V.T. Bidania is the author the "Astrid & Apollo" chapter-book series for ages 6-8

V.T. Bidania’s Hmong-Focused Kids’ Books Make Diversity the Subtext

The characters are Hmong, but the stories are for everyone, says the author of St. Paul-based “Astrid & Apollo” series
Djenane Saint Juste, her son Hassen Taylor Ortega, and her mother Florencia Pierre at the book launch of "The Mermaid and the Whale"

“The Mermaid and the Whale” Shines the Spotlight on Haiti

Twin Cities dancer and instructor Djenane Saint Juste shares her culture in a new way—with her first children's book
Kids in Need Foundation and other ways to support educators this year.

5 Ways to Support Educators This Upcoming School Year

From donating school supplies to giving financially, teachers need our support more than ever
environmentally friendly activities

4 Environmentally Friendly Activities to Do this Summer

These four fun activities are environmentally friendly, affordable, and great for the whole family to enjoy

Where to Drop Off and Pick Up Donations in the Twin Cities

Give food, hygiene supplies, and other essentials at these locations

Online Alternatives to Going Out During COVID-19

Feel a little bit more normal with these online alternatives for theater, music, festivals, and more

Hennepin Healthcare Deepens Commitment to Mental Health for New Mothers

Led by Dr. Helen Kim, the Redleaf Center for Family Healing opens in late 2020
Hot Air Affair

Winter To-Do List: 46 Can’t-Miss Events

Get up north, downtown, to theaters, among the clouds, jamming out, fishing, eating, riding a giant kite across a frozen lake—and more January through February

Editor’s Picks: 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Favorite locally made gifts for the Minnesotans in your life
Real Moms

Moms Get Real About How Life Changes After a Baby

Moms give the down-and-dirty truth about motherhood, relationship changes, and the biggest challenges new moms face

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