When I was younger I had very specific ideas about what my birth plan and motherhood would be like. We would start a family in our mid-twenties and be done having babies by 30. We would have two or...
I think we can all agree we could use more positivity in 2020, and what better way to get a smile than cute kiddos and families in Halloween costumes? Fargo Mom is hosting its inaugural virtual Halloween costume contest, and...
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 my parents who were incredibly...
I will never be featured as a chef on a TV cooking competition. I can’t cook. It’s not my thing. I’ve always been prone to dishes that are the simplest and fastest to assemble. I don’t enjoy spending a lot...
Dear New Moms,  You're tired, infatuated, emotional, and so loved. The little person that you grew from a tiny cell has already given you glimpses of personality, and is now a breathing and all-consuming being showing more of themselves every...
In 1965 my parents met when my mom auditioned to be in my dad's band. I grew up watching my brothers play basement punk shows (shout out to H's Cellar in Grafton!), I played and sang in the church...
When we brought our daughter home, I was a bit nervous to introduce her into our household. We had become accustomed to the only-child lifestyle. The "little kid" stuff was gone; we gave it all away when kindergarten started...
It's my 40th birthday this month, and my daughter turns one year old just four days prior. I remember the day I found out I was pregnant and knew I would be an "older" mom. There was shock, joy,...
Ah, the summer heat is here. Which means some of us are lucky enough to breastfeed our child with the sticky, sweatiness that summer brings. This can cause frustration with trying to provide for your child while also enjoying...
Motherhood will change you. One day you are deciding which brunch spot to hit up for bottomless mimosas, the next you are hyperventilating over what size flanges you need for your breastpump. Everyone comes into motherhood expecting things to...

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Hygge: A Cozy Strategy to Get Through Winter

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  When the temperatures drop, the wind picks up, and the days are looking grey, hygge can bring some warmth and comfort into life. So, what...