This Month's Issue

If you ever wonder what wins in this world — good or evil — read on. Every year our April issue overflows with people who fill our hearts with love, care and compassion. We call them Superheroes

Each graces our community with an extraordinary level of what we at ParentMap call kindfulness. This portmanteau of “kind” and “mindfulness” highlights our year’s mission-driven content in the series Raising Kind.

Our 2017 Superheroes embody kindfulness. You’ll find 10 interviews, each beautifully enhanced by the artful photography of our dear, talented friend Will Austin. Cuddle up with your special sweetheart and marvel at these “cape-worthy” characters whose stories you’ll want to share again and again (believe me, teaching your children about the character traits of these crusaders will be one great act of parenting). Personally, we can’t think of a better way to mark ParentMap’s 14th birthday.

Also in this issue, join writer and photographer JiaYing Grygiel as she explores our area’s one-of-a-kind public libraries. Some are shaped like boats, others are nestled over rivers, still more feature fireplaces and rooftop gardens. Clearly, it’s time to “Book It to These Destination Libraries” with your family in tow.

With that, a quick thank you to our amazing team for their endless brilliance and dedication as they’ve brought you ParentMap for 14 years. And a special shout-out to our celebrated hedgehog, Emily Johnson, who has artfully produced every print issue of ParentMap since we launched in April 2003.

View Magazine

Past Issues

ParentMap's monthly newsmagazine brings a full menu of parenting nourishment, from the most fascinating research (we call that the broccoli) and news, to get-out-of-the-house-now ideas for adventure and enrichment (the popcorn!).


Do you love ParentMap magazine for its award-winning, trusted and engaging content?
Join our eNews to get each issue delivered straight to your inbox!
Join now

If you prefer to subscribe to the traditional print publication, you'll now pay less than ever before. 
Sign up now for just $18 per year!
Sign Up




ParentMap Baby 2017

Annual Guides

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 Learning, ParentMap SummerParentMap Family Adventure Guide and the new ParentMap Home Sweet Home.


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? Subscribe to our weekly eNewsletters!

Join Now


Image removed.

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


Interested in advertising with us or starting a partnership? Find more info here or request a media kit by emailing