Latana Peasland

Age 41

Fargo, N.D.

Latana Peasland grew up in the small town of Sheldon, North Dakota southwest of Fargo with her two sisters, Missy and Lakken, brother Chris, and parents Tammy Boeder, who still lives in Sheldon and the late Virgil Boeder. Latana received her degree in computer science from North Dakota State College of Science, and then moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota for her first job. While working in Sioux Falls, she met Brian her husband. Now more than 15 years later, Latana works as the Help Desk Manager at the Flint Group and mama to three boys, Chay, 10 and 7-year-old twins, Jace and Jenner. Away from her work duties and chasing after her boys, Latana loves to use her interior design skills.

Only boy moms understand…

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the amount of energy, noise level, and constant need to wrestle in the house.

One word that best describes my parenting style…

encouraging

The woman I most admire is…

my mom. She is the most selfless person I know. She’s kind-hearted, patient, nurturing, independent, strong and family-oriented. I can always count on her to be my biggest supporter and an amazing grandma to my boys.

I want my kids to one day experience…

the amount of unconditional love that I have for each of them as a parent.

Growing up I always wanted to…

work in the medical field. I wanted to be a nurse, paramedic or an ultrasound technician.

I can’t live without my…

cell phone

The movie I could watch over and over again…

"Dirty Dancing". I am a big Patrick Swayze fan.

One thing I long to do again someday…

travel

My biggest "mom challenge"…

having enough time in the day

Latana Peasland pictured with her husband Brian and her 10-year-old son Chay with her 7-year-old twins Jace and Jenner.
Latana Peasland pictured with her husband Brian and her 10-year-old son Chay with her 7-year-old twins Jace and Jenner.

I spend “me time” by…

shopping and watching Netflix.

People are always surprised to learn I…

am a mom to twins and that I don’t cook. I like to bake but I don’t cook.

I’m proud of my family’s ability to…

juggle school, homework and continue to do the sports that we all love.

My boys can best be described as…

energetic, adventurous, athletic. When they get home from school or practice they are downstairs playing hockey or outside playing.

The quality I most hope my boys have is…

knowing right from wrong. I want my boys to avoid doing the wrong things and have the strength to do the right things even when it’s difficult.

Latana Peasland works Help Desk Manager at Flint Communications in Fargo. Submitted Photo
Latana Peasland works Help Desk Manager at Flint Communications in Fargo. Submitted Photo

Editor’s note: Story was written by Kathleen Wrigley and originally published in the February/March 2019 issue of "On The Minds of Moms". Forum Communications Company is re-publishing these stories as On the Minds of Moms staff members develop a new online community.