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 for MSP-C’s Blueprint and JuiceBox blogs. She lives in Hopkins with her husband, daughter, 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 husband, chasing after her daughter at the Minnesota Zoo, or savoring a chai tea latte. She has also been known to eat all the garlic toasts at Murray’s.
Minnesota Twins ABC 101 board books Pacifier Minneapolis
Review: Minnesota Twins Board Books

It’s baseball culture and ABCs for our youngest Minnesota Twins fans. H is for Homer Hanky.


Poppy Drops Temporary Tattoo Earrings
That Was Easy: Poppy Drops Earrings

She wants to wear “grown-up” earrings. You’re having parent-panic about piercing her ears. Here’s your win-win solution.


Father's Day Haiku
Slideshow: Father's Day Haikus

Five Father's Day haikus, from the desks of our editors.


Midsommar Celebration American Swedish Institute Minneapolis
JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend June 14-15

It’s Friday’s Eve. Here are five awesome ways to entertain the children this weekend.


Grand Old Day Grand Avenue St. Paul Minnesota
JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend May 31 – June 1

Four sweet ways to get outside with the kiddos this weekend.


Minnesota Children's Museum St. Paul Minnesota bubbles
JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend May 17-18

Four fantastic ways to get out of the house with your family this weekend.


Cinco de Mayo Saint Paul West Side parade Twin Cities Minnesota
JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend May 3-4

Five awesome ways to get out of the house with your family this weekend.


Minnesota Landscape Arboretum boys playing outside
Sip of the Weekend April 26-27

Earthy, muddy, and musical ways to bond with the family this weekend.


Garden outside a luxury home
Luxury Homes & Gardens

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION | Seven homes combine style and function to create unique, extraordinary beauty.


The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Stages Theatre Company Hopkins MN
Sip of the Weekend April 12-13

Baby chicks, April showers, nano science, and the Big Bad Wolf. Take the kids!


Moo! by David LaRochelle and Mike Wohnoutka children's book
Moo! Wins Minnesota Book Award

One of David LaRochelle's books was read aloud by Reese Witherspoon at the White House, too.


Balloonacy actor Robert Dorfman Childrens Theatre Company Minneapolis thumbnail
Review: Balloonacy @ Children’s Theatre Company

By Maddie, age two-and-a-HALF, Cinderella method actress.


Creative Kidstuff Minneapolis Buck, Buck, Moose Card Game Thumbnail Minneapolis
Local Companies Curate Autism-Friendly Toys

Creative Kidstuff and St. David's Center curate a collection of autism-friendly toys.


Flowers at Como Park Zoo Marjorie McNeely Conservatory St. Paul Minnesota
JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend March 29-30

Places your family can stop and smell the actual roses this weekend. (Hint: They’re not outside.)


Magnetic Poetry: Cabin and Sasquatch Editions

Now with more "pontoon" and "musk."


JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend March 14-16

A family-friendly St. Patrick's Day? It's the pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow!


Goodnight Loon by Abe Sauer and Nathaniel Davauer
Review: Goodnight Loon

 “On the great lake pontoon there was a Duluth Pack…”


Elan Uptown
Eight Reasons to Lease Luxury

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION | Far beyond lawn care, high-end amenities offered by the rapidly expanding Twin Cities apartment scene are uncommon and enticing for a variety of ages and lifestyles.


From the film for kids
JuiceBox Sip of the Weekend March 1-2

Because they've already watched all of the age-appropriate DVDs and Netflix shows at your immediate disposal. 


illustration of woman with boxing gloves punching
Your Inner Superhero

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION | Exercise helps every cell of your body improve. Call it science-based fitness inspiration.


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