Jennifer De Rose

Jennifer, aka Jack's mom, moved to Fargo in the summer of 2019 and spent the previous 10 years living abroad in China. She was an outdoor guide and educator for many years and more recently was the Executive Director of a small non-profit. Originally from a small rural Canadian town, she is passionate about the outdoors, education and the environment.
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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...

4 Spots to Try Rock Climbing in Fargo & Moorhead

I first started rock climbing in high school and really got into it in college. There is so much to love about this sport! First of all, it is a fun, full body workout. It increases...

I’m a Single Mom: Changing the Stigma

I haven't written in a while. For a long time, I felt like an imposter. Like I was trying to hide the truth of my own story while trying to focus on the positive...

Meet My Best Friend, Failure!

Learning how to fail was the most valuable lesson I learned from a high school coach/mentor/teacher. He let me and my classmates fail, and fail miserably, while letting us see that it wasn't the...

Be Happy, One Thought at a Time

The last couple of years have been a journey of discovering what true self-love means and owning my own happiness by taking control of my thoughts. Not just negative thoughts; all my thoughts, good and...

3 Shocking Benefits from Doing Yoga for 30 Days

I'm a mom at home with a busy toddler. At the end of most days, I am pretty wiped out, so the last thing on my mind is fitting in a workout. That being...
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When Hearing “You Got This!” is Not Helpful (And What to Say Instead)

We are all longing to feel seen and heard, to receive validation that our experience matters. That we matter. The last few months have been especially challenging. For many, the uncertainty we have been...

Embracing Minimalism Made Me a Better Mom

As moms, we know the challenges we face each day grow as fast as our children do. Life becomes less predictable each day. Our responsibilities grow as we stretch our time and our energy...

Tips on Making & Wearing Masks

Important note before reading: please see the tips below to make your own mask. We need to reserve manufactured personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical professionals and other essential workers.  ________________________________________________________________________ As a small-town rural Canadian girl,...
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Online Counseling: Putting Your Mental Health First

I am no stranger to crippling depression and anxiety brought on by a sudden, immediate and overwhelming life crisis that felt completely outside of my control. This journey was brutally hard and at times...