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Our April Issue

Category: Uncategorized // Posted on April 8, 2014 // Leave a Comment

The April issue of Metro Parent is out now, with a focus on celebrating Earth Day every day! Inside, you’ll find a feature on family-friendly environmental volunteer opportunities, Michael Barton’s Voices in Parenting: Raising Nature Explorers column, a DIY Family Fun activity teaching kids to be pollution preventers, and an Angels Among Us column featuring the nonprofit Growing Gardens. In our Viewpoint column, the founders of Mother Earth School help us contemplate the deeper meaning of Earth Day, More…

Our March Issue

Category: New Issue // Posted on March 25, 2014 // Leave a Comment

The March issue of Metro Parent is on the stands and online now, with loads of information you can use! Our pediatric health feature discusses seasonal allergies, including how you can differentiate between allergies and the common cold, and what you can do to alleviate symptoms. A second feature introduces you to the wonderful world of choral singing for kids of all ages, and our Viewpoint column offers simple strategies for combating childhood obesity.

Out & About takes you to the recently renovated End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, and This Just In … details changes coming to local summer camps this year. More…

Our 2014 Summer Camps Guide

Category: Camps, New Issue // Posted on February 27, 2014 // Leave a Comment

Spring has sprung, which means summer is just around the corner. Have you figured out your kids’ summer camp schedule yet?

If not, never fear. Our 2014 Summer Camps Guide has loads of information about local camps for kids of all ages. The issue includes articles on summer camp basics, plus features exploring technology camps and service camps to inspire kids to create and give back. You’ll also find a comprehensive list of local camps and other summer learning activities.

Pick up a copy today, or check it out online for all the information you need to make this summer a success!

Our February Issue

Category: New Issue // Posted on February 19, 2014 // Leave a Comment

Metro Parent February 2014 coverOur February issue is on the stands and online now, featuring our annual Birthday Party Resource Guide. The guide includes hundreds of listings for party services and venues around the area, giving you all the information and inspiration you need to plan your family’s celebrations all year long.

We also present an article on Family Science Field Trips, with ideas for exploring science and nature with kids of all ages at attractions throughout the area. Our Out & About column takes you to the Mt. Hood Skibowl Tube & Adventure Park, and This Just In … explores new family-friendly exhibits at local museums. In DIY Family Fun, you’ll learn how to make a birthday cake with kids as young as 4, and Voices in Parenting introduces you to our Work-Life Shuffle columnist Julia Silverman. In Angels Among Us, we shine the spotlight on northwest Portland’s Friendly House.

Pick up your festive copy, or read it online, today.

Our January Issue

Category: Metro Parent, New Issue // Posted on December 31, 2013 // Leave a Comment

Our first issue of 2014 is on the stands and online now! Inside you’ll find a feature on fostering a global education — from language immersion programs and foreign exchange experiences to hosting foreign exchange students and more. You’ll also find a feature exploring the many faces of family-friendly yoga, including yoga for pregnancy and labor, mama-baby yoga, kids yoga, and yoga for children with special needs. January also marks the beginning of our extensive open house listings for 2014, which appear both in print and online from January through March.

We’re also introducing three new department this month. More…

Our 2014 Family Resource Guide

Category: Metro Parent, New Issue // Posted on December 19, 2013 // Leave a Comment

‘Tis the season … for Metro Parent’s annual Family Resource Guide! The guide, which will hit the stands toward the end of December, is already available online. It’s packed with information on family-friendly activities, destinations and businesses as well as family resources and parent education opportunities. This is the metro area’s most comprehensive family resource guide, and it’s FREE! More…

Our December Issue

Category: Metro Parent, New Issue // Posted on December 18, 2013 // Leave a Comment

The December issue of Metro Parent is on the stands with a festive holiday focus. Inside you’ll find our annual Holiday Gift Guide, with recommendations for kids of all ages, plus sections on family gifts, family-friendly music and a few fun ideas for “the adult who has everything.” (Don’t miss our Holiday Gift Giveaway Dec. 8-14 on We also present our annual roundup of festive fun (aka “Holiday Highlights”) and a feature called “The Spirit of the Season” detailing simple ideas to make the holidays more meaningful and magical — and less stressful.

But wait, there’s more! You’ll also find a guide to local Winter Break Camps (it’s not too late to sign up!), More…

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