Paiton Kartes

Paiton Kartes
Hi there, I'm Paiton – a wife, mother, animal lover, and caffeine enthusiast (coffee is my weakness!). We are blessed with a handsome little man named Callahan. In addition to managing a busy household, we're also proud pet parents to three adorable animals. Our furry family includes a sweet ragdoll cat and two dogs – a big-hearted Pitbull and a bug-eyed Pug. And when we have the space and time, we enjoy fostering animals from Homeward Animal Shelter.
DIY Summer Bucket List

10 Summer Adventures to Try in Fargo-Moorhead

If you're a long-time resident or a visitor to the Fargo Moorhead area, there's no shortage of exciting activities. So, to make the most of the season, why not create your own DIY summer bucket...
summer travel tips

6 Summer Travel Tips for Moms

Summer is the perfect time for families to get away and explore new destinations. However, traveling with kids can be stressful, especially when it comes to planning, packing, and staying organized. To help you...
Summer reads

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There's no better time to escape into the pages of a captivating book than during the lazy days of summer. Here are my recommendations! 7 Books for Summer Reading 1. A Court of Thorns and Roses...
crib to bed transition

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Valentine's Day fargo

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winter activities for toddlers

Fun Outdoor Activities for Toddlers During Winter

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Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

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Motherhood at a young age.

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Birthday party ideas for babies and toddlers.

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