**guest post from Dr. Kristel Schamber at Lakes Area Eyecare** Why exactly are polarized lenses so awesome? We’re glad you asked! There are actually many benefits associated with polarized sunglasses. Bad Light Out Probably the greatest benefit to having polarized sunglasses is their non-glare capabilities. The lenses have a special film that neutralizes glare from… Read More Polarized Glasses for “Polar” Season? Youbetcha!
Both of us moms here at Up North Parent love to read. I’m not sure if it’s the fact we’re both introverts (reading is our favorite way to refill our energy buckets), or if living in Minnesota with our insanely long and often harsh winters further encourages our love of reading. Whatever it is, we… Read More How to Start a Book Club | Everything You Need to Know About Book Clubs
I (Becky) thought I was going to die of happiness when the adult coloring book craze became all-the-rage a few years back. But relaxation is only part of the reason why I liked adult coloring. The other is the fact that it let me be creative. That’s also why I am totally infatuated with Bullet… Read More Bullet Journaling is a Sanity Saver! Here’s Why… #Bujo
The leaves are turning and Fall is here. That means we’re curling up with our favorite books, and settling in for a cozy season. Here’s what we’ve been reading (and loving) lately! Laura’s Book Picks for Autumn- I’ve been listening to audiobooks lately, thanks to the Cloud Library app available through my local public library.… Read More Sweaters, Cocoa and Fiction | #UpNoPa Book Picks for Autumn
Guest post By Teresa Farrell, RD, LD Essentia Health, St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic, one of the Up North Parent Sponsors. Apples and Autumn With Fall in the air, our minds start drifting towards bonfires and hot apple cider. Apples are a favorite for many people. In fact, Americans consume 44 pounds of apples per person, each year.… Read More Autumn Apple Chicken Stir Fry + Health Benefits of Apples
Guest post by Essentia Health, one of the Up North Parent Sponsors. Kellie Heidelberger-Townley had never suffered from such pain. “It felt like the pain went right to my brain,” she recalls of a broken and infected tooth that recently brought her to the Emergency Department at EssentiaHealth-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd. “I didn’t know where… Read More Essentia Health is Helping Crow Wing County SMILE
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
Now that the weather is cooling off and school is back in session, fall is knocking at our door. For many people, fall is their favorite season of all. They love the cooler weather, beautiful leaves, coziness of the autumn wardrobe, and the start of the holiday season. I love fall too, but since I… Read More The Best Fall Family Activities
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!
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