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2014 Columns

One step at a time, 04/07/14

The splendor of spring, 03/31/14

'Life is so good,' 03/24/14

Words – good or bad – impact people, 03/03/14

Leaving a legacy, 02/17/14

A mama's love is unconditional, forever, 02/03/14

A special day to show your love, 1/27/14

Some wasy to fight cabin fever, 1/13/14

The new year is a fresh start, 1/6/14

2013 Columns

Christmas; renewing family peace, 12/23/13

Holiday season is about blessings, memories, 12/9/13

Teaching niceness, 11/25/13

An investment with large dividends, 11/11/13

Today is special, 10/28/13

Halloween, time for costumes and candy, 10/21/13

Autumn's bounty, 10/7/13

Sleep matters, 9/30/13

Real, fun, and relevant, 9/16/13

My mother's hands, 9/2/13

Is it really 'back-to-school,' already? 8/26/13

A gift to your children, 8/19/13

What wll your legacy be?, 8/12/13

The power of the polka, 8/5/13

Enjoy summer's harvest, 7/22/13

Summer reads: can't wait for more, 7/15/13

Our college tour, 7/8/13

Independence Day, 7/1/13

The love of a dad, 6/24/13

Kids and alcohol, 6/17/13

Skills we want our children to learn, 6/10/13

Continue the story, 6/3/13

Next stop – summer, 5/27/13

A grandparent's love, 5/20/13

Power struggles, 5/13/13

I met my hero, 5/6/13

Talking with children about tragic events, 4/29/13

Children are watching, 4/22/13

April showers bring May flowers, 4/15/13

Our Easter dinner, 4/8/13

Renewal, 4/1/13

Teen driving, 3/25/13

Spring is coming, 3/18/13

True life lessons, 03/11/13

Birthdays and books, 03/4/13

Let the sunshine in, 02/25/13

I love to read, 02/18/13

Using the scientific method, 02/04/13

Don't sweat it, 01/28/13

Protect the head, 01/21/13

Cell phone rules of conduct, 01/14/13

'Lincoln,' 01/07/13

2012 Columns

Golden memories, 12/31/12

Reconnect and rekindle, 12/24/12

It's time for our cookie exchange, 12/17/12

Black Friday fun for kids, 12/10/12

The Dust Bowl, 12/03/12

Kids can teach us a lot, 11/26/12

Have we gone crazy with our kids and sports?, 11/19/12

Holidays coming so soon, 11/12/12

The love of a father, 10/29/12

That minute never comes, 10/22/12

Halloween fun, 10/15/12

The joys of autumn, 10/1/12

Be aware of insect-borne illnesses, 9/24/12

Catch your child being good, 9/3/12

School is cool, 8/27/12

Saving money is part of school preparation, 8/20/12

Montana memories, 8/6/12

Support the arts, 7/23/12

Enjoy the ordinary, 7/16/12

Defeating summer boredom, 7/9/12

Community service for our youth, 7/2/12

Traveling with children, 6/25/12

Future Problem Solvers, 6/18/12

Summer solace, 6/11/12

Memorial Day, 2012

Bonfire boom, 5/28/12

The work of a mother, 5/21/12

Benefits of a science fair, 5/7/12

Finding your fire, 4/30/12

Minnesota weather is crazy, 4/23/12

Future problem solvers 2012, 4/16/12

Planting a fairy garden, 4/9/12

Birthdays are important, 4/2/12

Spring has sprung, 3/26/12

Resilience and perseverance are important, 3/19/12

Sibling relationships, 3/12/12

The power of pets, 3/5/12

Birthday bonanza, 2/27/12

Dealing with disappointment, 2/20/12

The power of laughter, 2/13/12

Invest in love, 2/6/12

Love is meant to give away, 1/30/12

DARE opens dialogue, 1/23/12

The difficulties of peer pressure, 1/16/12

Making a new year's resolution, 1/9/12

Technology overboard, 1/2/12

2011 Columns

Ash, the elf, 12/26/11

Putting minds together, 12/19/11

Black Friday fun, 12/12/11

Church is important, 12/5/11

Find the joy, 11/28/11

Enjoying movie night, 11/14/11

Harvest time thanks, 11/7/11

Aim to have fun, 10/31/11

Modeling gratitude, 10/24/11

Halloween history, 10/17/11

Columbus Day teaches lessons, 10/10/11

Autumn bounty, 10/3/11

Children and theater, 9/26/11

Skunks, skunks, skunks, 9/19/11

Cyberbullying, 9/12/11

School is in session, 9/5/11

Young at heart, 8/29/11

Back to school 2011-12, 8/22/11

Summer is winding down, 8/15/11

Haywood happiness, 8/8/11

Keeping perspective, 8/1/11

Traveling with children, 7/25/11

Summertime fun, 7/18/11

Right in our backyard, 7/11/11

Enjoy summer reading, 7/4/11

Celebrate Independence Day, 6/27/11

Remember the arts, 6/20/11

Our future is bright, 6/13/11

Fathers Day - we need our fathers, 6/6/11

Conference sheds light on autism, 5/30/11

The love of grandparents, 5/23/11

Beating boredom, 5/16/11

Pressure and children, 5/9/11

Motherhood, 5/2/11

You are loved, 4/25/11

Easter memories, 4/18/11

Homeschooling: points to consider, 4/11/11

Different – not less, 4/4/11

Family and fun, 3/28/11

It's officially spring, 3/21/11

Caring adults, 3/14/11

Reluctant readers, 3/7/11

A day to honor US presidents, 2/21/11

I still love to read, 2/14/11

I love to read, 2/7/11

Beddy-bye time, 1/31/11

Birthday season begins, 1/24/11

Love is all around us, 1/17/11

Winter doldrum busters, 1/10/11

New Year’s resolutions for children, 1/3/11

2010 Columns

Happy new children's year, 12/27/10

Make your day, 12/20/10

Christmas is in the heart, 12/13/10

Merry family gatherings, 12/06/10

Baking memories, 11/29/10

Mindful of our blessings, 11/22/10

Count your blessings, 11/15/10

Those who protect us, 11/08/10

Living simply, 11/01/10

Halloween recipes and tips, 10/25/10

Talking with teachers, 10/18/10

It's time to think about fire safety, 10/11/10

Break a leg, 10/04/10

Why all the signs, Mom?, 09/27/10

A day on the prairie, 09/20/10

Back to school jitters, 09/13/10

Kids and apple time, 09/06/10

Last summer rendezvous, 08/30/10

Some back-to-school facts and figures, 08/23/10

Summer is winding down, 08/16/10

Keeping children safe online, 08/09/10

Bullying hurts all involved, 08/02/10

Welcome to middle age, 07/19/10

Award-winning summer reads, 07/12/10

A summer of animal visitors, 07/05/10

Her legacy lives on, 06/28/10

Singing in the rain, 06/21/10

The 'lazy' days of summer, 06/14/10

We all need our fathers, 06/07/10

Remembering those who sacrificed, 05/31/10

Reaping summertime fun, 05/24/10

Time for a tea party, 05/17/10

Tips for including kids at ceremonies, 05/10/10

A mother brings love and comfort, 05/03/10

Reduce, reuse, and recycle, 04/26/10

Family shares on Bible night, 04/19/10

Hold on to the memories, 04/12/10

Mauer makes money with new contract, 04/05/10

Growing up on the Crow, 03/29/10

Growing up as a Minnesota twin, 03/22/10

Make solitary play time fun, 03/15/10

March frenzy once again, 03/08/10

Mom and dad, please stay at home, 03/01/10

Beating winter blues – family getaway, 02/22/10

Colorful creations bring spring indoors, 02/15/10

Separation anxiety, 02/08/10

Vikings time-family time, 02/01/10

Winter ice safety rules, 01/25/10

Reading is a gift, 01/18/10

Rewarding resolutions, 01/11/10

Let it snow, let it snow . . ., 01/04/10

2009 Columns

Teaching our youth about decision making, 12/28/09

The best gift of all, 12/21/09

Traditions keep us grounded, 12/14/09

The teenage brain, 12/07/09

'Learnings' from a mother, 11/30/09

Thanksgiving gratitude, 11/23/09

Thanksgiving family fun, 11/16/09

Guiding our children, 11/09/09

'Tis the season, 11/02/09

Reading, reading, reading, 10/26/09

Autumn amenities, 10/19/09

Harvest time, 10/12/09

Looking into my 'tidbits' file, 10/05/09

One-room schoolhouses, 09/28/09

Encourage kids to exercise, 09/21/09

Healthy eating habits for children, 09/14/09

Back-to-school traffic safety, 09/07/09

The best summer night, 8/31/09

A trip to the lake, 8/24/09

This time, wine not whine, 8/17/09

The empty nest, 8/10/09

It is almost back to school time, 8/3/09

Our love is forever, 7/27/09

A mother's hands, 7/20/09

Staying cool this summer, 7/13/09

The power of caring and connecting, 7/6/09

Summer fun, fun, fun, 6/29/09

Summer camp is worth it, 6/22/09

Time well spent, 6/15/09

The qualities of a dad, 6/8/09

Beyond crowns and status, 6/1/09

A mother's love, 5/18/09

There's more to feeding the pig, 5/11/09

Learning language, 5/4/09

Create some May Day mayhem, 4/27/09

It is back to Earth, 4/20/09

The Great Depression, 4/13/09

Love comes full circle, 4/6/09

Spring is a gift, 3/30/09

Mad about March once again, 3/23/09

Time is of the essence, 3/16/09

Self-esteem matters, 3/9/09

Good reads, 3/2/09

Words can hurt, 2/23/09

Kids these days, 2/16/09

The power of play, 2/9/09

A day to express our love, 2/2/09

Children's behavior, 1/26/09

Just do it – read, 1/19/09

Spring will come again, 1/12/09

It is that time of the year again, 1/5/09

2008 Columns

Unconditional love, 12/29/08

A Christmas heart, 12/22/08

It is the holiday season, 12/15/08

The search for the injured owl, 12/8/08

The gift of gratitude, 12/1/08

Things to remember, 11/24/08

We are their superheroes, 11/10/08

Planting the seed of citizenship, 11/3/08

Halloween traditions, 10/27/08

Fall family fun, 10/20/08

'Slow down, we're moving too fast . . .', 10/13/08

The ultimate job of a parent, 10/6/08

The love of mom, 9/29/08

Retelling a DC vacation, 9/22/08

What type of learner are you?, 9/15/08

More back-to-school facts, 9/8/08

Ready for the school year, 9/1/08

Time for back to school, 8/25/08

Conversations with a 4-year-old, 8/18/08

Fun in the sun, 8/11/08

Good ol' fashioned summer fun, 8/4/08

The gift of time, 7/28/08

The golden years, 7/21/08

Great summer reads, 7/14/08

Two gloves, a ball and a connection, 7/7/08

Happy birthday, America!, 6/30/08

When we raise our voices, 6/23/08

Inspiring our young authors and artists, 6/16/08

The importance of fathers, 6/9/08

Pass it on, 6/2/08

Building our children's self esteem, 5/26/08

Building self esteem, 5/19/08

Mother's Day, 5/5/08

Spring is back, 4/28/08

Is your family protected?, 4/21/08

Maybe kids should run the country, 4/14/08

Firetalking and Sunday dinners, 4/7/08

April 22 is Earth Day, 3/31/08

Instilling lifelong learning, 3/24/08

A family is a team, 3/17/08

'Kids these days', 3/10/08

The joy of parenting, 3/3/08

Times have changed, 2/25/08

Parents vital to early literacy skills, 2/18/08

Thoughts worth pondering, 2/11/08

Winter fun in Minnesota, 2/4/08

Discipline is positive guidance, 1/28/08

Enjoy the season with your family, 1/21/08

Discipline is about learning, 1/14/08

The love of family, 1/7/08

Tiny Tales
Jenni SeboraJenni Sebora

 
2007 Columns

Local communities' support of schools, 12/31/07

Traditions of this holiday season, 12/24/07

That feeling of Christmas, 12/17/07

A trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 12/10/07

Do we really listen?, 12/03/07

Balance is the key, 11/26/07

Finding a balance and setting prioirities, 11/19/07

Count your blessings, 11/12/07

Stress – ways to deal with it, 11/5/07

Sharing community and traditions at Halloween, 10/29/07

Stay-at-home parent or working parent, 10/22/07

The story of a runaway, 10/15/07

Moments of meditation and reflection, 10/1/07

Baseball, camaraderie and connections, 9/24/07

Back-to-School facts and figures, 9/17/07

Time for back-to-school, 9/10/07

Door county delights, 8/20/07

Summertime adventures, 8/13/07

Disney’s high school musical stage production a hit, 8/6/07

The ‘I am bored’ proclamation, 7/30/07

Summertime creations, 7/23/07

Little League life lessons, 7/16/07

Summertime reading, 7/9/07

I pledge allegiance to the flag, 7/2/07

Timeless reading adventures, 6/25/07

Good old-fashioned free play, 6/18/07

Happy Father's Day, 6/11/07

Allow children to play, discover and explore, 6/4/07

Teaching children about Memorial Day, 5/28/07

Commemorate Memorial Day, 5/15/07

Extracurricular activities, 5/14/07

Messy play is good play, 4/30/07

Spring magic appears, 4/23/07

Extracurricular‘s “Extras," 4/16/07

Make story time a fun time, 4/9/07

Eggs, egg cartons and spring time art, 4/2/07

Sharing family stories, 3/26/07

Reading for pleasure, 3/19/07

Ordinary people do extraordinary things, 3/12/07

Wonderful winter play, 3/5/07

I love to read, 2/26/07

Sibling rivalry, part 2: Helping our kids to get along, 2/19/07

Sibling rivalry, part 1, 2/12/07

Valentine’s Day sentiments, 2/5/07

Children the world over, 1/29/07

Winter wonder play, 1/22/07

Fun ideas for the family this season, 1/15/07

Protecting our children, 1/8/07

Hearing our children’s feelings and needs, 1/1/07

2006 Columns

Torn to pieces, 12/25/06

Holiday happiness, 12/18/06

The spirit of giving, 12/11/06

Forever, for always, and no matter what, 12/4/06

Conflict and power struggle pointers, 11/27/06

Minimizing conflicts, 11/20/06

Giving thanks on thanksgiving, 11/13/06

Thanksgiving Traditions, 11/6/06

Ghosts, bats, and jack-o-lanterns, 10/30/06

Glop, slime and muck, 10/23/06

Simple fall family fun, 10/16/06

Social readiness, 10/9/06

Those emergency room visits, 10/2/06

School readiness, 9/25/06

Children – our youngest teachers, 9/18/06

Every child can succeed in school, 9/4/06

ABCs for your child’s education, 8/28/06

Helping children succeed in school, 8/21/06

Duluth – a dream town, 8/14/06

Kids in the kitchen, 8/7/06

Keep on reading, 7/17/06

Instill a love of reading, 7/3/06

Clutter clean-up fun, 6/26/06

Summer activity safety tips, 6/19/06

Fathers are important, 6/12/06

Keep childrens’ minds engaged this summer, 6/5/06

We should want what’s best for all children, 5/29/06

Nothing done for a child is ever wasted, 5/22/06

Taming those tantrums, 5/15/06

Take a moment to inspire a child, 5/8/06

Spring into spring with laughter, 5/1/06

Be a role model for your child, 4/17/06

Vacation tips for parents, 4/10/06

Encouragement, praise can go a long way, 4/3/06

Parents shape their children’s choices, 3/27/06

First born, middle child, or ‘baby’, 3/20/06

Let the madness begin!, 3/13/06

What you say matters to your children, 2/27/06

Stay involved in your children’s lives, 2/20/06

Setting clear rules, 2/13/06

Winter wonderland fun, 2/6/06

On my trip to the bathroom, I learned . . ., 1/30/06

Generosity: a habit of the heart, 1/23/06

Parents’ relationship speaks volumes, 1/16/06

Prioritize family time, 1/9/06

Stay connected with your children, 1/2/06

2005 Columns

Keep the spirit of the season alive, 12/26/05

The holidays are here, 12/19/05

‘Perfect’ holiday gifts for children, 12/12/05

Winter – a magical time of year, 12/5/05

Learning manners is a process, 11/28/05

Magic words: please and thank you, 11/21/05

Keep the ‘thanks’ in Thanksgiving, 11/14/05

Teaching gratitude all year long, 11/7/05

Teaching our children life lessons, 10/31/05

First aid training – a worthwhile investment, 10/24/05

Ideas for Halloween fun, 10/17/05

Having fun with Halloween, 10/10/05

Make time to enjoy fall festivities, 10/3/05

Making bath time fun, 9/26/05

Helping kids deal with natural disaster events, 9/19/05

Displaying and keepsaking a child’s creations, 9/12/05

Parental involvment key in child’s education, 9/5/05

Encouraging children to want to learn, 8/29/05

Preparing for kindergarten, 8/22/05

Back to school time, 8/15/05

Vocabulary development in children, 8/8/05

Getting back to family, 8/1/05

Protection from those summertime bugs, 7/18/05

Fireworks, food, and family fun, 7/11/05

Sun, safety, and water fun, 7/4/05

Those wonderful dandelion bouquets, 6/27/05

Summer fun in Minnesota, 6/20/05

Spring and summertime fun, 6/13/05

Helping children cope when a pet dies, 6/6/05

Help children create a safety net, 5/30/05

Managing stress in children, 5/23/05

Grandparents have much to teach us, 5/16/05

Watching our children grow, 5/9/05

Traditions connect family, impact children, 5/2/05

More tips for traveling with children, 4/25/05

Tips for traveling with children, 4/18/05

Building social confidence in children, 4/11/05

Add fun, meaning to children’s learning, 4/4/05

Building self esteem in children, 3/28/05

Prioritize what matters most, 3/21/05

March: a month of parties, 3/14/05

Sleep is a wonderful thing, 3/7/05

Share the magic of music with children, 2/28/05

For the love of reading, 2/21/05

Hard work, determination count, 2/14/05

Time is the best gift for children, 2/7/05

Respect is best taught by example, 1/31/05

Encourage imagination and creativity in children, 1/24/05

Nutrition important for children, 1/17/05

Exercise can boost brain power, 1/10/05

View winter through the eyes of a child, 1/3/05

2004 Columns

Creating wonderful childhood memories, 12/27/04

Helping children deal with holiday stress, 12/20/04

Teaching the true spirit of Christmas, 12/13/04

Plenty to keep kids busy and away from TV, 12/6/04

The golden rules of watching TV, 11/29/04

Lifelong lessons from my dad, 11/22/04

Those emergency room visits, 11/15/04

Discover your child’s unique identity, 11/8/04

Traditions are important, 11/1/04

Don’t take birthday parties for granted, 10/25/04

Quieting those temper tantrums, 10/18/04

Success in school begins at home, 10/11/04

Learn to resolve and forget disputes, 10/4/04


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