Books, Family Activities, Kids

5 Wonderfully Diverse Coloring Books for Kids and Tweens

Anyone who knows me (Becky) knows that adult coloring is something I truly adore. It’s a form of relaxation that is portable, doable, and never fails to help me “power down” after an intense day. And honestly, I’m kinda picky about what I want to spend my time coloring. So when I stumble upon a… Read More 5 Wonderfully Diverse Coloring Books for Kids and Tweens

Books, Holidays

The Interesting Backstory of Elf on the Shelf Holiday Tradition

By now you may have noticed the epic amount of Elf on the Shelf activity on social media platforms like Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook. Elf on the Shelf has been part of millions of family’s holiday traditions for over a decade. Though not an Elf on the Shelf owner myself, I (Becky) do appreciate my friend’s… Read More The Interesting Backstory of Elf on the Shelf Holiday Tradition

Books

How to Start a Book Club | Everything You Need to Know About Book Clubs

Both of us moms here at Up North Parent love to read. I’m not sure if it’s the fact we’re both introverts (reading is our favorite way to refill our energy buckets), or if living in Minnesota with our insanely long and often harsh winters further encourages our love of reading. Whatever it is, we… Read More How to Start a Book Club | Everything You Need to Know About Book Clubs

Books, Fall

Sweaters, Cocoa and Fiction | #UpNoPa Book Picks for Autumn

The leaves are turning and Fall is here. That means we’re curling up with our favorite books, and settling in for a cozy season. Here’s what we’ve been reading (and loving) lately! Laura’s Book Picks for Autumn- I’ve been listening to audiobooks lately, thanks to the Cloud Library app available through my local public library.… Read More Sweaters, Cocoa and Fiction | #UpNoPa Book Picks for Autumn

Books, Health + Wellness Features

A Read Aloud Month Reminder from Lakes Area Eyecare

Guest post by Lakes Area Eyecare of Baxter, MN; one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. Reading aloud is a wonderful chance to share adventure, intrigue, and emotion – and that is irreplaceable. Connect with your child through a book and be transported to another time and place — together. Books are such an amazing way for kids… Read More A Read Aloud Month Reminder from Lakes Area Eyecare

Books

A National Kid’s Book Event with Local Ties | Multicultural Children’s Book Day

Our mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these of books into classrooms and libraries. That was the vow Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) co-founders Valarie Budayr, and Mia Wenjen, made in early 2012. Five years later this grassroots initiative to raise awareness… Read More A National Kid’s Book Event with Local Ties | Multicultural Children’s Book Day