Testimonials

“We will continue with the wonderful ad that we currently are using. It is working as our enrollment is phenomenal.”
– Evergreen Union School District

“Thank you for working with Cascade Union Elementary School District to develop ads for North State Parent. We appreciate the time, support and expertise you provided us. We are pleased with our high quality and professional ads. They look great!”
– Jason Provence, Superintendent, Cascade Union Elementary School District

“Thanks to you and your “team” at North State Parent magazine for your support of our region. You are a valuable resource to many, many.”
– Debbie LaPlant Moseley, Executive Director, Paradise Chocolate Festival

“Just wanted to thank you and North State Parent magazine for posting the Open House/Baby Shower for Shasta Wildlife Rescue in April. We had a great response from parents with children and all of the shower favors were given out! Many people that called me to find out what shower gift to bring had read about it through you.”
– Karlene Stoker, Shasta Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc., Anderson

“Thanks for publicizing us. Lots of parents mention that they heard of our event from your magazine. Thanks so much.”
– Tami Pena, California State Old Time Fiddlers District 6, Redding

“We don’t advertise our annual event anywhere else and it’s successful every year. I get some of the best volunteers and families from our ad in North State Parent”
– Eileen Reese, Triple Creek Ranch

“Thank you so much for helping advertise our program – I get many people mentioning your magazine and they love it!”
– Beth Miller, Enloe Mother & Baby Education Center & Boutique. Chico

“I want to thank you so much for all you do and what you did to make me feel so appreciated when I was chosen Teacher of the Month for the Dollars for Books program. When I first was notified, I was so happy…not just for myself, but mainly for the beautiful little girl who wrote the letter about me. She is so deserving and needing of this sort of positive attention. You will never know what this has done for her!”
– Jodie Dillman, Neil Dow School, Chico

“I just wanted to make sure to thank you for your wonderful article in the August issue. We really appreciate the time, care, and attention to detail that went into the piece. It will be the very first posting on our current year’s ‘Brag Board’ where we put up any articles or clippings about our kids and our school. Thanks again, and please know that we appreciate the high-quality work you do for the parents and children in our region.”
– Mark D. Telles, Superintendent/Principal, Castle Rock Union Elementary School District, Castella

“As marketing coordinator for Chico Performances, I find that one of the most effective ways to reach parents with information about our family-oriented performances is through North State Parent. They have a wide distribution area and reach a good cross section of people from the north valley. When I want to get more families involved in our performances – I go to North State Parent!”
– Daran L. Goodsell, Marketing/Publicity, Chico Performances, Office of University Public Events, California State University, Chico

“Thank you so much for producing a great ad for us. I can’t begin to tell you about the compliments we have heard about the ad. Extremely well done – visually pleasing – and just very professional overall. You did a great job and we appreciate how it turned out.”
– J Howel, Educational Outreach Academy, Red Bluff

“I have been a North State Parent for seven years now. My son was born in Chico in December of 2000. Since then I have tried to raise him the best way I know how. Your magazine has helped me to do that and more. I have been able to seek supportive classes, find fun events, and read informative articles and profiles on caring community members. It has been eight months since our second son, Michael passed away and it is always good to know there is support and life in the community surrounding you when you feel like your family has been fragmented for a while. I thank you sincerely North State Parent for all that you are.”
– Janet Mangas, mother, Redding

“Both our parents and staff really enjoy reading your magazines.”
-Kayla Brower, Shasta Head Start, Redding

“I’ve read the magazine for about 3 years. I use the magazine to get ideas for day trips on the weekend and for things to do during the summer. I am also the Volunteer Coordinator for Bidwell Park for the City of Chico and I utilize the magazine to advertise the volunteer opportunities in Bidwell Park throughout the year. I work with Lisa and she is really great about helping to get items into the magazine. This is just a good resource for families in general! It is really well-rounded with the information and opportunities it provides our different communities. ”
– Lise Smith-Peters, Volunteer Coordinator, City of Chico Park Division

“As a writer and a mom, I am so impressed with how Pamela Newman and Lisa Shara put their values into practice every day. I watch them work tirelessly to provide a bright spot in the lives of north state children, families, and communities every month. They enhance the quality of our lives with a colorful, uplifting and thoughtful publication full of useful, interesting and current information. With their team, they have created an accessible and supportive network within the diverse and distant communities they serve. I am truly inspired by the vision and accomplishments of these hard working mothers who give voice to what matters to them month after month, year after year.”
– Kristen Meyer Stroud, mother, parent educator and writer, Mt. Shasta

“Thanks again, you are a great resource for the community.”
– Mary Messier, Program Coordinator, Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency, Redding

“North State Parent is a sponsor of the local children’s theater that I help out with and it is great that they are so supportive of the arts! I have had nothing but good experiences with the staff of NSP. From the marketing department to the calendar editor everyone is extremely helpful and more than willing to work with me on whatever I need. Thank you so much for providing this wonderful resource to families in the North State!”
– Katie Brown, Executive Assistant North State Symphony, Chico

“North State Parent has always been a valuable resource to my family. The articles are always very informative and creative. I’ve used the “going places” section for years, to keep up to date with activities and events going on in our community. The magazine does a great job of providing information geared towards a wide variety of children’s ages.”
– Rindy Williams, R.N., Mother of three, Redding

“We are very grateful for your help in getting the word out about us! Many thanks!”
-Kimberlee Wheeler, Butte County Library

“I have been reading the magazine for at least 12 years. We pick up the magazine every month and find out about what is happening for families such as ours. Now that my children are older and I have a business that advertises in the North State Parent, I check it regularly to see how I can better serve the families in our area. I met Pam Newman first when she was encouraging me to teach music classes for young children. After taking a break from teaching music classes, in order to go back to teaching in the public schools, I returned to teaching music classes and started The Music Farm. I immediately knew that advertising in the Parent was the only place I needed to advertise to get a good start. That’s when I started working with Kim Roberson. Kim has been such a great support, from helping freshen up our ad design to getting NSP’s graphic designer Marc to help design business cards, brochures and now my website – dhe is amazing with the ad design. Kim is always positive and uplifting whenever I talk to her. I really appreciate what she does. Thanks, Kim!”
– Phoebe Fazio, mother and Director of The Music Farm, Redding

“I’ve been reading North State Parent since the beginning! The magazine has continued to promote the Anderson Library Story Time Program by always including it in the calendar of events. I’ve worked with Pam and she has always given me positive feedback and encouragement and reminders when I miss press deadlines. I have had many new parents who have come to Anderson Library Story Time after reading the calendar of events. Thanks to Parent Magazine for all the press we get!”
– Marty Mautz, Anderson Library Volunteer, Anderson

“I’ve been reading North State Parent Magazine for 8 years. I work with youth and find Parent a wonderful way to highlight activities being sponsored by the City of Anderson Parks & Recreation Department. It has been a pleasure working with all at Parent. My favorite article is the local story written by Anthony Novach. I believe youth in the community are not given enough of an opportunity to express themselves. I had a chance to read Anthony’s article before editing and after, very little was changed or edited. This is very important in helping youth know that their stories matter. THANK YOU!”
– Pam Lewis, Recreation Supervisor, City of Anderson Parks & Recreation

“North State Parent has always supported Barnes & Noble in our events. Whether it’s author signings, storytime, or the annual costume parade, without NSP none of those events would be as successful as they have been. I personally love NSP and always refer to you if someone isn’t able to get their activities, projects or products known in the community.”
– Leila Nankervis, Barnes & Noble Booksellers Community Relations Manager, Redding

“When I found out I was pregnant with my first daughter a friend told me about North State Parent Magazine for helpful information and the calendar of daily events. I have two daughters now and make sure to pick up North State Parent Magazine every month. I find the daily activities to be the most beneficial to me since my two girls are very active. As a mom, this magazine is a staple necessity that I would recommend to any parent. Happy Anniversary North State Parent!”
– Amy Gagnon, Redding

“Thank you for bringing “North State Parent” into my home every month. I never throw the issues away keeping them as resources in raising my two children. I enjoyed reading about all the Birthday Resources you highlighted in last month’s edition.”
-Michele Benjamin

“Thank you for the wonderful recognition through your Be the Change column in this month’s North State Parent magazine. It’s been a fun month of receiving phone calls and compliments in response to the article. My mentee, Patricia, has also had fun, noting that ‘It’s been like everyone has seen it!’ … Thank you for your wonderful magazine which provides so much support to families throughout our North State community. And thank you for such an inspiring column. I can’t imagine a cooler recognition than ‘Be the Change.’ It was a delight working with you both and I appreciate the work you do each month to inform and inspire out community.”
– Melissa Mendonca, Tehama County Mentoring Program, Red Bluff

“My son was born in Chico in December of 2000. Since then I have tried to raise him the best way I know how. Your magazine has helped me do that and more. I have been able to seek supportive classes, find fun events, read informative articles and profiles on caring community members. I always love the covers and pictures featuring different children and parents. … I thank you sincerely, North state Parent, for all that you are. I know many parents who appreciate your ‘behind the scenes’ work. I hope you know that and are proud of the product every month that you successfully make and publicize for us North State Parents.”
– Janet Mangas, Redding

“I have seen first hand what being in your wonderful magazine can do for our shows. We have people down from Oregon that read about our Oz show in your magazine! That was fantastic! Thanks for all you do for our community performing arts programs. Especially thanks for all you did for us on the Wizard of Oz show. You rock!”
– Debbie Schlueter, Production Manager, Old West Dinner Show, Anderson

“Last year’s Berry Festival was our best ever, in large part because of the outstanding publicity we received from you and others.”
– Lanny and Judy Dragon, Publicity Committee, Berry Creek Berry Festival