You’re invited to a fun evening out with Fargo Mom at our premiere mom’s night out event,
Motherhood Unfiltered: A night of real conversations and fun designed for moms!
Who: All moms in the Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding region!
What: An evening of candid and real conversations surrounding motherhood (including mental and physical health, intimacy, and relationship), shopping and socializing, great giveaways and special gifts, delicious food, yummy dessert from Windsor Waffles, custom drinks, and more!
Why: Motherhood, especially during the last year, is challenging. We know the weight of it all. With our event’s panel and keynote speaker we are welcoming real, unfiltered questions and answers about the struggles, triumphs, and everyday life situations moms are facing in their physical, mental, and relationship wellness. We encourage moms to be their complete selves and enjoy a night out to feel surrounded by other moms who get them, just as they are. We all can appreciate a little less filter and a lot more real. That is what we are here to give the moms in our community!
When: Thursday, October 7th from 6:45 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: The Sanctuary Events Center, Downtown Fargo
Make sure to follow our Facebook Event Page HERE for upcoming announcements!
All tickets are $39, and will include an evening of open, candid conversation with our mom speakers and panelists, a creatively made cocktail (or mocktail), charcuterie board of your favorite apps, a sweet dessert from Windsor Waffles, a curated swag bag just for you, and the chance to win plenty of giveaways!
Health + Safety Protocols
Your health and safety is our utmost concern. We will be following the guidelines and recommendations from the CDC, North Dakota Health Department, and Cass County Health Department.
- All attendees must wear a mask during the event
- Hand sanitizer and extra sanitizing will be available throughout the event
Motherhood Unfiltered is brought to you in part by Midwest Surrogacy!
Midwest Surrogacy LLC is a Fargo/Moorhead based agency used to match people who want to become parents with the kind-hearted women who are willing to carry the pregnancy for them. They provide one-on-one attention to each person we work with to ensure you always feel important and valued.
Apex Physical Therapy & Wellness Center is here for all your postpartum physical health concerns! Our highly trained Women’s Health therapists treat Diastasis Recti closure, pelvic pain, incontinence, c-section management, prolapsed uterus, digestive issues, and many other aches and pains associated with pregnancy and postpartum.
At ima Healthcare, their integrated, whole-person approach includes providing routine wellness checks, diagnostic testing, x-rays, lab work and teamwork among physicians in differing specialties all in one convenient clinic location. Instead of simply treating a symptom, we work to find the source of that symptom and what it means to your overall health.
Zen Sleep Consulting is helping us provide you with a custom cocktail or “mocktail” called “Calm as a Cucumber.” Zen owner Annie Schlecht is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Pediatric and Adult Sleep Consultant. As a sleep expert, it is her mission to help people of all ages feel calm (or Zen, if you will) and confident in their ability to sleep through the night.
These sponsors are contributing to our event to make it even more special for moms!
Natalie Reiter, MEd, LPC/LPCC, CCS, PMH-C
Natalie started counseling in 2009 and owns Prairieland Counseling Services. She specializes in reproductive mental health which includes peri-natal, post-partum, infertility, infant loss, paternal mental health, and the impact on couples. Her work as a child birth educator and mother of two children sparked her passion to work with reproductive mental health. She has specialized training and am certified in perinatal and postpartum mental health from Postpartum Support International. Natalie works with adults and couples, is licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota, and is board certified in Telehealth.
Susan Hanson, PA-C
Susan Hanson is a Physician Assistant at ima Healthcare who specializes in women’s health and prevention of diseases including a special interest in diabetes education and management. She is also a certified insulin pump trainer and an exercise specialist from the American College of Sports Medicine. Susan has worked at IMA Healthcare for over 17 years and lives in the FM area with her husband and 2 children. They are very active in their church and children’s activities, including a busy hockey schedule.
Brooke Erstad, PT, DPT, WCS
Annie, owner of Zen Sleep Consulting, is an Occupational Therapist, Certified Infant Massage Instructor, Certified Reiki Practitioner, and Certified Sleep Consultant. As a sleep expert, it is her mission to help people of all ages feel calm (or Zen, if you will) and confident in their ability to sleep through the night. She is extremely passionate about pediatric sleep as it is a crucial component in pediatric brain development.
Dr. Caitlin Pollestad is a licensed psychologist providing cognitive behavioral interventions to adults. She provides treatment for a wide variety of presenting issues like anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and interpersonal problems. Dr. Pollestad became certified as a sex therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). She works with a broad range of sexual health concerns including but not limited to: questions and concerns related to sexual and/or gender identity, pain with sex, low libido, infidelity, sexual trauma, concerns in monogamous and consensual non-monogamous relationships, sexual exploration and sexual dysfunction. She is passionate about offering sex positive therapy which is vital for individual and relationship wellness. She presently works as a full-time practitioner at Knowlton, O’Neill & Associates, PC offering in-person and telehealth services.
Kelsey Buell, Burnout Prevention Project
Kelsey is a risk-taking, socially poised, and motivating team builder who is not afraid to color outside the lines. She is also an accomplished violinist and singer having performed in front of audiences as large as 20,000. She has given hundreds of (IMPERFECT) presentations on preventing burnout, talent optimization strategies, and behavioral assessments. She has a strong passion for training and development. As a corporate recruiter, she has conducted over 2,000 candidate interviews. And through her experience, she uncovered the fact that many people are disengaged in their jobs, and in life. This lead her to found The Burnout Prevention project. Our mission is to help women do what’s possible, even when it feels impossible.
Keynote: Paralyzed by Perfect
Confucius once said, “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.” Yet, why do so many women feel confined by our world’s definition of perfect? Why are we so afraid of putting something imperfect into the universe?
Perfectionism has haunted Kelsey’s personal and professional life for ever since she can remember. When she was in third grade, Kelsey’s parents went to a parent-teacher conference expecting a glowing review. Instead, her teacher expressed a deep concern: “Kelsey spends too much time perfecting every assignment. This behavior could profoundly impact her education and may keep her from reaching her full potential.”
From that day forward, Kelsey’s teachers and parents worked diligently to help her overcome her fear of failure while still pursuing excellence. She has learned simple strategies that have helped her in her personal and professional journey. Kelsey’s goal is to motivate women to overcome their fear of failure as they strive for excellence.
In our session, we will talk about how to re-define winning, re-direct your negative self-talk, and embrace being perfectly imperfect.
Fargo Mom will continue to monitor Covid-19 and reserves the right to make adjustment or requirements (ie: masking, social distancing, etc.) at any time.
UPDATE AS OF 9/27/21: Due to recommendations from the CDC and state health department, masks will be required at this event.
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