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, 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

Family Activities, Kids, Parenting, Summer

Half Birthday Celebrations | Half Birthday Party Ideas for Kids

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

Brainerd Lakes Area, Family Activities, Kids, Money, Parenting, Summer

Summertime Money Making Ideas for Teens

Summer break is always a time deeply anticipated by kids, but sometimes not-so-much by their parents. Three weeks into summer vacation is when the shiny newness of not being in school starts to tarnish and boredom sets in. Whether your kids are 5 or 15, parents know what bored kids do. Bored kids tend to:… Read More Summertime Money Making Ideas for Teens

Golf Features, Product + Service Reviews, Summer

Our Kind of Golf | Wildwedge Mini Golf in Pequot Lakes

This post is made possible by Wildwedge Golf and RV Park, who provided us with a complimentary mini golf and maze adventure, in order to write about our experience. Thank you! In an area with world-renowned golf courses, you’d think chances would be good that the three of us Up North Parent moms might be… Read More Our Kind of Golf | Wildwedge Mini Golf in Pequot Lakes