North State Parent

North State Parent

North State Parent is a free monthly publication that circulates within five California counties: Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Southern Siskiyou and Tehama. Our pages are filled with family-oriented places to go, services and products geared for women and things to do; a focus on parenting, community, health, education, teens, youth, and much more.


    Posts by North State Parent

    May 2017

    On the Cover: In or out of the water, Ruby June is a 4-year-old who loves to pretend she is a princess 100% of the time! May is National Water Safety Month, a good time for parents to consider teaching their children how to swim. Water safety classes can help reduce the risk of drowning in younger children. Photography: Crystal Amen started her … [Read more...]

    April 2017

    On the Cover: Gavin Briggs Smith is a 2-year-old New Year’s Eve baby who loves sports – especially  baseball! He was playing catch before he could walk. He also loves water; and playing at the river is his favorite. He idolizes his big brother Owen. Photography: Lisa Tosi Photography is located in Chico, CA. Lisa’s specialties include children, … [Read more...]

    Celebrate Earth Day!

    Celebrate Earth Day in style at the 11th annual Whole Earth and Watershed Festival! This unique event brings together families, educators, businesses, artists and activists to rejoice in the gifts Mother Nature provides. The event features a little something for everyone with activities and booths that aim to help those in the North State advocate … [Read more...]

    Gratitude from a Successful Local Mom

    Amy Lacey of Cali’flour Foods is grateful to her community, family and business team for exponential growth. Her success has allowed her to give back to causes she is passionate about. Amy says, “The company’s focus is to make an incredible, unexplainable difference. Our business growth has opened all kinds of doors for us. I am surrounded with … [Read more...]

    March 2017

    On the Cover: Discover Earth Eco Mercantile is a locally owned shop in the North State that brings the community together with retail that supports the local economy and the environment at large. The shop features natural and organic items, some of which are produced in the North State, and serves as a community hub where you’re sure to bump into … [Read more...]

    Shopping With Purpose: Little Red Hen Makes a Big Difference

    For nearly 16 years Little Red Hen has served the North State community’s developmentally disabled residents. Originally started with one plant nursery, the non-profit organization has expanded over the years to include five retail stores and employs over 135 developmentally disabled adults diagnosed with such illnesses and disorders as cerebral … [Read more...]

    February 2017

    On the Cover: Lucas, age, 8 enjoys Minecraft, Legos and Star Wars. Elliot, age 5 enjoys drawing, painting & playing outside. She and her brother attend Grant Elementary School. The children's father is Dr. Enos Heinzen, from Moore & Pascarella dental practice in Redding. Photography: Benjamin Goodpasture is a North State photographer … [Read more...]

    Other Endings by Cody Lakin

    Cody Lakin, 21, is the author of a recently published book called Other Endings, a fiction novel about a lonely, depressed man named Lester Halley who finds himself in a town full of ghosts, both literal and metaphorical. Lakin was raised in Mount Shasta, California, and now splits his time between there and Ashland, Oregon. “According to my … [Read more...]

    January 2017

    On the Cover: Henry Reed, age 13 enjoys Science, Kuk Sul (a Korean martial art), drawing, and playing the drums. Photography: Lisa Tosi Photography is located in Chico, CA. Lisa’s specialties include children, newborns and maternity. The studio is now located in a country setting and offers pony rides during monthly “Mini Quick Shoots,” a … [Read more...]

    December 2016

    On the Cover: Lily Niess, 9, and her 5-year-old sister, Makena Niess, both love spending time with their family. Lily loves dogs and horses, and she wants to work with animals when she grows up. Her favorite activities include swimming, reading and drawing. Makena loves cheetahs and eagles along with coloring and building things. Photography: Lisa … [Read more...]