Kallie Swenson

In 4th grade, Kallie sported two things: an awkward haircut and the title of “new kid.” Her family moved from Crookston to Moorhead, where she went on to graduate from Moorhead High. After graduating, she packed up and migrated south, to the Twin Cities area. There she lived with an amazing set of roommates… her grandparents! She still considers this one of the best decisions of her life. She attended one year at a community college before deciding she would venture back to Moorhead to earn a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Kallie then worked for SCHEELS at the Corporate Office where she planned photo and video shoots in the marketing department. She worked with local talent and also had the amazing opportunity to plan photoshoots for high profile athletes like Carson Wentz. She then went on to work for The Salvation Army in Fargo as the Public Relations Manager. She organized events, fundraisers, and worked closely with fantastic volunteers from the community. In 2016, Kallie made the huge decision to buy a house in Barnesville. She closed on her 25th birthday and moved in with her dog, Lily. In 2017, she began dating a long-time friend (not all love is love at first sight!) and got married in March of 2019. She and her husband, Jordan, enjoy traveling, the outdoors, live music, and finding treasures during garbage week. In March of 2020, Kallie gave birth to their oldest daughter, Olivia Jordan. Kallie is now a proud stay-at-home mom. She loves writing about thrifty living, party planning, and nurturing relationships on her blog. When Kallie bought her small, 980-square foot home she never imagined so much love would grow there. Her family eventually plans to build in the country but for now, enjoy the closeness of small living.
Growing up.

When the Scene Changes: A Tale of Your Littles Growing Up

The weeks leading up to Christmas, my two-year-old experienced a sleep regression. And she was constantly hungry; it was like she just couldn't get enough to eat. Then it hit me — this was a...
food pantry

How the Food Pantry Helped in Our Time of Need

March 2020 was memorable for many due to the pandemic and the drastic changes it brought to our day-to-day lives. For me, it was life-changing for many reasons. I had my first baby and...

12+ Fun Indoor Spots for Toddlers in Fargo & Moorhead

Toddlers are busybodies! And will cooler temps upon us, it's good to have a list of indoor spots in Fargo when you need to get your little ball of energy moving. When you've run...

Ways to Help a Friend During Hardship (From a Mom Who’s Been There)

In October 2021, I gave birth to our second daughter. We anticipated having two kids under the age of two would be challenging, but then shortly after we brought home our new baby girl,...

4th of July in Fargo: Fireworks & Things to Do

Make a plan to celebrate the 4th of July locally! From checking out an old-fashioned carnival to a number of fireworks shows, there are a number of fun events to do for the 4th...

5 Favorite Parenting Podcasts

Did you know there are over 2 million podcasts currently available? If you're like me, you may find yourself throwing on a podcast while driving, cooking, or cleaning. Podcasts are a great resource for inspiration,...

3 Toddler-Friendly Valentine’s Day Crafts

Making Valentine's crafts for toddlers can be tricky. They are curious explorers, but also fantastic mess makers. Here are three toddler-friendly Valentine's Day crafts to do with your little that are fun and make for...
mental health

Moms & Mental Health :: How Therapy Makes Me a Better Mom

  Note: If you are struggling with you mental health, please reach out to Postpartum Support International at 1-800-944-4773 or dial 2-1-1 to connect with someone locally. Shortly after my daughter was born, I dove deep...