Alexis Scott

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Alexis is happily married to her husband, Andrew, and together they share 5 sons. Born in Minnesota, Alexis followed her husband to Manhattan, NY, before returning to Fargo. A proud Latina, she believes in utilizing multi-cultural experiences to inspire other minority women to be active in their community. Alexis believes strongly in public service and living passionately through serving others. After her 3rd son, Max, passed away at 22 weeks (2014) life has never been the same, but sharing her story has helped cope with grief and honor his place in their family. Aside from writing, Alexis enjoys traveling, laughing, dancing and food. She will never turn down Starbucks, a trip to the nail salon, or the farmers market. Follow her in pictures through Instagram and connect with her online via Facebook.
Friends

3 Reasons Why Moms Need Friends Who Aren’t Moms

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I was at an impromptu happy hour with friends recently discussing all the things. As per usual girl talk, we socialized about our favorite garbage television shows, the most recent spicy celebrity scandals, and...
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3 Travel Hacks to Make Flying with Kids Easier

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Flying with kids can be stressful, chaotic, and unpredictable. I currently have four boys, they are 12, 10, seven, and four years old. We have been doing long distance traveling since all my boys...
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3 Unexpected Benefits My Boys Have Gained from Football

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Ever since my boys were little, I knew football would be in our future. Both my husband and I grew up watching this all-American sport with excitement for the intensity and elite athleticism football...
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Tips for Managing a Busy Household from a Working Mom of 4

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"How do you do it all with such a busy household?"  This is a question I often hear after I disclose that I'm raising four sons and working full-time.  Truthfully, I don't do it all. But I...

Raising an Empathetic Child: How to Best Support Them

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Do you have an empathetic child who is a friend to everyone? I do! Ever since he was a toddler, we could tell that my second son (P) was just wired different than his peers. We...
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A Broken Heart: Living with a Congenital Heart Defect

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February is Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Month. According to the CDC, 1 percent of babies (about 40,000 babies in the U.S.) are born every year with a congenital heart defect (CHD).  I was one of those...

Unpopular Parenting: I Let My Tween Have Social Media

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Over the last 11 years I have become a mom five times over again. I have navigated the delirium of newborns, the persistence of toddlers, and the excitement and fun of elementary-age kids. Parenting a...
covid changed me

Living through a Pandemic Changed Me (And I’m Glad for It)

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It was a typical week night. After working a long day and running my boys to activities, we were finally at one of my favorite parts of the day — bedtime. I was tucking...

Your Friend’s Baby Died: What to Do and What Not to Say

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Note: This post discusses stillbirth and infant loss, and may be difficult for some to read.  This year on June 6th, my family and I celebrated and remembered our stillborn son, Max, on what would...

Why Can’t I Just Love My Body All the Time?

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As a mom, do you ever feel like you have two inner voices when it comes to your body image? I do.  As I stand in front of the mirror, I imagine my hype girl on...