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Andrea Lahouze

Andrea Lahouze

Andrea Lahouze writes and edits health, home, pets, and kids & family content for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and creates branded content and advertising features for Studio MSP. She is editor of the award-winning kids & family blog and e-newsletter The Fam, highly anticipated by its 4,000 (grand)parent readers. A Minnesota native, wife, and mother of two, she is also adept at finding ways to let the kids splatter paint, food, and glitter on walls that are not hers. Andrea can be found chasing after her daughter at the Minnesota Zoo while babywearing her other daughter, gallivanting with toddlers around the Minneapolis Institute of Art, walking her two basset hounds, skipping rocks in Grand Marais, rocking family pajama dance parties in her living room, and in rare moments of solitude, savoring a chai tea latte.

Largest Egg Hunt in Blaine

Photo courtesy of Renovation Church

Bring your basket (and occasionally your flashlight) for hunts in mansions, fields, and forest trails. Read more

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Dance Teams Super Bowl Halftime Show

Photograph by Rich Moll Photography

When after-school dance practice is with Justin Timberlake, how do you keep it a secret? Read more

Arts & Culture

Marbled Hearts

Photograph courtesy of Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Is your fam more artsy or outdoorsy? Here are five ways to celebrate heart day with the children. Read more

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Kid Cabin at Great Wolf Lodge

Photo courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge

We stayed. We played. We have some tips. Read more

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Family-friendly events in and around Super Bowl LII’s host city celebrate football and our land of snow and ice. Read more

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The waterpark resort next door to Mall of America unveils its northwoods transformation, with more amenities and activities for kids and adults. Read more

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Great ways to ring in 2018 with the children. Read more

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Let's Dish!

Photo courtesy of Let's Dish!

Let’s Dish! has teamed up with CobornsDelivers to bring its fully prepped meal ingredients to you. Read more

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Griffin, cancer patient supported by Children's Cancer Research Fund

Photo courtesy of Children's Cancer Research Fund

The Minneapolis personalized children’s book publisher and Children’s Cancer Research Fund are asking the public to send uplifting notes to children with cancer. Read more

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Mix of Halloween Candy

Marco Verch via https://www.flickr.com/photos/30478819@N08/36835966964

Goodwill will be accepting candy donations for local military at all 46 of its stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Read more

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Pumpkin Nights Carved Pumpkins

Photo courtesy of Pumpkin Nights

Looking to scare up some ghoulish good fun? Costumed hoopla is brewing all over town. Read more

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Floating Pumpkin Patch

Photo by Kim Palaferri/The Press Tribune

A floating pumpkin patch and other non-scary Halloween happenings for Twin Cities tykes. Read more

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Flavor Lab Flavor Stations let students create hyper-customized lunches. Read more

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A new game from two Minnesota moms will make your whole family laugh out loud. Read more

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Tangletown 4th of July Parade

Photograph from Tangletown Neighborhood Association

Kid-friendly Independence Day fêtes: bike parades, face painting, fireworks, and more. Read more

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We asked the real experts—kids!—what they think of the totally reimagined museum, which re-opens Wednesday. Read more

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Opening June 9, the Science Museum of Minnesota’s newest exhibit takes you behind the scenes of Pixar’s biggest animated films. Read more

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Kangaroo Crossing

Photograph courtesy of Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo’s new Australia exhibit opens Memorial Day weekend. Read more

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Mission Animal Hospital.jpg

Photograph courtesy of Mission Animal Hospital

The Midwest's first and only nonprofit animal hospital launches a mobile clinic to bring vet care to more pets in need. Read more

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