Brainerd Lakes Area, Family Activities, Food + Dining Features, Product + Service Reviews, Recreation Features

Jack Pine Brewery of Baxter, MN | A Not-So-Typical Local Taproom Experience

This post is sponsored by Jack Pine Brewery. Thank you for welcoming us and making this post possible! Some of the best businesses in the Brainerd Lakes Area are the ones who had humble and authentic beginnings. Jack Pine Brewery is one such company. Laura and I (Becky) recently had the pleasure of visiting this… Read More Jack Pine Brewery of Baxter, MN | A Not-So-Typical Local Taproom Experience

Brainerd Lakes Area, Business, Kids, Parenting, Side Hustles

Got Pets? Twin Tweens Turn a Love of Pets into a Dog Walking and Pet-Sitting Business

Laura and I (Becky) are always in awe of local parents who are in the midst of creating a new business or rocking a current one. We especially love to see that entrepreneurial spirit in our local teens and tweens! We are honored today, to share an inspiring story of two 10-year-olds who have taken… Read More Got Pets? Twin Tweens Turn a Love of Pets into a Dog Walking and Pet-Sitting Business

Brainerd Lakes Area, Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features, Self Care + Wellness

A Free App that Helps us Make Healthier Choices at the Grocery Store

Written by Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health; one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. Food shopping can be confusing. More than 20,000 new products are introduced into grocery stores every year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These products come in eye-catching wrappers and offer health claims to entice us to… Read More A Free App that Helps us Make Healthier Choices at the Grocery Store

Motherhood, Spring

Ultimate Gift Ideas for Mom | The Best Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and our opportunity to celebrate the amazing mothers in our lives is coming up! Sure, we should celebrate them every day (and we try to!) But on this special Mother’s Day, it’s a day dedicated to the moms and mother-figures in our lives who make things extra special.… Read More Ultimate Gift Ideas for Mom | The Best Gifts for Mother’s Day

Brainerd Lakes Area, Health + Wellness Features

Time to Reinvent your Eyestyle at Lakes Area Eyecare

Guest post by Lakes Area Eyecare of Baxter, MN; one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. Do you need to reinvent your eyestyle? After all, you are what you wear! From jeans and a t-shirt to chic fashionista outfits, there’s no reason your eyewear frames should miss the mark when creating a memorable look. And let’s face it;… Read More Time to Reinvent your Eyestyle at Lakes Area Eyecare

Brainerd Lakes Area, Health + Wellness Features, Self Care + Wellness

Slow Your Roll | Downtime Tips for Busy Moms

Ever heard the old saying, “No rest for the weary?”  Unfortunately, if you are a mom, the “weary” is YOU. And I think our “weariness” is at “next level” because winter will simply not Go.Away. It’s no secret that moms are essential and our days are filled with taking care of hearth, home, kids, husbands… Read More Slow Your Roll | Downtime Tips for Busy Moms

Business, Money, Simplify

Tips for Online Selling Descriptions and Disclosure | Clutter to Cash

“The Los Angeles Times reports that the average American home now contains 300,000 items. The size of our houses keeps getting bigger and bigger. But rather than resulting in an uncluttered space, they just keep filling with more things.” Simplify Magazine Size Matters Sizing is important when you’re selling clothing online. Sloppy or absent sizing… Read More Tips for Online Selling Descriptions and Disclosure | Clutter to Cash

Essentia Health, Pregnancy

Want all your pregnancy-related information in one place? There’s an Essentia Health app for that

Guest post from Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, one of Up North Parent’s sponsors. Finding out you’re about to bring another life into this world can be an incredibly joyous and nerve-wracking experience. Between dozens of doctors’ appointments and your ever-changing body, trying to remember everything relating to your pregnancy can be hard. That’s why Essentia Health created the… Read More Want all your pregnancy-related information in one place? There’s an Essentia Health app for that