Andrea Lahouze

A Minnesota native and graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, associate editor Andrea Lahouze puts her English Lit degree to work writing and editing Special Sections for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, and writing and editing mspmag.com's The Fam e-newsletter and blog. She lives in Eden Prairie with her husband, two daughters, and two basset hounds. When she’s not wordsmithing, you can find Andrea volunteering for Secondhand Hounds Animal Rescue, walking her hounds, catching a Twins game with her family, chasing after her daughter at the Minnesota Zoo while babywearing her other daughter, or savoring a chai tea latte. She has also been known to eat all the garlic toasts at Murray’s.
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Worm Loves Worm

In his debut children’s book, Minnesota author J. J. Austrian celebrates marriage for all with an invertebrate love story.


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Family Skate Nights

They’re happening all over town! Here’s where and when (and who’s serving hot chocolate to boot).


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A Reason to Smile

On February 5 and 6: Free dental care for Minnesota kids, from Minnesota dentists.


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Hi Little One

Minnesota sisters launch a North-focused personalized apparel line for the babies in our lives.


Your Child's Healthiest Winter

How to keep your Minnesota kid happy, healthy, and (hopefully) illness-free all winter long.


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JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend September 12-13

Kidstock, Woofstock, animal-themed fitness at Como Zoo, and a wooded archery adventure.


Into the Blue

Faith’s Lodge founders Susan and Mark Lacek bring a piece of the coast to Fremont Avenue in this year’s Showcase Home.


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JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend August 29-30

Weekend fun for Twin Cities families: The State Fair, Renaissance Festival, and a full-moon canoe adventure.


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Minnesota State Fair for Kids

New kid-friendly attractions at the 2015 Great Minnesota Get-Together.


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JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend August 15-16

Families, summer’s not over yet! Great things to do this weekend—face painting and fireworks included.


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Dog Days of the Twin Cities

Your guide to all that’s tail-wagging good. Plus stories of adoptions worth celebrating. It’s a ruff life!


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JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend August 1-2

Weekend fun for your Twin Cities fam: A floating library, a pup-focused festival, and games in the Sculpture Garden.


8 Great Neighborhoods

Our rundown on metro-area neighborhoods, including a look at award-winning schools.


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Kid Power

Minneapolis-founded triathlon empowers young athletes to help kids fighting cancer.


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JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend July 11-12

Family weekend fun: Waffles, water slides, parades, and a pops orchestra al fresco.


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JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend June 27-28

Bring the children! Teddy Bear Band Day, log rolling, and Harry Potter on Lake Harriet.


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6 Outdoor Summer Celebrations for Families

Add these warm-weather fêtes to the family calendar.


7 Counties, 7 Rides

Roll around the metro and find a ride in each of our counties—seven rides of diverse length, terrain, and difficulty. Take your pick, Twin Cities!


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JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend June 13–14

Free admission to all 75 Minnesota state parks, color-soaked bike rides, and The Princess and the Pea.


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JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend May 30-31

Get outside with the family! Mini-golf, festivals, and live music lakeside are all on tap.


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