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,...
I type this article after much time away from writing. It was like I could never find extra time or inspiration lately. I have experienced COVID fatigue or new-mom-of-two fatigue; I am not quite sure what to call it,...
I haven't been a mom very long; less than five years. And in that time I've learned I'm good at a few parenting things I didn't expect: I'm excellent at keeping calm during severe weather. I can mentally keep track of...
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...
Disclaimer: I am not a mental health professional or child welfare expert, but I am a mom who is passionate about this topic and want to help educate others. Please use the resources listed in this article for more...
Hip dysplasia: have you ever heard of it? Don't feel bad if you haven't because up until about two years ago, I had never heard of it either. Little did I know, I would soon become very familiar with...
Two of my kids responded to time-outs and consequences and generally listened to what they were asked to do. Then I had a "tricky fellow." Nothing worked with him. He was exhausting, constantly yelled "no,"  screamed, threw stuff, and generally made...
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...
What’s that saying when you admit you were wrong…eating crow? Yeah, I’m doing a lot of that these days. I have had kids in my life over the years as a "bonus mom," but in July of 2019 I...
When you are expecting your first baby, you are given a certain set of expectations to follow. Limit your caffeine intake. Don’t gain too much weight. Take all the baby classes.  Stock up on baby gear. And, most importantly, figure out how you’re going...

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Christmas Dinner Takeout in Fargo & Moorhead

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Thing Christmas dinner takeout sounds like a good idea this year? Instead of adding the stress of cooking to an already hard year, check...