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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 3,500 (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.

A sampling of all the kid-approved shows and events on tap this month. more

Feb 1, 2017 3:33 PM , , , Arts & Culture

Welcome to your family field guide to the ultimate urban exploits and expeditions. more

Feb 1, 2017 1:03 PM , , , Kids & Family

Minneapolis Central Library

Photo by Joe Treleven

Bon Vivants are true pursuers of arts and culture, well-rounded consumers of the finest and most novel family experiences in the Twin Cities. Find the cities' best bubble tea or go marketing to score a Bon Vivant badge. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:55 PM , , , Kids & Family

Twin Towns Guitars

Photo by Eliesa Johnson

Enthusiasts aim to attain and hone assorted skills, trades, and all the talents our urban environs afford. Earn your Enthusiast badge by attending guitar or circus school—then reward yourself with a donut. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:51 PM , , , Kids & Family

Science Museum of Minnesota

Photo by Richard Fleischman

Explorers are insatiably curious about traversing the natural world and engaging with the science that drives it. Delve into these science-fun, island-hopping adventures in the Twin Cities to get your Explorer badge. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:48 PM , , , Kids & Family

Indoor climbing at Vertical Endeavors

Photo courtesy of Vertical Endeavors

Dynamos crave action. Snowshoe or bowl your way to earning a Dynamo badge with your little athletes and daredevils. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:44 PM , , , Kids & Family

On February 3 and 4, 4,000 Minnesota kids in need will receive free dental care during Give Kids A Smile. more

Jan 16, 2017 1:00 PM The Fam

Five things to know before exploring the Arb’s first large-scale outdoor light installation. more

Dec 7, 2016 1:10 AM The Fam

The Minnesota nonprofit will give bikes to 5,000 children in need this weekend at Mall of America. more

Dec 1, 2016 4:15 AM The Fam

Out of illness, a heartening new children’s book by a Twin Cities mother and daughter. more

Nov 17, 2016 11:15 AM The Fam

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