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Gotta Love Your Local Parenting Magazine!

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

I just got back on Sunday from a terrific long weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina, where I helped give a presentation on social media at the Parenting Publications of America’s annual convention.

I’ve been a parenting writer for 14+ years and have worked with some of the editors in the PPA for about that long — but hadn’t met many of them in person until this weekend. Talk about fun!

Most of these editors are parents like you and me. They know about potty training and temper tantrums, driver’s ed and PTA meetings. And they care. About their kids, their communities, their readers.

Pick up your local parenting magazine (or go to that magazine’s website) and you’ll find a lot more than just the calendar of events (although that’s valuable, too). You’ll find articles full of great info on everything from sexting to saving for college to choosing a summer camp, advertisers who want to meet your needs on everything from moon-bounce rentals to pregnancy portraits, letters to the editor that show what parents like you are thinking…

In short, you’ll find the heartbeat of your local parenting community. Pick up a parenting magazine today!

P.S. That’s Lucy Banta from New Jersey Family, Staci Perkins from Columbus Parent, me (the one who apparently didn’t get the memo about wearing black) and Myra Wright from Piedmont Parent. A fun group!

Follow Your Favorite Parenting Magazines on Twitter!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Twitter is everywhere these days. As a parent, I love it. Looking for
links for everything from potty training to college-savings advice? Type in key words on Search Twitter.
Looking to connect with other parents? You'll find plenty of friendly

And if you'd like to follow your favorite parenting magazines on
Twitter, just start right here:

Calgary’s Child - @CalgarysChild
Chesapeake Family - @ChesFamily
Columbus Parent - @ColumbusParent
Houston Family - @HoustonFamily
Metro Family (OKC) - @metrofamily
New Jersey Family - @njfamilymag
O.C. Family - @ocfamily
Our Kids San Antonio - @OurKidsMagazine
Parenting and Babytalk - @parenting
SW Florida Parent & Child - @gulfcoastmoms
Wilmington Parent - @WilmingtnParent

If you're the editor of a parenting magazine, and you'd like to be added to this list in the future, please drop me a line at Thanks!