Looking back, charging ahead




Where were you in 1993?   

Bill Clinton was president, the top movie was “Jurassic Park,” and Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” was the number one song. We carried pagers, sent handwritten letters through the mail and recorded our favorite TV shows with a VCR.

While I was a college student wearing a flannel shirt, combat boots and listening to Pearl Jam, Arlene Pollack was starting the free publication, ParenTimes, in Hudson.

The first issue, dated May/June 1993, was eight black-and-white pages and featured a community calendar, bicycle safety tips, dental care advice and a feature about activities for families at Stonyfield Farm in Londonderry.

The magazine underwent a few ownership and name changes, but here we are in 2018 celebrating 25 years as Parenting NH, and we could not be more excited.

We will be using our silver anniversary year as an opportunity to look back at the last 25 years of the publication and how parenting has changed, and become more challenging (cell phones! social media!).

However, while it is fun to take a look back, we are also taking a step forward.

Parenting NH magazine, a winner of more than 30 national editorial, design and digital awards, will continue to provide information and resources from local experts and writers to help parents navigate the complicated landscape of raising their young child, tween or teen.

Everyone wants to look good for a special occasion, so will be also be re-launching Parenting NH magazine this summer with a new, updated look, as we prepare to take on the next 25 years. 

Stay tuned as the Granite State’s first and original parenting publication gets ready for its close up. And special thanks to our loyal readers and longtime advertisers. We couldn’t have done it without you.   

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