Fargo Mom Top Contributor Posts of 2020

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It’s officially 2021, and we want to celebrate with our Top 10 Contributor Posts of 2020! Our amazing team of writers works so hard to write relatable, helpful, LOCAL content for our community. While there doesn’t feel like much to be thankful for in 2020, we are thankful for these amazing women and their stories!

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TOP 10 CONTRIBUTOR POSTS OF 2020!

The Mother COVID Has Made Me

When counting down the seconds until midnight of 2020, I certainly didn’t anticipate the trials this year would bring. But when the balloons at the party failed to drop due to a release cable malfunction, that was the first sign that things would not be going according to plan. I didn’t think a global pandemic […]

Why I’m Never Going on a Diet Again

I can tell you how much I’ve weighed every year since I was six years old. It’s pretty messed up that a child would even have any awareness of weight. In kindergarten, we made a paper doll cut-out with our picture and added our weight ad height on the doll. I noticed right away that […]

This is 40: I’m an Older Mom Who’s Young at Heart

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, and then fear. I had waited a long time for that moment. I dealt with decades […]

More than a Step-Mom: Being a “Bonus Mom”

I always wanted to be a mother, though I never thought about the specifics of it. When we think about becoming a mom, most of us imagine raising our own offspring; a “mini me” who shares our DNA. The idea of first becoming a step-mom never even crossed my mind, probably because I wasn’t dating […]

Guide to Thrift & Consignment Stores in Fargo-Moorhead

With a plethora of thrift stores in Fargo, there is bound to be one close to home loaded with all kinds of treasures. From infusing your closet with more style to outfitting your ever-growing kids or finding items for your home, our Guide to Thrift & Consignment Stores in Fargo-Moorhead has all the places to […]

Top 5 Family Hiking Spots Near Fargo

After five days in a row with everyone home, by Saturday we are ready to escape! And with no other commitments, we now have the flexibility to take a little more time and hit up some hiking spots we normally wouldn’t be able to visit.  Here are my Top 5 Family Hiking Spots near Fargo […]

Where to Donate or Sell Gently-Used Items in the FM Area

We all know spring often means “spring cleaning,” and with many people home than normal lately, there is a lot of closets and drawers being cleaned out in our homes.  But where to donate all of that stuff? There are a number of thrift stores, organizations, and consignment stores around the FM area you can […]

We Can’t “Do It All,” But We Can Do It Our Way

Like a lot of moms, I sometimes get asked “how I do it all.”  I’ll admit our life is busy: I have 4 kids, a full-time career, keep my marriage healthy, volunteer for multiple organizations, make homemade meals, have a garden, read books and exercise, plan family vacations, make time for friends and keep an […]

Holiday Hangover: Reflecting on the “Magic”

The stockings were hung on the chimney with care while snow drizzled onto the ground. Our children all nestled snug in their beds in their matching pajamas. Laughter and joy could be heard throughout the whole house. My kids could hardly wait to awaken Christmas morning to find all the presents wrapped beautifully under the […]

The “Weird” Mom: Raising Kids in a Different Culture

  There are many things people don’t tell you about motherhood. The one I didn’t expect? How children always tell you what they are thinking about you, whether it’s good or bad. They’ll be the first ones to notice those extra pounds you gained from Christmas this year. Have an unusual nose? They’ll point it […]

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Kathy Schommer
Kathy Schommer is the Owner and Founder of Fargo Mom. She was born and raised in North Dakota, and went on to attend the University of North Dakota for undergraduate and graduate school (sorry Bison fans!). Other than a five-year stint in Florida, Kathy has spent most of her life in North Dakota and is beyond thrilled to get to raise her children here. Prior to founding Fargo Mom, Kathy worked in marketing and communications in various settings before making a career switch to be a social worker. In this role, she has worked in community and family services and a homeless shelter. Her current and most favorite “job” has been as a stay-at-home mom to her three young girls, fraternal twins Lucy and June {2015} and Margot {2018}, and she has been married to her husband Eric since 2011. Kathy spends her days working from home and learning to balance life as a work-at-home mom to three busy kiddos. She is passionate about maternal mental health and motherhood and serves as a local volunteer Support Coordinator for Postpartum Support International, as well as coordinates a local peer support group Moms Supporting Moms FM with some other wonderful local moms. Kathy loves all things crafting, attempting to read books not related to parenting, and drinking hot coffee every chance she gets. When she’s not attempting to work with her kids yelling in the background, you might find her at one of the local breweries or coffee bars in the area or attempting to find unique treasures at a local thrift store. To contact Kathy, e-mail her at [email protected]

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