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

    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...]

    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...]