Welcome to our series called Fargo Moms to Know! 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!
Meet Rosa Strubbe!
How many kids do you have and what are their ages/schools?
I have two children; Natalee, age six and Lukas, age nine. They both attend Grace Lutheran School.
How long have you lived in the Fargo-Moorhead area? If you aren’t from the area, what brought you here?
What do you do for a living?
I am a Property Manager with Goldmark.
Share with us your advocacy efforts and I Stand with Natalee.
How do you balance being such a strong advocate in our community and being a mom?
Balancing motherhood with advocacy did not come easily. I quickly learned how to say no to speaking engagements and how to plan my advocacy work around my family. It has helped that we have such an amazing community that is willing to help me as well.
What do you like about raising a family here?
What is challenging about raising a family here?
The long winters are challenging. Being from the South, I don’t enjoy the cold weather or snow. It is sometimes difficult for me to force myself into snow pants and to get outdoors. Although, my munchkins love snowball fights, so most winters you will find me getting creamed by the little Strubbe brigade!
What is your favorite local thing to do/place to go?
Is there a hidden gem in Fargo-Moorhead you love?
Rendezvous Park! The little waterfall that’s almost hidden is one of our favorite places to picnic.
How can Fargo better serve you as a mom?
The community could be more supportive of local law enforcement. The Fargo Police Department does a really wonderful job. For instance, in my personal experience I was so supported by the detective and law enforcement officers throughout the entire process of Natalee’s case. I cannot say thank you enough to Fargo Police Department and the Sheriff’s Department for all of the support during and after Natalee’s case. And I feel it is important to remember that most officers are strong and amazing individuals who have the difficult job of enforcing law and order.
What is one piece of advice would you give to mothers right now?
Don’t worry about making waves. First of all, you are amazing, so strong, and you are your child’s voice! Secondly, God gave you this child for a reason and you are doing a FANTASTIC job!
Thank you, Rosa, for sharing with us about your life and allowing us to feature you in our Fargo Moms to Know series!
More about Rosa and I Stand With Natalee:
Rosa Strubbe was born and raised on the East Coast. She moved to North Dakota from Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 14. Rosa graduated from Minto High School in 2006 and
earned a culinary arts degree from North Dakota State College of Science in 2009. She has two amazing children, Lukas age nine and Natalee age six. Rosa was a stay-at-home mom for years and now works in property management. She is an advocate for children and victims’ rights and works with legislators to improve laws in North Dakota.