guests can sip on wine, beer or soda while an artist walks them through the process of producing their very own acrylic painting to take home. The new business, which just opened last month on  Main

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Avenue, is the second Creative Spirits location for owner Barb Clayton. She opened her original location in Okoboji, Iowa. There, in addition to the studio on Spirit Lake, they have a thriving mobile business covering northwest and north central Iowa, as well as southwest Minnesota. “The great thing about Creative Spirits is that you don’t have

Resort Style Boarding for Your Pet Welcome to The Dog House Groom & Board. Pet care has been a passion and a lifelong career. Our new boarding facility is designed with every aspect of your pet's comfort in mind. We are family owned and operated, with a qualified and caring staff. We proudly stand behind what we do. You can be assured your pet will be in the best of care and comfort.

Creative Spirits 224 S. Main Ave. Sioux Falls, SD 57104 605-360-7342 info@creativespiritssiouxfalls.com Follow us on Facebook! facebook.com/CreativeSpiritsSF

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1016 South Main Lennox, SD 57039 to know anything about art,” says Clayton. “I think most people are a lot more creative than they think. This is just a fun time to relax and have fun with friends or coworkers.” Clayton says all of the art they feature is original art created by local artists. According to Stephanie Rinne, the business manager for

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the Sioux Falls Creative Spirits location, the art industry is expanding here, and Creative Spirits is excited to be part of that. “We hand pick our artists from the area, and they are so talented and passionate about sharing this experience with the Sioux Falls community,” says Rinne, who adds that it only took one class at Creative Spirits Okoboji to get her hooked. “I dove into this paint and sip industry full force, and I think that surprised my parents who both said, ‘I can’t even draw a stick person.’ They were impressed with how simple it was and with the outcome of their paintings. We made fun memories together that day, and I’m excited to be able to help others create their own special memories.” Creative Spirits will outfit you with all the supplies you need for your creation - apron, paint, brushes, easels, and a 16×20 canvas. The artists recommend that guests wear paint friendly clothes. “We are painting with acrylic paints, and it will get on your hands,” says Rinne. “We encourage our guests to not wear expensive clothing or accessories – including purses. We’d hate

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for an accident to happen.” At the Main Avenue location, guests can bring in wine, beer, soft drinks or bottled water. “We can provide corkscrews and cups,” she says. Because parties can be booked at other locations, it is important to check with Creative Spirits about any specific instructions regarding alcoholic beverages. On average, classes are about two hours in length, but you want to arrive about 20 minutes early to get checked in and organize your supplies.  If you are attending with a group of people, let Creative Spirits know when making your reservation, and they’ll be sure to arrange for you to be seated together. The online calendar provides all the information you need, including class dates and times, the featured artwork for the class and class fees. The calendar shows a thumbnail of the selected art piece for each session, such as White Freesia, Five Trees, Sunny Poppies and even a friendly, frog prince called Toad-ally in Love – a special kids event feature.

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Recent comments from participants called Creative Spirits “a blast,” “a great day with friends,” and “the best thing I have done for myself in a long time.” You register and pay online to reserve your spot. If it is the day of the event and you haven’t registered in advance, you can call (605) 360-7342 to see if there is space available. If an event is full, you can put yourself on a waiting list using the online registration page. Creative Spirits will then email you if space becomes available.   “Creative Spirits is a unique entertainment experience,” says Clayton. “In addition to attending a class at the studio, it’s a great idea for birthday parties, bridal showers, team-building events with coworkers – or any other occasion you can think of.” With the mobile business around Okoboji, Clayton says they take a painting party to other communities in the area. She hopes they will be able to bring that same service to communities in the Sioux Falls area. Grab some friends and schedule a time to unleash your Creative Spirits!

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The Happy Dog Walker jesse@TheHappyDogWalker.com www.thehappydogwalker.com (605) 321-0053

The Happy Dog Walker By Mary Michaels


hey say that a dog is a man’s best friend. But in the case of The Happy Dog Walker, it may just be the other way around. Jesse Christen started this business just over a year ago, and found his true calling after deciding he was tired of “corporate life.” “I’m a lifelong dog enthusiast,” says Christen. “And when it comes to finding a job, people always say ‘do something you love,’ so I decided to try it.” While it was certainly a leap of faith to leave his job to start his own venture, he says he hasn’t regretted it once. “It is rewarding to be doing something that I’m really passionate about as well as something that is so good for the dogs.” Dogs need exercise on a regular basis to stay healthy, happy and well behaved, explains Christen. “Many behavior problems can be corrected with regular exercise,” he says. “Plus you can help avoid health issues, just the way exercise helps improve health in humans. Giving your pets exercise helps ensure a longer, happier life.” Lack of exercise can lead to obesity, poor muscle tone, heart disease and bone and joint problems (sound familiar,

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human readers?). Not getting enough activity can also lead to emotional problems like boredom barking, anxiety and destructive behavior. “Many of my clients have seen a noticeable difference in their pets after several short weeks of regular exercise.” One such canine was Winston, an English Bulldog.  Prior to joining The Happy Dog Walker, Winston was overly energetic to the point where it was a challenge for his owners. Winston was able to channel his energy through regular walks with Christen. Duke, a Rottweiler mix, also benefited from regular walks. He had a weight problem, and through his time with Christen, Duke lost 12 pounds. Unfortunately, Duke was diagnosed with Lupus and recently passed away. Christen misses his friend. “I truly love all of these dogs. I think I enjoy the walking even more than they do.” On a busy day, Christen will cover four or five miles, walking each dog individually, unless the owners request otherwise. The Happy Dog Walker website lists all of the services Christen offers, and the fees. For example, he offers a short walk (25 minutes) or an extended walk (45 minutes), play time

(same times as the walks), yard cleaning, and even in-home pet setting. “That’s probably one of the more popular services,” says Christen. “When people go on vacation, they like an alternative to a kennel. They like to have their pets be able to stay at home.” For pet sitting, Christen can make multiple visits to the house to ensure the pets are getting food and water, exercise, medications if needed and, most important, companionship. He says he does have some clients who have him stay all night with their pet. Christen is fully insured and does not charge for cancellations. He has references available upon request, and he is a member of Pet Sitter Associates, LLC. He’ll gladly provide quotes for other services, like taking a dog to the vet, or for providing services to communities surrounding Sioux Falls. You’ll see The Happy Dog Walker around town all year-round. “I love what I do,” says Christen. “I’ve made some great friends along the way, too, both four-legged and human!” Give The Happy Dog Walker a call. Your dog will love it….no bones about it!

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ma may 2013 First Friday Art & Wine Walk Friday, May 3 • 5pm - 9pm Downtown Sioux Falls Walk both sides of the river where you’ll find a wide variety of artists to greet you and wine samples to warm you at several locations. Viewing the art and meeting artists is free, and check dtsf.com for information on how to enjoy sampling wine at each location. INFO (605) 338-4009.

SculptureWalk Expo May 4 • 12pm - 10pm May 5 • 12pm - 4pm Washington Pavilion A free indoor sculpture show at the Washington Pavilion featuring more than 250 sculptures that will be on display and available to purchase. The public can also take part in seminars hosted by artists. INFO http:// sculpturewalksiouxfalls.com/ Critter de Mayo Saturday, May 4 • 1pm - 4pm


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Great Plains Zoo • 805 S. Kiwanis Ave. This family-friendly event celebrates diversity in the animal world, just as we do in the human world. The Sioux Falls Mariachi Band sets the tone of the event with lively performances throughout the afternoon. Other highlights include crafts, and numerous candy-filled piñatas for the kids. INFO (605) 367-7003.

Surgical Solutions for Weight Loss Saturday, May 4 10am-11am Schroeder Auditorium, Sanford USD Medical Center Presenter: Dr. Dennis Glatt. Sanford Surgical Associates. INFO (605) 328-3840. Springtime in the Country Saturday, May 4 • 11am - 3pm Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum • 1900 S. Perry Place Local 4-H clubs will be bringing goats, lambs, pigs, dairy calves, ducks, chickens, puppies, donkey’s, horses (all baby animals). Come design your own seed pot and watch what grows! Bring your sack lunch out

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ay with you to have a picnic and spend a few hours with the baby animals! Free admission INFO (605) 274-7114.

Ladies Ultimate Sample Tour Sunday, May 5 • 1pm - 5pm Bring your girlfriends to an exciting girls’ day out in downtown! This event provides guests a day to sip, sample & stroll all downtown has to offer. Guests will receive free samples from each participating business. $15 tickets. INFO (605) 338-4009. National Mom’s Nite Out Thursday, May 9 Empire Mall • Macy’s court National Mom’s Nite Out is the first nationally organized celebration of motherhood intended to bring together today’s moms, physically and virtually. Unites over 150 social media groups, companies, local playgroups, mommy bloggers and mother social networks in giving moms a well deserved night off. INFO (605) 361-3301.

Larry the Cable Guy Friday, May 10 • 8pm Sioux Falls Arena Larry the Cable Guy is a multiplatinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard award winner and one of the top comedians in the country. INFO (605) 367-7288.

The Ballroom Dance Club Friday, May 10 • 8pm-11:30pm El Riad Shrine • 14th and Phillips Ballroom dancing to the music of the Gale Pifer Orchestra. Guests welcome with tickets $10 each at the door. Dressy/business casual attire requested. INFO (605) 528-5653. Avera Race Against Breast Cancer Saturday, May 11 • 8am Avera McKennan Fitness Center Each year, the Avera Race brings together family, friends, cancer survivors and others - all racing toward a common goal: to enhance cancer care for people right here in Sioux Falls and surrounding communities. The Avera Race consists of a 10K run, 5K run, 3 mile walk, 1.5 mile family fun walk. INFO (605) 322-8900. 2013 Wells Fargo Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Saturday, May 11 • 11am - 7pm Falls Park Music, dancing, piñatas, a cash raffle, ethnic food and more. It promises to be a fun-filled, enjoyable event for the whole family. Free admission! INFO (605) 274-3735. Downtown Loft Tour Saturday, May 11 The 7th annual Downtown Loft Tour is a self-guided tour, individuals

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y2 will have the opportunity to catch a glimpse at downtown living. View both occupied and vacant lofts. Register the day of the tour at the Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc. office (230 S. Phillips Ave) from 9:30am - 3pm. The actual tour will take place between 10am - 4pm. Admission is $5 per person. Children 12 & under are free. INFO (605) 338-4009.


Kidgits Super Duper Lil Chef May 14 • 5- 7pm Empire Mall A time to celebrate the inner chef in all of our Kidgits with a Sanford Health Chef demonstration, activities and to get cooking! Not a Kidgits member? It’s only $5 per child to join for an entire year! Visit Simon Guest Services for details or sign up at the event! INFO 361-3300.

Form + Fashion Meets Function Student Portfolio Design Show & Fashion Runway Event Thursday, May 16th - ICON Event Center Friday, May 17th - Lunch with Project Runway Designers Follow your passion and prepare for a career in design. Choose from Fashion Design or Interior Décor. The Institute of Design & Technology of SD Interior Décor Program has been approved as educational partner with the C.I.D. (Certified Interior Decorators International). It is not too early to plan for summer, Project Design: Boot Camp. 123 S. Main Ave. (605) 275-9728 or check our website: www.idtsd.org

• Sunday, May 12 from 10am-2pm • Buffet Featuring Canapés, Fresh Fruits, Succulent Salads, Decadent Desserts & Entrees Delivered to your Table • Limited Seating. Please Call 605 274-1667 for Reservations.

Kid’s Activity Day Native American Arts! Thursday, May 16th • 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Learn about history and make your own crafts to take home. 15 minute sessions run throughout morning and afternoon times. Call to reserve times. Free Admission. INFO (605)367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com

Minnehaha County Historical Society Third Thursday Free Public Program Thursday, May 16 • 7pm - 9pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 W. 6th Street History of Law Enforcement in Sioux Falls and Minnehaha County by Bill Pattison. As a retired Sioux Falls Police Lieutenant, Bill Pattison spent many years studying and listening to the stories of his predecessors and contemporaries. This is your chance to hear him tell all. INFO (605) 310-3844. Sioux Falls Canaries Baseball Friday, May 17 • 7:05pm Sioux Falls Stadium • 1001 N. West Avenue Join the family fun as our Sioux Falls Canaries take the field. INFO 336-6060 or www.sfcanaries.com

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Sioux Empire Astronomy Club Saturday, May 18 • 7pm - 10:30pm

201 Programs on Saturn, and Binary Stars. Each presentation will be about 40 minutes long with a break between each presentation. Following the presentations there will be viewing of celestial objects, if we have clear skies. INFO (605) 310-0124 or go to www. hodgsonobservatory.com Wilde Prairie Winery Annual Spring Open House May 18 & 19 • noon - 6pm 48052 259th St., Brandon. Enjoy a day in country and fabulous locally-produced wine. INFO (605) 582-6471.

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Sioux Falls Canaries Baseball Saturday, May 18 • 7:05pm Sunday, May 19 • 1:05pm May 21, 22, 23 • 7:05pm Sioux Falls Stadium • 1001 N. West Avenue Join the family fun as our Sioux Falls Canaries take the field. INFO 336-6060 or www.sfcanaries.com

Swing Dance Program Sunday, May 19 • 1pm - 4pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Learn to swing dance at the Old Courthouse Museum! Beginning swing dance lessons from 1-1:30 p.m. with open dancing from 1:30-4 p.m. Beginners are especially welcome, all ages, no partner required. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www. siouxlandmuseums.com

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Rosemaling Demonstration Tuesday, May 21 • 1pm - 4pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Eileen Halverson will be demonstrating the Norwegian folk art of Rosemaling (decorative painting) in the second floor hallway of the Old Courthouse Museum from 1-4 p.m. Stop in any time for a demonstration or to ask questions! INFO (605) 367-4210 or www. siouxlandmuseums.com Victorian Tea Party at the Pettigrew Home & Museum Wednesday, May 22 • 2pm Pettigrew Home & Museum 131 N. Duluth Avenue Enjoy fall in true Victorian fashion at the historic Pettigrew Home & Museum. Learn about the history of tea while enjoying a delicious tea blend. Space is limited for this adult program. Call (605) 367-7097 to register. Free admission. INFO www.siouxlandmuseums.com

Researching Your Historic House or Business Thursday, May 23 • 6:30 p.m. Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Would you like to learn more about your historic house? If so, we can help you find the resources to learn more about the things you’ve always wondered: when it was built, who owned it in the past, and if any changes have been made. Call

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013 to register in advance. Free Admission. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www. siouxlandmuseums.com

Greatest Show On H2O Monday, May 27 • 2pm Catfish Bay Waterski Park 5600 N. Show Place The Greatest Show On H2O at Catfish Bay is a fun family event. The show has comedy, acting and more all choreographed to amazing stunts on the water. It is an all ages show designed with the family in mind. Our world class water skiers perform dazzling human pyramids, jumps, wake boarding, water ballet, barefoot water skiing and much more. INFO (605) 339-0911.

not comfortable in the dark. Tickets only $2, program begins promptly on the hour with no late entry. Groups of 8 or more, please call ahead. INFO (605)367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com

Historic Walking Tour of the Warehouse District Thursday, May 30 • 6:30 p.m. Enjoy beautiful summer weather while learning about Sioux Falls sites you pass by every day! $3 per person over 12 years old, call (605) 3674210 to register. www.siouxlandmuseums.com

Service of Remembrance Monday, May 27 • 1:30pm Sioux Falls VA Hospital • 2501 W. 22nd Street The service of remembrance will take place in the front foyer of the Sioux Falls VA. INFO (605) 333-6889.

Greatest Show On H2O Friday, May 31 • 7pm Catfish Bay Waterski Park • 5600 N. Show Place The Greatest Show On H2O at Catfish Bay is a fun family event. The show has comedy, acting and more all choreographed to amazing stunts on the water. It is an all ages show designed with the family in mind. Our world class water skiers perform dazzling human pyramids, jumps, wake boarding, water ballet, barefoot water skiing and much more. INFO (605) 339-0911.

Starlab Inflatable Planetarium Monday, May 30 • 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Discover the night sky, explore the constellations! Starlab is a program for adults and children over the age of 5. Not recommended for those

Sioux Falls Canaries Baseball May 31 • 7:05pm Sioux Falls Stadium • 1001 N. West Avenue Join the family fun as our Sioux Falls Canaries take the field. INFO 3366060 or www.sfcanaries.com

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Ladies Ultimate Sample Tour Sunday, May 5 • 1-5pm


he Ladies Ultimate Sample Tour is usually a sold out event. This fabulous girls’ day out in downtown is designed to provide guests a day to “sip, sample & stroll” all downtown has to offer. This event will feature around 30 businesses participating, each of which will give out a free sample to the guests who pre-purchased a ticket. Tickets will be available for purchase for $15 each at the Cookie Jar, Downtown Sioux Falls office, Go Casual!, Mahlander’s Appliance & Lighting, Plum’s Cooking Co. or Zandbroz Variety. Once again, only a limited number are available, so act fast. On event day, tickets can be redeemed for a bracelet, bag & map of businesses from 12:30pm - 3:30pm at Shriver Square. Actual event hours are from 1-5pm. **Bonus** If guests visit 15 of the participating locations (some terms apply) they will be eligible to win a piece of jewelry valued around $1,000 provided by Raymond’s Jewellers. When

guests are done touring the businesses, they can leave their map with any participating business to get signed up to win. For more information and a list of participating businesses, follow this link: http://www.dtsf.com/events-calendar/LadiesUltimate-Sample-Tour-May-5.

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Home is Where the Ballpark Is – Canaries Return to Sioux Falls by John Nichols


t’s an understatement to say modern life is busy. Every new day presents its own untamed sea of appointments, obligations, destinations, and distractions. Sometimes the best part of each day is when we return to the place where the whole thing started - home. The Sioux Falls Canaries can relate. After nearly a century as Sioux Falls’ minor league baseball team, the ballclub came under new ownership in 2010. Looking to rebrand the franchise, the team changed its name to the Pheasants. The move was well intentioned but alienated long-time fans that knew and loved the Canaries name and history. Over the next three seasons, the team had some success, but the issue with the name lingered on. “It seemed like it still came up in a lot of conversations we had with fans and sponsors,” said Nate Welch, Canaries Vice President of Operations, “It

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wasn’t so much a matter of disliking the Pheasants name, but more like they just didn’t accept it. We’d hear, ‘they’re still the Canaries to me,’ a lot, and eventually making the change back just seemed like the right thing to do.” After months of internal discussions and meetings with fans and sponsors, the announcement was made - the Canaries name would return in 2013 – reconnecting the team and its fans to a history that runs all the way back to 1889. “More than other sports, baseball seems to resonate with people’s sense of history and tradition,” explained Welch. “They remember going to games as kids and those memories stay with them as they grow up and have kids of their own. People cherish those memories and even if they aren’t big fans of the sport, they remember time spent with their parents or grandparents. That connection to the past was something that got overlooked when

Canaries Game Day Specials and Ticket Packages Monday - Hall of Fame Mondays Celebrate the inaugural year of the Professional Baseball Hall of Fame as we induct players from past Sioux Falls teams. Tuesday - Give Back Tuesdays Buy a ticket and donate a canned good to Feeding South Dakota and receive a second ticket free. Wednesday - Ladies Night Drink specials all night for women in attendanc

e Thursday - Happy Hour Drink Specials will start at 5:00 PM and continue until the first pitch of the game. Friday - Fireworks Fireworks show after every Friday nigh t

game Saturday - Live Music & Prizes Come early and stay late for live mus ic performances before and after every Saturday night game. Be one of the first 500 fans at the gate and get free Welcome Hom e season collectibles. Sunday - Family Fundays Kids can run the bases, meet the play ers, and get autographs after every Sunday afternoon game.

the change was made to Pheasants. But the community spoke, we listened, and now we hope people feel like we made it right” Making it right for the fans does not end just with a name change for Welch and the Canaries. “Our theme this year is ‘Welcome Home’ and those two words really capture the sentiment on a lot of levels. We certainly want to welcome people back who may have been put off by the Pheasants name, but we also want to extend the invitation to everyone to come home and enjoy the timeless fun that comes from a day at the ballpark.” Indeed in today’s world, where our time and attention are

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pulled in a dozen different directions and quality time with friends and family is always too short, the idea of a sunny afternoon or warm summer evening spent at the Birdcage seems downright luxurious. “The best part about coming to our games is that the experience can be whatever you want it to be,” noted Welch. “If you are a diehard baseball fan, fantastic, our league offers a very high level of play and we think you’ll like the team we’ve put together. If you are looking for a family outing, we have a great lineup of fun day-to-day and special events for the kids; and if it’s date night or a night out with your friends, we have lots of great specials on food and drink.” The Canaries commitment to change and creating a welcoming environment will also extend to the stadium itself. The Birdcage will undergo expected changes to accommodate its new/old nickname but there will also be plenty of new things for fans to get excited about. “The beauty of how our stadium is set up is that it allows fans to enjoy the game however they like. If you have young kids, they can enjoy the bounce houses located all around the park or even play catch on the open grass areas. The barbecue deck provides a great place for folks having a night out, and if you want to host more of a formal get-together, the suites provide an ideal setting.” Welch also said fans will be happy to see the return of the Little Birds youth cheer squad for Tuesday and Thursday games. The in-game experience will also be enhanced with the addition of the Canaries Dance team, who will help bring energy to the park and assist with activities and promotions. “We’ve got a great summer planned and we’re just very excited to share this with the fans,” said Welch. “It’s been a long journey to get here, but I think I speak for everybody when I say it’s good to be back.” And for Sioux Falls’ fans, the return of the Canaries provides yet another chance to root for the home team like so many generations have done before.

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cience may say time does not stop. But art can do what science may consider impossible — capturing the memories of life and creating a moment in time to last forever. And sculptor Sherri Treeby of Aberdeen holds time in her hands. “I believe that we’re put on this earth for a reason. I think it comes natural to me and it’s what I’m supposed to do. I think my purpose in this life is to do this artwork and it touches people when they need it,” says Treeby, 61. An Ohio native, Treeby came to South Dakota 30 years ago. A few years later at a sculpture class at Northern State University she met Lee Leuning. “I started helping him and he helped me. We started working together and he said, ‘Hey, I think we can sell this stuff,’” Treeby adds. Before that, Treeby says she knew she wanted to share her art, but didn’t know what path this passion of hers would take. “I was open to anything. I knew I wanted to get my artwork out there.” Leuning and Treeby started working together, first as Bad River Artworks, now Legacy Bronze. “If you have a passion then you’ll do what it takes to be successful. I teach that to my kids.” Treeby and Leuning started with sculptures inspired by wildlife, utilizing Leuning’s past as a game warden and Treeby’s love of animals, especially horses. Then they added Americana, expanding their art influence along with their exposure to the public by joining SculptureWalk. “We were skeptical at first since we hadn’t had much luck with galleries. But we thought, ‘why not?’” says Treeby. Kicking off its tenth year in May, SculptureWalk brings dozens of original sculptures to downtown Sioux Falls to be displayed, with more than 300,000 people visiting each year.

“It’s a destination! People have relatives come to town or business associates, it’s obvious they show them SculptureWalk. It brings business to downtown,” says Treeby. It also brings business to artists taking part. Treeby credits SculptureWalk with helping their sales, even leading to their biggest job. And helping other artists. “Artists aren’t known for being great marketers and I’ve seen a lot of artists that are really good and don’t get recognized because they don’t know how to market it,” she says. For Treeby, who’s also an art teacher on sabbatical right now from Aberdeen Central High School, it allows visitors to Sioux Falls to see the world, “It brings different kinds of art to Sioux Falls, especially for its size and everybody gets to see what’s out there in the world.” And this year, SculptureWalk adds the SculptureWalk Expo, a free indoor sculpture show at the Washington Pavilion. Open May 4, 12p.m.-10p.m. and May 5, 12-4p.m., more than 250 sculptures will be on display and available to purchase. The public can also take part in seminars hosted by artists. It’s the same weekend new pieces for the outdoor element of SculptureWalk will be installed. “I am excited for the future of this. It’s started a movement across the country and I hope to continue growing and getting our stuff out there,” says Treeby. In March, Treeby opened a studio in downtown Sioux Falls and next year, will work full-time as a sculptor. In the meantime, she’s focusing on SculptureWalk. She says, “SculptureWalk opened up the market to other things and things that touch people so we tell stories with our artwork.” Stories that can stop time.

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or newlyweds Anthony and Katie Hohn, it was love at first sight. The story-and-a-half house in central Sioux Falls had just gone on the market. They made their offer the same day they looked at it. “Maybe it sounds cheesy,” says Katie, “but we just felt at

home right away. We knew this was our house.” Built in 1936, the house is a great combination of “old” character with a few new updates. A brick pathway leads to the front door, and when you step inside, you immediately feel the Hohns’ warm, inviting personality. “We are pretty laid back,” says Katie, “not really modern at

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all.” Anthony nods in agreement. “We like to have friends over, so we wanted our house to be the kind of place to hang out in.” The color scheme is neutral, with light creme-colored woodwork, original oak wood flooring and black accents in

furniture, color-block drapes and other accessories. “I’m not really a bright color kind of person,” admits Katie. With so many windows in the house, all of that natural light adds the brightness we like.” The windows, by the way, are original, with multiple divided

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panes that contribute to the character of the house. A small round table and chairs reminiscent of a farmhouse sit in the corner of the living room…one of Katie’s refinishing projects. “I love to refinish, redo and recover things,” she says. “It is

fun to take something old and give it a new look.” It’s a talent that was new to her husband. “I never knew Katie was so crafty until we got this house,” he says smiling. There are several areas of the house perfect for entertaining, such as the enclosed porch off the living room and another

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enclosed area with a brick fireplace attached to the kitchen. “These areas are great for our summer gatherings,” says Anthony. A small den on the main floor is another nice area to relax. A built-in bookcase painted in the same light cream color spans the length of one wall. Katie is a self-proclaimed “sentimentalist,” so the shelves are filled with pictures, and special keepsakes like a picture painted by a friend and an angel figurine Katie’s brother gave her when they were young. “My dad passed away when we were young,” she explains. “My brother made this when he was like in the 5th grade. He made it look like our dad.” Anthony is an attorney, so other shelves hold his antique law books. He also has a brother who travels extensively and finds unique mementos for them, like a carved figurine from Mozambique. While the kitchen has a slightly-modernized look with stainless appliances and brushed silver hardware on the cabinetry, the distressed black finish on the cupboards is true to the character


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of the house and the neutral-with-black color scheme. But just like in all the other rooms, the sentimental side comes shining through with a refrigerator filled with the photos of their friends’ children or their family members like Anthony’s grandpa. “He’s 94 years old and at the VA,” says Anthony. “He was in the Air Force and was shot down over Poland during World War II, and he spent a year and a half as a POW there.” Anthony said he had just gotten a call that the VA featured his grandfather on their Facebook page. Aside from being sentimental and a fan of more neutral colors, Katie also confesses she’s a candy fiend as she stands near a candy plate that sits on the kitchen counter. “There’s candy in nearly every room of the house,” she says. “Everyone jokes that I’m never more than an arm’s length away from it.” The family room off the kitchen features comfortable sofas, an oversized ottoman and a rustic wood built-in with storage space that serves as their TV stand. Matching wood beams run across the ceiling.

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“We probably spend the most time in here,” says Katie. The master bedroom, guest room and full bath are upstairs and have a unique look created by the angles of the roof. Anthony and Katie’s room has a small built-in window seat on one side of the room and a little reading nook on the opposite side. Although the cream color provides the neutral base for the room, there are hints of a pretty light blue in the distressed, crackle-painted dresser and the floral fabrics of the chair in the reading nook and throw pillows on the bed. Not having grown up with sisters, Anthony had a little adjusting to do with all the girly stuff in the house, says Katie, like the small table filled with jewelry and nail polish in the bathroom.

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“He was more of a minimalist when I met him,” she laughs. “And then I came in like a tornado!” Their personalities blend well together, though, both as a couple and as homeowners. They both had an adjustment last year, though, when Laynie joined their family. The yellow lab quickly made herself at home, and she even has her own basket of toys that sits beneath the long black accent table near the front door. The Hohns love their home, their family with Laynie and being in a friendly neighborhood. “Whenever someone needs help shoveling or anything else, there are neighbors right there to help,” says Anthony. “It’s great because everyone watches out for each other.”

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Hunger is Not a Game By Jim Mathis


s I’m writing this it’s Sunday morning, I’ve got a full stomach from big French toast breakfast and I know that later today I will fire up the grill and cook a lovely rack of lamb. I’ll also grill some asparagus and make a nice mushroom risotto. My fridge is full, and so is the pantry. And if I discover that I desire something I don’t already have, I can jump in my car and go the store and stock up. For most of you reading this, the situation is probably the same. For us, hunger means we’re just a few minutes from our next meal. When our stomachs feel a little empty, our biggest concern is whether we’ll eat an apple or a bag of Cheetos. Unfortunately, not everyone in the Sioux Empire knows where their next meal is coming from or when they will eat. In our prosperous city, thousands of people, many of them children, are going hungry. While the recession didn’t hit South Dakota as

badly as other areas of the country, there are still large numbers of families without enough to eat. Yes, three of the counties in South Dakota rank among the poorest in the country, but hunger is not isolated to those areas. Hunger is right here, perhaps right in your own neighborhood. Of the developed countries of the world, the US ranks 23 in food security. Just because we don’t see hunger each day doesn’t mean the problem isn’t there. It is, and it is a real problem. According to Feeding South Dakota, our state’s leading organization working to eliminate hunger, one out of every eight South Dakotans is food insecure. But the really sad thing is that percentage is significantly higher for children. Twenty percent or one in every five in our state under the age of 18 doesn’t know where they will get their next meal. Think about that for a minute, a lot of kids are going hungry.

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about school lunches? Did you know the average government reimbursement for school lunches today is about the same as it was in 1973? I’m not talking about some mythical number after inflation, dollar for dollar, school lunches today cost about the same as they did in the early seventies, yet the price of food has gone up dramatically. Why am I writing about this now? I’ve done some work with Feeding South Dakota and learned firsthand about the problem. And recently Cinema Falls screened a film called A Place at the Table, a beautifully produced documentary that shines a light on the issue of food insecurity in America. That really opened my eyes. So what can you and I do to help? Well first of all, we can support charities like Feeding South Dakota and the Backpack Program, The Banquet and others. One group that really blows me away is Food to You. They operate a mobile food pantry to bring food directly to those in need while protecting their dignity. These groups are working every day to make food available to those who need it. But charity isn’t enough. As Jeff Bridges said in A Place at the Table “If another country was doing this to our kids, we would be at war.” What else can we do? Write our congress people and let them know that a Farm Bill that subsidizes corporate farms isn’t enough. We need to expand food programs, improve school lunches and make sure that families have access to fresh healthy food. While you’re at it, watch A Place at the Table. It’s got a few faces you’ll recognize like Jeff Bridges (yes, The Dude from The Big Lebowksi) and Tom Colicchio from Top Chef. It should be available on demand from the cable company or it will be on Netflix soon. In the meantime, do yourself a favor and eat something good today. And be grateful you’ve got something to eat.

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appy Mother’s Day to all of you moms out there. My wish for you is that you are appreciated by your loved ones. Whether it’s a homemade card (the kind that has more glue than sparkles) from your kindergartner, or a mouse pad with your four kids on it, there’s nothing like getting something from the people to whom you give everything. Every year, I take our three boys to Color Me Mine, and we create a unique piece of pottery with their handprints on it. She has everything from a cookie jar to a serving platter to a piggy bank on which she can see our kids’ hands grow year after year…my wife has trained me well! Thank you to Marybeth, and all moms, for giving unconditionally. When it comes to wine, there’s a certain amount of “mothering” that is involved, especially if you’re a collector of fine wines. One of the most frequent questions I am asked is how to know what wines are worth aging and how do you store or “mother” these wines. Here is a rough guideline for determining which wines you come across are in need of a good guardian.



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Please keep in mind that this is a very rough guide to aging wines. There are so many variables that it is always wise to consult the wine store, wine representative, or broker from whom you are purchasing the wine. The ratio of sugars, acids, and phenolics to water is a key factor of how well a wine can age. The less water in the grapes prior to harvest, the more likely the resulting wine will have some aging potential. Grape variety, climate, vintage, and viticultural practice are all important. Here’s a good rule of thumb: Grape varieties with thicker skins, from a dry growing season where little irrigation was used and yields were kept low, will have less water and a higher ratio of sugar, acids, and phenolics. These make fantastic wines to adopt into your wine cellar. When it comes to mothering your wines, storage conditions can influence a wine’s aging ability dramatically. Vibrations and heat fluctuations can hasten a wine’s deterioration and cause adverse effect on the wines. In general, a wine has a greater potential to develop complexity and more aromatic bouquet if it is allowed to age slowly in a relatively cool environment. The lower the temperature, the more slowly a wine develops. On average, the rate of chemical reactions in wine doubles with each 18 °F increase in temperature. Wine expert Karen MacNeil, recommends keeping wine intended for aging in a cool area with a constant temperature around 55°F. Wine can be stored at temperatures as high as 69°F without long term negative effect. However, most experts believe that extreme temperature fluctuations (such as repeated transferring of a wine from a warm room to a cool refrigerator) would be detrimental to the wine. The ultra-violet rays of direct sunlight should also be avoided because of the free radicals that can develop in the wine and result in oxidation. Wines packaged in large format bottles, such as magnums and 3 liter Jeroboams, seem to age more slowly than wines packaged in regular 750 ml bottles or half bottles. This may be because of the greater proportion of oxygen exposed to the wine during the bottling process. The advent of alternative wine closures to cork, such as Stelvin closures (screw caps) and synthetic corks has opened up recent discussions on the aging potential of wines sealed with these alternative closures. Currently, there are no conclusive results, and the topic is the subject of ongoing research. And since we’re on the topic of mothers, there are probably some mothers-to-be out there who are taking a 9-month sabbatical from drinking wine. Their palate no longer enjoys a glass of Pinot Noir with dinner, instead it has been replaced with morning sickness and heart burn. Wine goes through this stage too! Known as bottle sickness or “bottle-shock,” one of the short-term aging needs of wine is a period where the


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The Dance Line carries a large selection of T-shirts for dancers and moms too! Shown $27 at The Dance Line. 2115 S. Minnesota Ave. 335-8242.

Mom’s the Word

A loving heart encrusted with Swarovski’s brilliant clear crystal drops softly from a popular rope chain. A perfect gift for mother that will be cherished for years to come, because it came from you. 18” neckpiece with 2” extension. Nickel and lead free. Get yours today at the Fifth Avenue Collection retail showroom at 708 E. Benson Road, Sioux Falls. (605) 335-0602.

Moroccanoil Styling Protection

Nourishing heat protects against thermal damage, and strengthens hair as it imparts soft hold and shine. Available at Rainn Salon. 57th & Western. (605) 521-5099.

Send your mom a little love this Mother’s Day, May 12. Flowers show your love and appreciation for everything she has done for you. Josephine’s Floral Design. 401 E. 8th St. 338-9290.

Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day gifts are twice as nice when painted from the heart. Choose from oodles of pieces that are sure to melt her heart. Color Me Mine. 3709 W. 41st St. (605) 362-6055.

Blast of Bling

Add a blast of bling to your bridal gown. Choose from several dazzling belts at The French Door. 4819 S. Louise Ave. (605) 332-8841.

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Fill your chair with your own salon customers and be the boss. Ideal for stylist, nail tech, even massage. Great 26th and Marion location. Call Sherri at 310-4869. PH Salon Suites. 5126 W. 26th Street.

Heart of Your Home

The kitchen is the heart of your home. Now is the time to make it the space you have always wanted. Start your summer remodel at StarMark Custom Cabinetry. See the new Juneau door style in maple finished in Slate with Chocolate glaze. 600 E. 48th St. North. (605) 977-3660.

Personal Harmony

LampeBerger is a collection of 80 lamps and 40 rare fragrances. Find your combination and create your personal harmony. Available at Good Spirits Fine Wine & Liquor. 41st & Minnesota. 339-1500.

Marvelous Moxie Lips

Why fit in if you were born to stand out? We have just the shade to match your personality! Our creamy, super-saturated, ultra-pigmented color glides on like butter for full coverage in a rich, sensual finish. If you already love our current Marvelous Moxie Lipglosses, you will not want to miss this whole collection of Marvelous Moxie Lips! Hip Chic Boutique. 328 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 271-8480.

Look of the Month!

The billboard buy look of the month — available May 2 - 5 ONLY! While supplies last. Lillian’s Shoppe. 311 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 275-5720.

Fun & Funky

Treat yourself (or mom!) to some new fun & funky jewelry from Young & Richards. Bracelets, earring, necklaces, rings, hair ties, scarf clips and more. And just $9.99 - $19.99 each. 222 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 336-2815.

Ride On!

The EZ Roller ride-on toy is fantastic for any child looking to roll through the day. The low center of gravity allows your child to ride in safety while feeling the wind in their face. $109.99 at Child’s Play Toys. 233 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 274-8697.

Flip Flop Weather

The ice and snow are gone and flip flop weather is finally here! Get yours at Go Casual. Shown $52. 124 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 334-5795.

Get Sassy

These sassy wine tags make the perfect gift for any wine lover. Get the conversation started! Just $3.50 each — several to choose from at My Current Obsession. 212 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 336-3224.

Make Mother’s Day Delicious

With a bouquet from Edible Arrangements. Fresh fruit, dipped in chocolate and delivered. Great ideas for the grad too. Edible Arrangements. Bridges at 57th and Western. (605) 275-2580.

A King Crowned

The Royal Orange bead was created in royal style to commemorate a very special year for the Netherlands. The Prince of Orange will be crowned King WillemAlexander. Get this limited edition bead before it is gone! Available at Holsen Hus. 225 S. Phillips Ave. 331-4700.


Add a little rustic charm to your living space! We have a great selection of lanterns, in a variety of styles and sizes. Rooster lantern pictured is $103.95 (matching chalkboard available). The Robin’s Nest. 108 W. Willow Street, Harrisburg, SD. (605) 767-0191. www.therobinsnestsd.com

Form + Fashion Meets Function

Student Portfolio Design Show & Fashion Runway Event: Thursday, May 16th - ICON Event Center • Friday, May 17th - Lunch with Project Runway Designers Follow your passion and prepare for a career in design. Choose from Fashion Design or Interior Décor. The Institute of Design & Technology of SD Interior Décor Program has been approved as educational partner with the C.I.D. (Certified Interior Decorators International). It is not too early to plan for summer, Project Design: Boot Camp. 123 S. Main Ave. (605) 275-9728 or check our website: www.idtsd.org

Visit Our Selections Gallery

We’ve streamlined the home-building process. Interactive displays and large samples allow you to view and touch the elements needed when designing your new Ronning home. Make all of your decisions — under one roof. Call to schedule your appointment today. 401 E. 12th Street. (605) 336-6000 or www.ronningcompanies.com

Pamper Your Pup

At The Doghouse, we take grooming & boarding seriously. Our allinclusive boarding rates include play time, yard time and all the comfortable amenities of the Dog House. Just 15 minutes south of Sioux Falls. 1016 S. Main, Lennox. (605) 647-8560.

Mom’s Nite Out

Celebrate the ultimate in motherhood with National Mom’s Nite Out at the Empire Mall, Thursday, May 9, 5-8pm with makeovers, entertainment, fashion tips, goodies and more. Sponsored by www.rethinkvericoseveins.com.

Ride for Two

The Valco Tri-mode EX with Joey Toddler Seat takes the very popular single stroller and adds a toddler seat to make it a ride for two. A great all-terrain single stroller when you need it and the option to add the toddler seat. Available at Kids Stuff Super Store. 3109 S. Carolyn Ave. (605) 361-8636.

May Flowers

Spruce up your space with these bright silk poppies. So natural, you’d think they are real. Vase $99, stems $11 each at Twetten’s Interiors. 1714 S. Minnesota Ave. (605) 275-3456.

Original Art Notecards

A visit to Wilde Prairie not only involves sampling delicious wine and relaxing in the country, but also a little shopping. Choose from many unique gifts including these original art notecards. $4 each or 3 for $10 at Wilde Prairie Winery. 48052 259th St. Brandon. (605) 582-6471.

Garden Lover

Choose from Oak Ridge Nursery’s fantastic collection of gifts for the garden lover on your list. Floral serving tray available in two sizes. Shown just $42. 2217 S. Splitrock Blvd. Brandon. (605) 582-6565.

Dreams Start Small

Rileyroos are stylish and functional footwear for infants and toddlers - in 53 different adorable styles. They are also designed for the best development of a child’s foot. Shop for yours at Stride Rite. $36.99 each. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. (605) 362-7728.

Fun in the Sun!

Furnish your outdoor oasis with our seasonal furniture now on sale 35% off. Starting at only $399, you can get the perfect patio set, like this table & 4 swivel rockers. Don’t wait, with these values, selection won’t last long! The Furniture Mart. 2101 W. 41st . (605) 336-1600.

Mother’s Day Brunch

Celebrate Mothers Day with a very special brunch at Wild Sage Grille. Buffet featuring canapés, fresh fruits, succulent salads, decadent desserts & entrees delivered to your table. Sunday, May 12 from 10am-2pm. Limited seating. Please call for reservations. Wild Sage Grille. 300 N. Cherapa Pl. (605) 274-1667.

Create with Mom or the Kids

With Creative Spirits’ special Mother’s Day events tailored just for moms. Create your own canvas with the help of our talented artists. Make your reservation at (605) 360-7342. 224 S. Main. www.creativespiritssiouxfalls.com.

Detail Makes the Difference

It may just be a small detail, but it is detail that makes the different. Come see our new Mother’s Day Pandora Collection at You’ve Been Framed. Prices starting at $25. 57th & Western. 361-9229.

Radiance Day Spa Gift Cards

On Mother’s Day, give that special someone an exclusive spa experience with a gift card from Radiance Day Spa, Sioux Falls’ most distinguished day spa. Choose any package, service, or dollar denomination. Radiance Day Spa. When quality matters. 6209 S. Pinnacle Pl. (605) 275-9535.

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Just in Time for Summer

Just in time for summer – check out this luxurious cabochon cut cat’s eye pendant in ocean green – also available in peach. The Diamond Room. 3501 W. 57th St. 605-362-2944 or www.thediamondroom.com

We carry a selection of keychains, dogtags and more for grooms, fathers and other important men in your life. Order in advance for Father’s Day. Stop into the store or call 605-695-3997 to order. Say Anything Jewelry. 524 N. Main Ave.

Stylish and Iconic!

Gucci frames bring sophistication and a unique bold style. Stop in and check out one of the most renowned brands in the world. Dakota Vision Center. 5012 S. Bur Oak Place (605) 361-1680.

A Delightful Scent

Treat mom to the fragrance of Tahitian lime juice and citrus zest sweetened with spun sugar and vanilla cream. A wonderful Mother’s Day gift. Available at Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. 57th & Western. 335-9878.

Juno Lucina® The original push gift™.

Juno Lucina® is the ideal way to appreciate your loved one’s journey through pregnancy. Combining luxurious beauty with true meaning, this pendant has become the most recognizable symbol for this momentous occasion in a woman’s life. Riddle’s Jewelry, corner of 41st and Louise. 605-361-0911.

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Knitting with wire makes fun, quick and easy gifts. Available at Athena Fibers, 3915 S. Hawthorne, 271-0741, www.athenafibers.com.

This cone-shaped cloth product makes diaper changes dry and easy. Excellent baby shower gift with guaranteed giggles! It is the ultimate diapering accessory for boys. Available at Eddy Joy Baby Boutique. 57th & Western. (605) 275-0014.

Cash for Clothing

Elegant Mommy is currently taking appointments to purchase quality maternity and nursing clothing for top dollar! Get cash for the items that no longer work for you, purchase some fun additions to your wardrobe at excellent prices, and help the environment too. 207 W. 37th Street. (605) 338-0228. www.elegantmommy.com

Hang With The Family

With this uniquely textured wall canvas from The Blessed Door. Great colors that pop with fun hooks, clips and burlap covered canvas. Right next door to Inca’s. 41st & Holly Ave. (605) 553-1010.

Mini Masterpieces Priceless Pampering

Stephanie Dawn handbags are fun, functional and fresh. All colors and patterns are designed with modern American women of all ages in mind. Plum’s Cooking Co. 8th and Railroad. 605-335-1999. www.plumscooking.com

Miniature bouquets from Meredith & Bridget’s Flower Shop are perfect to set on a desk, windowsill, or anywhere else. Call or stop by our shop and check them out. 3422 S. Minnesota Ave. (605) 271-5500. www.mbpflowers.com

For Mom

A pretty sterling silver and chunky fluorite necklace for the Mom in your life. Available at Bechtold’s Jewelry. 325 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 332-7151 or www.bechtoldjewelry.com

Never Judge a Top by Its Outer Layer

The secret to a perfectly slimming silhouette is here. A built-in shaping liner in every top smooths, sculpts and tones from bust to waist. Breathable, lightweight spandex, hiding any unwanted flaws. Available at Tote-ally Gorgeous Boutique. 57th & Western. (605) 274-3500.

Vintage and Versatile Enjoy!

Enjoy the fruity scents of your favorite wines, Red Ass Rhubarb and Black Currant (Lawrence Elk), as soy candles. 100% made in the USA, formulated and poured at Prairie Berry Winery in Hill City. Shop prairieberry.com or call 877-226-9453.

Vintage Olive Buckets are perfect for all sorts of creative uses, from firewood to towels, but the use we’re looking forward to this summer is outdoor planters! Compare at Pottery Barn for $169, only $58 at Rug & Relic. 8th & RR. (605) 331-5546 or www.rugandrelic.com.

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RingStix is a new outdoor game. It is easy to learn and tons of fun! Play it alone, with a friend or in a group. Winner of five toy awards. Kidtopia. 57th & Western. (605) 334-4825.

Bring your artwork and memorabilia in to Rehfeld’s. Our designers will help you find the perfect framing to fit your style. Pictured is Sunday Drive by Jon Crane. Rehfeld’s Art & Framing. 210 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 3369737. www.RehfeldsOnline.com

Host in Style

Host a dinner party in style with recycled placemats by Kitchen Papers. Available at Spark Stationery Love, 524 N. Main Ave, Sioux Falls. 605-221-5997. www.letterpresslove.com.

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125-mile stream that follows the scenic route twists and turns through the southern part of Louisiana, once described as the “most richly storied of the interior waters, and the most opulent�. This stream was the center of a booming cypress industry in the early 1900s. Where to stop: the Brownell Memorial Park is a 9.5 acre park in a natural setting next to the beautiful Lake Palourde. It is

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to me,” Jordan recalls. Follow-up tests with Sanford Dermatologist Dr. Jacob Kusmak indicated her condition was serious, as the melanoma was beginning to extend into the dermis layer of Jordan’s skin. Surgery and follow-up care were a must. “I had absolutely no symptoms other than the visible mole on my arm,” says Jordan, who also had a history of indoor tanning, an activity Dr. Kusmak says can accelerate skin cancer growth.

Who is most at risk of developing skin cancers? “Those with the highest risk include people with a family history of skin cancer, light skin, chronic sun exposure, history of sunburns, and especially history of indoor tanning,” says Dr. Kusmak. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, one in five Americans will develop a skin cancer. “One American dies of melanoma almost every hour in this country,” Dr. Kusmak say. “And cases of melanoma are increasing, especially in young Caucasian women. It’s alarming.”

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Sun and Skin Safety Tips Dr. Kusmak recommends the following tips: • Use SPF 30 or higher sunscreen • Broad spectrum UVB and UVA sunscreen • Smear, slather or spray-on – “Use any type of sunscreen, just find one you will use regularly,” says Dr. Kusmak. • Reapply at least every two hours • Seek shade and cover your skin. Especially peak hours of the day: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Wear wide-brim hats and protective clothing

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Cherishing Life Dr. Kusmak and his team successfully treated Jordan’s cancer, and he hopes that others will be as diligent and get suspicious skin spots checked out right away. “Jordan is not unlike many other younger women in our region,” he says. “On an average day in the US, more than 1 million people (mostly women) tan in tanning salons. She was very fortunate to have it treated early.” Today, Jordan’s “ordinary” perspective on life is more focused on what matters most: health. She’s not tanning indoors or outdoors anymore either; a direct order from Dr. Kusmak. “We discussed that it is imperative that she stops tanning, that she regularly performs self skin-exams at least monthly, and that she follows the Sun and Skin Safety Tips,” he says. “We also recommended that her immediate family get checked.” Jordan requires regular skin cancer exams for the rest of her life and urges others to get checked, too. A scar on her arm acts as a reminder. “If you don’t have your health, you have nothing. My scar reminds me of just how precious life and your health truly are.” For questions or to set up an exam with a dermatologist, visit sanfordhealth.org.

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“Human breast milk is so beneficial that in 2012, Avera McKennan became the first hospital in South Dakota to offer donor breast milk. Donor milk is made possible when a nursing mother anywhere in the country donates breast milk and sends it to a (HMBANA) Human Milk Banking Association of North America certified milk bank. All donor milk is pooled, pasteurized and tested to ensure it is safe for infants.” Human Milk Banking Association of North America certified milk bank. All donor milk is pooled, pasteurized and tested to ensure it is safe for infants. Donor milk from a HMBANA milk bank is offered to mothers of NICU infants at Avera McKennan in situations where the mother is establishing her breast milk supply, or has difficulty establishing or maintaining her milk supply. “Donors are rigorously screened, and the milk is tested and completely safe,” said Kelli Fagerness, RN, Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, at Avera McKennan. There is no charge to the family for the donor milk while the baby is a NICU patient. Parents have the option of purchasing it on their own from a HMBANA bank after discharge. Breastfeeding has many benefits, including convenience and

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point to possible benefits in neurodevelopment,” Dr. Wang said. Preterm babies are at risk for a disease known as NEC – necrotizing enterocolitis. This infection and inflammation of the bowel affects only about 1 to 5 percent of NICU babies, yet it’s very serious. “If babies get it, the mortality is as high as 50 percent,” Dr. Wang said. Breast milk reduces the chance of NEC by 79 percent. “If there’s anything we can do to prevent it, we take that opportunity.” Studies are still being conducted on whether or not pasteurized breast milk still contains all the immunity and infection-fighting benefits offered by fresh breast milk straight from the mother provides, Dr. Wang said. But donated breast milk is the next best thing, because it’s easier to digest and tolerate than formula. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for about six months, and then continuation of breastfeeding for one year or longer. Due to her medical training, Dr. Wang said she was committed to breastfeeding herself as a new mom. “Just because it’s natural doesn’t mean it’s easy,” Dr. Wang said. “It can be frustrating until you work with your baby and get the mechanics down.” She advises finding helpful resources, such as a lactation

consultant, peer group, support group or just a friend or family member who has experience with breastfeeding. “You need someone you can call anytime of the day, because sometimes things are their worst at 2 a.m. when it’s just the two of you, your baby won’t latch on and you’re at your wit’s end.” Some breastfeeding moms fear their babies are not taking in enough milk. It’s often reassuring to bring your baby in before breastfeeding, and have the baby weighed before and after the feeding. Also, if the baby has plenty of wet diapers, you can be assured that he or she is getting adequate milk. It’s not unusual for breastfed babies to have fewer dirty diapers than formulafed infants. Dr. Wang advises new moms to realize that breastfeeding and pumping is a learning process. “Keep working through it, and reach out if it’s not going well. Once both you and your baby get the hang of it, it’s really fun and a great bonding experience with your baby,” Dr. Wang said. To learn more about pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, go to AveraWomens.org. To learn more about donor breast milk, call the Avera McKennan Lactation Consultants at 605-322-4490.

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I was very impressed by this app for a number of reasons. The app, Which Go Together, helps teach children to make associations between common, everyday objects. For example four, very well done pictures are shown on the screen and the voice will ask, “which go together?” There might be a suitcase, a watermelon, a mouse and an airplane. When children click on the two correct pictures, the voice will not only compliment them for doing a good job, but will also give a great, short explanation of why they are correct. If a child clicks two pictures that are not correct, the voice will simply say, “try again” in addition the four cards will reshuffle. This app is formatted in such a way that it provides almost no distractions for children. There are no pop-ups, goofy music or flashy games that children are redirected to play after getting so many answers correct in a row. There is a tracking device on the app which allows parents or teachers to track progress. It keeps track of the total time that the child has been playing the app, the total questions given and the percent of correct versus incorrect answers.

What’s the Word Games Free The first words that come to my mind when thinking about this game are highly addictive! Two fantastic former students who help me from time to time in my classroom after school, both in 7th grade, asked me if they could download an app on my iPad, and I said sure. I was hooked the first time I played the game, and my students have enjoyed it a tremendous amount too. I have since showed my husband, who is also addicted. This is a very simple game where four pictures will appear on the screen and you have to come up with one word that they all have in common. The game tells you how many letters are in the word, which they all have in common, and also gives you a letter bank to help you spell out your word. For example, there might be a credit card, a piggy bank, a shoreline with trees, and a beach all shown as pictures. The word they all have in common is bank. Each time you get an answer correct you collect coins to add to your bank. Coins can then be used to “buy” helpful hints such as show me another picture, remove letters from the letter bank, or reveal a letter. If you don’t have enough coins to “buy” a helpful hint, the app does sell coins in the app store. $.0.99 will buy you 250 coins. Hints cost either 39 or 59 coins. Some picture combinations are easy, and some are very challenging, which adds great variety to this game.

Brain Quest Educational Free (lite) $2.99 add on packages per grade level Brain Quest is a game that has been around for years and is a favorite of parents and teachers. In my classroom, for years I’ve used the paper version of Brain Quest during short periods of transitional time, a few minutes before lunch, as we wait for the buses, etc. Brain Quest has been over the years one of the best-selling educational games and has recently added an app that is absolutely beautifully designed. As parents are looking for ideas to help keep their children engaged over the summer break, Brain Quest’s new app is a terrific choice. There is a wide variety of questions that encompasses all subject areas for grades first through fifth. The questions are displayed in an easy-to-navigate format that also has a game-like component to keep children engaged. For example, before starting a series of questions, a pop up will let the player know that their goal is to answer 7 questions correctly (the goal would be more for older grades, fewer for younger grades) before the clock runs out. If the player is able to accomplish the mission they can play a “mini-game” before moving onto the next series of questions. The free version of the app offers approximately 100 questions for each grade level. Each grade level has an additional “pack of questions” available for purchase: $2.99 each or $9.99 for all grade levels. The game offers a wonderful balance between challenging children, not only on speed, but accuracy. Another great feature of the app is that as the players advance through the game, the questions become more challenging.

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Spa Door Hanger Kids will have fun creating this easy felt pillow door sign for either the bedroom or the bathroom to create some relaxation and privacy for mom. Draw her a well deserved hot bubble bath, and invite her to soak with some soothing music and candlelight, and hang the sign on the door while she indulges. The interchangeable messages can let the family know what sort of mood mom is in, allowing her some peace and quiet or some cuddle time if she wants that instead!

What you need: 3x5 inch index cards, scissors, cotton balls, ruler, fabric glue, felt, pinking shears, and ribbon. (Most can be found at your local craft store)

How to create: Cut two 9x7 inch rectangles of felt in a color of your choice, and one 4x6 inch rectangle of felt in another color. If necessary, trim the edges of the felt with pinking shears. In the 4x6 inch felt, cut a 2x4 inch window from the middle, creating a felt frame. Along the two shorter sides of one of the larger felt pieces, apply fabric glue. Cut a piece of ribbon about 30 inches in length, then lay it on top of the glue lines for a hanger. Leaving about 2 inches of space at the center of the bottom edge, apply more fabric glue along all of the remaining edges of this first larger piece of felt. (The 2 inch edge left without glue will leave room for the added cotton ball stuffing.) Take the second piece of larger felt and set it on top of the first piece, pressing it in place. Now it’s time to add the frame. Apply fabric glue along the sides and bottom of the smaller felt piece, which should now look like a frame, and glue it to the center of the top piece of larger felt. Set aside and allow all of the glue to dry completely. Once dry, stuff the pillow with cotton balls, making sure not to overstuff it, because the notecards will need to lay as flat as they can. Seal the hole with more fabric glue. The last step is an opportunity for the kids to get creative with a few messages to swap in and out of the frame on the pillow. Have them write some cute bath-time, cuddle-time, and relaxation-time messages on 3x5 inch index cards for mom to interchange as she wishes. Some ideas to get you started: “Mommy’s Spa Time”, “Snuggle Zone”, or “Relaxation in Progress”. The possibilities are endless!

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Wheel of Affection This unique variation to your average Mother’s Day card will allow your kids to creatively express the many ways they love their mother.

What you need: cardboard, a split pin, scissors, pencil, glue, old magazines, a small plate, and a larger plate.

How to create: Using cardboard in a color of your choice and a pencil, trace around the smaller plate to create a circle shape and cut it out. Do the same with the larger plate onto a different colored piece of cardboard. In the smaller circle, cut out a small window where the words will show when you turn the wheel, so be sure to make it sized to match the words. Above the window, write a phrase that will match each word that shows when the wheel is turned, such as “To me you are...”. Have your kids find words that make them think of their mom, making sure they match the phrase you chose to write on the cardboard, making sure they are equal or smaller than the size of the window and that only one word can be seen at a time. It will help to hold the smaller circle on top in order to test the word’s size. If the kids are feeling extra crafty, they can also cut out various images from the magazine that can fill the cardboard’s empty space. Poke a hole through the center of each wheel, then fasten them in place with the split pin. Once the pin is in place, glue the words into the visible window and test out the wheel as you go. Feel free to decorate the front of the wheel as desired, using mother’s day images and messages, as well as directions on how the wheel should be spun.

Hand Print Framed Photograph Show mom how much you love her with a personalized framed family photo.

What you need: frame, white mat to fit the frame, craft paint in color(s) of your choice, baby wipes, sponge brush, and mom’s favorite family photo in a print size that will fit into the frame.

How to create: paint your kids hands with paint and have them carefully press their handprints onto the white mat in various directions and locations. Let the paint dry completely, then frame the print for display. Add words to your mat if desired, such as a mother’s day quote, the names of the kids who created it, or a simple word that represents love and family.

Mother’s Day “I Love You” Jar Recycle a glass jar to create a personalized Mother’s Day gift that will last for several days after the holiday.

What you need: a glass jar with a lid, a blank white adhesive label, several scraps of paper, ribbon, and crayons or markers.

How to create: find a glass jar with a lid, and place a blank adhesive label onto the outside. Write the phrase you wish to use onto the label. For example, “101 reasons why I love you Mom!” would be one variation of many ways to phrase it. Using the scraps of paper (make sure to have 101 if you go with the suggested phrase), the child can write reasons why they love their mother, then fold them accordion style and place them in the jar.

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These are just some of the wonderful books for children we have come across this month. We hope to share with you some you have not seen before and also introduce others being released in the near future. Enjoy.

My Dad Thinks He’s Funny by Katrina Germein When his son says “I’m hungry,” Dad says, “Hello, Hungry. Pleased to meet you.” Before slicing a cake for dessert, Dad announces, “There’s my piece. What’s everybody else having?” Tell Dad your foot hurts? “No problem. You’ve got another.” How is he feeling? “With my hands.” So when nothing’s up but the sky, or when jumping in the shower sounds dangerous, it may be a good time to share this book with someone who doesn’t need sugar because, well, they’re sweet enough already. Ages 5 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press

Bobbo Goes to School by Shirley Hughes It starts out as a regular trip to the store with Mom, but then Lily does a dreadful thing: she flings her beloved stuffed toy, Bobbo, high in the air, only to have him land on top of a school bus just as it’s pulling away! Lily is inconsolable. What if she never sees Bobbo again? Little does she know (though the reader can see) that Bobbo is having an exciting adventure at school -- and will be well cared for until he finds his way back to Lily. In her deft portrayal of a preschooler’s worries, Shirley Hughes offers a comforting peek into an appealing world to come. Ages 0 mos - 20 yrs Candlewick Press

Bramble and Maggie: Give and Take by Jessie Haas Maggie loves introducing her new horse, Bramble, to the neighborhood, the beach, and the backyard. Bramble has fun too, once she is cajoled into participating by a well-timed carrot or two. But when Maggie has to go to school, Bramble is bored and lonely and gets into some trouble with Mr. Dingle next door. A misbehaving hen and a midnight visitor finally help to turn Bramble into a good neighbor. This charming and funny early reader flows at just the right pace for kids who are learning that others don’t always do exactly what you want, but that friends find a way to give and take. Ages 5 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewick Press

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Dinosaur Zoom! by Penny Dale The dinosaurs are back and this time they’re revving, roaring, and racing...to a dinosaur birthday party! Bursting with dinosaurs and vehicles of all shapes and sizes and with a delicious surprise ending, this is guaranteed to bring a smile to the faces of small boys and girls everywhere. Ages 2 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press

Bizzy Bear: Pirate Adventure by Nosy Crow Today, Bizzy Bear is packing his ship, hoisting the Jolly Roger and setting sail on an exciting pirate adventure! Little readers will love helping Bizzy steer his ship, dig for treasure, and open the treasure chest. With chunky sliders to push and pull, this robust little board book is perfect for active toddlers. Rich in visual detail and with touches of humor, it is sure to become a classic in the family library. Ages 1 yr - 3 yrs Candlewick Press

Becoming Babe Ruth by Matt Tavares Before he is known as the Babe, George Herman Ruth is just a boy who lives in Baltimore and gets into a lot of trouble. But when he turns seven, his father brings him to the gates of Saint Mary’s Industrial School for Boys, and his life is changed forever. At Saint Mary’s, he’s expected to study hard and follow a lot of rules. But there is one good thing about Saint Mary’s: almost every day, George gets to play baseball. Here, under the watchful eye of Brother Matthias, George evolves as a player and as a man, and when he sets off into the wild world of big-league baseball, the school, the boys, and Brother Matthias are never far from his heart. With vivid illustrations and clear affection for his subject, Matt Tavares sheds light on an icon who learned early that life is what you make of it --and sends home a message about honoring the place from which you came. Ages 5 - 8 years Candlewick Press

Deadly! The Truth About the Most Dangerous Creatures on Earth by Nicola Davies Sometimes nature can be nasty: snakes that spit poison, insects with exploding bottoms, and tigers that have you for dinner. Throughout the animal kingdom, creatures are equipped with lethal weapons, from finger-length fangs to toxic tentacles, and have ingenious ways of killing one another -- poisoning, dive-bombing, strangling, and even electrocuting! Discover the murderous methods of attack and defense that make animals armed, dangerous, and deadly. Ages 8 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Annie and Simon: The Sneeze and Other Stories by Catharine O’Neill Annie loves to draw and fill sheets of paper with the things she sees around her. But if Simon has trouble figuring out what her scribbles show, what’s a big brother to do? And when Annie squeezes Hazel the dog to make her purr, can Simon help it if it sounds more like grumbling? Hazel is very useful in finding Annie’s stolen chestnuts, but it’s Simon who gently persuades his little sister that the bushytailed suspects might need them back. Whether her problems are big or small, Annie knows she can count on Simon to help her solve them. When Simon himself starts to sneeze, Annie finally sees her chance to take on the helper role as only she can -- with chatty zeal and haphazard determination. Ages 5 yrs - 9 yrs Candlewick Press

Farmer John’s Tractor by Sally Sutton When the rain comes that season, it doesn’t let up, filling the river until it overflows, swirling and rushing and gushing. Down by the river, a car gets stuck, and the family inside shouts for help. As they climb to the roof, a series of vehicles -- a speedy jeep, a strong tow truck, even a noisy fire engine -- rush one by one to the scene. But each gets more stuck than the last. Is it possible that Farmer John’s ancient tractor, rusty as it is, could still be up for the job? Ages 3 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press

Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles There’s so much rain! When Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig tuck them into bed, Peppa and her little brother, George, dream of all the puddles there will be to jump in the next day. Little do they know that the rain is turning their house into an island surrounded by water — making for a different kind of adventure for everyone! Peppa Pig is back! Get ready to join in on two new adventures starring the beloved, awardwinning U.K. sensation. Ages 2 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press

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Erin Faber—

Expanding the Love of a Mother By Adrienne McKeown


have one of those day-by-day flip calendars sitting on my desk. I’m not sure when or where I got it, but it really doesn’t help me keep track of the current date anymore. I decided to stop turning the pages a few years ago, and ever since, it’s been stuck on July 18th. The page is faded and yellowed thanks to the fluorescent lighting of my workplace, but the quote on that particular date is etched in my heart. It’s a quote from Erma Kurtz that says, “Motherhood…is the only love I have known



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“Motherhood…is the only love I have known that is expansive and that could have stretched to contain with equal passion more than one object.” — Erma Kurtz

that is expansive and that could have stretched to contain with equal passion more than one object.” It’s a quote that any mother with more than one child can appreciate. But recently, I learned that it doesn’t even matter if the children biologically belong to their mother. A mother’s love can be so encompassing that it will stretch to love children that she didn’t bear. Such is the case with Erin Faber. Erin and her husband Cory have been foster parents for several years, welcoming other people’s children into their home for periods of time and into their hearts forever. Along with their three biological children—Sidney (age 15), Mason (age 13), and Samantha (age 9)—the Fabers also have a three-year-old son named Ty. Ty came to live with Erin and her family as a foster child, but he has since become their adopted son and—as Mason says—a brother from another mother. And aside from Erin’s dark, straight hair and Ty’s blonde, curly hair, one would never guess that they weren’t biologically connected. I sat down with Erin (and Ty) to learn more about how the love of a mother isn’t limited by genetics.

Can you please share with us a little bit about how Ty came into your family? We got Ty when he was two months old. They called and said they had a foster baby, and we said, “Oh, okay,” because we’d been talking about taking a baby. And then they said, “He’s got a cleft palette and a G-tube,” so he was being fed through a tube in his stomach. I said, “Nope, call somebody else.” And for two weeks they kept calling back, and I kept saying that I didn’t think I could do it because I don’t even like Band-Aids. I didn’t think this was the right baby for us. Finally, at the end of two weeks, I asked if we could have him for a shorter period of time, and they actually needed someone to take care of him

for six weeks while another foster parent was away. I decided I had six weeks in me—I could do anything for six weeks—and after five weeks, they called and said he could move back. I was like, “Hmmm, nope. He’s here.” We worked with his biological parents for a year before they terminated their parental rights. Then, we found out right before Christmas that we were going to be able to adopt him, so we gave all of our kids a baby brother for Christmas.

How great! What a special Christmas for your family! So how do your older kids react to having foster kids in the family? They honestly love to have foster kids. In fact, often times they’ll ask, “When do we get another one?” They love when the little ones come. We recently had a little baby for a week, and my nine-year-old just held him the whole week. She helped feed him and change him. She loved it.

What prompted you to want to become a foster parent? It was partially our jobs. Cory is in speech therapy, and he has gone into many foster homes. He came to me one day and said, “Do you want to do this?” I also worked at Children’s Home Society for seven years and one of the jobs I had while I was out there was family therapy for foster families. Samantha was actually a baby when Cory wanted to start fostering, but with a new baby in the house, I wasn’t ready. When she was four, we decided to start the process. It’s about a year-long training and quite a commitment. It has to be a priority.

So after you’ve decided that this is something you’re interested in doing, how do you start the process of becoming a foster parent? Starting the process is pretty simple. The first thing you do

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is call the Department of Social Services or call Children’s Home Society to get scheduled for PRIDE training. Then they will get you set up with the training officers.

What are some of the biggest challenges that come with being a foster parent? The first challenge is just opening your mind to making a day-to-day change—figuring out sleeping patterns, their daily routines, where they have to go—on top of figuring out what you have to provide for your own family. I think that’s why a lot of people think they could never do it, but within a couple of weeks or even a couple of days, the kids just fit in. We’ve had really good kids, but a lot of times there may be emotional and behavioral things you have to deal with as well.

That sounds like it could be a lot to take on. What kind of support is available to assist you in dealing with those challenges? The East River Foster Parent Network provides a way for foster parents to talk to each other and support one another, and the network also provides training on different topics of interest to foster parents. There are also professionals at the monthly network meetings who can assist in dealing with the challenges or answering questions. Additionally, the network helps to find supplies like clothing, furniture items, or car seats to assist in caring for foster children. It’s really helpful to have a network that can offer this kind of support.

Absolutely. It sounds like that support would be invaluable. So as we celebrate Mother’s Day and pause to reflect on what it means to be a mom, how has being a foster mom touched your life? It’s taught me a lot about myself. It’s taught me that I can love somebody who’s not mine. You can open your home and love somebody and live with somebody and take care of somebody and make sure they have a better life. You never know if your heart could have that capacity or not. But for me, there is no difference between my kids. You just love them. They are a part of your family.

For more information about becoming a foster parent, call Foster Care & Adoption Service at (605) 334-3431 or e-mail PRIDE@chssd.org or visit the South Dakota Department of Social Services web site at www.FosterOurFuture.SD.gov. You can also learn more about the East River Foster Parent Network by visiting www.erfpn.org.

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Camping Time by Dick Rogen, DVM

Horizon Pet Care • 1100 East Holly Boulevard Brandon, SD 57005 • (605) 582-8445


hat kid of pet doesn’t like camping? It is one of the great things about living in South Dakota. Your favorite spot can be the Missouri River, the Black Hills or any one of the great state parks. But every good Boy Scout knows, “Be Prepared”. The great outdoors are fun, but we need keep our furry friends safe. Bugs bother them, just as much as they do people. Make sure you have applied Parastar or Frontline on a monthly basis to prevent ticks from having a picnic on us or our dogs. These are the strongest and safest products available today, and they are waterproof. If mosquitoes and gnats are pestering your dogs, apply Avon Skin So Soft or Off Skintastic for kids to the inner sides of their ears, armpits and groin before going out. You can apply it 1-2 times a day to decrease the number of bites. Do not use DEET on your furry friends, as it can be poisonous. Canines can be great fishing companions. They will eat lunch with you, take naps and never make fun of your small fish. They can get into a lot of trouble though. Fishhooks and lures are commonly found piercing my patients. And be sure to keep your lunch and tackle box out of their reach. Dogs also enjoy boat rides, but there are times they have left the boat unexpectedly. Several years ago, I witnessed a Dachshund being fished out of the Missouri River with a net. He

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was ready to go ashore before the boat reached the dock! If you have a boat dog, a tie down in the boat and a life jacket are always a good idea. They also appreciate some shade on a hot day. The most important thing to take along when camping with a canine companion is a good leash and collar. Almost every traumatic event that occurs to dogs on vacation is when they are off leash. I strongly recommend that the leash be applied before anyone opens the door, even when stopping for gas. It is far too common for pets to be hit by cars or run away once they leave the automobile or camper. Supper and the campfire are my pet’s favorite time of the day. It is so much easier to mooch and beg a taste when I am sitting in a lawn chair. I have to be careful, that I don’t give them anything to make them sick. Stay away from all bones, fat, chicken skin and spicy things. You do not want to spoil a great weekend with a sick pet! Call ahead and make sure the campgrounds are pet friendly. Many private campgrounds will not except pets or may require an additional charge. Many motels and hotels are also not allowing pets to stay. Enjoy your summer and your well deserved vacations. Keep your best friend safe and don’t forget the S’mores.

Daisy, best friend of Libbie

Chester, best friend of Ray & Susan Brende

Peanut, best friend of Alex, Cole and Lauren

Shadow & Rocco, best friends of Jonetta Hofer

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best friendS

Chico, best friend of Mary Vega

Griffin, best friend of Ashley & Amber Brandner

Snickers, best friend of Jim and Cathy Nelson

Stella, best friend of Tessa

Sunny, best friend of Jon & Katy Oppold

Each month we will choose and feature cute pets. Your pet could be next, so send in a picture today. Email your photo – just one per pet – to etc.mag@sio.midco.net. Please make sure they are high-resolution photos (the highest setting on your camera). Include in email: pet’s name and owner’s name. Pet owners must own the rights to all submitted photos.

Tyson, best friend of Brent and Cheryl Sommervold

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Cherry Rock Bridge by Bruce Blake

Cherry Rock Bridge Marker location: Sioux Falls at Cherry Rock Park


Sioux quartzite ledge, located near this site on the west bank of the north-flowing Big Sioux River, was known to early residents as Cherry Rock. On scorching hot, sultry summer afternoons the more daring used the outcropping as a platform to leap or dive into the deep swimming hole below. Today Cherry Rock is hidden from view, encased by the quartzite block facade of the west end bridge abutment. Historical accounts are in conflict as to whether the rock is red or is pink with several dark red, cherry sized-markings. Cherry Rock Bridge was completed in 1902 by the C. A. Grinde Company. The only bridge ever erected at this river crossing is an elongated rectangular steel bridge almost 192-feet long by 17-feet wide. Built for use by horse-dawn wagons and buggies, it consists of two sections: a Parker Through Truss at its west end and a two-panel Pratt Pony Truss at its west end. The original roadway was a wood plank floor. Cherry Rock Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. DEDICATED IN 1994 BY THE MINNEHAHA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, BETTY BEST, AND THE CITY OF SIOUX FALLS.

A “Steamer” Returning From A Trip Up River to Cherry Rock After the Cascade Mill dam was constructed a few yards north of the 8th Street Bridge, a large artificial lake was created. It was deep enough to handle steam-powered excursion launches such as the “Olive” shown here. Image owner: Siouxland Heritage Museums.

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historical marker

A Sunday Outing on the Big Sioux River Rowboats and canoes were available for rental at the foot of Ninth Street. One popular outing was to row to one of the small islands near Cherry Rock Bridge for a picnic. Image owner: Siouxland Heritage Museums.

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