Kids, Parenting

The Power of Play | A Critical Part of Children’s Growth and Development

Parents spend a good portion of their time at work, earning money needed for their family and creating their career path. Children, on the other hand, either spend their time in school or at their “job” which just so happens to be playing. Playtime may seem like a happy and light-hearted essential part of life… Read More The Power of Play | A Critical Part of Children’s Growth and Development

Fall, Family Activities

Pup-or-Treat! Easy Halloween Pet Treats

Everyone wants treats for Halloween, including your pets! Here are some quick, easy and healthy Halloween Pet Treats you can whip up for a little Pup-or-Treat on All Hallow’s Eve this year! Pup-or-Treat! Easy Halloween Pet Treats Healthy Pup-kin balls This tasty goody is nutritious and delicious while also being loaded with Vitamin A, beta-carotene,… Read More Pup-or-Treat! Easy Halloween Pet Treats

Fall, Family Activities

7 Halloween Pet Safety Tips for our Pooches

Sugar rushes, tiny ghouls and witches, nighttime darkness, speeding cars—it’s dangerous out there on All Hallows’ Eve! For everyone… two- and four-legged alike. Yes, even your pets are at risk on Halloween! Fortunately, we have some tips to help you keep your pet safe and sound. Here’s how to make this Halloween fun, safe, and… Read More 7 Halloween Pet Safety Tips for our Pooches

Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features, Self Care + Wellness, Uncategorized

The Health Benefits of Eating Eggs

There is some debate on whether eggs should be a part of people’s diet. However, the health benefits of eating eggs are overpowering most concerns these days. Hard-boiled eggs are very versatile, as well as being low cost and filling. Whether you decide to eat them by themselves, chop them on a green salad, make… Read More The Health Benefits of Eating Eggs

Brainerd Lakes Area, Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features

“Don’t Blow It” | Essentia Health Unveils Anti-Vaping Campaign

As the use of electronic cigarettes continues to rise, Essentia Health and community partners are aggressively pushing back against the epidemic with a “Don’t Blow It” anti-vaping campaign. Campaign toolkits are hosted online and feature a variety of resources aimed at curbing vaping. Tools include educational materials, posters, fact sheets, and infographics, as well as support… Read More “Don’t Blow It” | Essentia Health Unveils Anti-Vaping Campaign

Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features, Recipes + Food

Tart and Terrific Rhubarb Recipes Your Family will Love

Guest Post by Essentia Health, one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors Love it or hate it, it’s rhubarb season! Some people enjoy the tart flavor, others not so much. Most people are familiar with rhubarb in desserts where a lot of sugar is added to balance out the tartness, but rhubarb isn’t just for desserts.… Read More Tart and Terrific Rhubarb Recipes Your Family will Love

Back to School, Brainerd Lakes Area, Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features

A Flu Shot is the Best Protection | Essentia Health Flu Shots

A guest post from Essential Health, one of the Up North Parent Sponsors The best way to protect yourself and your family against the flu this season is to get vaccinated with an Essentia Health flu shot! Essentia Health is providing two options to be vaccinated: By scheduling a 10-minute appointment at your local clinic… Read More A Flu Shot is the Best Protection | Essentia Health Flu Shots

Brainerd Lakes Area, Essentia Health

The da Vinci® Surgical Robot | Enhancing Patient Care at Essential Health

This post is sponsored by Essentia Health, one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. For over 100 years, the physicians and experts at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center have stayed true to their tagline of “like nowhere else” in regards to offering residents of the Brainerd Lakes Area and beyond the best patient-centered health care possible.… Read More The da Vinci® Surgical Robot | Enhancing Patient Care at Essential Health

Brainerd Lakes Area, Family Activities, Travel

Cultural and Historical Destinations Perfect for an Up North Road Trip

“Let’s go for a ride.” Those were five words I was always excited to hear as a child. My (Becky’s) family was big on what we called ‘Sunday Drives;’ a day when mom would pack the picnic basket and we’d all pile into the Family Truckster for a fun day exploring the Brainerd Lakes area… Read More Cultural and Historical Destinations Perfect for an Up North Road Trip