Picture this: It’s stinkin’ cold outside (stinkin’ cold is 25% yuckier than regular cold), and the snow is coming down like crazy. You know it’s only a matter of time before the radio station reports that school has been canceled fdue to inclement weather conditions. Dread rises in your throat because you know that you… Read More Advice on Working from Home with Kids (and Not Being Broke)
The dog is barking, the kids are fighting, and your Mother-in-Law just texted you that she is on her way for a “quick visit.” It’s times like these when moms find it hard not to feel like the world is closing in on them. Welcome to life. Welcome to parenthood. As much as we know… Read More Mini Self-Care Moments for Parents
Guest post from Sarah Porisch, Brainerd Public Schools Director of Technology Safety and security of our students and staff is always a top priority at Brainerd Public Schools. This includes the online safety and security of our students and faculty. Our district monitors and manages all district-owned devices and uses advanced filtering tools on our secure… Read More Keeping Kids Safe Online | The Importance of Positive Digital Citizenship
In this fast-paced world we live, (and in the often intense Season of Parenthood), it can sure seem like we are losing ourselves. The person who used to love to read, shop, work-out or play has been replaced by a blurry-eyed human who thinks taking a shower daily (and alone) is the achievement of the… Read More Do I Have a Right to Take Time for Me?
Ugg, mom guilt. I’m sure you what I (Becky) mean. Mom guilt is like an unattractive backpack we haul around on a daily basis. It erodes how we feel about ourselves because the “not good enough” voices in our heads just won’t shut up. It’s the sinking feeling we get when obsessing about critical things… Read More Permission to Banish Mom Guilt
If you’ve got a kid who loves bugs, you might be wondering what sort of gifts you can get them. This can especially be a challenge if you’re not quite the bug enthusiast they are! (Raising my hand with you!) We’ve got a list of the best gift ideas for kids who love bugs to… Read More The Ultimate Gift Guide for Bug-Loving Kids | Gift Ideas for Kids Who Love Bugs
December is arguably my most favorite month of the year. Sure, it’s usually cold in Minnesota, but I don’t mind the snow and cold one bit until AFTER the new year. It’s still new and pretty, and I’m 100% ok with a white Christmas! I love everything about the holiday season, from the music and… Read More Ideas of Holiday Traditions Your Family Will Love
This time of year, gratitude and thanksgiving are at the forefront of everyone’s mind. The holiday season seems to inspire us to count our blessings and appreciate what we have to be thankful for. For those of us who are raising children, we likely want to encourage and teach our children to experience gratitude this… Read More How to Cultivate Gratitude in Kids | Help Your Kids Give Thanks
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!
My birthday is in the beginning of December, and I live in Minnesota. That means for all of my birthdays, it has been cold and 95% of them have had snow on the ground. My sister, on the other hand, was born in July. Her birthdays have always been just after the midpoint of summer,… Read More Half Birthday Celebrations | Half Birthday Party Ideas for Kids