Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features, Recipes + Food, Self Care + Wellness

Four Ways to Naturally Balance Blood Sugar

Guest post from Jean Larson; licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health, one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. People with diabetes aren’t the only ones who need to lower their blood sugar levels. The American Diabetes Association says 1 in 3 American adults has pre-diabetes, which means their blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal… Read More Four Ways to Naturally Balance Blood Sugar

Brainerd Lakes Area, Self Care + Wellness

Finding Your Inner Ommmm | Holistic Well-Being in the Brainerd Lakes Area

If you’ve been on an airplane, you’ve heard the safety schpeel that takes place on every flight. As part of this pre-takeoff instruction, passengers are always directed: “Put your oxygen mask on first before assisting others.” Flight attendants encourage parents to help themselves before helping their child or children. While it’s a hard pill to… Read More Finding Your Inner Ommmm | Holistic Well-Being in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Essentia Health, Recipes + Food, Summer, Uncategorized

The Secrets for Eating Healthy at Summer Social Events

A guest post from Essentia Health, one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. Summer is just around the corner and as temperatures warm up, we’ll begin attending more barbecues, weddings and trips to the beach or cabin. Many of these social gatherings revolve around food and drink. If you are trying to eat healthier, summer can… Read More The Secrets for Eating Healthy at Summer Social Events

Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features

Look Closely: Reading Labels to Locate Hidden Sugar

Guest post from Jean Larson licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health, one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors Most Americans consume 20 teaspoons of sugar every day. In comparison, our paleolithic ancestors consumed an estimated 20 teaspoons in a year. But we’re not digging into the sugar bowl. Instead, most of the sugar we eat… Read More Look Closely: Reading Labels to Locate Hidden Sugar

Cleaning

Never Buy Cleaning Products Again | Top Essential Oils For Cleaning Your House

Essential oils are a versatile item to have in your home. They smell amazing and can be used for a ton of physical issues and ailments, but they can also sanitize your home, and get it feeling nice and clean. They are a natural antibacterial agent which makes for a great homemade cleaner for your home.… Read More Never Buy Cleaning Products Again | Top Essential Oils For Cleaning Your House

Kids, Motherhood, Parenting, Travel

Moms: The Urban Sherpas of Life | How to Leave the House With Kids (Without Losing Your Mind!)

Women need to be independent and prepared for whatever life throws at them. Moms especially. Who knew that after birthing a Small Human we would need to carry half of our house’s contents everywhere we go like a frazzled Sherpa. And “living dangerously” means we leave one of four gear bags at home for a… Read More Moms: The Urban Sherpas of Life | How to Leave the House With Kids (Without Losing Your Mind!)

Anxiety, Mental Health, Parenting, Self Care + Wellness, Uncategorized

9 Silly Ways to Blow Off Steam and De-Stress

Stress is, unfortunately, a part of life. But for parents, those moments of pressure and high-anxiety can be even more frequent; and downright debilitating when it comes to the creative process. The Internet is packed with unique ways to “blow some steam” and decompress during tense times. From funny videos to gadgets and relaxation timers… Read More 9 Silly Ways to Blow Off Steam and De-Stress