Brainerd Lakes Area, Minnesota, Summer

Up North Summer Fun | Let’s Celebrate Paul Bunyan Day!

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!

Road Trips, South Dakota, Summer

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.*  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

Body Image, Motherhood, Self Love

The Up North Parent Photo Shoot | We Are Our Own Worst Critic

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