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Distribution
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About Parents

Parents, the category-leading parenthood title, helps moms and dads understand the issues, joys and challenges they experience in raising young children, Since 1926, this title has offered proven tips, sure-fire techniques and straightforward advice from America’s foremost childcare experts.

Readership

  • Age 39
  • Female 85%
  • Male 15%
  • Med. Household income $66,000

Editorial Calendar

  • January / February 2021

    Get Cozy at Home
    On Sale Date: 1/7/2022

    It's the season of love—so readers get ready to snuggle up with this issue that's loaded with ideas for Valentine's Day. Plus, special Kids Sleep Section and Game Day Suppers. Parents magazine Kids' Sleep Awards.

  • March 2022

    Stay-at-Home or Go-to-Work?
    On Sale Date: 2/4/2022

    Parents dives into the age-old question: after kids, do you go back to work or stay at home? Plus, Birthday Parties are Back, and Family Floor Cleaning Guide. Parents magazine Baby Gear Awards.

  • April 2022

    The Pets Issue + Green Picks
    On Sale Date: 3/4/2022

    Pets are part of the family—so Parents is celebrating the very special place they hold in our hearts. Plus, Earth Day with a focus on sustainability and green products, Parents magazine Best Green Household Cleaners Awards.

  • May 2022

    The Comedy Issue
    On Sale Date: 4/8/2022

    Parents first-ever Comedy Issue is going to make readers LOL. Plus, Mom Skin Care Questions, Answered and Everything is Better with Cheese. Parents magazine Best Family Cars Awards.

  • June 2022

    Family Pride + Summer Fun
    On Sale Date: 5/6/2022

    Parents is celebrating ALL families in their first-ever Pride issue that explores LGBTQ+ pride with books, activities, and more. Plus, Sun Safety. Parents magazine Family Travel Awards

  • July 2022

    Home Improvement
    On Sale Date: 6/3/2022

    Parents has DIY fix-ups to help readers make their houses into home sweet homes. Plus, ideas for fun summer road trips and Summer Manicures. Parents magazine Best Frozen Treat Awards and Best Kids Skincare Awards.

  • August 2022

    Family Food Issue + Summer Reading Special
    On Sale Date: 7/8/2022

    Parents has recipes for every meal of the day—including snacks. Plus, how to raise a reader and encourage a lifelong love of books. Parents magazine Best Food Awards, Snacks.

  • September 2022

    Back to School
    On Sale Date: 8/5/2022

    Parents biggest, most anticipated issue of the year! A comprehensive back-to-school guide that covers everything readers need for a great school year. Parents magazine Food Awards, Dinner Shortcuts and Beauty Awards.

  • October 2022

    Halloween + Fall Fun
    On Sale Date: 9/9/2022

    From the coolest costumes to creative decorating ideas, this issue is loaded with creative takes on Halloween fun. Plus, the Everything Guide to Kids' Screen Time. Parents magazine Most Innovative Children's Hospital Awards.

  • November 2022

    America's Kindest Families
    On Sale Date: 10/7/2022

    The fourth annual Kindness Issue celebrates real-life families who show kindness every day of the year—and is loaded with tips to raise kind kids. Plus, Thanksgiving Made Easy.

  • December 2022

    Holidays Worth Waiting For
    On Sale Date: 11/4/2022

    From gift ideas to recipes and entertaining ideas, the holiday issue is bursting with inspiration for the most wonderful time of the year. Plus, Beauty Gifts. Parents magazine Toy Awards and Best Children's Book Awards.

Ad Placement

Where this publisher positions local ads fluctuates from month to month. This represents the average placement over the past 12 months.

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48%
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Average ad position
48%
back cover

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  • Live Area 6.875" x 10"
  • Resolution 300dpi

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Available Markets

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Canada
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13,386

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Birmingham
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Alaska
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Phoenix / Tucson
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Arkansas
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Greater Los Angeles
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Washington DC Metro
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Orlando
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South Florida
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161,214

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121,056

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Maine
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Baltimore
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Eastern Massachusetts
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Western Michigan & Upper Penninsula
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172,854

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Minneapolis / St. Paul
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25,200

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Mississippi
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Kansas City
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17,300

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100,686

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St. Louis
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28,518

Price

$1,850

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Cedar Rapids / Des Moines / Omaha
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161,214

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Las Vegas / Reno
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81,480

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$2,220

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Vermont / New Hampshire
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52,380

Price

$1,850

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Greater Southern New Jersey
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21,600

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$3,170

Northern New Jersey
Circ

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167,034

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Albuquerque
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9,700

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56,454

Price

$1,850

New York

Buffalo / Niagra Falls
Circ

8,200

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47,724

Price

$1,850

Capital District / Albany
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36,084

Price

$1,850

Fairfield / Westchester
Circ

12,900

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75,078

Price

$2,250

Long Island
Circ

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106,506

Price

$2,890

Mid Hudson Valley
Circ

5,500

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Price

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New York City
Circ

37,500

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218,250

Price

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Rochester / Syracuse
Circ

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Asheville / Hickory
Circ

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Price

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Charlotte / Greensboro
Circ

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Price

$3,850

Raleigh / Durham
Circ

27,300

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158,886

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North Dakota

North / South Dakota
Circ

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59,946

Price

$1,850

Ohio

Cincinnati
Circ

17,300

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100,686

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Columbus
Circ

15,200

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88,464

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$2,400

Northeast Ohio
Circ

24,300

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141,426

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma City / Tulsa
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21,600

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125,712

Price

$3,170

Oregon

Portland
Circ

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126,294

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Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia & Eastern Pennsylvania
Circ

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243,276

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Western Pennsylvania
Circ

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129,204

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Rhode Island

Providence
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6,200

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36,084

Price

$1,850

South Carolina

South Carolina
Circ

28,300

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164,706

Price

$4,150

South Dakota

North / South Dakota
Circ

10,300

Readers

59,946

Price

$1,850

Tennessee

Central Tennessee
Circ

16,700

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97,194

Price

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Eastern Tennessee
Circ

21,800

Readers

126,876

Price

$3,200

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Circ

14,100

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82,062

Price

$2,220

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Austin
Circ

9,700

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Price

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Dallas / Ft. Worth
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42,800

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249,096

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Houston
Circ

41,500

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241,530

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San Antonio
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27,000

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157,140

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$3,960

Utah

Salt Lake City
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14,400

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83,808

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Vermont

Vermont / New Hampshire
Circ

9,000

Readers

52,380

Price

$1,850

Virginia

Norfolk / Richmond
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28,500

Readers

165,870

Price

$4,180

Washington

Seattle
Circ

20,600

Readers

119,892

Price

$3,020

Spokane
Circ

9,600

Readers

55,872

Price

$1,850

West Virginia

West Virginia
Circ

10,100

Readers

58,782

Price

$1,850

Wisconsin

Milwaukee
Circ

31,700

Readers

184,494

Price

$4,550

Wyoming

Wyoming
Circ

2,400

Readers

13,968

Price

$1,850