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
Jody Allard, Managing Editor
Kristyn Wagoner, Advertising & Partnerships (North, Downtown)
Diana Cherry, Social Media Specialist
Taracina Zebley, Administrative Support
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.
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 Awards, ParentMap Learning, ParentMap Summer, ParentMap Family Adventure Guide and the new ParentMap Home Sweet Home.
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.
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.
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.