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Quarantine? No problem! These kids are having a ball, keeping busy at home.Nathan, 7, and Ari, 5, of PlymouthCallie, 3, and Linnea, 5, of AnokaFiona, 3, of Maple GroveEli, 7, of PlymouthItisha, 5, of Eden PrairieFelicity, 9, Julianna, 6, and Laylah, 3, of MinneapolisClaire, 3, of MinneapolisLiam, 4, and Myles, 5, of Champlin with their dog, MaxWant to see your kid on this page? Send photos with your child’s first name, age and city to editor@mnparent.com. more
On point!
Just look at these emerging local ballet stars! We’re biased, but we think they’re tutu cute.Cloe, 7, of Vadnais HeightsLouisa, 3, of St. PaulAila, 3, of EdinaHarriet, 4, of MinneapolisWant to see your kid on this page? Send photos with your child’s first name, age and city to editor@mnparent.com. more
Frozen forever
When it comes to Anna, Elsa and Olaf, there’s just no way these kids are going to let it go! Ana, 6, of ShoreviewGabi, 5, of Prior LakeMackenzie, 3½, of NewportHenry, 3, and Charley, 1, of NorthfieldLily, 5, of LakevilleAubrey and Lilah, both 5, and Luke, 2½, of South St. PaulWant to see your kid on this page? Send photos with your... more
Koo Koo kids!
There are a lot of die-hard Koo Koo Kanga Roo fans out there! When we gave away tickets to see the Twin Cities-based kindie-rock duo, we asked for your photos. Here are just a few!  George and Samuel, age 5, with their Papa and one of their favorite guys at the Fulton Block PartyAnthony, 13, of LakevilleLilly, 7, and Lucy, 5,... more
All ears!
Whether at home or visiting Disneyland or Disney World, your kids are keeping the magic of Mickey Mouse alive.Cora, 3, of St. FrancisPiper, 4, of Eden PrairieSamuel, 4, of St. FrancisSantiago, 5, Sofia, 7, and Christian, 12, of Edina Theodore, 6, Gabrielle, 12, and Josiah, 8, of OronoWant to see your kid on this page? Send photos... more
Good cheer!
There’s just something about the holidays that brings out our kids’ cuteness, don’t you think? Luka, 7, and Mateo, 3 months, of Chanhassen with SantaLandyn, 1, cousin Birdie, 2, and Shea, 5, of St. Paul and RobbinsdaleLinnea, 3, and Callie, 1, of AnokaItisha, 3, of Eden PrairieLuke and Grace of WoodburyFinn, 8, Theo, 6, and Molly, 4... more
Snow way!
Dreading winter? Don’t. These shots of your kids prove just how much fun eight months of cold can be! Vinnie, 7 months, of EaganNora and Ella, 15, of Lakeville at Banning State ParkLucy, 7, Ryan, 4, and Addie, 9, of Savage on a snow dayDezserai, 11, and Derricka, 4, of Apple ValleyKelsie, 7, of International FallsShelby, 7, and... more
Thank you to the hundreds of families who entered our Minnesota State Fair giveaway by submitting photos of your kids #doingMinnesota! Here’s a look at just a few of the awesome pix you shared. Don’t see your kid here? Check out this page in future issues for a chance to spy your child!Ben, 2, Charlie, 8, Mason, 9, with their parents at... more
Sunshine and style
Don’t you just love these gals? They all have their own sense of style and a touch of attitude, too!Davey, 2½, of Brooklyn Park with her Nana and Papa, Deb and LesPaige, 5, of Anoka outside her grandmother’s houseStephania, 17 months, in her yard in MinnetonkaWant to see your kid on this page? Send photos with your child’s first... more
Kids about town
Even though school is just around the corner, these kids show how much fun it is to get out there and explore and play! Roman, 3, of New Brighton, at Al Flynn Park in Coon RapidsAdhira, 7, of Eagan, at Summer Fest in MinnetonkaNora, 4, of St. Paul, at Taylors Falls State ParkAddison, 5, and Alexis, 7, of Plymouth, at the... more
Summer fun!
Oh, July! How we love your warmth and special brand of joy. These kids? They get it — always living life to the fullest!Felicity, 7, and Julianna, 5, in their Minneapolis backyard with a turtle they found in the alleyMiriam, 7, and Adeline, 4, of Maple Grove fishing near Exeland, WisconsinSovi and Kaius, both age 1, of Bloomington at Oak... more
Grandpa love!
June is here! So it's finally time to say Happy Father's Day! But this year we're also honoring grandfathers, who play a special role in our kids' lives! Jack, 2, with his father and grandfather (Bobby and Mike) in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area WildernessFelix, 6, with his Grandpa Dave in BrainerdDreyson, 1, of New London, with his... more
Thank you, Grandma!
In honor of May, we’re celebrating not just moms on Mother’s Day, but also grandmothers, who bring our kids so much joy.Baur, 8, of Minnetonka, with his Grandma Po-PoAbel, 2 1/2, and Millie, 6 1/2, enjoy face painting with their Grandma Deborah in Minneapolis.Lamin, 3, of Savage goes fishing with his Grandma Laurie.Londyn, 3 months, of... more
Hopping to it!
Easter Sunday falls on April 21 this year, which means maybe, just maybe the snow will be gone in time for our local egg hunts! Until then, take a look at some of the memories of Easters past with these little cuties!Vince, 2, of ExcelsiorGia, 2, of SavageAlaina, 5½, and Emma, 2½, of PlymouthWant to see your kid on this page? Send photos... more
Nuts over noodles
Getting down with a heaping helping of saucy, tasty, slurpable pasta: It’s a rite of passage!Reese, 9 months, of St. Louis ParkLaksh, 3, of New BrightonAdrian, 8, of MinneapolisSophia, 11, of EdinaGrace, 10 months, of Maple PlainWe have a winner! Congrats to Rachel Duclos of St. Louis Park, who won a $100 gift card to the Broders’... more
Brick masters
Did you have children solely because it would get you back into LEGOs and other connecting blocks? OK, maybe not. But isn’t it fun to watch kids get creative? Check out these budding snapologists!Kieran, 6, of BlaineMaddy, 10, and Jordan, 12, of HugoSebastian, 5, and Tatiana, 8, of MinneapolisLogan, 10, and Lillian, 6, of... more
Zoo keepers
When it comes to outings with kids, it’s hard to beat taking your little creatures to see all the wild things at the zoo. Just look at these big fans of zoos around the state!Charlotte, 3, of St. PaulAmelia, 3, of WoodburyMalina, 5, of KassonMila, 2, and Blake, 4, of LakevilleHannah, 8, of VictoriaEzra, 1, of Hastings more
Dynamic duos!
Happy holidays from all of us at Minnesota Parent — and from these families who shared their favorite seasonal snapshots. Adorbs! Carson, 7, and Ethan, 9, of WoodburyRoya, 1 1/2, and Ty, 3 of Prior LakeGavin, 5, and Silas, 3 — and their pooch, Oscar — of Spring Lake ParkEli, 3, and Lydia 1 1/2, of LakevilleQuinn, 6, and Cora, 2, of... more
Bring on winter!
These guys — including some kids photographed when it snowed last month — are so ready for snow! Asher, 5 months, of Brooklyn ParkElaine, 4, of Apple ValleyJack, 4, and Rowan, 2, of ExcelsiorEliza, 1, of St. Paul ParkNick, 3, and Ellie, 7, of St. PaulClaire, 1, of Minneapolis more
Simply grand
What a special role grandparents play in our families. Oh, Pop Pop and Nana, you light up our days!Grandma Deb of Blaine, pulling six of her grandchildren — Lillian, 1.5, Jonathan, 4 months, Lucas, 4, Grant, 1, Brady, 3, Joshua, 2Jordyn, 9 months, of St. Paul with Poppa SteveCooper, 6 months, of Fridley with his Grandma SusanTheodore, 3... more
Preemie pride!
Babies born early don’t have it easy with health challenges and subsequent weeks (or months) in the NICU. But just look at these little warriors — and how they’re thriving! Addison, 10, of Minnetonka, born at 33 weeksAustin, 14, of Hastings, born at 29 1/2 weeksBenjamin, 3 months old, of Inver Grove Heights, born at 29 weeksCamilla... more
Vacay or stay!
Traveling with kids isn’t always easy — whether you head to the cabin, visit the Badger State or even take a staycation, like these local families. But it’s worth it for the memories (and photos, too)! more
Kid Fest 2018
Minnesota Parent’s fifth-annual summer kick-off party at the Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis was a blast — despite the on-and-off rain. Just look at these troupers! See you next year. Learn more at mnparent.com/kidfest. more
Fast friends!
Pets have a way of bringing out the best in kids, don’t you think? (Above: Charlie, 1, of Maple Grove, with Vince)Bernadette, 3 months, of South St. Paul, with VElla, 6, of Farmington, with Burn-ELily, 5, and Henry, 2, of Lakeville, with ButtersLink, 6, of Woodbury, with Rocket Booster Fire FaceNoah, 4, and Natalee, 10 months, of... more
Junior gardeners
Aww, just look at your little horticulture fans! Now who’s ready for actual spring? (Above: Sam, 8, Minnetonka)Dominik, 2, Minneapolis Photo by Anna Ligocki PhotographyAmelia, 2, Woodbury Leo, 4, Spring Park Chloe, 2, Minneapolis Photo by Kari Tribble of Avari BeautyWesley, 4, Robbinsdale more
Tales for tots!
Wow! Your kids love their books — including reading with you, dear parents and grandparents, to themselves and even (awww) to each other! (Above: Cooper, 11 months, of Fridley)Eli, 3, and Rory, 5, of Blue EarthJagger, 2, of EaganStephanie of Monticello with her sons, Rowan, 3, Spencer, 2, and Dexter, 5Tatiana, 4, with Sebastian and... more
Girl power!
We asked for photos of your young girls being silly, fearless, wild, stubborn, proud and strong. Oh, wow, you delivered. Rock on! (Above: Jenna, 4, of Carver, photo by Nicole LaCoste Photgraphy)Araliya, 5, and Amaya, 3, of Brooklyn ParkAria, 3, of Ham LakeAudrey, 3, of BlaineCaitlyn, 3, of OtsegoEva, 8, Lila, 6, and Tess, 4, of... more