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Photo of Apollo, a child who came to The Village for therapy.
Apollo is a smart little guy, but was struggling at daycare. His parents didn't understand what was going on. They found help at The Village in St. Cloud . Apollo was diagnosed with sensory perception disorder, and his parents are learning how to help him. This is their story: If...
Bride and groom cake figures looking dissatisfied with one another.
Couples today may experience less satisfaction in their marriage as compared to their parents, research shows. One report indicated a 42 percent dip in satisfaction! One factor may be related to having kids later in life, and feeling more social pressure to provide the best of everything. However, some research...
Scissors cutting piece of paper with the word "tax" on it.
(Note: This blog post was originally published March 12, 2014) A National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) online poll revealed that a strong majority of respondents intentionally plan to receive a federal income tax refund. “The findings suggest that receiving an income tax refund has become standard operating procedure for...
Char Laney, a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village Family Service Center
Framed photos decorate Char Laney’s tidy desk at JDP Electric, Inc., in Fargo. Among pictures of family members and pets is a small silver frame. It shows Char with her “youngest friend,” on their first outing to West Acres mall. Since 2014, Char has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters...
Man holding a layered baked good topped with berries.
There's a lot of value in the way our parents, grandparents, and beyond used to do things, and some of those old practices could serve us well in the present age. Let's consider the barter system . The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the term barter as “to exchange things (such as...