Nikki Hillman

Nikki Hillman
Nikki is a mom to five (two living, three angels), wife, educator, library media specialist, high-school coach, writer, church go-er, and beer drinker. Born and raised in western North Dakota (where the buffaloes literally roam), she now lives just outside of Horace, ND. Nikki will always be a small-town girl at heart, but loves experiencing Fargo area events; including sporting events, bars, breweries + wineries, restaurants, and shops.
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Summer Reading Programs in Fargo & Moorhead | 2024

Get the scoop on summer reading programs in Fargo & Moorhead! With summer right around the corner, it's valuable to know what opportunities our kids have to check out books and participate in summer reading...
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Haven Midwest: Finding Support Through the Loss of a Child

I am a bereaved parent and I'm far from the only one; but in the beginning, you sort of feel that way. Child loss can be extremely isolating and lonely. I am coming up on...
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How to Make the BEST DIY Charcuterie Board

Mild temperatures are the perfect opportunity to break out the DIY charcuterie board for some fun outdoor dining and snacking.  They are great for parties, girls’ nights, tailgating, watch parties, and even out on the...
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Teacher Gift Ideas to Show Your Appreciation

Whether it's during Teacher Appreciation Week, the end of the school year, or just anytime, we love to show the teacher's in our lives how much they are appreciated! How can I show my appreciation...
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Bike Shopping for Kids in Fargo: Why I Go to the Experts

My 5-year-old son needs a new "big kid" bike for this summer. As we begin our bike shopping journey, I want to make sure that: I make a good investment on the bike I purchase...

Pregnancy After Loss: How Long Can You Hold Your Breath?

With March being Pregnancy After Loss (PAL) Awareness Month, it has me thinking back to my most recent pregnancy (which seems like a lifetime ago). I had a healthy baby boy via a planned...
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Simple Indoor Activities to Keep Kids Busy

Living in North Dakota, we have to be creative in the winter to keep our kids entertained indoors. Some winters are longer than others, and this spring has proven to keep us on our...
We can all learn from children's books

Lessons for All Ages: 5 Children’s Books for Kids & Adults

As an Elementary School Media Specialist (a.k.a. School Librarian), I have the privilege of being surrounded by children’s books every day. I also have the responsibility to research, purchase, promote and read a variety...
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Show Yourself Some Love: Make Self-Care a Priority

Self-care is all the rage these days. While this is a great thing, sometimes I just want to yell, “Shut up about self-care!" I get it, I’m supposed to make time for myself, but...