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.

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    October 2017

    On the Cover: Casey McGrew and her children visit Hillside Poms, a U-pick pomegranate farm in Corning, CA. The amazing fruits are nutritious and fun to pick! Emery (4), and her brother Kade (20 months), also enjoy spending time outdoors, gathering eggs from their flock of chickens. Photography: Modern Image Photography, owned by Lisa Magladry, is … [Read more...]

    This Season’s Harvest Happenings

    Bright orange pumpkins as far as you can see!—the earthy smell, the rustling vines—choosing one’s own best pumpkin from a pumpkin patch is a rich experience for a child. For youngsters who aren’t aware of the food and farm connection, such a sensory experience really brings that home. Meeting the farmers can also be memorable; they may offer a … [Read more...]

    September 2017

    On the Cover: The Bosley children make the most of afterschool opportunities offered in the North State. Amon, 14, is actively involved in scouting, football, basketball and baseball. Naomi, 12, plays volleyball, cheerleads and runs track. Penelope, 10, takes the stage in children’s theater productions. Photography: Passion for Life Photography, … [Read more...]

    In Motion Fitness Embarks on Chico’s Most Ambitious Mural Art Project Ever

    In Motion Fitness, a high profile local fitness center in Chico, California, is midway through what will ultimately be the largest outdoor mural art project in Chico history. The larger-than-life murals have a “Mediterranean village” feel and provide a backdrop to the club’s new one-of-a kind Outdoor Fitness Park and Running Track. Chris … [Read more...]

    Fun Educational Websites You Won’t Want Your Kids to Miss: Websites That Take the Work Out of Learning

    Limiting the time kids spend on the computer in this digital era can be a daunting task. But there are plenty of fun educational sites kids will love that make learning a blast. Animals Abound At National Geographic for Kids, travel to faraway states and countries to discover all kinds of critters and cool places. In addition to freaky creatures, … [Read more...]

    Family Engagement Equals Student Success – California State PTA Highlights Six Ways Parents Can Get Involved This School Year

    Research shows family engagement equals student success. As the connector between families, schools and communities, California State PTA highlights the importance of family engagement, offering six key ways for parents to get involved and make a difference. Six Ways Parents Can Get Involved Parent involvement can mean many things, such as … [Read more...]

    August 2018

    On the Cover: Erin Bianchi is a Registered Dietitian and lifelong food lover. She has just begun the adventure of motherhood and is having a blast exploring new recipes with her five-month-old daughter Renata Ray Bianchi. Photography: Crystal Amen started her photography adventure five years ago specializing in all aspects of photography. Crystal … [Read more...]

    San Francisco on a Budget

    San Francisco abounds with hundreds of family-oriented things to do – many at no charge, or small fees. Fun for all ages, with inspiration for birthday or teen adventures, here is a simple list of family-friendly suggestions during your summer excursion to this exciting and beautiful area: Golden Gate Park. Explore its 1,017 acres encompassing … [Read more...]

    June 2017

    On the Cover: Lisa, owner of Modern Image Photography, was proud to capture her little family. Her husband, Scott, 4-year-old Macy and 2-year-old Regan. These two girls absolutely adore their Daddy and had so much fun cheesing for the camera in front of our family truck we fondly call "Big Blue". Photography: Modern Image Photography, owned by … [Read more...]

    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...]