Best Of, Essentia Health, guest posts, Life Lessons

Tips for a healthy and peace-filled Holiday Season

Guest post from By Teresa Farrell, Registered and Licensed Dietician at Essentia Health. Tips for a healthy and peace-filled Holiday season By Teresa Farrell, Registered and Licensed Dietician at Essentia Health. We all love the holidays but most of us find it’s also a very hectic time of year, often too hectic leaving us tired and… Read More Tips for a healthy and peace-filled Holiday Season

Best Of, Essentia Health, guest posts, Health, Life Lessons

Mom Bosses! Make a plan to have a healthy Breakfast

By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. This a prime time to organize our breakfast plans. We’re back from vacation and setting up routines for work and the upcoming school year. So Mom Bosses-let’s make a plan to have a healthy breakfast every day! Some say breakfast is the most important meal… Read More Mom Bosses! Make a plan to have a healthy Breakfast

Anxiety issues, Best Of, guest posts, kids, parenthood

Techie Kids Need Outdoor Adventure More Than Ever (find out why!)

Guest post from author, Daddy and adventure lover, Jeff Alt Why Tech Savvy Children Need Outdoor Adventure More Than Ever Scientific evidence has proven that time spent in nature increases your creativity, helps prevent depression, and improves your overall health.  But, a large segment of children has replaced time in nature with tablets, smartphones &… Read More Techie Kids Need Outdoor Adventure More Than Ever (find out why!)

Essentia Health, guest posts, Health

Summer Grilling Tips: Healthy marinades add flavor to grilled foods

Guest post By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. Healthy marinades add flavor to grilled foods Summer brings out the grills and healthy menu options as we grill lean meats, chicken, fish, and vegetables. Marinating can add robust flavors. Grilling red meats to the point of charring can increase the heterocyclic amines that… Read More Summer Grilling Tips: Healthy marinades add flavor to grilled foods

Essentia Health, guest posts

An Eggs-cellent discussion | the health benefits of eating Eggs

Guest post from Essentia Health of Brainerd, MN Happy Spring Everyone! One tradition many families enjoy during the Easter season is to dye hard-boiled eggs. They are often bright and colorful, adding a nice touch to the dinner table, and are good tasting too! There is some debate whether eggs should be a part of… Read More An Eggs-cellent discussion | the health benefits of eating Eggs

Best Of, Book Love, guest posts

Being Silly in Other Languages | Diverse Children’s Book Publisher, Moonjami Press

Guest Blog post from Bianca Ksoll, author of The Mouse from Laos and Diverse Children’s Book Publisher, Moonjami Press Moonjami Press | How it all Began Like most moms of two toddlers I read millions of books every night (and day), somewhere in my sleep-deprived stupor after my second child’s birth I began writing a… Read More Being Silly in Other Languages | Diverse Children’s Book Publisher, Moonjami Press

Essentia Health, guest posts, Health

The weather outside may be frightful, but exercising outdoors can be delightful

Guest post from Essentia Health-St Josephs Hospital of Brainerd During these cold months, most folks want to hibernate inside and drop all outdoor activities. However, there’s no need to spend almost half a year sitting inside. “When it comes to being active outdoors, there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing choices,”… Read More The weather outside may be frightful, but exercising outdoors can be delightful

guest posts, Health, Life Lessons

New therapy relieves debilitating heel pain | Platelet-rich plasma therapy from Essentia Health

New therapy relieves debilitating heel pain | Platelet-rich plasma therapy from Essentia Health Persistent and debilitating heel pain was ruining Curtis Sanow’s active life. The land surveyor-in-training retreated to desk duty at work. During his honeymoon in a Mexican beach town, the newlywed was stuck poolside to avoid a painful flare-up and often wore a… Read More New therapy relieves debilitating heel pain | Platelet-rich plasma therapy from Essentia Health

guest posts, motherhood, parenthood

We are the first generation of moms raising digital kids without having been digital kids ourselves #scary

My friend and fellow Minnesotan Galit (pronounced guh-leet ) Breen is someone I truly admire. And have for a long time. The work she does is amaze-balls as well. From her book [easyazon_link identifier=”1533623414″ locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”franticmomm02-20″ cart=”y” cloak=”y” localize=”y” popups=”y”]Kindness Wins [/easyazon_link]to her notable appearances at Listen to Your Mother #TwinCities I wish I could… Read More We are the first generation of moms raising digital kids without having been digital kids ourselves #scary

Book Love, guest posts

Advice from Scholastic-The Top things EVERY parent needs to know about kids’ Reading

Today, Scholastic released the latest research from the newest Kids & Family Reading Report, 6th edition. We learned what kids – and parents – want in books, as well as kids need for more guidance on books to read for fun. Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report For 10 years, this nationally representative research from… Read More Advice from Scholastic-The Top things EVERY parent needs to know about kids’ Reading

guest posts, product reviews, WAHM

A life-changing new way to Eat Healthy and Feel Awesome: Healthsoup.com

There has been many-a-time in my never-ending quest for “healthy” that I’ve found myself stuck in a rut. You know the “rut” I mean; the one where you’re so bored with all of your current recipes that you’re ready to throw in the proverbial towel and drown your frustrations in a bag of Cheetos. There… Read More A life-changing new way to Eat Healthy and Feel Awesome: Healthsoup.com

Essentia Health, guest posts, recipes

Delish Dish-Essentia Health’s Chicken Skewers Sizzle

By Shellie Cibuzar, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center.  On a summer day, spicy chicken skewers sizzling on the grill are one of my mouth-watering favorites. Grilling often focuses on meats, especially beef and pork. Opting for chicken or turkey instead gives you a meal that’s lower in fat and calories,… Read More Delish Dish-Essentia Health’s Chicken Skewers Sizzle