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About Us

Parenting, from popcorn to broccoli

Our Mission

ParentMap understands what it means to be a parent, because we’ve been there, too. From the first thrilling coo to the dirtiest diaper, from the endless soccer and dance rehearsals to the homework struggles, from the scariest moments and biggest questions to the deepest joys: our trusted resources and award-winning content will help you on your journey. ParentMap knows that you are your child’s most important teacher.

That’s why we bring you a full menu of parenting nourishment, from the most fascinating research and important family news (what we like to call the broccoli) to get-out-of-the-house-now ideas for adventure and enrichment (the popcorn!).

As they say, it takes a village to raise a child and our deep community connections, family advocacy and unique partnerships with the best support organizations, child-friendly businesses and school networks allow you to build the very best village. Popcorn to broccoli, cradle to college, ParentMap is right here with you.

Meet the Team

Dani Carbary
Dani Carbary, Advertising & Partnerships (South)
Ida Wicklund
Ida Wicklund, Advertising & Partnerships (Eastside, Snohomish)
Carolyn Brendel
Carolyn Brendel, Business Analyst
Sonja Hanson
Sonja Hanson, Accounting & Admin Manager
Lindsey Carter
Lindsey Carter, Digital Marketing Manager
Amanda Brown
Amanda Brown, Advertising Business Development Coordinator
Jess Collet
Jess Collet, Advertising Client Services Specialist
Angela Goodwin
Angela Goodwin, Administrative Assistant
Elisa Taylor
Elisa Taylor, Ad Traffic & Digital Product Lead
Tara Buchan
Tara Buchan, Events Manager
Mallory Mattingly
Mallory Mattingly, Events Coordinator
Zoe Bloom
Zoe Bloom, Events Assistant
Amy Chinn
Amy Chinn, Art Production Designer
Emily Johnson
Emily Johnson, Art & Production

Not Pictured:

Jody Allard, Managing Editor
Kristyn Wagoner, Advertising & Partnerships (North, Downtown)
Diana Cherry, Social Media Specialist
Taracina Zebley, Administrative Support

Our Publications

ParentMap Magazine

ParentMap Magazine

The intelligent, trusted, essential resource for Puget Sound–area parents, ParentMap is a monthly magazine packed with information that helps families make decisions and connections. Check out our award-winning content for every age and stage, a comprehensive calendar, and the latest news that affects children and families in our state.

See this month's issue | See past issues


ParentMap Special Editions

ParentMap Special Editions

We know that raising kids is the most challenging, interesting, weird and rewarding journey we’ll ever take. That’s why, in addition to ParentMap, we publish ParentMap Baby, our special guide to the best for new parents, and our essential annual resource guides: ParentMap Golden Teddy AwardsParentMap LearningParentMap SummerParentMap Family Adventure Guide and the new ParentMap Home Sweet Home.

View our Family Fun Calendar | See our Family Atlas business directory


Family Adventure Guide Winter 2017

ParentMap Family Adventure Guides

Our biannual ParentMap Family Adventure Guides detail the greatest family travel adventures for Northwest families or Northwest visitors in summer and winter. 

See our latest Family Adventure Guide


ParentMap eNewsletters

ParentMap eNews

Want early word on the best local events and outings for families? The latest news and info that affects parents and kids? A heads-up on great local sales, freebies, deals — and lots of giveaways? Try one of our eNewsletters: FUEL, WEEKENDER, or one of our themed enewsletters on topics such as food, family travel and summer activities. 

Subscribe to our enews


ParentMap Books

ParentMap Books

ParentMap is excited to announce a growing collection of books on parenting, child development and family fun. Our new titles, Getting to Calm, The Early Years by Laura Kastner Ph.D. and Spare Me 'The Talk'!: A Guy's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Growing Up by Jo Langford are garnering rave reviews. 

Browse books



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