Brainerd Lakes Area, Essentia Health, Family Activities, Self Care + Wellness

The String Yank Technique | How to Remove a Fish Hook if You’re Caught in the Fishing Fun

Guest Post written by Essentia Health; one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. Fishing and the Lakes Area go hand-in-in had, but the medical team at Essentia Health also knows that the two sometimes get “tangled” together is a not-so-fun-way. The lakes draw many to live and vacation in our beautiful area. However, a common injury for… Read More The String Yank Technique | How to Remove a Fish Hook if You’re Caught in the Fishing Fun

Brainerd Lakes Area, Health + Wellness Features

May is Healthy Vision Month | Smart Tips to Keep Your Peepers Healthy

Guest post by Lakes Area Eyecare of Baxter, MN; one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. May is Healthy Vision Month! What does that mean? This annual event is a national eye health observance that was established by the National Eye Institute (NEI) in May 2003. NEI is part of the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the United States… Read More May is Healthy Vision Month | Smart Tips to Keep Your Peepers Healthy

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

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