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Minnesota Writers: #Brainerd Writers Alliance Conference and Writing Contest!

So, do you know how to weave a good tale? Spin a solid sonnet? Write a moving non-fiction article? Then I suggest considering entering a Minnesota only writing contest! Brainerd Writers Alliance is seeking submissions from literary authors across the state of Minnesota in the categories of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Brainerd Writers Alliance… Read More Minnesota Writers: #Brainerd Writers Alliance Conference and Writing Contest!

Best Of, WAHM

Back to School is Looming | Get Kids Reading with the #DiverseKidLit Linkup

Welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children’s book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations. What Is #DiverseKidLit? Diverse Children’s Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children’s books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of… Read More Back to School is Looming | Get Kids Reading with the #DiverseKidLit Linkup

Best Of, Health

Adding Color to your Diet by Eating Nature’s Food Rainbow

Health Benefits of a Colorful Diet Professional chefs will tell you there’s a visual element to food, and they work on their presentation as much as the food’s flavor. Given this human tendency, it’s interesting that some of nature’s most visually appealing foods are also the healthiest. However, in our modern culture of artificially-colored foods,… Read More Adding Color to your Diet by Eating Nature’s Food Rainbow

Best Of, Book Love

Rory Feek – New Book on Growing Love, Lifesteading, and Hope

I remember hearing about Joey and Rory’s journey two years ago. I wasn’t familiar with these Nashville songwriters, but I was familiar with the many hit songs they wrote. They were a high-profile couple in Nashville and also the picture of true love and incredible talent. But the real story was of a journey…a fight.… Read More Rory Feek – New Book on Growing Love, Lifesteading, and Hope

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Two New English/French picture books for Kids #ReadYourWorld

So why are second languages so important? Because we want not only want the best education for our children, we also live in a diverse world of many, many unique languages. But, what can parents do when only 25% of  U.S. elementary schools, public or private, offer any type of foreign language programs? Invest in some… Read More Two New English/French picture books for Kids #ReadYourWorld

Best Of, Essentia Health, Health

Fabulous Fish Recipes from Essentia Health

by Teresa Farrell, RD, LD Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic Fish! Fish! Fish!  Is everyone enjoying the lakes after a long winter? If you are a true Minnesotan, you were putting a line in the water as soon as Fishing Opener was announced! In addition to fishing being an enjoyable pastime, fish are tasty and a lean protein option.… Read More Fabulous Fish Recipes from Essentia Health

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Try these kohlrabi recipes (cabbage’s crazy cousin!)

By Bonnie Brost, a licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. If you’re looking for a new vegetable, give cabbage’s crazy cousin a try. They may be odd looking, but they are packed full of flavor and nutrition. Here’s a little background on this veg plus some kohlrabi recipes to try. What is Kohlrabi exactly? Consider… Read More Try these kohlrabi recipes (cabbage’s crazy cousin!)

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Boosting Healthy Fats | Grilling Salmon 3 Different Ways

By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. Nutrition can be confusing and that’s especially true when it comes to fats in our diet. When the nutrition facts label for foods was born in the 1980s, it was believed that explaining that some fats are good and other fats are bad would be… Read More Boosting Healthy Fats | Grilling Salmon 3 Different Ways

Best Of, Diverse Kidlit Linky

Happy July! Let’s Share some #DiverseKidLit

Welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children’s book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations. What Is #DiverseKidLit? Diverse Children’s Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children’s books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of… Read More Happy July! Let’s Share some #DiverseKidLit