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15 Meet the Fergen’s

Growing a family through faith.

pregnancy/baby 8 W  hen Should I Schedule my Child’s First

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10 E veryone Can Craft

12 Craft Corner

Look what I made!

25 Calendar of Events Area events for all ages.

36 Menu Planning Recipes and ideas for your family.

Dental Appointment?

Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Keeping your little one’s creative mind entertained.

family 18 B  usy Family Tips for Building Healthy Eating Habits

Planning healthy meals around a busy schedule.

20 F inding Your New Normal

Growing your family through adoption.

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family 22 L earning more about Lanpher

Lanpher Chiropractic is a locally owned business helping families in the Sioux Empire.

32 A  ll American Gymnastics Check out their fall schedule.

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Good Nutrition for Back to School School is finally here and our growing kids need to be fueled properly. You don’t need to overthink when it comes to meal planning for school lunches.

28 Celebrating Grandparents and Generations

Investing in and supporting long-term relationships.

30 Successful Shared Parenting

General rules and advice to help children thrive.

34 Quick and Healthy Snacks Busy Parents Can Make

Healthy recipe ideas to change up your routine.

home 40 H  ow to Make the Most of Your Crowded Family Bathroom Tips to maximize your space.

Egg Muffin Cups If you’re looking for a quick morning breakfast before the kids head out the door, you’re in luck. Check out these egg muffin cups!

42 G  et Your Day Going Right From the Start The importance of a healthy breakfast.

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Growing Families President & Publisher Steffanie Liston-Holtrop 605-366-1479 steff@thehoodmagazine.com Editor Jessica Brovold jessica@thehoodmagazine.com Art & Design Director Ally Vogel ally@thehoodmagazine.com Digital Media Director Jaclyn Small jaclyn@thehoodmagazine.com Copy Editor Rose Bickett rose@thehoodmagazine.com Contributing Photographers Brianna Claassen Ashley D. Photography Journey Defined Photography Contributing Writers Melissa Carrier-Damon, Kjersten Joachim

Sometimes it’s hard to decide if you should grow your family, or just stay where you are. There are days where you have it all together and you think, “we could do more.” Then there are the other days, where you know it is time to be done! However you grow your family we hope our story about the Fergen’s will inspire you. I hope you and your family had an amazing summer and you’re having fun getting ready to start your new school routine. We have lots of recipes and articles this month to keep things going smooth as the kids start back to school. Happy Fall!

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NEXT ISSUE: Families that Inspire: Many families face difficult and life-changing situations. They’re forced to walk an unfamiliar path. Our October issue will feature local families who are overcoming the odds, advocating for their children and inspiring others.

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Distribution courtesy of LifeScape: Andy Claflin, Brian Puetz, Brenton Newman, Ben Graff, Mitch Riley ‘Hood Panel Members Abir Aware, Brandy Fiala, Breanna Garbers, Jennifer Jung, Laura Kattenberg, Jillian Lemons, Megan Maxon, Bobbi Nelson, Ashley Rigge, Jen Rothenbuehler, Lyndsay Seivert Reproduction or use of the contents of this magazine is prohibited. ‘Hood Magazine is published 9 times a year by Hoodlum Productions, LLC and strives to publish only accurate information; however, Hoodlum Productions, LLC cannot be held responsible for consequences resulting from errors or omissions. All material in this magazine is the property of Hoodlum Productions, LLC and cannot be reproduced without permission of the publisher. We welcome article proposals, story suggestions and unsolicited articles and will consider all submissions for publication. Please send your thoughts, ideas and submissions to Hoodlums@thehoodmagazine.com. Magazine feedback and advertising and marketing inquiries to steff@thehoodmagazine.com. ©2018 Hoodlum Productions, LLC All Rights Reserved.


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t u o b A & t Ou ‘HOOD HAPPENINGS Thank you to everyone who stopped to see us at FamilyFest this year. We had great weather and a great crowd. We also had fun with our friends at KSFY and KDLT-TV promoting activities ahead of FamilyFest. We also had fun with our friends at KDLT-TV sharing our July/August issue!

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Outdoor University was so much fun. Thank you for stopping to see us. Special thanks to those who stopped by our photo board at the Sioux Empire Fair.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Monster Jam

Spooky Science

Health Connect Fair

Friday and Saturday, October 5 & 6 Denny Sanford Premier Center

Saturday, October 20 10:00 a.m – 7:00 p.m. Washington Pavilion

Saturday, October 20 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sioux Falls Arena

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by ABC Pediatric Dentistry

The age-one first dental visit is recommended by both the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Medical Association. The reason for your child’s first visit by age one, even though few teeth will be present at this time, is to establish a dental home in case of emergencies, but more importantly for you to spend time with the dentist and staff to learn how to be taking care of your child’s newly erupting teeth in an effort to hopefully minimize or avoid getting cavities.

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Happy Back-to-School! September is a great month to bring your toddler or preschooler in for their first dental visit!

At your infant’s first dental visit the dentist will spend time with you and your child learning about what your hopes are for your child’s dental health and how your dentist and you can work together to accomplish that goal. The dentist and dental team will discuss the medical history of your little one and the dental history of your child and those in your family. A history that may affect your child’s future dental health and development. The dental team can: • Demonstrate proper age-appropriate toothbrushing techniques and evaluate your child’s risk for developing cavities in the future. • Evaluate the teeth, enamel, jaws and soft tissue of your child’s mouth. • Share with you information regarding future teeth eruption, any habits that may affect your child’s teeth such as thumb sucking or pacifier use, injury prevention, the effects of diet on your child’s teeth and much more. The dental team may perform a cleaning and possibly apply a cavity-preventing fluoride treatment. At your child’s first dental visit, you and your child’s new dentist can create a plan intended to keep your child on the path to a lifetime of healthy teeth and a beautiful smile! n

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Everyone Can Craft

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There is homework, practices, laundry, dinner to make and so much more on your to-do list. Busy schedules can lead you to believe you might not have time to get crafty, but that’s not true! Not every project needs to be Pinterest worthy; sometimes the simplest items are all you need to keep your little one’s creative mind entertained.

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1. The classic paper and crayons. Be sure

2. G  lue sticks. Glue sticks are relatively mess free and should be a staple in your craft drawer. Cutting and pasting is something that is always fun for the younger ages. If you have older children, the simple basics of arts and crafts doesn’t have to be boring. Challenge them to cut and paste a 3D animal!

3. Washable paint. Everyone loves a good painting project. Whether you need it for painting detail on your craft, or you happen to grab a blank canvas the next time you’re at

the store, painting can always be fun. Tip: Pick up a large piece of poster board at the store! Poster board is reasonable to buy and laying a large piece on the floor for multiple children to work at together can make for great fun.

4. Bag of rice. Keeping a bag of rice on hand for projects can come in very handy. Rice in plastic Easter eggs makes for great “shakers” plus there are endless sensory opportunities you can do with rice. Grab those single socks that have lost their mates and get to work: a snowman and an octopus are simple things you can make with a sock and rice!

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to keep some paper on hand. It can be plain white, construction paper, or even a cheap coloring book. Sometimes you just need a couple minutes to finish supper and instead of grabbing the tablet, reach for some paper and crayons or colored pencils. Have them free draw, color a picture, or give them a theme to draw and see what they make.

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5. Recyclables. Hang on to the magazine or newspaper you are finished with. An empty egg carton, can, and of course paper towel rolls are all great as well. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on art supplies. Keep these items on hand, and there will be no shortage of masterpieces you can create. n

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Kid-Friendly Stained Glass Show off your artistic skills with this easy stained glass project. It’s easy enough, everyone can help! Display your art near a light or window and everyone will enjoy it too! Bright and colorful, this project is sure to be a hit. Instructions 1. Spread your glue all over the glass. 2. Add a couple drops of food coloring to the glass. Less is more! 3. U sing a toothpick or stick, swirl the food coloring around the glue to make a marble effect. 4. Let dry overnight. 5. D  isplay on a window or near a bright light to see the beauty you just created! n

Supplies 1. C  lear glue. The colored glitter glue is a fun extra to add a little sparkle to your art piece 2. Food coloring 3. G  lass picture frame. You can find these inexpensive frames at most large box stores for less than $1 4. Toothpick or another form of a stick


See for yourself while exploring our two-story Cloud Climber at the Children's Museum of South Dakota. You don't have to wait for your next trip to the Children's Museum to get your head in the clouds. What kinds of things do you see when you look up in the sky? Show us at #PlayAlongSD Play Along however you want at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota.

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Kansas and Danny Fergen have been married for 11 years. Just three months into their marriage they started the process of adopting a child. “When we were dating, we started discussing plans for our family. Shortly after we got married we began talking about it again. I was ready at this time, knowing the adoption process could take a while, but Danny wasn’t,” said Kansas. “Then two weeks later, after some prayer, he told me he was ready. It was then when we started the adoption process.” Their family started growing and it happened quickly. “Shortly after our one-year anniversary we were chosen to adopt Coyer at just nine-months old, said Kansas. “Then a few months after that we found out we were pregnant with Kedren.” She’s also quick to point out that the kids and their ages are not a reflection of when they joined the family.

Growing into a family of eight didn’t come without some hurdles. Between having biological children and adopting, it wasn’t always a smooth road, but it was worth it. “At one point we were chosen to adopt a twomonth-old baby boy. We had him for six days and on the sixth day, the mom decided she wanted to parent him,” said Kansas. “We were heartbroken as we flew home without a child.” continued >

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Coyer (11)

Oaklin (10)

Baylic (6)

Daeston (4)

Kedren (9)

Attwood (5 months)

Not long after, Daeston was born. The adoption agency waited 10 days before calling the Fergen’s to let them know another child was chosen for their family. “We decided to fly down to North Carolina as a family to experience joy together,” said Kansas. “We invited our kids to be part of the entire application process. They helped us with fundraisers, bake sales and whatever they could. It was a really good experience and helped them understand what the adoption process was like.” For three years the Fergen’s were content. They were enjoying life and enjoying their children but still continued to talk about if they wanted to grow their family. They were starting to think about foster care when they got an unexpected email. “In July of 2016, we got an email from a friend we met through our adoption community and the email read that there was an eight-year-old boy from Minnesota looking for his forever family,” said Kansas. “He was adopted from Ethiopia as a toddler and this current family was looking for

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Not long after, Oaklin joined the Fergen family. But the family wasn’t complete just yet. “So here we are with five kids and they all wanted another sibling. Oaklin specifically asked us to have another baby,” said Kansas. “About three months later we decided to grow our family biologically and now we have Attwood.” So how do they do it? Kansas says, it all comes down to schedules and being organized. “We get groceries on the same day each week and we have a weekly meal plan,” said Kansas. “We shop stores with the best prices and buy in bulk. We are also thrifty people. We shop clearance and sales, our kids have grown up that way so that’s all they know. We also don’t have cable. We cut costs where we can because we prefer to travel. The kids often prefer to forgo gifts so we can travel and do more adventures. We prefer family time over things.”

Families might be able to learn some things from the Fergen’s. Despite having a big family, they find ways to make it work in everyone’s favor. “There is a bin and label for everything in our house,” said Kansas. “Our kids do chores, if you are part of the family you’re going to chip in and help where you can. We focus on loving and helping each other.” In the end, she says it helps the entire family grow together and live a life full of love and happiness. n

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another family for him. I got the email and called my husband right away. I thought he would say it’s crazy, because I’m more of the ‘yes’ person, so I expected a ‘no’ from him, but he said yes!”

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Building Healthy Eating Habits With busy schedules, it is often difficult to eat a healthy, balanced diet. We often resort to easy, ready-to-eat foods by either grabbing fast food or making quick, unhealthy foods that lack nutritional value (i.e. processed chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese). While these foods are acceptable to make on occasion, it can also promote and prolong picky eating in our children. Below are some tips to help with preparing healthy meal options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. • D  on’t wait until morning – prep lunches the night before.

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• G  et together with a friend and prepare healthy freezer meals/lunches in advance. • M  ake hard-boiled eggs and keep them in your fridge for the week for a quick breakfast or lunch. • C  lean and cut fresh vegetables when you get home from the grocery store. Make sure they


are completely dry and then you can store them in Ziplocs or storage containers for the week.

• M  ake waffles, pancakes, egg bake (in muffin tins) – and freeze them. You can place them in the microwave or toaster for 60 seconds for an easy breakfast option. • Instead of frozen/processed chicken nuggets, make your own. These also freeze well, and they are easy to make! Not to mention so much healthier! • D  ouble a recipe, so that you can eat the same meal for two nights. • K eep bedtime snacks healthy – nuts, fruits, applesauce (without added sugar), deli meat, sliced cheese, Greek yogurt, etc.

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• M  eal plan – plan out your meals for the week and complete early prep for any of the items that you can.

• S it down and eat as a family as much as possible. If you are not eating with your children, try to at least sit down with them, and make sure the TV and electronic devices are off. This allows you to have your children understand the social aspect of meal times and also allows you to work with them on eating new foods.

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• 100daysofrealfood.com • weelicious.com • pinterest.com For the most part, kids eat what they are raised to eat, so make sure you take the time to teach good habits. It will benefit your children for the rest of their lives. Bon appétit! n

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You may question whether things will ever be “normal” again. There are many things you can do, before and after adopting, to strengthen your family and reduce your stress.

Set new expectations. Help your other children understand that things will be different when a new child joins your family. A new sibling will need much of your time and attention. Use eye contact, name feelings, and offer choices to help even young children adjust when the attention they seek must be delayed. Let friends and family know you will likely need help beyond a few meals and visits right after the adoption is finalized.

Talk about the change. Change is hard, but open, honest dialogue about how things are going can make the transition easier. Books about adoption and new siblings are good for starting conversations with children. Adoption support groups for children and parents are also a great resource for talking with others who share similar experiences.

Anticipate challenges. “It’s not fair!” is a common complaint of children everywhere. “Life’s not fair” is often the easy comeback, but it misses the heart of the issue. Is the child making the fairness accusation really asking for your time, attention, a material item, or a privilege another child is getting? Consider how you can meet that need without feeling pressured to make things the same for every child in your home. last thing you have time for when you are adjusting to life as a bigger family, but it’s important. Look for little things you can do each day that bring you joy: a five-minute break for a cup of coffee, two minutes for stretching your muscles, or 15 minutes to read and pray. Build small things into your daily routine so you will feel refreshed and able to give back to others.

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Learning More About Lanpher Lanpher Chiropractic has been in business in Sioux Falls for many years and was founded by Dr. Rob Lanpher. Dr. Lanpher went to USF and then completed his Chiropractic degree at Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, IA. His daughter Dr. Christine Duncan has now joined the clinic as a Chiropractor and Acupuncturist. She also went to USF, and then completed her Chiropractic degree at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, MN, where she also completed her Acupuncture Certification. Children are a big part of the patient base at Lanpher Chiropractic. Dr. Lanpher and Dr. Duncan treat babies as early as one week old and have amazing success with many different issues: colic, spitting up, gas, poor digestion, sleeplessness and torticollis (inability of baby to turn their head both directions) – to name a few.

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As childhood allergies are getting more and more prevalent, the need for accurate and non-invasive testing measures is becoming more necessary. Dr. Lanpher and Dr. Duncan both offer Applied Kinesiology Non-Invasive Allergy Testing. This can be used to determine what foods, chemicals and elemental items you or your child could have a


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Nutritional counseling is a specialty that Dr. Lanpher and Dr. Duncan both use to serve their patients. They are highly trained and knowledgeable about which vitamins, minerals and herbs help with certain conditions. Their unique approach of using Applied Kinesiology to evaluate your needs really sets them apart! The clinic believes in homeopathic and quality products to reach that goal of total body wellness.

Dr. Duncan is also very passionate about her acupuncture practice. It is an ancient technique where hair-thin needles are inserted into specific points on the body to help prevent and treat illness. It is very complimentary to Chiropractic care, and really provides a lot of emotional and physical relief. Many patients that have dealt with anxiety issues and depression gain monumental relief through acupuncture. Some other conditions that Dr. Duncan has had great results with are: seasonal allergies, headaches/ migraines, addiction therapy and smoking cessation and digestive disorders. The number one question she gets asked is to clarify whether or not acupuncture hurts, and the answer is: not often! The most common comment she receives from her patients is, “I would have never thought getting so many needles put in me would be so relaxing!”

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Dr. Lanpher and Dr. Duncan are always happy to take consultations over the phone and answer any questions you may have about their techniques and how they could benefit you. They are a friendly, family run clinic with a passion for healing. n

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n Music & More 5:00 PM-9:00 PM The Meadow Barn n Discount Skate Night 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Skate City $3/child + skate rental Thursday, September 6 n Inflatables and Playdome 11:00 AM-8:30 PM County Fair Brandon $5/child (3 hours of Play) n New Baby & Me 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Sanford Health n Infant Massage 3:30 PM-4:20 PM Sanford Health Pre-Register n Open Gym 4:00 PM-6:00 PM 605 Ninja Academy $13/person (per hour) n Sustainability Series- Winter Gardening 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Downtown Library Pre-Register

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n Sanford Health Sioux Falls Marathon & Half Marathon 6:30 AM-2:00 PM Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Varies n Free Day of Play- 8th Year of Celebration! 12:00 PM-5:00 PM Children’s Museum of South Dakota n Grandparents Day Festivaal 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Dow Rummel Village Varies n Cirque Italia- Silver Unit 1:30 PM Empire Mall Varies n Science Sundays 2:00 PM-4:00 PM South Dakota Children’s Museum Free/paid admission Monday, September 10 n Children’s Activities 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Museum of Visual Materials

n Discount Night 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Skate City $3/child + skate rental Thursday, September 13 n Inflatables and Playdome 11:00 AM-8:30 PM County Fair Brandon $5/child (3 hours of Play) n New Baby & Me 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Sanford Health n Infant Massage 3:30 PM-4:20 PM Sanford Health Pre-Register Friday, September 14 n Family Night 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Monkey Bizness $6.50/child (2-8); $4.50/child (0-1) n Cosmic Nights 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Air Madness Trampoline Park Varies

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n Inflatables and Playdome 11:00 AM-8:30 PM County Fair Brandon $5/child (3 hours of Play) n Touch Rugby 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Kenny Anderson Community Center

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Celebrating Grandparents and Generations There is something magical about the relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren. It’s unlike any other relationship and it almost seems as if these two generations were designed to complement each other in many ways. What the older generation has, the younger lacks, and vice versa. If you haven’t been intentional about investing time and thought into this unique relationship, now is the time to start! The grandparent-grandchild relationship is second in emotional importance only to the bond between parents and children according to Arthur Kornhaber, author of ‘The Grandparent Guide’ and founder and president of the Foundation for Grandparenting. And an intergenerational analysis conducted by the Legacy Project finds that children need at least four to six involved, concerned adults to interact with them on a regular basis to fully develop socially and emotionally.

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• I nterview a grandparent. This is a way for both young and old to take part in the day. Parents and kids can do this together. Have someone record the interview and ask questions about their family history, favorite memory, significant historical events, their first date, etc. The sky is the limit! • L  earn what each other has to teach. Maybe Grandma is a talented pianist, or Grandpa enjoys fishing. Your children can create memories with their grandparents, and maybe even discover a new hobby of their own. On the flip side, maybe kids can teach their grandparents the latest technology or a new game they learned. • P  lan a meal together. Don’t take this for granted. If you live close, some of the best conversations can be had over a delicious meal.

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• M  ake a photo book. Grandparents can NEVER have too many pictures of their grandkids. • S  end a card or letter. Who doesn’t love the excitement of getting letters in the mailbox the old fashioned way? Grandparents will find this refreshing in the midst of this technologycentered world their grandchildren are naturally accustomed to. • D  on’t forget about the ‘grand friends’. September is all about encouraging intergenerational relationships so don’t forget about the old family friends, great aunts and uncles, etc. If you don’t live close to or have a relationship with an actual grandparent, visit a local retirement community and ask about a mentorship or “adopt a grandparent” program. Let’s celebrate grandparents, grand friends, and all generations this month to create memories that will last a lifetime! n

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Successful Shared Parenting Divorced or separated parents either agree upon or obtain court orders regarding their child’s custody and parenting time schedule following their separation. Joint physical custody or “shared parenting” is one potential custodial arrangement. Indeed, shared parenting is a great option whenever it is feasible, desired by both parents and ultimately in the child’s best interest. However, sharing custody and co-parenting can be a difficult task after a divorce, especially if there is a strained relationship between ex-spouses. Developing a successful strategy can allow children who have been impacted by divorce to enjoy stability, security and consistency. While

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• K eep a set of basic items at each home (toothbrush, pajamas) to help simplify and reduce packing.

1. S  eparate personal feelings from parenting decisions. Doing what is best

• K eep a consistent routine at each home as much as possible. Parenting styles may differ, but children thrive with a routine. Keeping things like bedtime, mealtime and homework as consistent as possible will help children feel more comfortable.

for the children should be the top priority. Don’t speak poorly about ex-spouses. Children should not be used to convey messages or be exposed to negative comments. They have a right to a relationship with their other parent that is not influenced by negative feelings.

2. E  ngage in positive and frequent communication. Communication with an ex-spouse should be purposeful and consistent. Conversations should focus on the children and their needs. Consistent communication between ex-spouses can help children understand that, when it comes to parenting, there is still a united front focused on their well-being. Utilize communication channels that work best for the situation. Google calendars, texting, and emailing can help ease the stress of having to talk to an ex-spouse on a frequent basis.

3. D  evelop and follow shared custody schedules. Shared custody arrangements should accommodate the needs of the children. Parents should consider the age and personality of the children, the work commitments of each parent and the activities of each child. The transition from one home to another can be stressful for children. While they are excited to see one parent, they are inevitably being separated from the other.

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4. Parents make and mostly agree upon decisions. Children need to understand what is expected of them, and the best way to avoid confusion is to agree as much as possible on the same basic expectations. Rules and discipline may not be exactly the same between the two households, but generally consistent guidelines, such as curfew, consequences for breaking the rules, or rewards for good behavior can help avoid confusion. For example, if a child lost their privilege to play X-Box at one house, both parents should follow through with the restriction. Ex-spouses are likely to disagree over certain issues. Prevent conflict as much as possible by communicating openly. Pick your battles and decide which issues are open to compromise and which ones are not. Being considerate, respectful and flexible will go a long way towards reaching a consensus and modeling healthy communication. Having divorced or separated parents does not have to be traumatic for a child. But whether a child suffers from his or her parents separating depends almost entirely on how the parents work together following their separation. A custody arrangement, whether shared equally or otherwise, that puts a child’s well-being first will benefit everyone involved. When each parent puts the child’s best interest over his or her own interests, the child will adjust to the separation and enjoy a fulfilling childhood like his or her peers with married parents. n

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parent by Sanford Health

Quick and Healthy Snacks Busy Parents Can Make

Tired of your kids grabbing Pop Tarts or Cheetos at snack time? It might be time to try something different. Consider giving these healthy snacks a try.

Protein-Packed POWER BALLS Makes: 39 balls

Ingredients • • • • • •

2 cup rolled oats 2/3 cup honey 1 cup peanut butter ½ cup flax seed ½ cup craisins ½ cup walnuts

Directions Combine all ingredients and mix well using hands or a sturdy rubber spatula. Using a small scoop or a table spoon break off into quarter-sized pieces and using your hands loosely roll into balls. Place on a sheet pan, cover with saran wrap and place in the refrigerator to set for one hour.

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HIGH ROLLER Makes: 10 pieces

Ingredients • 2 ounce lite cream cheese • 4 ounce pre-sliced deli roast turkey breast

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Roast Turkey

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• 1 tablespoon craisins (chopped) • 2 ounce cucumber (thinly sliced) • 1 ounce apricot preserves • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro (chopped) • 1/8 teaspoon curry powder • 5 slices fresh whole tomato • 2 lettuce leaves

Cinnamon

• 1 – 10-inch whole wheat tortilla

FRUIT SALSA

Directions

Makes: 10 servings

Combine cream cheese, chopped craisins, apricot preserves and curry powder in a bowl.

Ingredients • 3 apples diced • ½ teaspoons lemon juice • 9 ounces fresh strawberries diced • 12 whole wheat tortillas

Spread cream cheese mixture evenly on the tortilla. Top with leaf lettuce, single layers of roast turkey, sliced cucumbers, sliced tomatoes and cilantro. Roll up tightly and refrigerate for two hours. Cut each wrap diagonally into ¾-inch slices.

• 3-½ ounces red grapes cut in half • 1-½ tablespoons ground cinnamon • 4 kiwis diced

Trail Mix

• 1-3/4 ounces sugar • 9 ounces mandarin orange sections • Crisco pan spray

Makes: 10 servings

• 1 ounce brown sugar

Ingredients Directions Mix lemon juice and brown sugar together until sugar dissolves. Combine all of the fruit, add lemonsugar mixture. Toss to coat. Cut each tortilla into six equal pieces and place on a cookie sheet pan in a single layer. Combine cinnamon and sugar. Lightly spray each tortilla and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture. Bake at 325 degrees for eight minutes. Leave on sheet pant to cool. Serve salsa with cinnamon chips on the side.

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4-½ ounces Crispix cereal 5-½ ounces mixed nuts unsalted 4 ounces mini twist pretzels 4 ounces raisins 6 ounces plain M&Ms

Directions In a large bowl toss everything together to combine and serve.

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Recipes Courtesy of: beefitswhatsfordinner.com

BEEF Veggie Wrap

Ingredients • 12 ounces cooked beef roast or deli roast beef, thinly sliced • 2 cups shredded broccoli slaw • 6 tablespoons reduced-fat or fat-free ranch dressing, divided • 1/2 cup reduced-fat or fat-free cream cheese, softened • 4 flour medium tortillas (8 to 10-inch diameter)

Directions 1. Mix broccoli slaw and 1/4 cup ranch dressing in medium bowl; mix with 2 forks to coat evenly. 2. Combine cream cheese and remaining 2 tablespoons ranch dressing in small bowl; mix well with rubber spatula.

3. Place tortilla on cutting board or other flat surface. Spread about 2-1/2 tbsp cream cheese mixture on tortilla using a rubber spatula. 4. Top cream cheese with 1/4 roast beef slices in an even layer. 5. Place approximately 1/3 cup of broccoli mixture on roast beef. Using rubber spatula or back of a spoon, spread broccoli mixture in an even layer. 6. Starting at the bottom edge, roll tortilla up tightly to enclose filling. 7. Repeat steps 3 through 6 to make 3 remaining wraps. 8. Adult help needed: Using a knife, cut wraps crosswise into 1-1/2-inch wide pieces or cut diagonally in half.


Easy Breakfast Rolls

WITH BEEF BREAKFAST SAUSAGE inserted horizontally into center registers 160 degrees, turning occasionally.

• 1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean) • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage or 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage • 1 teaspoon garlic powder • 1 teaspoon onion powder • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

3. To prepare crumbles, heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add sausage mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.

Directions

Rolls Ingredients

1. Combine Ground Beef and seasonings in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.

• 2 large eggs, scrambled • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese • 1 tablespoon water • Fillings (optional): Chopped onions, salsa, chopped cooked vegetables • 12 balls of frozen bread dough, thawed

2. To make patties, lightly shape sausage mixture into four 1/2inch thick patties. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add patties; cook 10 to 12 minutes or until instant-read thermometer

Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray 12 muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. Combine sausage, scrambled eggs, cheese and water. Stir in optional filling ingredients, if desired. Roll out one dough ball at a time on unfloured surface to 4 to 5-inch diameter circle. Place approximately 1/4 cup of sausage filling into the center of the circle. Gather edges of dough and pinch together. With hands roll dough back into ball. Place seam-side down into a muffin cup. 2. Bake 24 to 27 minutes or until rolls are golden brown.

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Beef Sausage Ingredients

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Recipes Courtesy of: beefitswhatsfordinner.com

Beef PASTA

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Ingredients

Directions

• 1 pound ground beef (96% lean) • 1 (14-1/2 ounces) can reduced-sodium beef broth • 1 cup uncooked whole wheat pasta • 2 zucchini or yellow squash, cut in half lengthwise, then crosswise into 1/2-inch slices • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt added diced tomatoes • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings.

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2. Stir in broth, pasta, squash, tomatoes and Italian seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook 9 to 11 minutes or until pasta and squash are almost tender and sauce is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.


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By choosing pieces that add extra storage and also using some mind tricks, you can transform a small family bathroom into a functional space for the whole family. 1. B y choosing bathroom furniture with extra storage spaces, you can clear off the vanity top and make your bathroom less cluttered. Consider adding a large medicine cabinet instead of a mirror. Toothbrushes, medicines and lotions can all be tucked inside and out of sight. Hanging an over-the-john cabinet is a great way to utilize a big empty space and get even more bathroom items out of the way.

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2. R emove your large vanity cabinet and install a compact pedestal sink with storage. Pedestal sinks generally do not extend as far from the wall, leaving more room for people to pass through. 3. If you can’t bear to give up a larger vanity, consider installing a wall-mounted one instead. The extra floor space can be filled with baskets and makes cleaning the floor a breeze. 4. R eplacing your dull light fixtures with brighter ones can make your space feel much larger. Bright lights can fill dark corners with light and make you realize how much space you have available. Mirrors reflect the light, so a large mirror will make your bathroom feel more spacious as well. 5. S hower curtains make bathrooms feel smaller and darker than they actually are. By adding a frameless shower door you can trick the eye into feeling like the space is more open. An added bonus of adding a shower door is the ability to mount towel bars directly on the door. This clears up the walls and instead allows towels to dry in a space that wasn’t utilized before. 6. W  all color can make or break a small bathroom. Choosing lighter paint colors opens up the space and makes it feel much larger. n

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Get Your Day Going Right From the Start! It’s one of the most important things we do every single day of our lives, yet hundreds of thousands of people of all ages do not eat breakfast. It’s estimated one in four children skips breakfast. Failure to get the fuel the body needs to get going brings negative consequences like lost concentration in school. When kids don’t have the energy to get through the morning, they become tired and lethargic waiting for lunch. Breakfast is important to fuel the body and be ready to go the extra mile.

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Having a solid and consistent routine for morning breakfast brings calm in what can be a chaotic time of the day. It allows for the healthy habit of eating a good balanced breakfast and begins the routine that hopefully will carry on through their teenage years and on into their adulthood.


Breakfast is also the time of day when you begin to fill and fuel the body with healthy fluids like water, milk and natural juices from eating whole fruits. It’s a good idea to avoid fruit drinks as they often have lots of extra sugars.

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The heat and eat method using your microwave can offer you time savings and allow you to provide a good, balanced and healthy meal. Oatmeal, scrambled egg whites and warm water with a lemon can be ready in minutes. It’s touted that drinking 16 ounces of warm water with a lemon kick starts your metabolism.

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