Hannah Kogler

Hannah lives in Fargo with her husband, Tyler, and their daughter, Harper (October 2020). She was raised in East Grand Forks and spent most of her time growing up playing soccer, figure skating, and babysitting her cousins. She attended NDSU (Go Bison!) and earned her degree in Management Communication with a minor in Public Relations. After graduation, Hannah met her husband when he graciously offered to help her sweaty-self move a couch into her apartment. The rest was history! Hannah is fortunate to work at BIO Girls, an organization with an important mission of increasing self-esteem in adolescent girls. When she’s not hanging out at home with Tyler and Harper, she enjoys reading, working out, golfing and spending way too much time shopping. She’ll never turn down a margarita, fried pickles or a competitive card game with her large extended family.
Time for self-care

An Unpopular Opinion: It IS My Time

The other day on Facebook, I saw a post relating to the sacrifices that come with motherhood. It detailed various things moms no longer have time for.  Some examples included:  "It’s not my time to travel." "It’s...

How I Began Healing from a Traumatic Accident with EMDR Therapy

Last September, I was involved in a car accident that flipped my car and my world upside down. Nearly a year later, I had to face the fact that the effects of the accident...

Moving with Kids: 7 Tips to Make it a Smooth Process

We recently moved into a new home. Although it was an exciting time for our family, at times it felt like a very emotional, stressful, and tiring process. And while I was excited for a fresh...

Please Stop Telling Me “Just You Wait”

As a mom, you’ve likely struggled through a milestone, decision, or phase with your child. Those times can bring up a lot of emotions ranging from sadness and frustration to doubt and sometimes guilt. These...
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Managing the Meltdowns: My Toddler’s and My Own

It was pretty close to a perfect Saturday morning. The sun was out, but it wasn’t too hot. Perfect for running errands. I got us both ready for the day, both wearing matching jean jackets. And...
expanding our family

Expanding Our Family: When Will We Be Ready?

I am frequently asked when baby number two will be arriving. And while it’s considered a taboo question, I know most people mean well in their curiosity. They see how much love we have for...

Here’s to the Dads

Year-round, it seems like we’re constantly surrounded by messages praising moms for all they do for they children, spouses, and households. And we 100% should be exposed to these messages, because they are 100% true!  Mothers...

Avoiding Milestone Questions: What to Ask Instead

When I was pregnant, I heard talk about milestones, but didn’t really give them much thought. At that time, my main concerns were getting to my due date, managing the nasty pain in my pelvis,...
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Managing Empathy & Your Own Mental Health

Recently, two people in my inner circle went through extremely difficult situations. Learning of these events tore me up inside. My heart hurt so badly for these people I love dearly. I was angry, sad,...
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Dos and Don’ts from a First Time Mom, One Year Later

My firstborn recently turned one and it left me feeling equally excited and sad at the same time. I am so proud of our little squish and it really has been a whirlwind as...