Growing up Greek meant that I celebrated Easter a little differently. Every four years, Eastern Orthodox Easter, Western Protestant Easter, and Catholic Easter overlap on the same Sunday. However, other years it can fall anywhere from one, two, or even...
Daycare pick-up is supposed to be a joyful time. You open the classroom door, your child looks up from playing with excitement in his eyes and begins his adorable toddler-trot towards you, complete with outstretched arms. You let yourself...
I am quickly approaching the end of my 35th year on this earth. Each year has brought many changes in my life. And I still find it fascinating how each choice, split-second decision, or long-drawn-out plan comes with big feelings...
Every year around this time my children excitedly await the arrival of our Elf on the Shelf, Tinker. Tinker arrived to our house several years ago and is now a family member. Our Elf is what we call a "thoughtful...
Allow me to introduce you to two women, Marcia and Phyllis. Marcia has a 4-year-old daughter and 3-month-old son. Phyllis is a proud first-time mom to a 6-month-old boy. Both Marcia and Phyllis are, by today’s standards, “lucky.” Because they...
I have a question to ask you: if others heard how you talk to yourself, what would they think? If your children, friends, and family could hear your own self-talk, would you be proud or embarrassed? And would you ever...
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On Turning 40

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When I turn 40 years old next month, I will be at the halfway point of my life expectancy (for white females in the U.S., anyway). It's hard to hold a mini dance party for myself when friends on Facebook...
May is Foster Care Awareness Month, and chances are, the foster care system affects you or someone you know in one way or another. As a local foster mom myself, I’ve realized that there are many misconceptions about the...
Congratulations on nearly completing your marathon in 2020!  Wait, you didn't realize you were doing a marathon? While it's not a marathon in the traditional sense of the word, it's the marathon of 2020 that began at the start of...
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and your kiddos probably have a Valentine's Day party. This is your reminder because, if you’re anything like me, you probably will be pulling together valentines the night before while cursing out...

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Valentine’s Day in Fargo | 2022 Treats & Specials

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Looking for fun ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in Fargo with your significant other and/or kids? There are tons of fun options in our...