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

Brainerd Lakes Area, Education, Kids, Parenting

Vote YES with Us! | 2018 ISD 181 Brainerd Public School Referendum

On April 10th, 2018, the Brainerd Public School District 181 will face one of its most important and significant days yet. This day sincerely holds the future of our school district in the palm of it’s hand. On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018, a three-question ballot will be voted on across our school district, for a… Read More Vote YES with Us! | 2018 ISD 181 Brainerd Public School Referendum

Brainerd Lakes Area, Crafts, Recreation Features

Word of the Year Wooden Sign Project from Frugal Farmhouse

Thank you to Maren and Frugal Farmhouse for graciously inviting us to the Word of the Year Wooden Sign Project. It was wonderful! A warm crackling fire, yummy snacks, good friends and a nail gun. How could you go wrong? I (Becky) recently had an amazing opportunity to participate in yet another The Frugal Farmhouse… Read More Word of the Year Wooden Sign Project from Frugal Farmhouse

Brainerd Lakes Area, Health + Wellness Features

Blurry Eyes? Computer Vision Syndrome Could Be The Reason

(Guest post by Dr. Kristel Schamber of Lakes Area Eyecare of Baxter) Eye strain, blurry vision, headaches, dry eye and neck strain are all symptoms related to Computer Vision Syndrome or Digital Eye Strain. I suffer from all of these symptoms as I am on a digital device about 10 hours/day, like most people these… Read More Blurry Eyes? Computer Vision Syndrome Could Be The Reason

Brainerd Lakes Area, Essentia Health

The Donation of Cancer Comfort Bags Help Patients at Essentia Health

Guest post from Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, one of Up North Parent’s sponsors. Staff members of Northern Orthopedics, Ltd., wanted to do something special to honor their friend and co-worker who recently lost her battle with breast cancer. A few years ago the doctors at Northern Orthopedics decided that they would like the staff collectively to choose a… Read More The Donation of Cancer Comfort Bags Help Patients at Essentia Health

Brainerd Lakes Area, Recreation Features

The Frugal Farmhouse | DIY Woodworking Classes Where Fun & Creativity Collide

We want to say a huge heartfelt THANK YOU to Maren and The Frugal Farmhouse for allowing us to join her DIY woodworking class so we could experience it and share about it with you. We loved every second of it, Maren! It was one of those weeks where, by Friday afternoon, all I (Becky)… Read More The Frugal Farmhouse | DIY Woodworking Classes Where Fun & Creativity Collide

Brainerd Lakes Area, Self Care + Wellness

Eyelash Extensions – What, How and WHY? {Plus a Giveaway!}

I’ve been seeing and hearing about lash extensions all over social media for the past few years. I knew about false eyelashes (as in, the thick strips you buy at Target), and I’ve worn them for dance competitions in high school. But I hadn’t heard much about eyelash extensions until I started seeing people post… Read More Eyelash Extensions – What, How and WHY? {Plus a Giveaway!}

Brainerd Lakes Area, Product + Service Reviews, Shopping Features

Bette Mae’s Boutique | A Unique Destination in the Westgate Mall

“To be successful in business these days, business owners need to create a unique shopping experience for customers.” Wise words from long-time business developer and owner of Bette Mae’s Boutique, Cathy Hughes. Bette Mae’s has been on the UpNoPa moms’ radar since we started “mall walking” at the Westgate Mall in the mornings last spring.… Read More Bette Mae’s Boutique | A Unique Destination in the Westgate Mall