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

    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...]

    November 2016

    On the Cover: Moryah and Jonathan Martin enjoy some quality family time with their beautiful children. The long, rewarding road to adoption is well worth the wait. All of their children have been such wonderful gifts: Henry, age 3, Jack, age 2, and 1-year-old Aulani. Photography: Nicole Roberts Photography. Nicole specializes in family … [Read more...]

    Foster Care & Adoption

    There are disadvantaged children and youth in our Upper California community that need the help of loving and supportive families. Thousands of children in the state are waiting for adoptive families. Every November, National Adoption Day is celebrated across the nation to finalize thousands of adoptions and raise awareness about the nearly 108,000 … [Read more...]

    Anniversary Staff Recipe Picks

    We're Celebrating! North State Parent magazine has a small and friendly staff of local parents, who, like many of you, are committed to nurturing families. Thank you for 23 years and growing strong! Our mission continues: To provide healthy, educational and timely information to connect families with their community resources. Meet just some of … [Read more...]

    October 2016

    On the Cover: Amy and Dana are Chico-based entrepreneurial moms and co-Founders of Cali’flour Foods. They are both health coaches certified by Take Shape For Life, in partnership with the McDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education at the Villanova University College of Nursing. Dana Grant (left) is the mother of three daughters, Dani, … [Read more...]