About Parent Pal
BismanParentPal.com is a stop-and-go website of resources for parents and caregivers in and around our Bismarck-Mandan communities. On this site, you can:
Find family-based activities and events (Resources > Calendars)
Link to all the extracurricular opportunities for children (Arts & Education and the Sports & Fitness drop-down menus above.)
Get ideas for things to do as a family (What To Do? drop-down menu above)
Find day cares (Child Care > Day Cares)
Get ideas for birthday parties (Resources > Birthday Parties)
Get quick links to school websites (Schools drop-down menu above)
Get support from other parents (Resources > Parenting, Support Groups), and
My hope is that Bismarck-Mandan Parent Pal provides win-win-win opportunities: 1) becomes a resource for parents, which...
2) promotes local businesses, services, and events, which further...
3) builds lasting associations and friendships.
The resources for parents in Bismarck-Mandan are extensive, but how do new parents learn about them? I tried to follow the newspaper and online notices, but I found I was relying so much on word of mouth, and that word was often after the fact. As a web designer, I thought it would be great if I could pull all those resources together into one spot on a website...and so Bismarck-Mandan Parent Pal came to be. My goal is not to duplicate or compete with any of the resources out there but to provide a stop-and-go resource for parents to find and access those resources.
Have a suggestion?
Finding and managing all of the opportunities, resources, and links that are possible for this site is a big effort. If you know of a service, support group, activity, event, or other item missing from this site, or if you have an idea to contribute or a suggestion for improvement, contact me.
— Mary Jo Savageau