Minnesota Parents
From Our Readers
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 months, of St. Paul with Grandma ShouaEmma, 18 months, of Apple Valley with Grandpa Tom in Duluth  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