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

The Most Important Part of Back-to-School… Eye Exams!

Guest post by Dr. Kristel Schamber Lakes Area Eyecare of Baxter, MN; one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. As much as we hate to admit it…summer is waning and autumn is on the way. And with this season comes another predictable fact of life; back to school! As the stores fill their shelves with brightly colored pens, notebooks, and… Read More The Most Important Part of Back-to-School… Eye Exams!

Back to School, Kids, Motherhood, Parenting

Back To School Nostalgia | Stay Little, Just a Bit Longer

There’s something about the back-to-school season that makes me (Laura) feel a bit like a giddy kid again. Maybe it’s the aisles full of school supplies, the blank notebooks just waiting to be filled, or the sea of backpacks offering an option in every color and pattern. (I almost wrote, “Or maybe it’s the section… Read More Back To School Nostalgia | Stay Little, Just a Bit Longer

Back to School, Education, Special Needs

Back-to-School Tips for Parents of Kids With Special Needs | Easing The Transition

It’s back-to-school season, which can mean anxiety for some kids with special needs (and their parents!) Hopefully, these tips can help ease the transition from summer fun to autumn learning. VISIT THE CLASSROOM(S) This one seems a little too obvious, but it can be helpful for your child to be familiar with her classroom, locker/cubby… Read More Back-to-School Tips for Parents of Kids With Special Needs | Easing The Transition