Julia Schott

Julia was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and moved to North Dakota in December of 2007. She has been a North Fargo resident since 2015. Julia is a mother to Lara, Emma, and Tania. She is bilingual, with Spanish as her first language. Julia and her family love this community and she loves the opportunity to raise her girls here.

Not Like the Other Girls: Growing up with Undiagnosed ADHD

I always had the strange feeling that I was not like other girls; that I couldn't do the things my friends could.  I had a hard time concentrating in school, yet could read a whole...

More than Just “Mom”

A little over a year ago, I was running completely on empty. I was trying to make everyone happy, and falling short of it. The more I denied myself, the worse I felt. But...

The Art of Talking to a Teenager: Make Time to Listen

I became the proud mother of a teenager when my oldest turned 13 last March. My little girl has grown into a beautiful, strong young woman in the blink of an eye. She's got...

Losing Yourself in a Pandemic: How I’m Finding My Way Back

For the past few months I've felt as if I have been on autopilot. Like life has taken over and is giving us all a wild ride that we aren't in control of. I'll...

Racism & Microagressions: When “Little” Comments Have Big Effects

Racism.  Like a lot of people, this is a topic that I'd rather not address in my day-to-day life. It's painful, messy, and uncomfortable. But I can't escape it, because I can't just walk out...
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5 Important Values to Teach Your Kids

There are so many messages out there about how to be a parent that sometimes we lose track of what are really important values to teach your kids. We seldom think about the things...
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Adapting to the Parenting Styles in a New Culture

Before I even started having family, I had this idea of how I wanted my children to be: well mannered, responsible, good citizens; independent, law-abiding, true to themselves, and the kind of child that...

The “Weird” Mom: Raising Kids in a Different Culture

  There are many things people don't tell you about motherhood. The one I didn't expect? How children always tell you what they are thinking about you, whether it's good or bad. They'll be the first...
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