Brainerd Lakes Area, Gardens and Outdoor spaces

Young Entrepreneurs: Sonnenblume Flower Farm of Brainerd

Everyone deserves real flowers. “Real” in all their natural glory, as fresh as physically possible, in breathtakingly beautiful colors. And Mary Schaefbauer at Sonnenblume Flower Farm of Brainerd is just the place to find gorgeous and organically grown blooms for any occasion. The other cool thing? This ambitious entrepreneur is only in a senior in… Read More Young Entrepreneurs: Sonnenblume Flower Farm of Brainerd

Brainerd Lakes Area, Family Activities, Local Parks, Summer

Brainerd History Week and the 39th Annual This Old Farm Pioneer Days

The UpNoPa moms LOVE this community where we live, work and play every day. Heck, that’s how Up North Parent came to be in the first place! We created Up North Parent because we are passionate about supporting thriving families and strong communities and wanted to provide inspiration for both. We also believe that the… Read More Brainerd History Week and the 39th Annual This Old Farm Pioneer Days

Brainerd Lakes Area, Summer

Avoiding Hot Dogs | Summer Pet Care Tips from Lakeland Veterinary Hospital

Us Up North Parent Moms LOVE our pets. They are like kids to us! Laura’s Remy and Becky’s Freddy are two spoiled pooches who deserve only the best care. For as long as we have had dogs, we have always taken them to the gurus at Lakeland Veterinary Hospital in Baxter. We know our fur… Read More Avoiding Hot Dogs | Summer Pet Care Tips from Lakeland Veterinary Hospital

Brainerd Lakes Area, Health + Wellness Features

Don’t Forget to Sunblock Your Eyes This Summer!

Guest post by Lakes Area Eyecare of Baxter, MN; one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. Contrary to popular belief, one size of eyewear does not fit all. In fact, many of the patients at Lakes Area Eyecare treat their glasses like they do their wardrobe. They have a pair they like for work, for home, for the weekends,… Read More Don’t Forget to Sunblock Your Eyes This Summer!

Brainerd Lakes Area, Family Activities, Self Care + Wellness, Summer

The Up North Parent Healing Gardens Tour

“Going for a drive” is a simple and relatively inexpensive way to enjoy summer while also taking in the sights, sounds, and attractions that the Up North/Lakes Area has to offer. And anyone who’s lived here for more than one season knows that gardening is a BIG DEAL in this community. Rightfully so since dirt… Read More The Up North Parent Healing Gardens Tour

Brainerd Lakes Area, Health + Wellness Features, Money, Parenting, Shopping Features

Cub Foods Grocery Delivery | Favorite Brands Brought Right to Your Doorstep!

This post is sponsored and brought to you by Cub Foods, one of the Up North Parent Advertisers. Picture this: it’s been a ridiculously long day. You are tired, your feet hurt, and all you want is your pajamas and a cup of tea. But wait! You need groceries in the worst way or you… Read More Cub Foods Grocery Delivery | Favorite Brands Brought Right to Your Doorstep!

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