Brainerd Lakes Area, Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features

Essentia Health Offers FREE Lifestyle Change Classes

Guest post by Essentia Health, one of the Up North Parent Sponsors. Currently, 1 out of 3 individuals have pre-diabetes — but 9 out of 10 times people don’t know it. Pre-diabetes involves blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diabetes. An individual with pre-diabetes can delay or… Read More Essentia Health Offers FREE Lifestyle Change Classes

Brainerd Lakes Area, Gardens and Outdoor spaces, Health + Wellness Features

The Intrinsic Value of Gardening and the Top 12 Reasons to Garden!

Like we mentioned in our Up North 2018 Healing Gardens Tour, gardening is more than food-producing and hobby-inducing. And the growing gurus at Landsburg Landscape Nursery of Brainerd couldn’t agree more and were kind enough to give us their thoughts on The Intrinsic Value of Gardening and the Top 12 Reasons to Garden. Enjoy! Time for some… Read More The Intrinsic Value of Gardening and the Top 12 Reasons to Garden!

Back to School, Brainerd Lakes Area, Health + Wellness Features

The Most Important Part of Back-to-School… Eye Exams!

Guest post by Dr. Kristel Schamber Lakes Area Eyecare of Baxter, MN; one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. As much as we hate to admit it…summer is waning and autumn is on the way. And with this season comes another predictable fact of life; back to school! As the stores fill their shelves with brightly colored pens, notebooks, and… Read More The Most Important Part of Back-to-School… Eye Exams!

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

Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features

Going Beyond “Just Tomatoes” with 5 Fresh Salsa Recipes!

Guest post By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health, one of the Up North Parent Sponsors. The heart of summer brings delicious fruits and vegetables from our gardens, farmers markets and the overflowing produce departments at local grocery stores. Salsa is a popular way to capitalize on these riches and here are… Read More Going Beyond “Just Tomatoes” with 5 Fresh Salsa Recipes!

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