Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features

Look Closely: Reading Labels to Locate Hidden Sugar

Guest post from Jean Larson licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health, one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors Most Americans consume 20 teaspoons of sugar every day. In comparison, our paleolithic ancestors consumed an estimated 20 teaspoons in a year. But we’re not digging into the sugar bowl. Instead, most of the sugar we eat… Read More Look Closely: Reading Labels to Locate Hidden Sugar

Cleaning

Never Buy Cleaning Products Again | Top Essential Oils For Cleaning Your House

Essential oils are a versatile item to have in your home. They smell amazing and can be used for a ton of physical issues and ailments, but they can also sanitize your home, and get it feeling nice and clean. They are a natural antibacterial agent which makes for a great homemade cleaner for your home.… Read More Never Buy Cleaning Products Again | Top Essential Oils For Cleaning Your House

Kids, Motherhood, Parenting, Travel

Moms: The Urban Sherpas of Life | How to Leave the House With Kids (Without Losing Your Mind!)

Women need to be independent and prepared for whatever life throws at them. Moms especially. Who knew that after birthing a Small Human we would need to carry half of our house’s contents everywhere we go like a frazzled Sherpa. And “living dangerously” means we leave one of four gear bags at home for a… Read More Moms: The Urban Sherpas of Life | How to Leave the House With Kids (Without Losing Your Mind!)

Anxiety, Mental Health, Parenting, Self Care + Wellness, Uncategorized

9 Silly Ways to Blow Off Steam and De-Stress

Stress is, unfortunately, a part of life. But for parents, those moments of pressure and high-anxiety can be even more frequent; and downright debilitating when it comes to the creative process. The Internet is packed with unique ways to “blow some steam” and decompress during tense times. From funny videos to gadgets and relaxation timers… Read More 9 Silly Ways to Blow Off Steam and De-Stress

Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features

Get the Protective Power of Phytonutrients

Guest post from Jean Larson, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health, one of the Up North Parent Sponsors. Most of us have heard of protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals as core components of our diet. A lesser-known category includes phytonutrients or phytochemicals. While not considered “essential nutrients,” I consider them extremely powerful compounds… Read More Get the Protective Power of Phytonutrients

Business, Money, Parenting, Work + Life Balance

Advice on Working from Home with Kids (and Not Being Broke)

Picture this: It’s stinkin’ cold outside (stinkin’ cold is 25% yuckier than regular cold), and the snow is coming down like crazy. You know it’s only a matter of time before the radio station reports that school has been canceled fdue to inclement weather conditions. Dread rises in your throat because you know that you… Read More Advice on Working from Home with Kids (and Not Being Broke)