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November 29, 2019
Runck: Sometimes, we don't need to go by the book
LOS ANGELES — I’m going to tell you something embarrassing. Our son, Arlo, is almost a year old and I still write down everything he does...
November 29, 2019 - 7:00am
September 30, 2019
Home births are on the rise, but some midwives aren’t licensed
Paris Alvar and her partner bonded instantly with Margo Nelson as the couple interviewed midwives to help in the home birth of their child. Nelson...
September 30, 2019 - 9:51am
May 12, 2019
'Good things come out of unfortunate things': Adoptees reunite with birth parents as adults
FARGO — Many birth mothers struggle with the idea of allowing other families to care for and raise their children. Making the choice can be...
May 12, 2019 - 9:00am
May 6, 2019
When doctors prepared expectant Minnesota mother for the worst, she prayed. It worked.
Julie Buntjer / Forum News Service WORTHINGTON, Minn. — Jenalee Mahoney was 20 weeks pregnant when, during her ultrasound appointment, a heart...
May 6, 2019 - 10:44am
May 5, 2019
After hope and heartbreak, Moorhead couple will move forward on their adoption journey
MOORHEAD — Bringing a new life into the world is as terrifying as it is exciting.
May 5, 2019 - 10:35am
April 26, 2019
Runck: Tales of a working girl embracing motherhood
I write about my kid too much. When I was pregnant, I used to promise myself that after the baby was born I wouldn’t make everything about...
April 26, 2019 - 12:00pm
March 25, 2019
Runck: Thanks for the failure
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about failure. I’ve never been good at it, even as a kid. At my elementary piano recital I forgot a note...
March 25, 2019 - 4:13pm
'Every 30 seconds another alarm is going off': Neonatal ICUs can take their toll on parents
For the casual visitor, the most striking thing about a hospital's neonatal intensive care unit is the noise. An orchestra of alarms beeps incessantly....
February 25, 2019 - 4:07pm
February 19, 2019
Runck: You're doing great, Mama
LOS ANGELES — Last week I was pushing my son, Arlo, in his stroller around our neighborhood. A woman stopped us, told me she was a mother,...
February 19, 2019 - 12:55pm
February 2, 2019
#AdoptingDads: Fargo couple getting closer, but still far from done, in their adoption journey
MOORHEAD — Parenthood is something many dream about — holding their child for the first time, their baby's first word, first smile and all...
February 2, 2019 - 3:44pm
January 23, 2019
Runck: More than a birth story
Last month, I had a baby. I wrote that sentence in three seconds, but it took years to make it true. Our son, Arlo Byron, arrived early after...
January 23, 2019 - 10:49am
January 9, 2019
Fargo woman gives the gift of parenthood to Los Angeles dads
FARGO — Building a family can be done in many ways. Friends can become family through shared time, babies can be born into families through...
January 9, 2019 - 3:41pm
November 29, 2018
Runck: Sweating the small stuff as birth of our son approaches
LOS ANGELES -- A lot is happening four weeks from now. My husband Jason and I are hosting family for Christmas in Los Angeles. I’ll be on a...
November 29, 2018 - 12:38pm
September 27, 2018
Runck: Nesting instincts are a privilege, not a burden
Last week, I convinced my husband, Jason, that we needed to replace all of the furniture in our living room. The week before, I took out every...
September 27, 2018 - 12:52pm
September 9, 2018
Strangers in 2017, two families from the Dakotas now bonded by daughter born through surrogacy process
WEST FARGO — Standing at the kitchen island in Heidi and Chad Fritz's West Fargo home, Elizabeth and Gavin Waletich take their daughter...
September 9, 2018 - 7:27am