Alexis Scott

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Alexis is happily married to her husband, Andrew, and together they share 5 sons. Born in Minnesota, Alexis followed her husband to Manhattan, NY, before returning to Fargo. A proud Latina, she believes in utilizing multi-cultural experiences to inspire other minority women to be active in their community. Alexis believes strongly in public service and living passionately through serving others. After her 3rd son, Max, passed away at 22 weeks (2014) life has never been the same, but sharing her story has helped cope with grief and honor his place in their family. Aside from writing, Alexis enjoys traveling, laughing, dancing and food. She will never turn down Starbucks, a trip to the nail salon, or the farmers market. Follow her in pictures through Instagram and connect with her online via Facebook.
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Living through a Pandemic Changed Me (And I’m Glad for It)

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It was a typical week night. After working a long day and running my boys to activities, we were finally at one of my favorite parts of the day — bedtime. I was tucking...

Your Friend’s Baby Died: What to Do and What Not to Say

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Note: This post discusses stillbirth and infant loss, and may be difficult for some to read.  This year on June 6th, my family and I celebrated and remembered our stillborn son, Max, on what would...

Why Can’t I Just Love My Body All the Time?

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As a mom, do you ever feel like you have two inner voices when it comes to your body image? I do.  As I stand in front of the mirror, I imagine my hype girl on...

What’s for Lunch :: Learning More from Local Schools

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A few weeks back a teacher at my son's school posted a picture of a typical school lunch in Fargo. This photo began to circulate around some social media groups with similar reactions of...

Taking the Leap: Back to Work after Being a SAHM

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On and off for the last 11 years I was largely a stay-at-home mom. I did work a few different jobs after college graduation but found it utterly painful to think about how to...

4 Simple Ways to Nurture Your Marriage

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"If you’re not working on your marriage, you’re working on your divorce." This is a harsh, but honest, statement a friend told me a few years back. No marriage is like how Hollywood films portray them....
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The Mother COVID Has Made Me

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When counting down the seconds until midnight of 2020, I certainly didn't anticipate the trials this year would bring. But when the balloons at the party failed to drop due to a release cable...
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I Was a Young Mom & It Didn’t Ruin My Life

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At the age of 19, I found out I was pregnant. I was expecting a baby with my then boyfriend of six months, now husband of nine years. In shock and tears, I called...
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Latina Confessions: Social Justice is More Than Just Instagram Posts

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Unless you've been living under a rock, you know 2020 has been focused on COVID-19 and social justice. It's great that we are using our voices and resources to let our leaders know about...
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Everyone Has Something: Lessons I Learned in Grief

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Sensitive Content Warning: This post contains one mom's experience with infant loss and may be difficult for some to read.  It was a few days after the birth and loss of our third son, Max,...
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