Metro Parent: Here to Empower You

You take care of your kids. We take care of you. That’s been Metro Parent’s mission since it all began in 1986. We’re here to help you navigate the thrilling, challenging and rewarding job of raising the next generation of southeast Michiganders — with plenty of Detroit hustle and a side of humor and style. Metro Parent is a space for you. Discover expert parenting advice, little extras and, of course, tons of things to do with the kids. Our magazine, website and events are all designed to make Mom and Dad Life a little easier, a lot more fun and local to the core.

Metro Parent Magazine

We like to look at our mag as a missing manual. Kids don’t come with one, right? We take the whirlwind of information and curate it in one tidy spot, six times a year. Tap into the latest digital edition or pick up the print magazine; either way, we’ll have you covered with:

  • For-You Features: Stories on trending issues, from school, health and travel to kids’ behavior, mental well-being and friendships
  • Handpicked: Bits of fun, inspiration and cool finds selected for you by hometown mom and dad influencers
  • IRL: A local parent we love opens up on making it all work (and sometimes not!)
  • Things To Do: Escape home, stay in, get creative — our roundups are sure to keep those little ones entertained
  • My Mantra: Words of wisdom from a metro Detroit mom or dad

Why Parents Love Metro Parent

We’d love to tell you, but these moms and dads put it much better than we ever could! Watch and see why Metro Parent magazine resonates with local parents.

Metro Parent’s Background

Our story starts at a metro Detroit mom’s kitchen table. It was there that Alyssa Martina, an attorney and mom of two, hatched her dream of a publication just for local parents. That was 1986. Since then, Metro Parent has grown into a nationally recognized, award-winning website and magazine, complete with active social media communities and popular events like our Camp Fair and Living With Autism Workshop. All along, we’ve remained proudly independent and fiercely committed to connecting you and your family with the very best local resources, stories and inspiration.

I still have little kids at home. They’re 7, 9 and 11. And Metro Parent’s content is so relevant. I know it will be until they’re out the door and then when the next generation comes, I’ll be reading it as a grandparent – hopefully a long way down the road! But it’s been in my life for 11 years and I don’t see that stopping.

Jacquie, Bloomfield Township

“Knowing that Metro Parent is local — and that it addresses the needs of our parents in our community and it has those voices — is phenomenal.”

— Bernita, Detroit

A Community Designed Around You

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 grow up — in Chicagoland, no less — is what makes your heart swell. Ours, too! That’s why we create our content with the best of the best in mind: 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. Whether it’s the hot landmarks, the hidden gems or simply the things that keep you up at night, Chicago Parent is filled with places and people who get you.

Get Metro Parent Back in Your Hands

There’s something special about our print magazine. We scour southeast Michigan to bring you the top picks of the season, from hiking hotspots to school success, and unique finds you won’t see anywhere else. And we’re now offering subscriptions to help you get your hands on Metro Parent again. Why subscribe?

  • Never Miss an Issue. Newsstands can run out. You can lose track. Life gets in the way. Don’t risk it. Have all six issues delivered to you each year!
  • Give Your Eyes a Break. Screens are amazing, but flipping through an honest-to-gosh print magazine, especially these days, feels … good. Plus it’s easier to pick it up again later and pick up where you left off. Plus, a magazine tear-out just looks better on the fridge than, say, a printout. (We could go on.)
  • It’s curated. We do all that digging so you don’t have to. If it’s on trend, you’ll find it in Chicago Parent — all in one space.
  • Support Local Journalism. Putting together those calendars and stories takes some doing! A subscription directly impacts our magazine, from the reporting to the design, and makes the content you love possible
  • Make Life More Convenient. We’ll show up on your doorstep every two months. Done and done.

Subscribe and Join!

One Year (6 Issues): $16

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