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'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.
Bearach Coughlin and Salvador
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!

The Floating Library Minneapolis mspmag
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.

Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon Lake Nokomis Minneapolis mspmag
Kid Power

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

Lakeville Pan-O-Prog festival mspmag
JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend July 11-12

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

Teddy Bear Band MN mspmag
JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend June 27-28

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

Minnesota State Fair Giant Slide
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!

Interstate State Park Minnesota mspmag
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.

Mini-golf Minneapolis Sculpture Garden mspmag
JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend May 30-31

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

Camp Smile Excelsior mspmag
Camp Smile

A new pediatric dental office makes teeth cleanings as fun as a day at camp.

sean kenney monarch LEGOs minnesota landscape arboretum mspmag
JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend May 16-17

LEGOs at the Arboretum, a scavenger hunt at Como Zoo, and more great weekend options for families.

Art in Bloom Minneapolis Institute of Arts mspmag
JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend May 2–3

Bring the whole family! Art In Bloom, the Festival of Nations, Cafesjian’s carousel, and parades are all happening this weekend.

Great Minnesota Train Expo Eagan Civic Center mspmag
JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend April 24-26

Great bets for kids and families this weekend, from Choo Choo Bob to Bunnicula.

Shining Design

From over 100 submissions, see this year's winners of the ASID MN Interior Design Awards.

Fiddlesticks MSPIFF Minneapolis Saint Paul mspmag
JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend April 11-12

Take the kids this weekend! Four great bets for the whole family.

Carver Park Egg Hunt Woodbury mspmag
JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend: March 27–29

Hunt for eggs, fish for termites, see an all-purple flower show, and, if you’re really lucky, get slimed by Nickelodeon.

Maple Syrup Three Rivers Park District mspmag
JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend: March 13–15

Maple syruping, a musical petting zoo, and more family fun for your spring-like weekend.

Play and Learn Cafe Minnetonka mspmag
Now Open: Play & Learn Cafe

A playground-gourmet cafe mash-up lets the kids shake out the sillies while you polish off some cranberry pecan brie crostini.

Space Science Museum of Minnesota St. Paul mspmag
JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend February 27 – March 1

Family fun that zooms you to outer space, smells like spring, and cultivates the next generation of Star Wars fans.

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