Paul Bunyan is one of the best-known heroes in American folklore. He is also a highly recognizable legend in the Land of Up North. This legendary lumberjack (and his faithful companion Babe the Blue Ox) starred in many of the “tall tales” told in the Midwest during the 1800s. According to the stories, Bunyan was… Read More Up North Summer Fun | Let’s Celebrate Paul Bunyan Day!
Up here in Minnesota, we suffer through a long, cold winter season that is usually a minimum of 6 months long. At least it feels that way. Sure, there are the people who truly love winter (I’m not one of them) but for the most part, the general consensus among Minnesotans is that we tolerate… Read More Just Say No to Summer Guilt
*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy for more information.* Summer equals fun; there’s no disputing that. But in our house “summer fun” does not typically mean beach visits and backyard BBQs. Our version of family summer fun is: Road Trips! Over the last dozen years we’ve concentrated our travels on the fine… Read More Summer Road Trip Hacks | Simple Ways to Ease the Squeeze on your Pocketbook
*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy for more information.* A Tribute to Dad on Father’s Day Here’s to the dads who cradle newborn babies in their big, strong arms, promising them the world, the moon, and the stars. Here’s to the dads who change diapers, warm up bottles, burp babies, and… Read More A Tribute to Dad on Father’s Day
My kids and I have been using the Summer Bucket List and Laura’s tips to create some summer goals. With everything going on in our lives right now, fun needs to be at the top of the list. It’s just my kids and I this summer, so we have all the time in the world… Read More Summer Goals – Fun & Family
Now that Memorial Day Weekend and the beginning of June have come and gone, it is officially summer “Up North.” And if those clues weren’t obvious enough, the overnight increase in traffic is shouting to us: “Summer is here!” Anyone who lives in a place with long, cold, dreary winters knows what it’s like to… Read More 4 Tips For An Epic Summer
It was one of those magical mornings when our kids were busy with other people, the weather was great and the three of us actually had time to get together. We met for a special photoshoot and some hardcore brainstorming. The morning went fast as we pondered outfits that coordinated and prayed the wind wouldn’t jack… Read More The Up North Parent Photo Shoot | We Are Our Own Worst Critic
Welcome to Up North Parent! We are happy you are here. 🙂 So who are we? Becky, Beth & Laura are three moms from small-town Minnesota with a burning passion for thriving families, strong communities, and making memories. Fueled by caffeine, sisterhood, ambitions and lengthy text threads. What is Up North Parent? Well, in a… Read More Welcome! Meet the Up North Parent Team