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Charlotte Parent magazine is made for parents like you — local, engaged, involved. A free and local publication since 1987, our monthly publications, website, newsletters and social media networks are created to help make life easier for parents navigating life in the Queen City. We are a one-stop parenting resource, with a daily calendar of events, locally generated blogs, directories and so much more. Owned by Morris Media Communications, we serve seven counties, including Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Union and York.
Our award-winning magazine provides 203,000 parents with local insight, resources and expert advice on raising children — from pregnancy to the teen years. We engage our readers through daily interactions on social networks, and provide information at their fingertips 24/7.
We are located at 214 W. Tremont Ave., Suite 303, Charlotte, NC 28203 | 704-344-1980
Meet the Staff:
Taylor Bowler - Lifestyle Editor
Andy Smith - Digital Editor
Melissa Stutts - Art Director
Kathy Thompson - Media Consultant
Awards and Accolades
2019 Parenting Media Association Awards
- Website Excellence - Gold
- Ancillary Cover - Gold: GPS 2018
- Service Feature - Silver, "Pretty, Pretty Piercings
- News Feature - Bronze, “Seeing all Colors”
2018 Parenting Media Association Awards
- Front Cover: Use of Stock Photo - Gold, October 2017
- Non-Traditional Story Form - Silver, "Mean Moms: How to Ignore, Confront and Avoid Becoming One"
- Travel Feature - Silver, "12 Must-Visit Towns in North Carolina"
2017 Parenting Media Association Awards
- Ancillary General Excellence - Silver, GPS 2016
2016 Parenting Media Association Awards
- Ancillary General Excellence - Silver, GPS 2015
- Website General Excellence - Bronze, CharlotteParent.com
2015 Parenting Media Association Awards
- Front Cover: Use of Stock Photo - Gold, November 2014
- Best Use of Multimedia - Gold, GPS App
- Service Feature - Silver, "Do You Have a Gun in Your House?"
2014 Parenting Media Association Awards
- Front Cover: Use of Stock Photo - Gold, September 2013
- General Feature Writing - Gold, "When Kids Get Cancer"
- Editorial Special Series - Bronze, Fit Family Challenge
2013 Parenting Media Association Awards
- Best E-Newsletter - Gold, Healthy Families
- Editorial Special Series - Silver, Fit Family Challenge
- Editorial Briefs - Finalist, "FYI"
- Design - Finalist, "Who's Holding Up the Carpool Line?"
- Original Photography - Finalist, "Chef Dads Dish"
Looking for an opportunity to publish your work inside of our magazine? View our writers' guidelines and editorial calendar for more information.
2020 Charlotte Parent Editorial Calendar
- January: Healthy Families and Sports | Open House Guide
- February: Summer Camps | Summer Camp Guide
- March: Family Travel
- April: Food and Fitness
- May: Babies and Toddlers + Birthday Parties
- June/July: Summer Fun
- August: Back to School
- September: Work/Life Balance
- October: Fall Fun | Open House Guide
- November: Family Togetherness + Holidays | Hooray for the Holidays Special Advertising Section
- December: Holiday Happenings | Hooray for the Holidays Special Advertising Section