Sarah Elbert

I Don't Want to Own Your Cabin

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

But can I rent it for the weekend? Read more

Arts & Culture

A little fan finds a way to be brave with the help of YouTube star and wilderness expert Coyote Peterson. Read more

The Morning After

River in William O'Brien State Park

Photos courtesy of Sarah Elbert

It doesn’t take a month to plan an overnight family camping trip to a state park. But—as we found out—a sleeping bag wouldn’t hurt. Read more

Travel & Visitors

A long wait in the cold. No phones. No bathroom breaks. But totally worth it! Read more

The Morning After

If you’re looking for some good local camps to keep the kids occupied over break, here are a few places to start. Read more

The Fam


Photo courtesy of Tracy Singleton

Birchwood Café’s Tracy Singleton talks how to get kids to eat healthy at home and school (yes, even broccoli!). Read more

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Photo by Dan Norman

An 8-year-old shares her thoughts of the munchkins, flying monkeys, and yellow brick road of The Wizard of Oz production at the Children's Theatre Company. Read more

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Michael Hall's latest picture book, 'Red, A Crayon's Story,' is about a red crayon wanting to be blue, and it sends a pretty powerful message about identity and expectations. Read more

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15 not-so-scary Halloween events for kids—inside, outside, and with shopping, too. Read more

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Fun and creative costume ideas—some very doable, some more ambitious—to get you into the Halloween spirit. Read more

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Trees at Aamodt's Apple Orchard

photo by Caitlin Abrams

MEA Weekend Ideas for Twin Cities families, from kids and family expert, editor Stephanie Wilbur Ash, writes about good stuff for families on the go. Read more

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photo by Sarah Elbert

Madeleine, age 7, reviews the Okee Dokee Brothers' concert at Bear Crossings restaurant and pavilion on Lake Como. Read more

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