ParentMap is really a couple dozen wild women -- your neighbors, your friends, working moms, artists, activists, teachers and closet athletes. We know well the daily struggle of balancing the crazy joy of parenting with our careers, spouses, chores....life! We're here to help by connecting you to the info and resources you need.
ParentMap provides trusted, innovative, and award-winning editorial content through a variety of media to support parents in their most essential role: that of their child’s first and most important teacher. ParentMap’s unique social-venture business model drives its vision and day-to-day operation. Its daily involvement and support of local businesses and nonprofit organizations ensure that readers are given the most current information related to early learning, child health and development, and parenting. In all of its work and through all of its resources, Parentmap is dedicated to providing trusted editorial content, advocacy for children and families, and contribution to community.
We're honored and somewhat amazed by the fact that we win lots of awards -- national recognition for doing the very thing we love the best.
Our print magazine, ParentMap, is the intelligent, trusted, essential resource for Puget Sound–area parents, packed with information that helps families make decisions and connections. Check out our award-winning content for every age and stage of your child's development, our comprehensive, continually updated calendar of family friendly events, and the latest news that affects children and families in our state.
Raising kids is the most challenging, interesting, weird and rewarding journey we’ll ever take. That’s why, in addition to ParentMap, we publish BabyMap, an annual guide to the best for new parents, and our essential annual resource guides: Family Directory, LearningMap, and SummerMap.
Our website features a comprehensive online calendar of family friendly events, and a business directory. We also archive all of our magazine articles and provide fresh, forward-thinking content for our online readers.
We make it easy to get the info you need with relevant, convenient, and free e-newsletters. Our weekly events e-news, FUN, is packed with our best recommendations for fantastic family events, outings, sales and gotta-have giveaways. NEWS, emailed bi-weekly, is your ticket to making the most out of your kid's educational journey. NEWS dishes up hot school news, the latest learning research, help with school problems, tools for talking to teachers, and of course, more giveaways!
To try out our free e-news -- FUN, NEWS and our monthly digital edition -- sign up here.
Just to keep things interesting, ParentMap now publishes books! Our first title, Getting to Calm, has been hailed as "required reading" by none other than Dr. T. Berry Brazelton! If you have a tween or a teen, you'll want to read Dr. Laura Kastner's newest book, packed with realistic, accessible ideas for managing the special...ah...joys of adolescence!
More on this and our other book titles here.
We sponsor a lecture series for parents each spring, bringing you experts that inspire and educate, including a special panel event. We also host several Preschool Preview Nights each year, in neighborhoods throughout the region, and our Education Fairs. Our CampFair hooks hundreds of local parents up with great summertime options for learning and fun.
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Where to find ParentMap each month!
FREE copies of ParentMap are available at area bookstores, grocery stores, community centers, museums, attractions, doctors' and dentists' offices, hospitals, clinics, public and private schools, specialty stores, malls, and restaurants.
ParentMap is also available at:
- King County Libraries
- Seattle Public Libraries
- Boys and Girls Clubs
- Overlake Hospital
- Issaquah Park and Ride
- Bon-Macy's (Downtown and Southcenter)
- Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center
- University Village
- Barnes and Noble Booksellers (Bellevue)
- Gymboree Play & Music Centers
- Stevens Hospital
- Providence Hospital
- Kindercares of Snohomish County
- Navy Family Support Center
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- One year: New $18
- Two years: $30
Every subscription includes 12 monthly issues, BabyMap, SummerMap,Family Directory and LearningMap.
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