Hearing the words “back-to-school” can create a windstorm of mixed emotions in a household. The most common is groaning from the kids and cheering from the parents! All joking aside, when kids experience anxiety about going back to school, it can have an effect on parents as well. It seems like there’s nothing you can… Read More Awesome First Day of School Books for Kids
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!
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
In my (Becky’s) house, the thought of summer fun ending and back to school shopping starting is usually met with a ton of moans and groans. Mine is the loudest. Not only do I simply LOVE the easy slowness of summer, the thought of outfitting my picky tween girl and my gigantic teen boy with… Read More 11 Ways to Save on Back to School Shopping
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!
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
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
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!
“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
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!