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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

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Deuxsang teen vampires and a heckuva #YA book : Clandestine by Hannah Rials

I have the COOLEST friends. For realz One such friend is the crazy-talented Hannah Rials.  I’ve known young Miss Hannah for a few years and it blows my mind that she has TWO successful and award-winning YA books to her credit…and she’s just barely 21. When her first book, Ascension, was published by Aletha Press, I… Read More Deuxsang teen vampires and a heckuva #YA book : Clandestine by Hannah Rials

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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!

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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

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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

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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!)