Resources From Our Parenting Partners

As a member of the Parenting Media Association, we're proud to introduce you to other parenting publications from the U.S. and beyond.

Metro Parent is a proud member of the Parenting Media Association. Through our involvement in the PMA, we have the opportunity to connect with and learn from other parenting publications, all of which have valuable resources to offer families.

Below, you’ll find a list of other PMA publications. We encourage you to give their websites a visit if you are looking for additional high-quality parenting content. And they’d be an especially great resource if you are planning a family vacation to the area, as most of them will have calendars listing family friendly events.

We’d like to give a special shout-out to our sister publication, Chicago Parent. If you’re visiting Chicago or the surrounding area, be sure to check out

Ann Arbor Family

“Whether you’re a veteran parent, or expecting and excited— discover all the events, activities and family-friendly surprises that Ann Arbor has to offer.”

Atlanta Parent

“Locally owned since 1983, Atlanta parents rely on us for features on important issues such as childcare, family life, education, motherhood, and health.”

Augusta Family Magazine

“ is a place where moms and dads in the Augusta, Ga., can explore the topics that are of interest in their roles as parents.”

Austin Family

“Austin Family Magazine – Get articles, recommendations, and events for Austin Area Families.”

Baltimore’s Child

“Baltimore’s Child offers interesting, relevant and informative content, along with its popular resource directories and family calendar.”

Baton Rouge Parents Magazine

From their FB page: “Our primary goal is to provide information for parents and families in the Greater Baton Rouge area. We have a vision to partner with large and small businesses that share our core value: ‘What the child becomes, the community becomes.’ Our resources are devoted to providing information that helps parents raise healthy, happy children.

We’re the go-to resource for families, and our content makes a difference. We have a proud history and a bold future.”

Bay Area Parent

“Find upcoming family events, classes, and children’s activities in California’s Bay Area: East Bay, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Peninsula.”

BayState Parent

Mission: “To provide information, awareness, and entertainment to Massachusetts families.”

Boston Parents Paper

From their FB page: “We are a trusted, award-winning monthly magazine and Web site with information, tips and resources that parents across Eastern Massachusetts have depended on for 30 years.”

Carolina Parent

“Carolina Parent is made for parents like you — local, engaged, involved. Known as the most trusted family resource in the Triangle, our website, newsletters, and social media channels are created to help make life easier for parents. We are a one-stop parenting resource, with a daily calendar of events, locally generated stories, area guides & directories that are updated year-round and so much more.”

Central Penn Parent

“Parenting news and resources for Central Pennsylvania.”

Charlotte Parent

Charlotte Parent is made for parents like you — local, engaged, involved. Known as the most trusted family resource in the area for 30+ years, our website, newsletters, social media channels and annual print guides are created to help make life easier for parents. We are a one-stop parenting resource, with a daily calendar of events, locally generated stories, area guides & directories that are updated year-round and so much more.”

Chesapeake Family

From their FB page: “Maryland’s #1 Award Winning Parenting Resource, the BEST family calendar of things to do! Focus on education, health and fun.”

Chicago Parent

“Chicago Parent has provided families with the top parenting resources for more than 30 years. As parents, we get it. You’re tired, you’re busy, you’re in desperate need of a glass of vino, but you’re hopelessly in love with your mini and watching them grown up—in Chicagoland, no less—is what makes your heart swell. Ours, too!

That’s why we’ve provided our content with the best of the best: the coolest play places, the hippest coffee joints, the yummiest restaurants (kid-friendly and date night-worthy), the most exciting museum exhibits, the most memorable vacations and so much more.”

Cincinnati Parent

“Cincinnati Parent, now in its 29th year of production serving the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. We have been dedicated to promoting healthy families and positive parenting since 1986.”

Colorado Parent

From their FB page: “We provide progressive, reliable information to parents and families in print, online and in person. Our trusted media network connects with families where they are, including through social media and mobile platforms. We present content ranging from parenting and child development articles, to a calendar of family events and advertisements of local products and services.”

Coulee Parenting Connection

“We strive to improve family life for parents and children in the Coulee Region by providing relevant and meaningful coverage of local family stories, issues, and events in a high-quality, community-driven publication.”

Dallas Child

“The authority on resources, events, places to go and things to do for families, parents and women with children in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.”


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Dayton Parent

Dayton Parent Magazine was launched in September 2013 and is a part of Midwest Parenting Publications.”

Findlay Area Family

“Whether you’re a veteran parent, or expecting and excited— discover all the events, activities and family-friendly surprises that Findlay has to offer.”

Flagler Parent Magazine

From their FB page: “This is a one-stop local parenting resource, and the first place parents look to for local events, opportunities, products, and services that affect their families each month.”

Florida Family Living

“Find the best of the best in Sarasota, FL! We connect caring parents with the best local businesses.”

Frederick’s Child Magazine

“Established in 1991, publisher’s Roger and Donna Strong started Frederick’s Child Magazine for parents. Over twenty-eight (28) years, they have provided valuable content and promoted services for the Frederick area families. In August of 2019, the Strong’s sold Frederick’s Child to Mid-Atlantic Media, publishers of Baltimore’s Child and Washington Family, among others. Frederick’s Child publishes bi-monthly and is distributed FREE throughout Frederick County and surrounding areas from Mt. Airy to Emmitsburg. Frederick’s Child can be found at high traffic locations such as doctor’s offices, schools, child care centers, libraries, grocery stores, restaurants, houses of worship and select businesses.”

Fredericksburg Parent & Family

“Fredericksburg Parent is your local source for family-friendly activities, businesses, and giveaways.”

Giggle Magazine

“The #1 parenting resource and things to do with your kids in Gainesville Florida. Everything for kids and families including events, articles, and more.”

Growing Up in Santa Cruz

“Growing Up in Santa Cruz began in 1997. The newspaper has grown significantly since its first issue in March, 1997 and now distributes to over 400 locations throughout Santa Cruz County. Each month features a calendar of events that highlights activities, groups, performances and other programs that are focused on children, families and parenting. Also included in each issue are regular columns and articles focusing on parenting from pregnancy through the teen years. There are annual guides developed each year; Independent Schools, Health, Beauty & Fitness, Childcare & Preschools, Teens, Summer Activities, Back to School Enrichment, Public Schools, and Pregnancy and Birth that offer an in depth listing of resources in those areas.”

Indy’s Child

“Indy’s Child Parenting Magazine, now in its 35th year of production, is a local and nationally award-winning parenting magazine and verifiably one of the first locally and family-owned parenting magazines in Indiana to reach the highly-touted mom market, parents and educators since 1984.

Indy’s Child Parenting Magazine serves as Indiana’s number one parenting resource magazine and Web site. As an independent publication, we strive to make sure we give our readers exactly what they are looking for. We are a valuable guide for parents, educators and child care providers, and we are one of the only publications to be distributed to a majority of schools, libraries, child care agencies and other family-oriented facilities. Because we are available at nearly 900 locations and have a nearly 98% pick-up rate, we are everywhere our readers want us to be and we add new distribution points on a monthly basis to ensure that we are—plus we’re absolutely free of charge. This allows us to keep our rates low and pass those savings on to our advertisers.”

Kansas City Parent

“For 35 years, KC Parent has been Kansas City’s #1 Source for Family Fun in Kansas City and the best parenting information for Kansas City moms and dads.”

Kern County Family

From their FB page: “The Local News Magazine for everyone who loves family, kids and Kern County. Publishing since 1996.”

L.A. Parent

From their FB page: “The ultimate source for family events, recipes, community news and parenting advice in Southern California including Los Angeles and surrounding areas.”

Little Rock Family

“More than 20 years later, Little Rock Family is an award-winning magazine and website that focuses on strengthening families in central Arkansas.”

Memphis Parent

“Memphis Parent is Memphis’ premier monthly parenting magazine, helping parents and children in the Memphis area and available at over 600 locations.”

Mendo Lake Family Life Magazine

From their FB page: “Our purpose is not to prescribe solutions to families, but just to explore opportunities with them. We leave political and spiritual advocacy to others so as to make this a welcoming family and community-building venue for all. We’ve been publishing since 1992, and have been awarded a variety of national awards for editorial quality and design for the magazine and also the website from the Parenting Publication of America.”

MetroFamily Magazine

“MetroFamily is your go-to source for Oklahoma City area parenting resources, things to do & local discounts.”

MetroKids (DE, NJ and PA)

“MetroKids is a resource for parents living in the greater Delaware Valley — Philadelphia and its Pennsylvania suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware. On, you’ll find the region’s leading calendar of family-friendly events, articles and information quickly accessed by clicking the green tabs under our name on the home page.”

Minnesota Parent

“Minnesota Parent is the Twin Cities’ premier parenting magazine, published every month for busy moms and dads looking for parenting ideas and inspiration, helpful local resources and oodles of fun activities happening right here in Minnesota!”

Monterey Bay Parent

“Monterey Bay Parent serves the families of Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. The foundation of MBP is our monthly print publication. Each issue is filled with articles that make parenting in the Monterey Bay easier and more enjoyable. You’ll also find a robust calendar of events filled with fun and informative things to do in the area in each print issue and on our website.”

Montreal Families

“Montreal Families is a locally owned and operated business that has been in existence since 1998.

Our mission is to provide local information and professional advice to enhance all aspects of parenting and family life.”

Nashville Parent

“Nashville Parent, source of fun and things to do for parents and kids. Best summer & day camps, private schools, babies & parenting resources for moms & dads.”

Neapolitan Family Magazine

“The mission of Neapolitan Family is to provide free regional and national editorial as well as advertising that pertains to parenting, local events and resources for families. As a team, the Neapolitan Family Magazine staff is committed to providing parents of infants through teens with information and resources to enhance all aspects of parenting and family life.”

New York Family

“New York Family Mediais the number one print and digital media platform for engaged parents in the New York City metro area and beyond.”


nola family

“Fleur de Lis Publishing and it’s first publication, nola family magazine was started by owner and local mom, Ann Herren, in 2006, shortly after Hurricane Katrina. We are proud to be locally founded with our content coming from our own city- New Orleans! We are especially proud of our national recognition and awards for our editorial and design, and to know that we are providing valuable and entertaining parenting information to our local parenting community, of which we (all) at nola family are a part.”

Northeast Ohio Parent

“Northeast Ohio Parent launched in March 2014 as a refreshing new monthly publication for parents in the Greater Cleveland/Akron region. Along with e-newsletters and social media platforms, the magazine and this website highlight the area’s vast opportunities for families and the tremendous diversity of Cleveland and beyond.

Northeast Ohio Parent showcases editorial relevant to the region with topics that hit home with a broad spectrum of families. Content focus areas include education, enrichment, health and wellness, activities and events, recreation, entertainment, community profiles and much more. You’ll see the best that Northeast Ohio has to offer as viewed through a family-friendly lens.”

NY MetroParents

“NYMetroParents, the parenting division of Davler Media Group, publishes eight regional print magazines around the greater New York City metro region, as well as the website”


Parenting OC Magazine

“The editors and Advisory board members of Parenting OC recognize the need to make a difference in the lives of children, and we are dedicated to empowering parents with information and resources they need to be the most effective parents they can be.

Our editorial focus is set on serving the time-starved parent with a combination of practical how-to information and a hand-picked calendar of family-focused events. ”


ParentingNH, a national award-winning magazine, is the state’s first and only statewide magazine for parents of children and teens.

Since 1993, readers have turned to ParentingNH for information on issues that are important to New Hampshire’s families.

ParentingNH provides in-depth coverage on current events and topics that affect parents, children and families. Award-winning journalism is the foundation that has helped to grow ParentingNH’s audience.

ParentingNH is also the place NH families go to first for information on seasonal events, things to do, and a daily family fun calendar.”

Parents’ Press (East Bay and San Francisco)

From their FB page: “The best parenting news and information for Bay Area families. Celebrating education, schools, kid camps and children’s health in a fun, engaging community!”

Pittsburgh Parent Magazine

“Welcome to – our online parent resource for busy families in Pittsburgh. The site has been designed so parents can quickly access information on family and parenting issues, fun and entertaining activities and local resources.”

Raising Arizona Kids

“Arizona’s only multimedia resource for families, with compelling stories and comprehensive resources in print, online and in video and audio platforms.”

San Diego Family Magazine

“San Diego Family Magazine provides educational articles, resources and information with a focus on family issues for families in SD and Southern California.”

Sonoma Family Life Magazine

“Covering news and events important for local families in Sonoma County, and helping local businesses grow through digital, print and event marketing.”

Southwest Florida Parent & Child

“Take a break from the chaos with us. Always striving to be an easy-read resource for parents, Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazine delves into the latest parenting issues, introduces readers to various voices in the community, explores family-friendly restaurants and attractions, provides information on family-friendly events and much more.”

St. Johns Parent Magazine

From their FB page: “This is a one-stop local parenting resource, and the first place parents look to for local events, opportunities, products, and services that affect their families each month. We deliver directly into the households of Volusia, Flagler, & St. Johns public and private elementary schools.”

Staten Island Parent

“S.I. Parent is a multi-platform resource hub designed to inform, connect, and help parents in the community through the company’s editorial, social media and advertising initiatives.

First appearing in 1989, S.I. Parent filled a need for dependable, trustworthy information for parents in Staten Island. Through the years, families have come to rely on S.I. Parent to provide the tools they need to raise a happy and healthy family, covering topics as diverse as parenting itself. As a multimedia company, its reach is widespread spanning print, Internet, social media and email marketing.”

Toledo Area Parent

“Toledo’s premier parenting resource! Find info on local events, news and happenings from Toledo Parent.”

TulsaKids Magazine

“For over 30 years, TulsaKids Magazine has been serving parents and other caregivers by providing the latest, most accurate information available on topics ranging from physical and mental health to education to entertainment.

TulsaKids is an award-winning monthly magazine focusing on the issues, concerns and needs of parents of children from prenatal through adolescence. The magazine is locally owned, written and published, so it offers a unique community perspective on issues affecting families.”

Volusia Parent Magazine

From their FB page: “This is a one-stop local parenting resource, and the first place parents look to for local events, opportunities, products, and services that affect their families each month. We deliver directly into the households of Volusia, Flagler, & St. Johns public and private elementary schools.”

Washington FAMILY

“Washington FAMILY is the go-to resource for D.C. area parents for more than 25 years. Our magazine, website, eNewsletter and social media outlets reach tens of thousands of local moms and dads in D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia.”

Washington Parent

From their FB page: “For over 35 years, Washington Parent has been a resource for education, support AND for fun, enriching family activities.

South Florida Family Life

“South Florida Family Life is an award-winning, complimentary monthly magazine whose goal is to serve and enlighten our readers with information about local events, programs, news and businesses throughout South Florida. Our high-quality editorial content is fun to read, enlightening, and geared specifically to families in Broward, Miami-Dade and south Palm Beach County. We take great pride in spotlighting the stories and events in our own backyard, and for that reason, readers turn to us again and again.

In addition, we feature stories on a variety of topics that appeal to today’s women, from health and education, to travel, entertainment and more. Our editorial content offers local listings and information you won’t find elsewhere.”

Metro Parent Editorial Team
Metro Parent Editorial Team
Since 1986, the Metro Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for metro Detroit families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.


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