Posted by: Kathy Temean | December 4, 2009

Promote Yourself Using Parenting Magazines

Do you have a book published or one that is coming out?  If you do, then think about contacting your local parenting magazines.  They might be interested in your story or in your journey to get published.  Is there a lesson that parent would like their children to learn?  You might be able to use that angle to get them interested in doing an article about you and your book.  

Even if you don’t have a published book, you might have an interesting idea for an article that parents would find interesting and they could use.  This would help build your name recognition with parents, while  building a relationship with a magazine who might be interested in doing an article about you when you do have a book hit the market. 

Remember, you still have to do your homework before submitting to them.  It wastes everyones time if you don’t look at the magazine to see what they like to print before submitting.  Here are some parenting magazines to get you started. 

Birmingham – Birmingham Parent

Little Rock – Little Rock Family

Bakersfield/Central Valley – Kern County Family

Los Angeles – LA Parent

Los Angeles – Los Angeles Family

Orange County – OC Family

Orange County – Parenting OC

Riverside – Inland Empire Family

Sacramento – Sacramento Parent

San Diego – San Diego Family Magazine

San Francisco and the Bay Area
Bay Area Parent – San Francisco
Bay Area Parent – East Bay
Bay Area Parent – Silicon Valley

Denver Metro area – Colorado Parent

Connecticut Parent Magazine

Delaware & the Delaware Valley  – MetroKids

District of Columbia
Washington Parent

Boca Raton & Broward County – Broward Family Life

Collier County – Neapolitan Family

Miami-Dade & Palm Beach counties 
South Florida Parenting

Southwest Florida – Naples, Fort Myers
SW Florida Parent & Child

Atlanta Metro area – Atlanta Parent

Augusta –
Augusta Family Magazine

Macon – Georgia Family Magazine

Boise – Treasure Valley Family Magazine

Chicago –
Chicago Parent
Family Time Magazine

Indianapolis – Indy’s Child

Elkhart, St. Joseph Counties – Michiana Family Magazine

Northern Iowa – Coulee Parenting Connection

Metro Kansas City – Kansas City Parent

Central Kentucky/Lexington – Lexington Family

Baton Rouge – Baton Rouge Parents

Greater New Orleans – nola baby magazine

Baltimore & Howard County – Maryland Family Magazine

Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville – Washington Parent

Chesapeake Bay Area, Annapolis – Chesapeake Family

Western Maryland/Frederick, Hagerstown – Child Guide Magazine

Greater Boston –
The Boston Parents’ Paper
Parents and Kids

Eastern and Central Massachusetts including Boston – Bay State Parent

Detroit Metro Area – Metro Parent

Michiana region/Cass County – Michiana Family Magazine

Minneapolis Metro Area – Minnesota Parent

Southeastern Minnesota – Coulee Parenting Connection

Jackson – Parents & Kids

Kansas City – Kansas City Parent

New Hampshire
Parenting New Hampshire

New Jersey
North & Central New Jersey – Family Magazine

Northern New Jersey – The Parent Paper

South New Jersey – MetroKids

New York
Central New York/Syracuse – Family Times

Hudson Valley – Hudson Valley Parent

New York City – Including Brooklyn, Queens & the Bronx
Family Publications

New York City – Including Brooklyn, Queens, Rockland, & Westchester
New York Metro Parents

Rochester & the Genesee Valley – Genesee Valley Parent Magazine

Westchester County – Westchester Family

Western New York – Western New York Family

North Carolina
Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill – Carolina Parent Greensboro, Winston-Salem & High Point – Piedmont Parent

Carteret, Craven & Onslow counties – Crystal Coast Parent

Charlotte – Charlotte Parent

Southeastern North Carolina – Wilmington Parent

Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky – Cincinnati Parent

Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky – Cincinnati Family Magazine

Cleveland, Akron, & Lake/Geauga – Cleveland Family,

Akron Family & Lake/Geauga FamilyColumbus – Columbus Parent

Tulsa – Tulsa Kids

Central Oklahoma – Metro Family Magazine

Southwest Oklahoma and North Texas – Red River Family

Portland – Metro Parent

Central Pennsylvania: Harrisburg, Hershey, Lancaster – Central Penn Parent

Northeast Pennsylvania: Willes-Barre, Scranton – Northeast Pennsylvania Family

Philadelphia Metro – MetroKids

Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh Parent

South Carolina
Columbia – Palmetto Parent

Upstate South Carolina – Upstate Parent

Memphis – Memphis Parent

Nashville Metro area including Rutherford and Williamson Counties – Nashville Parent

Austin –
Austin Family Magazine
Parent:Wise Austin Magazine

Dallas – Dallas Child

Fort Worth – Fort Worth Child

San Antonio – Our Kids San Antonio

Kids Vermont

Central Virginia/Charlottesville – Albemarle Family

Fredericksburg and Rappahannock region – Fredericksburg Parent

Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton – Tidewater Parent

Richmond Metro area – Richmond Parents Monthly

Winchester – Child Guide  

Seattle Metro area – ParentMap

Vancouver/Clark County – Vancouver Family Magazine

West Virginia
Charles Town & surrounging areas – Child Guide

North Central West Virginia/Morgantown – West Virginia Family Magazine

Washington D.C.
Washington Parent

Southwestern Wisconsin – Coulee Parenting Connection

Melbourne – Melbourne’s Child

Sydney – Sydney’s Child

Montreal – Montreal Families

Good luck!  I hope this spurs some marketing ideas for you.



  1. Nice article i’ll quote to my site


  2. Adi,

    Thanks! Glad you stopped by. Hope you visit again.



  3. […] Besides the usual local newspapers/PR, when you want to promote a book signing, you can send your brochures and Bio to PTA presidents, Library Directors and School Librarians.  The work comes up-front in compiling your list and sending the info. out but you should keep that list going so you can build on it for the next book. (Because there will be a next book once you’ve been bitten by the bug).   Here is another PR avenue to try…a listing of Parenting Magazines. […]


  4. Thank you very much for this helpful info!


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