Welcome to our Fargo Moms to Know series! We will feature moms right here in our local community to highlight the wonderful things they are doing as mothers, business owners, community members, and friends. If you’d like to nominate someone to be featured in our Fargo Moms to Know series, contact us through the form below!
How many kids do you have and what are their ages?
We have two girls, Evelyn (age 7) and Claire (age 4), and baby number three due in early May.
How long have you lived in the Fargo-Moorhead area?
We have lived here for about 12 years.
What do you do for a living?
I am a labor and delivery nurse. I work closely with and mentor new nurses in their first year as a postpartum nurse and in their first year as a labor nurse.
What do you love about your job?
It is an absolute honor to be a part of the everyday miracle of life. I love coaching families through the labor and delivery process and helping them through such a pivotal and life changing moment in their lives.
It is also wonderful to be a mentor to new nurses. It’s amazing to watch them grow and develop into their role and encourage and teach them along the way.
How has being a nurse influenced you as a mother?
Being a labor and delivery nurse is always a good reminder of how blessed I am to be a mom, and to not take motherhood for granted. It helps me to remember to make the most of each day and to cherish those special moments.
What tip would you give to new working moms? And what has helped you manage your weeks as a working mom?
It helps our family and eliminates stress to have a calendar on our fridge to visualize what is happening during each week. Then we can plan ahead for schedule conflicts, meals, kid’s needs, etc. It definitely helps to have a plan ahead of time and prepare!
What do you do to rest and recharge, especially with the craziness of life right now?
I love cozy nights at home snuggled up with my family watching a movie or playing a game together. Quality time and laughter is so good for the soul. We also love getting together with family and friends and are looking forward to getting back to more of that!
What is your best advice for surviving the winters here with kids?
Embracing the winter activities. Our girls love to go sledding and they are also learning to skate this winter and it’s been fun to watch their progress. They also love to warm up with a cup of hot chocolate when they come inside!
What is your favorite local thing to do?
We love to check out new restaurants and the local wineries/breweries with family and friends.
What is one piece of advice you would give to mothers right now?
Give yourself grace. Don’t be so hard on yourself to get your to-do list done. And enjoy time with your babies. Life is too short and all the housework can wait.
More about Emily:
Emily was born and raised in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She attended the University of North Dakota and after graduation moved with her husband to Fargo. Emily and her husband both work as nurses. They have two beautiful daughters and a baby on the way.
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