Fargo Mom Most-Read Contributor Articles in 2022

We’ve made through yet another year! Here at Fargo Mom, we wish for nothing but health and happiness for you and your family for 2023, and we are so grateful you have continued on this journey with us to provide relevant and helpful content to local moms from other moms in our own community.

Every article we publish from a local voice matters, and we love getting to share different perspectives, ideas, and resources with you, our readers! We’ve rounded up the most-read contributor posts that were new for 2022 to give you an idea of what everyone’s been reading, and we can’t wait to produce even more helpful, fun content for you in 2023.

Cheers to a new year!

Top Articles for 2022

1. “8 Best Parks in Fargo for Kids of All Ages” by Danielle MacGregor

We live for summer around here, so we love this favorite park round-up by our writer and mom to 2 small kiddos, Danielle. Take a peek – you may find a new favorite to check out this summer!

2. “Family Movie Night: Create a Movie-Themed Dinner” by Anthea Varriano

“How do I theme a dinner, you ask? Oh let me tell you the ways! Themed dinners for movie night are a common occurrence in our house. First, we choose a movie to watch later in the week. Then, I get to work creating a special menu inspired by the movie selection. The kids love these special themed dinners because it immerses them in the stories they see on-screen. It’s also a great opportunity for them to try new foods (and treats!) that we don’t typically have.”

3. “Best Fargo Restaurants from a Foodie Mom” by Gina Dahl

“I am a food lover through and through. Trying new restaurants and flavors is something I share with my husband. Which, living in the Midwest, can be challenging. Then when you factor in kids with limited taste palates (read: meat and potato restaurants need only apply), you might find yourself in a bit of a pickle figuring out where to eat! However, we have found some of the best restaurants in Fargo that we enjoy frequenting time and time again.”

4. “10 Summer Date Night Ideas in Fargo & Moorhead” by Katina Behm

“If you’re looking to soak up as much sunshine as possible, here’s a list of fun summer date ideas in Fargo to keep the summer romance alive!”

5. “When “Mommy Pooch” Gets Severe: My Journey to Repair My Diastasis Recti” by Traci VanBruggen

“So now that we’re in agreement that it is totally normal to not “bounce back” immediately after childbirth, let’s discuss a common post-pregnancy ailment — “mommy pooch” a.k.a diastasis recti.”

6. “A Hidden Gem in Lakes Country: Trowbridge Creek Zoo” by Anna Wischer

“Earlier this summer, my husband, our two children, and I were spending the weekend at my family’s lake home in Minnesota.

The situation wasn’t as ideal as the Instagram photos made it look. The boat wasn’t in yet, both kids refused naps, and were on a fruit snack only diet. We needed an activity — so we set off to explore the Trowbridge Creek Zoo!”

7. “How I Began Healing from a Traumatic Accident with EMDR Therapy” by Hannah Kogler

“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 were still wreaking havoc on my mental and physical health. Here is what happened and how I’m healing from the trauma.”

8. “I Love My Husband, but I’m Dating Someone Else: Me” by Caitlin Stoecker

“But I’m not just dating my husband. Recently I’ve started dating someone else, too. I’m dating myself. And I wish I had started sooner. After a few months of trying it out, I’ve decided I will be dating myself indefinitely. Unfortunately, it took a nasty fight with my husband before I ever considered the possibility.”

9. “Parenting Classes in Fargo & Moorhead” by Hannah Osland

“Many resources are available for parenting classes in Fargo & Moorhead. Providing the opportunity to learn new parenting techniques while engaging in community with other moms and parents in the area.”

10. “Ways to Help a Friend During Hardship (From a Mom Who’s Been There)” by Kallie Swenson

“It was a difficult season for our family. A few weeks passed and we recovered, thinking we could get back to the grind of daily life. But we were not prepared for what came next. We weren’t prepared for things to become even more challenging.”

Want to learn more about our awesome Fargo Mom writing team? Check out our Meet the Writers page to learn more about them, connect, and see their posts!

We can’t wait to see what 2023 brings!

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Kathy Schommer is the Owner and Founder of Fargo Mom. She is a (nearly) lifelong North Dakotan, married to her college sweetheart, and has 3 rambunctious girls. Kathy is passionate about connecting moms, advocating for maternal mental health, and giving back to this wonderful community any way she can. She loves all things crafting, attempting to read books not related to parenting, and drinking hot coffee every chance she gets. When Kathy’s not attempting to work with her kids yelling in the background, you might find her at one of the local breweries or coffee bars in the area or attempting to find unique treasures at a local thrift store. To contact Kathy, e-mail her at [email protected]

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