Welcome to the new ParentingNH



It’s been a big year for ParentingNH — including winning eight national awards and celebrating our 25th anniversary — and it culminates with re-launching the magazine this month.     

I am excited we can finally reveal the new ParentingNH, which has been months in the making.

The first change is the most obvious.  We have upgraded from a newspaper tabloid to a magazine format.  And our new design features an updated, modern look with a new logo.

When I was hired on as the editor 10 years ago this month, my mission was to publish quality content written by local writers for NH parents and produced using the core principles of journalism.  I wanted the magazine to tackle the tough issues and provide information and resources to our readers that they can’t find anywhere else.

In recent years we expanded our mission to reporting on issues affecting tweens and teens — the age when parenting often gets tougher.

In 2018, our mission has not changed, but we are thrilled to upgrade the experience for our readers and advertisers.  It is the most substantial change the magazine has undergone since it was created.

In addition to the cosmetic changes, we are also introducing a new monthly feature for parents — Time Out — to give parents ideas for fun things to do on a date night,  girls’ night or night out with friends.

It takes a village to undergo such an ambitious endeavor and I’m grateful to our owner, Yankee Publishing and CEO Jamie Trowbridge,  ParentingNH’s publisher, Sharron McCarthy, creative services director Jodie Hall, senior graphic designer Nancy Tichanuk, and our sales team — Kim Lencki, Barbara Gallaher and Debbie Birch, and digital media specialist Morgen Connor for their support and hard work in making this happen.

We hope you enjoy what you see.  Always feel free to send along any suggestions or comments to me at editor@parentingnh.com.

And don’t miss …

Parenting NH’s Family Summer Fun Guide is available now.  This full-color magazine is the ultimate resource for parents who are looking for things to do and places to go throughout New Hampshire with their families this summer.  Whether you are planning a vacation, weekend getaway or day trip, you will find all the information you need in this comprehensive handbook.

Look for the Family Summer Fun Guide at ParentingNH ’s regular distribution spots and at Welcome Centers throughout the Granite State.  

More Letters from Editor Melanie Hitchcock

Lessons learned through a Christmas tree (or how I learned to embrace disorder and chaos)

For as long as I can remember I have compulsively applied order to everything, so I did not understand the hodgepodge of holiday decor and why everything couldn’t look like it went together.

What we need to teach our sons

If there is something good that comes out of recent events, it’s that men and women are talking more about sexual assault.

Put a different spin on Halloween

Just a quick flip though this month’s issue and you can tell that I think Halloween is a pretty big deal.

Finding comfort in a familiar friend

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of reading through dozens of essay contest submissions for our fourth annual contest, in which I asked kids and teens to answer the question: “What is your most prized possession?”

There’s a science to raising a well-adjusted teen

Some teens have already accomplished more than many adults have in their lifetime.
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