As I was laying on my hospital bed in labor with my first baby, I closely watched the fetal heart monitor beside me. After every contraction my baby's heart rate would dip down to the low 90's. I am...
We've all heard the phrase "4th trimester," meaning the postpartum time immediately after birth when your baby and your body need so much care and attention. It's almost like an extension of pregnancy; your body still doesn't feel like...
Note: Fargo Mom understands that all moms make different choices based on what works best for their family. Our writers have a variety of experiences we plan to share in the coming months, including the positive experience of co-sleeping.  The...
I decided at 35 weeks pregnant that I wanted to write about ways to care for yourself while on maternity leave. This little guy's comedic timing proved impeccable, so here I am I trying to squeak in a few...
Who is ready for warmer weather?! I know I am! With three young kids, we spend A LOT of our time outdoors when we can. I mean, what North Dakotan/Minnesotan doesn't when the weather is finally nice and we...
  Preparing for Baby Being a mom is, hands down, the most important job I have ever done. This is also the job I question myself on the most and was hired at when I was very under-qualified.  Let's start with a...
Are you in need of childcare or recently had a change in your childcare arrangements? Read on for things to think of when searching and steps you may want to take! In a little over a week our third child...
The bag for my son's first day of daycare was packed at least a month before he was supposed to start. I told myself that I needed to have everything ready because the closer it got, the harder it...
This has certainly been a different pregnancy. I've had so many ups and downs, thoughts, feelings, stresses, and worries throughout this pandemic. I know each person has their own thoughts about how COVID-19 is being handled, but as a...
It has become almost a given that the first pregnancy, and often others, will involve family and friends coming together for a baby shower. It's a special time to share in the excitement of the unknown! When will the...

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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...