The Mighty Blog features stories from around Children’s Minnesota, as well as health and wellness information for raising healthy kids.

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What it’s like being a high school junior in a pandemic

Hear from Michelle Ramierez Armendariz, Children’s Minnesota Marketing and Communications intern and high school junior, about her experience with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Work Here Wednesday: Join our newest Specialty Center in Lakeville

Children’s Minnesota is hiring a program therapist and a lead program therapist for our newest behavioral health program in Lakeville, Minn.

April is National Donate Life Month

In April, Children’s Minnesota is recognizing National Donate Life Month. This is a month we celebrate, recognize, honor and thank all those involved.

A parent’s guide to accessing our integrated behavioral health professionals at primary care visits

At Children’s Minnesota, we integrate behavioral health professionals into our primary care clinics so that children get the care they need when they need it most. Integrated behavioral health is available at three of our primary care clinics: Minneapolis, St. Paul and West St. Paul.

The COVID-19 vaccine at Children’s Minnesota: what you need to know

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine at Children’s Minnesota.

Life-long healing journey: Parsa’s story

Looking at Parsa Najmaie today, you would have no idea that she spent much of her early toddlerhood at Children’s Minnesota receiving treatment for cancer. Read Parsa's life-long healing journey.

What expecting moms should know about the COVID-19 vaccine

When it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine, you might have a lot of questions—especially if you are pregnant or may become pregnant soon.

Heart disease and COVID-19: what parents need to know

We talked with Dr. Bradford Chu, pediatric and fetal cardiologist at Children’s Minnesota and the Children’s Heart Clinic, about how COVID-19 may affect kids with heart disease and how parents can help.

Tips for parents during the trial of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd

The trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd is a topic of conversation in many homes. Many parents are wondering: what impact could this have on kids and their mental and emotional health? During the time of the trial, this could be re-traumatizing for some children, especially black, indigenous and children of color.

Sleep awareness: what parents need to know

Parents know good sleep is essential for healthy growth and functioning. Parents also know that good sleep can be hard to come by. Sleep Awareness Week happens every year and is recognized March 14-20 in 2021!